The top story in today`s Washington Post:
Immigration Overhaul Supporters Ratchet Up Rhetoric
By Spencer S. Hsu
In a sharp change of rhetoric by liberal supporters of an immigration overhaul, advocates Monday called a main opposition group a "hate group" based on its founder`s ties to white supremacists and interest in racist ideas, such as eugenics. ...
In an ad published in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call and a teleconference with reporters planned later, America`s Voice, an umbrella group of immigrant advocate organizations, is accusing the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a prime lobby for reduced immigration, of leading xenophobic efforts to lower the number of Hispanic people in the United States.
"The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is designated a HATE GROUP by the Southern Poverty Law Center," the ad reads, citing a December 2007 listing by an independent group based in Montgomery, Ala., that monitors racist groups. "Extremist groups, like FAIR, shouldn`t write immigration policy," the ad concludes.
Ah, yes, the good old SPLC, which was Martin Luther King Jr.`s organization. No, wait ... that was the SCLC, the Southern Christian Leadership Council. The SPLC wasn`t founded until three years after MLK`s death. It`s like in the movie "Boiler Room" where the penny stock peddlers work for a firm named "J.T. Marlon" to get the easily confused to confuse it with J.P. Morgan.
This reminds me of an email that a blogger forwarded to me from someone saying he was Morris Dees, founder of the SPLC. Morris asked the blogger to spy for him on a book he had reviewed. Morris emailed:
Could you elaborate just a little on how X indicates he`s open to the idea of there being racial differences in IQ. Amazon.com doesn`t allow me to search inside Y, but this passage I found in X`s previous book, Z, seems to indicate X favors a strictly environmental explanation.
C`mon, Morris, you`ve got more money than God. If you are considering launching a hate campaign against Professor X for being open to the idea of there being racial differences in IQ so you can get more donations from senile rich liberals who can`t tell the SPLC from the SCLC, then buy the damn book yourself and have one of your staffers read it for you.