Probably no coincidence that talk of secession comes with the first black president, either.
Not when the first black president proposes such fiscally
irresponsible budgets and bailouts. His race is a stale strawman at
this point. I am sure the suprtemacist story lacks factual
foundation, which seems to happen a lot with nobama.
The article quotes the Southern Poverty Law Center. I treat any article that uses the SPLC as a credible source as government propaganda. A few years back, the SPLC listed either the Libertarian Party or a libertarian think tank as a terrorist/hate group and put the group on the SPLC's watch list.
All the best,
Ummm...which president gave us irresponsible budgets and bailouts for the last 8 years? And why are we suddenly hearing about secession now that we have a black president?
Another strawman from the nobama apologist. Bush was fiscally
irresponsible but nothing in terms of the brazenness of this
administration. Bush is gone in case you hadn't heard. Nobama is
really bad and you can't blame george bush.
Another strawman from the White Supremacist defender. Bush has been gone only since January and the deficits were run up by him, not Obama (who, unlike the Republicans, is actually making attempts to cut spending).
Maybe so, but the article also quoted white supremacists themselves. The Texas secession movement is also being supported by known hate-groups.
Morris Dees is promoting his new book Gathering Storm: America's Militia
I know his ex-wife who is a Unitarian minister here in SF. Reverend
Maureen Bass http://www.maureenebass.com/Welcome.html
Meet the REAL Morris Dees (Another Distraction)
Archive file# re122399a
Meet the REAL Morris Dees
The Center of Hate
Fear-monger, Profiteer and Hypocrite...
by Paul Hall
Morris Dees is one of those people other people like to talk about. He's
colorful, rich, intriguing and truly a man of the world.
After receiving his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Alabama
he created a very successful direct mail operation but ultimately, sold
his interest in the business and returned to legal practice in 1969. He
would soon stumble into his calling. God had called him to do an
important work whether he or we realized it.
In 1971 he founded a non-profit organization known as the Southern
Poverty Law Center. Its stated purpose is to fight racism, prejudice,
discrimination, anger, hatred, anti-Semitism and, in its new expanded
role, to educate public school children through a program he calls
In 1981 he organized Klanwatch to combat organized racist activity
through innovative lawsuits. To date, he has successfully bankrupted a
couple of racist groups using this approach. Dees is a regular guest on
television news programs and talk radio shows. He lectures all over the
country before various groups. He is heralded as the nation's expert on
Hate. And he truly is.
Most Americans who learn of Dees' noble crusade believe he is doing
mankind a great service by ridding the world of hate.
[Today's hate group leaders] down play racism and focus on people's fear
and anger. Morris Dees Boulder Weekly The problem is, voluminous records
and testimony reveal that everything Dees purports to despise... HE IS!
And now, he is being judged by his own judgments. His Southern Poverty
Law Center is not Southern, is a long way from the Poverty bracket and
has nothing to do (really) with Law. In reality his organization is
better identified as the Center of Hate.
Instead of fighting racism he creates it by publishing inflammatory
books which stir the pot of hatred among non-whites.1 And rather than
targeting only those who are truly hate-filled and who commit actual
crimes, his wide brush strokes across anyone who is a Christian, opposes
the New World Order, advocates the right to bear arms and especially,
those who may know and teach the true biblical identity of God's
covenant people known as Identity believers.2
In short, he and his comrades create an atmosphere of fear and anger
(the very thing he accuses racist leaders of doing) but in his case, it
is to disguise their true mission to eliminate Christianity. All the
while, collecting huge sums of money from mainly affluent east and west
coast Jews but also, working class Americans and even school children to
enlarge his Center of Hate cash reserves. 3
Presently, Dees and the Center of Hate enjoy a reserve close to 70
Dees THE RACIST
While Dees and his Center of Hate purport to fight prejudice and racism,
12 of 13 former black employees interviewed by the Montgomery Advertiser
complained they experienced or observed racial problems during their
employment. Several said the law center was more like a plantation.
Former intern Christine Lee said she was nick-named little girl by a
As I was told (at the SPLC) they don't need black people telling them
how to handle black issues, Lee said.4
Dees has come under fire for not hiring blacks to fill authoritative
positions in his Center of Hate. In 1994 the Center had no black
attorneys on staff. Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) criticized the
so-called civil rights group saying the lack of blacks draws into
question whether the center is really committed to every black person or
whether it has been a money making thing. . . they are using poor black
folks to make money off of. I'm appalled.5
Prejudice actually has nothing to do with hatred. It means to pre-judge.
To judge before the facts are known. Dees is, in fact, famous for this.
In his recent 72 page hit list of militia, Identity and Patriot leaders,
False Patriots, he makes numerous errors from the simple to the
slanderous. The book would have been better titled False Witness.
