In its latest video, Prager University takes on one of the Left’s most cherished organizations. In their newest video, "The ‘Anti-Hate’ Group That Is A Hate Group," journalist and author Karl Zinsmeister breaks down how the Southern Poverty Law Center spreads the very hate that they claim to fight.
Zinsmeister opens by saying, "Shutting down people you don’t agree with is about as un-American as you can get. Rigorous debate, honest discussion, open exchange of ideas — that’s the American way."
"But free thinking and speech are threatened today by a group with a sweet-sounding name that conceals a nefarious purpose," he continues. "This group is called the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC."
Zinsmeister then provides a little history on the partisan "hate group watchdog" organization.
"Originally founded as a civil-rights law firm in 1971, the SPLC reinvented itself in the mid-‘80s as a political attack group. Every year now it produces a new list of people and charities it claims are 'extremists' and 'haters,'" he says.
The SPLC has been at the forefront in smearing legitimate conservative and traditional organizations as being "hate mongers," dishonestly lumping them in with real hate groups like the KKK. Their unfair accusations have had near-deadly consequences.
One of the most famous cases involved the SPLC labeling the Family Research Council a "hate group" because they support traditional marriage. In August 2012, a gunman entered the FRC’s headquarters in an attempted mass shooting, but was stopped by a security guard before he carried out his act. When asked by the police why, the would-be assassin said it was because of the SPLC.
Karl Zinsmeister breaks down how the SPLC is promoted by the Democrat Party and the mainstream media, who often quote the far left group as a legitimate resource.
Watch the video below: