The Laughable Loony Left Looses It - The Marxists' Missive About Mollusks

The loony left has published several hit pieces on me claiming I wrote the following parody:

“Damned right. I hate ‘em all – Negroes, wasps, spics, eskimos, jews, honkies, krauts, ruskies, ethopians, pakis, hunkies, pollocks and marxists; there are way too many of them. I’m all for trout, elephants, bacteria, whales, wolves, birds, parrot fish, deciduous foliage and mollusks. Time to rebalance the planet, bleeding heart liberals be damned.”

Yep, I wrote that parody in 2004 as a humorous retort to racist attacks against me in an internal Sierra Club discussion list. I was involved with SUSPS (originally known as Sierrans for US Population Stabilization) - an organization of Sierra Club members who beginning in 1996 tried to return the Sierra Club to its long-standing population position that included mass immigration as an integral component of U.S. population growth. Later it was discovered that the Sierra Club had sold out on the immigration issue to the tune of $100 million.

The immigration sanity position was subject to heated attacks on the discussion list, and a little humor went a long way toward diffusing the idiocy of the open borders Marxists.

The loony Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and their leftist minions latched on to the parody and quoted it out of context in several hit pieces. Of course, if my complete post had been quoted, my humor would have stood out for what it was - that is, humor mocking idiots trying to accuse me of being a racist.

That's how ad hominem attacks work: those with no rational grounds upon which to base their arguments resort to personal attacks to try to discredit their opponents. According to Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals Rule 13:

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

Yet name calling ultimately falls flat under the light of reason. Especially something as weak as using 15 year old parody out of context.

The rest of the story

The loony Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) comedy club wrote a wacky hit piece on patriotic immigration reformist D.A. King of the Dustin Inman Society. In the article, they attacked me, quoting my parody out of context.

In the hit piece titled "The Dustin Inman Society, led by D.A. King, poses as an organization concerned about immigration issues, yet focuses on vilifying all immigrants," they linked to this 2009 article as the source of my quote:

Some internet sleuthing

Guess what? That reference link goes to a nonexistent Center for New Community website. Dead. Defunct. Kaput.

The Wayback Machine does have archives of the website. It has archives from June 10, 2009, as well as from dozens of other dates.

But nothing about me. So I did a web search on my parody paragraph, and found another hit piece: "Apply The Brakes - Anti-Immigrant Co-Optation of the Environmental Movement," by Jenny Levison, Stephen Piggott, Rebecca Poswolsky, and Eric Ward, The Center for New Community, 2010

It was a hit piece on the environmental organizations Apply The Brakes and SUSPS. I had been chair of the SUSPS Steering Committee at one time, so the hit piece took a few potshots at me:

"Elbel is a founder of Defend Colorado Now who, when challenged about statements blaming impoverished people of color for environmental problems…"

I can state emphatically that the article's defamation of Defend Colorado Now is hogwash. Check out the website.

That hit piece included a footnote:

"25  Fred Elbel email message, “RE: Club secrecy governs Club democracy,” July 16, 2004 1:49 PM"

Now the original link to the Center for New Community, above, referenced an article on the 14th Amendment. I have long contended that the 14th Amendment does not grant foreign women the right to birth an anchor baby on American soil - that is, a baby automatically granted U.S. citizenship. I even created a website on how misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment is being used as justification for anchor babies. No wonder the radical open borders leftists had tried to discredit me.

Sierra Club discussion lists

The Sierra Club has hundreds of listservs (email-based discussion lists). Here's the complete directory.

During the 2003-2004 timeframe, I engaged in discussion of population issues on a few of these lists: a national Council of Club Leaders Discussion forum, a national population discussion list, and a Rocky Mountain Chapter population discussion list. I don't have archives of those distant discussions. Indeed, the Sierra Club appears to have taken down the Council of Club Leaders Discussion forum, and has purged relevant threads from the national population discussion list.

I do recall that one person, Erik K. Ward from Center for New Community was particularly rabid in pushing his agenda (bio, photo, and video). To my knowledge, he was certainly not a Sierra Club leader, and likely not a Club member.

In specific discussions about immigration, SUSPS, and the environment, Ward and other leftists kept pushing the envelope in order to goad their rational opponents into saying something offensive. I reasonably replied with population projections and immigration facts, interspersed with a bit of humor to try to diffuse the intensity of the attacks.

At one point, I was asked if I hated blacks. I replied no, but there sure was a lot of human pressure on our supporting ecosystems. I pointed out that all races were all culpable in impacting our natural environment. After a few rounds of this, I included my humorous parody paragraph in the discussion thread.

After the fact, I analyzed Ward's writing style and concluded that his material sure seemed to be ghost written by Mark Potok of the SPLC. Ward was also one of the authors of the Apply The Brakes hit piece.

I am honored that the radical leftists consider my work to be so important that they feel the need to try to discredit me - even with 2004 parody taken completely out of context.

Learn more about the SPLC hate group

The SPLC has been widely discredited. As revealed in the article, "Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hate Group” Label Is False Propaganda - The Southern Poverty Law Center Exposed," even the SPLC's Mark Potok has admitted their agenda:

"And the SPLC is highly selective in who it seeks to “destroy.” While the SPLC’s original focus was on racial hate groups that promote or engage in violence, it has now included nonviolent, peaceful individuals or groups based on ideological disagreement.. As Potok admitted in an interview, “Our criteria for a 'hate group,' first of all, have nothing to do with criminality or violence or any kind of guess we're making about 'this group could be dangerous.' It's strictly ideological."

Mark Potok, the SPLC Intelligence Report’s former editor-in-chief, once admitted in a speech, “I want to say plainly that our aim in life is to destroy these groups, to completely destroy them.”

See the article Overview of the SPLC's "Hate Groups" List, by the Center for Immigration Studies.

In this 5 minute PragerU video, Karl Zinsmeister discusses the SPLC as The "Anti-Hate" Group That Is a Hate Group:


Here is even more information about the SPLC:

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) hate group, CAIRCO.

The SPLC File - An Exclusive Report on the Southern Poverty Law Center, The Social Contract, Spring 2018 issue, containing over a dozen articles exposing the SPLC.

The Southern Poverty Law Center - A Special Report, The Social Contract, Spring 2010.

Exposing the SPLC - articles and information on the true agenda and motives of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Dr. John Tanton website.

Archived articles exposing the SPLC, CAIRCO.