For example, Dees lists Paul Hall in his Prominent Patriots section.
Hall's #1 crime? He is a close friend of Louis Beam. (Not inaccurate but
humorous.) It states further: Hall promotes a racist, anti-Semitic
message mixed with virulent attacks on the federal government through
his newspaper, on the World Wide Web and over short-wave radio.6
A typical indictment from the likes of Dees, but inaccurate on each
count. Neither The Jubilee or Paul Hall maintain a web site (yet) and
the newspaper's NewsLight radio show has been off short wave since
kosher-conservative Jeff Baker (also listed in the book) booted the show
off WINB SW, without notice, on Feb. 11, 1995.
The Jubilee is not anti-Semitic since we can't be anti-ourselves. Nor do
we attack the federal government, we critisize their evil works. Big
Not all of Dees' inaccuracies are minor or semantic twists.
False Patriots links Bob Glass the owner of Paladin Arms through the
book's Active Patriot Groups section.7 The problem however is that Mr.
Glass is not a patriot; he doesn't even belong to the NRA. I'm Jewish,
for God's sake. How Can I be anti-Semitic? Glass wonders.8 Whoops.
When confronted by the Boulder Weekly Dees told the newspaper I don't
have anything to do with that book [False Patriots], you'd have to talk
to Joe Roy (director of Klanwatch) about that. Dees goes on to explain
Paladin Arms probably ended up in False Patriots because they publish
books on sniping, hiring hit men and building assault weapons.
Whoops again. That would be Paladin Press, a publisher in the same town
but not affiliated with the gun shop. Paladin Press is not a patriot
group either, notes the Boulder newspaper but yet, many of the
publisher's book covers appear in False Patriots. Of further humor is
that Paladin Press clientele consists of police departments and the
Many who he names as Identity adherents are not, but simply share some
beliefs. False Patriots states: Identity devotees Robert Kelly and Paul
Hall publish two of the Patriot movement's most popular periodicals The
American's Bulletin and The Jubilee, respectively.
Kelly told The Jubilee he is not an Identity adherent. I understand and
agree with Identity but the America's Bulletin is not an Identity
publication. He added, We are an America First publication educating
readers on status, jurisdiction, the law and issues facing America. We
don't promote the Identity movement, we promote the patriot movement.
Of additional interest, is False Patriot's listing of the Boulder
Patriots.9 It's leader, Danny Hashimoto, is of Japanese, Chinese and
Hawaiian decent. Whoops.
Hashimoto brings out a valid and on target point. Attempts to
characterize the patriot movement as a bunch of racist white men is a
desperate attempt by the liberal establishment to conquer it.
Bingo! Dees Ace is the race card, a handy tool in the monetary expansion
project known as the Southern Poverty Law Center. As long as the
organization can perpetuate the fear of angry white males with guns Dees
will have a job.
The irony is, every time he opens his mouth he brings himself a step
closer to losing his job! People are fast beginning to recognize that
the problem of hate doesn't exist as Dees maintains, and if there are
isolated cases it was/is a result of the Center of Hate fanning the
flames (along with other so-called civil rights groups).
LINKING THE DISSENTERS
The introduction to False Patriots notes that the term patriots refers
to antigovernment extremists in general because all of the varied
elements of the movement claim the term. The process of linking is a
well established art form and has been used by mediaites for decades if
In Dees' writings, when you read of The John Birch Society, the Natl.
Rifle and Pistol Association, any militia group, skinheads, KKK, common
law courts, FIJA, Timothy McVeigh, Aryan Nation's Richard Butler, radio
hosts William Cooper and Chuck Harder, Patriot singer Carl Klang, Ariz.
Sheriff Richard Mack, Calif. Sen. Don Rogers, Freeman LeRoy Schweitzer
and Turner Diaries author William Pierce (to name just a few) you are
reading about ideological brothers. WRONG!
The people listed above all have very different backgrounds and ideals.
True, they all may have a problem with big oppressive government (most
Americans do), but to imply that they are slices from the same loaf is
First, Dees uses the term patriot to link so-called anti-government
types together there in a full page New York Times ad he claims, in 1/2
inch letters, the fast-growing 'Patriot' Movement Poses Danger of
Do you get the idea patriots are potential terrorists? Does Dees mean to
imply or otherwise state Sheriff Richard Mack and Senator Don Rogers are
of the same mind set as Timothy McVeigh?
AMERICA'S FEAR THREAT
Dee's has been actively promoting his new book Gathering Storm:
America's Militia Threat. While The Jubilee does not own a copy
(reluctance to line Dees' wallet) we did obtain the chapter Death on
Ruby Ridge a title that refers to the death of US Marshal Degan only.
