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September 06, 2017

Southern Poverty Fundraising Law Politics Center Refuses to Name Antifa a Hate Group

Of course.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a liberal, Alabama-based legal advocacy nonprofit and civil rights watchdog, recently refused to designate the radical leftist movement known as "antifa" as a "hate group," despite acknowledging that its members use violence and oppose free speech.

The SPLC's president, Richard Cohen, told the Washington Examiner over the weekend that his organization condemns antifa as "wrongheaded" for using violence and opposing free speech

"We oppose these groups and what they're trying to do. We just don't think anyone should be able to censor someone else's speech," Cohen said. "We think they are contributing to the problem we are seeing. We think it's likely to lead to other forms of retaliation."

However, Cohen refused to label antifa a "hate group" since its members do not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, or other categories protected by anti-discrimination law.

"There might be forms of hate out there that you may consider hateful, but it's not the type of hate we follow," he said.

Hit the link to see what groups this scam organization is willing to deem "hate groups" -- including the Singing Nuns.

Meanwhile, a Dartmouth lecturer is writing pro-antifa books and arguing that it's okay to beat up "fascists" in the street for engaging in free speech because they're the real threats to free speech.

[T]here is no better example of an opponent of open-minded inquiry and robust debate than Mark Bray, a Dartmouth lecturer who has become the country’s leading academic apologist for antifa -- a neo-Marxist movement that attacks peaceful protesters and uses violence to shut down free speech. Bray recently published a pro-antifa book, "Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook" (and to make his allegiance clear, he's donating part of the proceeds to antifa groups). He openly defends antifa's violent tactics, which he calls "both ethically justifiable and strategically effective."

When Bray recently appeared on Meet the Press, moderator Chuck Todd told him "You seem to be a very small minority here who is defending the idea of violence," Bray did not deny it. Instead, he replied:

Well, first I would contest the notion that I’m not that small of a minority. I think that a lot of people recognize that, when pushed, self-defense is a legitimate response to white supremacy and neo-Nazi violence. And you know we''ve tried ignoring neo-Nazis in the past. We’ve seen how that turned out in 20s and 30s and the lesson of history is you need to take it with the utmost seriousness before it's too late.

Richard Cohen -- the SPLC scamster who refused to brand antifa a hate group -- actually disagreed with him here, telling him antifa wasn't "defending itself" but actually violently suppressing others' speech, to which Bray responded:

"[T]he real enemies of free speech are fascist. We've seen that historically . . . [F]ascism cannot be defeated through speech."

Which leaves, of course, violence.

Now, riddle me this:

Many-- maybe most of the country -- considers antifa to be fascist.

Now, if fascism cannot be defeated except through violence -- can I take it that I have Richard Bray's support were I to begin beating the shit out of antifa with bike-locks?

Meanwhile, the National Lawyers Guild of San Francisco rises to the defense of their Marxist allies antifa, virtually blessing their mission of beating the shit out of people for disagreeing.

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