As far as we know anyone calling themselves White Lives Matter are simply a reaction to the racist hate group Black Lives Matter. So maybe they’re both racist, but the irony that the hate group Southern Poverty Law Center is calling someone else a hate group is just too much.
White Lives Matter, a group of white supremacists opposed to the Black Lives Matter movement, is being labeled as a hate group.
“White Lives Matter is a white supremacist group founded by people with long histories in racist movements,” the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) wrote earlier this month on its website. “The group, which is dedicated to ‘the promotion of the white race,’ claims to have representatives in several states.”
“After the accelerated growth of the Black Lives Matter movement, many racists across America have gone on a barnstorming campaign, posting the catch phrase White Lives Matter (WLM), to counter a message they believe is playing a part in a systematic devaluing of white culture –– even orchestrating what they call ‘white genocide,’” the SPLC added.
Weird how stories promoting the SPLC always fail to mention Floyd Lee Corkins using a map provided by the SPLC as he attempted mass murder at the Family Research Council.
Southern Poverty Law Center still lists Family Research Council as a hate group. I’m against icing political speech by holding such a list responsible for the actions of crazy criminals. But then, I’m not one of those who was sure Sarah Palin’s crosshairs were responsible for the shooting of a Democratic Congresswoman and the deaths of six staff and constituents, despite copious evidence to the contrary— like, that the shooter had never seen the Palin map and was demonstrably not motivated by partisan politics. That crowd is awfully quiet about the influence SPLC’s dubious list might have on the future unbalanced. Curious, that.
Prosecutors want 45 years for Corkins, who wounded a security guard who got between him and his desire to kill as many people as possible and smear Chick-fil-a sandwiches in their faces as a political statement. Dots, connected, and yet this doesn’t make it into the narrative about the dangerous potential for incitement in political rhetoric and the notion our nation is teetering on the edge of total civil breakdown at the hands of irrational gun-toters. Curious, that.
Indeed. We’d say All Lives Matter, but we know what the reaction to that always is. Just ask Jerry Rice.