The chapter, which includes massive quotes from Pastor Pete Peter's
booklets, actually contains many accurate descriptions of Identity
teachings but is accompanied by the inevitable name-calling: hateful
gospel; warped interpretations of the bible cult religious group;
perverted beliefs and even a strong blanket implication that Identity
people are murderers.
Gerry Spence (Weaver's trial attorney) said of Gathering Storm, "This
brave and well-written book reveals an underground of boiling hatred and
racism that threatens to destroy a free America. Morris Dees tells a
good story. I couldn't put it down.
Former President Carter, who received campaign funding from Dees, said
of the book, This chilling story of America's private armies is not
Dees and his co-author James Corcoran don't dispute the Identity views
with scriptural facts (at least not in the Weaver chapter) but stick to
the traditional name calling relying heavily on the fact that many of
the Identity teachings (Bible truths) are going to sound so foreign to
most PC Judeo-Christians that the reader will dismiss it as non-sense.
A common tactic for most journalists.
Dees explains, It is a religion, a form of Christianity, that few
church-goers would recognize as that of Jesus, son of a loving God. He's
right, most Judeo-Christians don't know the Bible speaks so strongly
against evil, they are after all, church-goers. It is a religion on
steroids.Dees says, . . . whose God commands the death of race traitors
[and] homosexuals, . . .
Obviously Dees doesn't read the Bible otherwise he would know it in fact
condemns race-mixing and homosexuality, see Neh. Chap. 9 and Lev. 20:13
MR. SLEAZE THE HOMOSEXUAL
Homosexuality and debauchery in general is a sensitive subject for Dees.
His ex-wife of 10 years was finally forced to divorce him after at least
one homosexual encounter Dees had with Charlie Springman (then head of
the National Endowment of the Arts) on Aug. 11, 1978 in the famous
Watergate Hotel. Mr. Sleaze orchestrated the encounter on the couple's
10th wedding anniversary.
In addition, ex-wife Maureen Bass Dees cited in divorce documents
numerous mistresses Dees had relations with, including that of her
daughter-in-law and seven year-old daughter.10
The question of how such a man and his Center of Hate can pretend to
serve as society's moral crusader is a big one in the minds of many
But then, should we really be surprised? What do we expect from the
likes of Mr. Sleaze? His record shows he is not about morality, saving
blacks from discrimination or protecting the liberties of Americans. His
objectives are to destroy those he and his ADL handlers deem to be
Identity, anti-New World Order and/or pro-gun; etc. The objective is to
create race hatred and at the same time, generate large sums of money to
line their pockets meanwhile, Yahweh (God) has other plans for Dees and
FEAR = MONEY
The financial improprieties and fund raising tactics are yet another
huge concern for Dees watchers. As stated, the Center of Hate now boasts
in excess of 70 million in reserves, the goal is 100 million. The Idea
is for the organization to operate on interest.
To give you an idea, the 1994 reserve (53 million) reaped the Center of
Hate 2.1 million in interest revenue. Dee's fear-mongering for profit is
obviously blatant. After the Oklahoma bombing for example, fear of a
militia connection spread through the media like a wild fire. Dees was
personally fanning those flames on whatever network would take him.
Even though the FBI knew full well the so-called militia connection (and
later Identity link) was untrue, no effort to dispel the lie was ever
made leaving Dees a clear shot at his fear-struck prey.
On May 17, 1995 Dees sent an Emergency update on Militia Terrorist to
his loyal subscribers. The update begged readers for $150.00 or more, we
must expand our militia task force, Dees pled.
He went on to say ...the strain on our budget is the greatest in our
The problem is, donors are largely left in the dark regarding the
Center's reserves. The Advertiser reported several incidents of
disgruntled donors who were shocked to find that the charity' didn't
even need their donation. Sadly, folks on a fixed income gave otherwise
They're drowning in their own affluence, Pamela Summers, a former Center
of Hate legal fellow told the Advertiser. What they are doing in the
legal department is not done for the best interest of everybody [but] it
is done as though the sole, overriding goal is to make money.10
What's even more pathetic (but not surprising) Sumners stated, I think
people associate the SPLC with ... going to court. And that's why they
get the money. And they don't go to court... She is essentially right,
there have only been a handful of court cases over the years, many of
which remain unresolved.
Dees entire legal staff resigned in 1985 saying Dees sole focus was on
the Klan, because that's where the money was perceived to be.
FILES OF FEAR
Dees real talent lies in fund-raising and fear-mongering. But he has
other useful abilities as well. The Center of Hate took out a full page
ad in the New York Times on April 17, 1996. The ad boasts of a large
computer data base with over 11,000 photos and videos as well as data on
3,200 groups, 14,000 individuals and over 61,000 incidents.
