"SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
Intelligence Report, Spring 2013, Issue Number: 149
Active ‘Patriot’ Groups in the United States in 2012
The Intelligence Project identified 1,360 anti-government “Patriot” groups that were active in 2012.
Generally, Patriot groups define themselves as opposed to the “New World Order,” engage in groundless conspiracy theorizing, or advocate or adhere to extreme antigovernment doctrines. Listing here does not imply that the groups themselves advocate or engage in violence or other criminal activities, or are racist.
The list was compiled from field reports, Patriot publications, the Internet, law enforcement sources and news reports."
Democrats Against UN Agenda 21 and the Post Sustainability Institute are on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of Patriot groups. The criteria for making this list are quite interesting. The SPLC purports to identify hate groups and to advocate for those who are being discriminated against or targeted for violence. The SPLC mainly focuses on skinhead groups and anti-gay groups but they're branching out and including us in their scope. Why?
If you look at what they say above, the criteria for list selection include opposing the New World Order (does SPLC support it?), 'groundless' conspiracy theorizing (SPLC refuses to acknowledge objective reality), and advocating or adhering to 'extreme anti-government doctrines' (like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?).
There was a time in the past when, as gay people, we might have donated to SPLC. About 25% of their website is devoted to fundraising for themselves. They engage in spreading misinformation about UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development and are themselves representing the New World Order by targeting groups who would re-erect the guarantees of the US Constitution. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness extends beyond racial and social lines. Our government exists to protect the individual. Our rights to free speech, to our property, to our privacy---guaranteed by the Constitution. The term 'Patriots,' according to the SPLC, is now under suspicion, and those who question government tactics and object to subversion, manipulation, privacy invasion, and 'transformation' are targeted on their list.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a fraud and a sham. Although they have a disclaimer that they don't imply that we advocate or engage in violence or other criminal activities, or are racist they are fully aware that targeting us on their list may serve to chill our civil rights or turn people against us. They are engaging in their own brand of hate speech. It might help their fundraising but it also shines a light on their bias and willingness to go along to get along with liberty-destroying regimes. The Southern Poverty Law Center purports to have some familiarity with Nazi tactics. Perhaps too much.