The Trump Effect - How the SPLC mobilizes schoolteachers to radicalize children to perpetrate hate

Article subtitle: 
How the Southern Poverty Law Center mobilizes schoolteachers to radicalize children to perpetrate hate
Article CAIRCO note: 
Yet another expose on the SPLC money making machine
Article author: 
Tina Trent
Article publisher: 
Capital Research Center
Article date: 
13 March 2017
Article category: 
National News
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Summary: The serial fabulists and exaggerators of the Southern Poverty Law Center are determined to portray Donald Trump and his supporters as cancers on the body politic. The Capital Research Center’s last report on the SPLC (Organization Trends, October 2012) observed that although the group “began with an admirable purpose,” it long ago “transformed into a machine for raising money and launching left-wing political attacks.”

Unlike the rest of the Left, which is currently obsessed with finding Russian influences everywhere, the disciplined, prolific fabulists of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have stayed admirably on-message. Founder Morris Dees and his minions laboring behind the thick walls of their “poverty palace” in Montgomery, Alabama, continue to push the line that the greatest threat to America is white men.

And the most dangerous of all the Caucasian males, according to the SPLC, is the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. In two recent reports titled “The Trump Effect,” the SPLC claims that Trump’s presence on the American scene has sparked thousands of cases of “prejudice,” “bullying,” and hate crimes in the nation’s schools.

According to the SPLC, an alarming array of social ills afflicting schoolchildren, from bullying to poor grades to tummy aches to suicidal thoughts, may now be attributed to the election of Trump...

Obviously, the real explanation for mass election-related hysteria among six-year olds lies entirely in the behavior of the teacher in the front of the classroom. And the solution ought to be simple: such educators should be instructed to leave their politics at home...

But we live in a world where many teachers view their classrooms as petri dishes for social engineering... The SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance education project provides such teachers with lesson plans, professional development materials, and a nationwide peer group of like-minded activist educators.

The SPLC created the phony data in the two “Trump Effect” reports by inviting such teachers to fill out open-ended, subjective questionnaires about the effect of the election on their students...

The conclusions drawn from this supposed “Trump effect” are as unverifiable as the other reports of “rising tides of hate” that are the SPLC’s long-time modus operandi and meal ticket...

The SPLC doesn’t need more money. At last check, the fabulously wealthy 501(c)(3) nonprofit had one third of a billion dollars ($338 million) in assets, as well as investments in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.

SPLC founder and chief trial lawyer Morris Dees’ financial improprieties have been documented again and again, by critics from the left and right sides of the spectrum. But it would be a mistake to view his racial fear campaigns as merely a way to grow rich. The political stakes are higher and more complex. The SPLC’s ultimate goal is smearing Republicans as bigots, in order to coalesce political power on the Left. Along with its fellow “opposition research” organizations (even those in conflict with Dees) and the Democratic Party, the SPLC labors to sustain the illusion America is perpetually threatened by “haters” who also happen to be Republicans, conservatives, rural Southerners, Christians, or some combination thereof...



Related research

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

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