The ad doesn't say who these files pertain to but they obviously reach
far beyond the scope of the hated Identity, patriot and militia
movement, as there are nowhere near 3,200 groups.
Either paranoia plagues Dees Center of Hate or he is plain exagerating
to foster support for a seek-and-destroy agenda. Many agree it's both!
In an article from the Oklahoma Daily, published the same day as the NYT
ad, it states, Since 1994 the center has counted 441 militias and 386
patriot groups around the country. Of these groups, 137 have ties to
racist-hate groups. That comes to 827 groups which leaves 2,373 groups
In False Patriots page 58, it states between 1994-1996 the Militia Task
force counted 809 active patriot groups including militias, Identity
churches, common law courts and others opposed to the new world order.
Is the Center of Hate expanding its mission beyond the nearly
non-existent KKK and handful of Militia and Identity churches? Is your
church on this list?
Even more interesting, where did Dees get all of these files? The
numbers are reminiscent of the 1994 ADL spy ring in San Francisco
wherein several law enforcement agencies were illegally selling DMV
information to a dumpster-diving ADL informant.
The fear tactics used in the NYT ad abound in huge WWII sized letters:
Expect More Bombs
Militia of Montana spokesman Bob Fletcher.
Fletcher told The Jubilee he was referring to government
planted/sponsored bombs similar to the one(s) at the Murrah building.
The ad leads readers to believe that Fletcher's statement was some sort
of threat or promise from the Montana militia.
Humorously, in the same Oklahoma Daily article, Dees makes an even more
pointed prediction, I am positive there will be others.
What does he know the rest of us don't? Why can he make that statement?
Adding to the NYT fear campaign the public is cleverly deceived with the
Over ten tons of explosives have been stolen from various locations
around the country in the past year. Authorities suspect a large
quantity has made its way into the `patriot' movement. Boo!
Wow! Irving, get your check book out and send Morris Dees our life
savings the patriots might have gun powder!
A critical analysis of Dee's ridiculous rhetoric could go on for pages.
This final quote from the NYT ad is too hilarious not to mention: The
'Patriot' movement thrives on secrecy and citizen apathy. Again, yet
another example of how Dees and his hypocritical cohorts accuse Patriots
of everything they are and do.
As any seasoned patriot can tell you, patriots have long been trying to
go public with their information but have been repeatedly stonewalled by
the press. No secret there. And further, the whole mission of a patriot
is to recruit those who are no longer apathetic Americans!
1. Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat. Harercollins ISBN
086017403X 50,000 in print.
2. False Patriots: The Threat of Anti-Government Extremists.
3. Montgomery Advertiser. Law center raised 4.2 million for each suit
filed in past 5 years. Dec. 28, 1994.
4. ibid. Law Center still fails to employ blacks in top-paying
positions. 5. ibid.
6. False Patriots. P.51.
7. ibid. P. 59.
8. Boulder Weekly. False Patriots by Wayne Laugesen, May 2,1996.
9. False Patriots. P. 7.
10. Maureem Bass Dees vs Morris S. Dees case no. CIV 2114 Alabama court
of Civil Appeals.
11. Montgomery Advertiser. Law center raised 4.2 million for each suit
filed in past 5 years. Dec. 28, 1994.
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Morris Dees -- Child Molester, Pervert, and Liar
I think it was the libertarian International Society for Individual Liberty that the Southern Poverty Law Center tried to smear as a hate group. They claimed ISIL's international summit, being held in Canada that year, was a gathering of right-wing racist types, IIRC! Yeah, the SPLC has very little credibility with me.
It I don't think the talk of secession has much to do with Obama's ethnicity, but in recent years there does seem to be a definite uptick in secessionist politics when there is a Democrat in the White House. Remember during Clinton's presidency the "militia movement" was much in the news, and there were also incidents with the "Republic of Texas" group in Texas, and the Freeman group in Montana. I don't think that stuff happened because Clinton was the "first black president." 8)
On the other hand, it seems intuitively likely to be true that racist groups like Stormfront and the Klan are seeing increases in their ranks as a result of Obama's becoming U.S. president, although when your numbers are very small to begin with as I think theirs are, it doesn't take that many new arrivals to create a "surge" in membership.
Love & Liberty,
((( starchild )))
These are good points but it brings up an interesting issue: why DO we see upsurges in these secessionist/anti-government groups when the Democrats are in power? Certainly, the Bush Administration was just as (if not more) guilty of federal usurpations than either Clinton or Obama. Makes you wonder who's really behind some of those groups....
As for the neo-nazis, these are groups that by definition are motivated by hate and they only come together when they have a common enemy like a black president, Mexican immigrants, &c. When they don't have someone to project on psychologically, they invariably end up fighting amongst themselves, which is why they're splintered into a thousand factions.