Monday, November 02, 2015 by Tara Paras
In a recently released report, the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) aimed to expose allegedly false conspiracy theories being churned out by right-wing radicals. Ironically, however, the report itself sounded like “an expanded version of Hillary Clinton’s bizarre conspiracy theory about a ‘vast right-wing conspiracy.'”
Although the SPLC has earned admiration for its advocacy of combating hate, intolerance and discrimination, the group’s efforts to criticize essentially anyone less enamored with Big Government and the Obama Administration has raised the ire of the public.
It tends to label ideas it disagrees with as a “conspiracy theory,” despite the fact that these ideas exhibit no signs of being related to conspiracies at all. For instance, the group accused Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) of embracing a “conspiracy theory” when he blasted Common Core as a “dangerous new curriculum.” Where’s the conspiracy there?
On the other hand, the John Birch Society (JBS), an organization that works to educate Americans about politics, economics and culture, often receives the most flak from the SPLC. The SPLC claims that the JBS is “an integral part of the vast right-wing conspiracy to promote conspiracy theories.” JBS’ work and achievements, however, disprove their claims.
The New American, in warning against groups like the SPLC, stated, “There is indeed a real danger to American values and constitutional government from groups such as the SPLC and its allies — including the increasingly lawless Obama administration, which is now partnering with the radical group to target Christians, conservatives, dissidents, and others the SPLC hates. Numerous other outfits are participating in the assault on U.S. sovereignty and liberty, as this magazine has documented extensively over a period of decades. But if enough Americans were educated on the facts, Congress could defund the agenda, leaving the marginalized SPLC to spew its hatred and paranoid conspiracy theories harmlessly until its giant endowment runs dry or it runs out of tinfoil.”