Meet one of SPLC’s “Right Wing Hate Groups”…

| March 15, 2010

From Mark Potok:

The radical right caught fire last year, as broad-based populist anger at political, demographic and economic changes in America ignited an explosion of new extremist groups and activism across the nation.

Hate groups stayed at record levels — almost 1,000 — despite the total collapse of the second largest neo-Nazi group in America. Furious anti-immigrant vigilante groups soared by nearly 80%, adding some 136 new groups during 2009. And, most remarkably of all, so-called “Patriot” groups — militias and other organizations that see the federal government as part of a plot to impose “one-world government” on liberty-loving Americans — came roaring back after years out of the limelight.

Meet one of those Right Wing Hate Groups listed by SPLC:

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It appears that Radical Right Wing Nation of Islam groups are everywhere, and are all, as I said RADICAL RIGHT WING.  They have 2 in Massachusetts alone.  Also Right Wing in Boston Mass:  New Black Panther Party.

UPDATE: Calling on an Army of David’s. Turns out this entire Hate Map thing is horseshit, and I need some help. Note that Maine lists 2 groups, and you go there and there is only 1 pin there, so who knows what the second one is. Look at Vermont, one hate group, no pins. Anyone care to help me scour the record to see what groups are actually hate, and which are just thrown in there to pad the numbers?

AND MORE: New Hampshire, 5 listed, only 2 pins, IHM Media, and Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, both listed as Richmond, NH. Maybe because “IHM Media” is short for “Immaculate Heart of Mary”….so, five groups, only 2 identified, and they are the same people. Good job Mark Potok, your map works like a champ!

ARE YOU SHITTING ME? There are 120 “Black Separatist” groups listed on their hate map, all of which are listed under the title “Rage on the Right” in the piece they wrote about it.

BWAHAHAHA: How about a Voz de Aztlan? Does that group strike you as right wing?

Before Potok can even get in here and say “But those are hate groups and racists, we never said they were all right wing….” Go ahead, and read the quote from you I have above, you were CLEARLY INDICATING that the groups were right wing, you ever titled the whole thing “Rage on the Right.”

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  1. AW1 Tim says:

    What a moron……. He’s a frikkin’ hammah! Everything to him is a Nail!

  2. OldTrooper says:

    Why does anyone take what Potok says as anything other than bullshit? The guy is only looking at padding his pocket by overstating numbers in order to cultivate fear. He would make a dandy assistant to Algore or he would make a pretty good leftist politician. I am rather disappointed that the History Channel relies on him and the SPLC as the sole source for their analysis of certain groups. It’s sad that the media falls into using his quotes and that the DHS relies on SPLC for analysis.

  3. TSO says:

    Am I the only one to look this shit up? I mean seriously, all the TV shows that have this assclown on TV, and not a one of them noted that they were calling the Nation of Islam right wing racists? COME ON.

  4. dutch508 says:

    Maybe since they are a religous hate group, they consider them to be right wing? I suppose what is next is Obama saying we are fighting a war aganist radical right wing religous militia groups in Afghanistan and Iraq…

    …we need to ban gun shows…

  5. JonP says:

    Born and raised in Vermont. I have never heard of “North East White Pride”. What does it say about a group that the first item listed under “get involved” is donate now?

  6. UpNorth says:

    Yeah, we’ve got 4 of those Islamic right wing hate groups in Michigan, not to mention the New Black Panther party, not to mention 4 “racist or skinhead” groups in Detroit. I’m not a census taker, but I highly doubt that you can get enough whites together, anywhere in the City of Detroit, to consider it a group. But the SPLC doesn’t list the Detroit City Council, some of whose members have stated that whites aren’t welcome in Detroit, and neither are white businesses. And their map shows Highland Park as being just about due south of Grand Rapids. These people are looney.
    They also list 26 “hate groups” but their map only shows 19.
    So much for the believability of the SPLC.

  7. The Sniper says:

    [start ad hominem attack]I just saw Mark Potok on TV. Mike Roe from Dirty Jobs was shoveling piles of Mark Potok out of a horse stall and his camera crew was complaining because they kept stepping in huge piles of Mark Potok.

    I would say that Mark Potok is a douchebag, but that would imply that he irrigates vaginae and let’s face it, he probably never has. [end ad hominem attack]

  8. LTC Tim says:

    We should care because people like Potok are presented as a an unbiased authority on these matters in the mainstream media. For instance I saw a show on the Klan on the history channel where this Potok was extensively interviewed and quoted.
    Therein lies the danger. Organizations like the SPLC are given a free pass on rewriting current events and history. This puts right thinking people in the position of having to respond to this propoganda as if it were fact. Not only does the media present their position as truth, but the government creates policy and law based on this fiction. Destroying these strawmen takes time, energy, and access to the media.

  9. God Help Us says:

    Confederate Yankee did a little piece on this a few weeks ago about the “right wing” hate groups they listed here in North Carolina. There are a couple of nation of islam chapters here too… this is bogus

  10. God Help Us says:

    I’ll guarantee that the included the new black panthers and the nation of islam just to make their map more shocking. We need a left wing hate group map. Throw in all the nutty animal rights groups, all the socialist and communist party groups… it would be a very densely populated map.

  11. LTC Tim says:

    If you overlaid the leftist groups and a Starbucks template you would have a one-to-one match.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Oh, SPLC ran out of TEA Party and veterans groups to call “right-wing extremists”?

  13. IronKnight says:

    I did a quick scan through of the “rage on the right” article by Mr. Potok.
    I think it is kind of funny (in the “do you smell that?” sense of the word) that they only site themselves.
    I know in college you could totally use you own opinion and research papers as source documents for paper, especially when you have a .org domain.
    Texas,
    66 groups, 46 pins.
    of that:
    5 are Nation of Islam
    at least 1 is nations socialist party
    at least 2 are businesses, which are probably attributable to another hate group

    5 are Nation of Islam
    at least 1 is nations sociolist party
    at least 2 are businesses, which are probobly attributable to another hate group

  14. Junior AG says:

    Sheesh, with the number of Federal agents and informants in dying groups like the Klan, the only reason why they are still around is due to the fact those agents & informants effectively subsidize them by conducting investigations!

  15. OldTrooper says:

    LTCTim in reference to your post#11: The lefties are starting to shy away from Starbucks since they have allowed those that legally carry firearms to patronize their establishments. There was a big dust up a few weeks back where the leftists lost their minds because Starbucks refused to kick out patrons that were legally carrying firearms, while another leftist coffee shop chain made a big deal out of the fact they wouldn’t allow firearms in their establishments. When the media asked the CEO of Starbucks why they were allowing these evil legal gun carrying types into their establishments; the CEO replied that Starbucks follows the law and that those that were legally carrying are welcome to come into Starbucks.

    So, Starbucks will now be put on the domestic enemies list by Potok.