The Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) public goal is to fight hate and bigotry and to seek justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. But in reality, much of what they do has nothing to do with meeting that goal, and oftentimes does the opposite.
In a recent Facebook post, the SPLC targeted the White House’s statement which refers to members of the violent criminal gang MS-13 as “animals.” The SPLC called that statement “racist” and “dehumanizing.”
The SPLC may be correct when they state that the language in the statement was “dehumanizing,” but that’s kind of the point. MS-13 is a violent gang that rapes and murders innocent people on a daily basis.
While they weren’t wrong about the dehumanizing part, they completely jump the shark attempting to make the statement racist. There is virtually nobody who opposes MS-13 for the simple reason that it is largely made up of Hispanics. President Donald Trump surely doesn’t oppose them for that reason, as anybody who has read the White House statement understands.
No reasonable human being supports the actions of MS-13, and people have routinely referred to them as “animals” for their vile actions. The reason that the media made a big deal about President Trump saying that is that they are desperate to prove he is a racist. The media is willing to defend MS-13 in order to make the President sound racist.
The SPLC has a long history of vilifying those on the right, oftentimes labeling conservative groups as hate groups, as previously reported here. Their entire goal is to find the right-wing boogeyman, instead of targeting groups like MS-13, who routinely cause more harm than any one of the groups they target do.
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