Burn witches: What the Southern Poverty Law Center
does to ordinary conservatives.
They’re coming for you next: The conservative David Horowitz Freedom Center and its publication FrontPage Magazine has found itself repeatedly blackballed by various major companies, simply because the center stands for freedom and the principles of western civilization.
In just the past couple of years, MasterCard temporally shut us down, one of our local banks closed our account due to our “controversial positions on issues,” and a brokerage firm closed our account for “unknown reasons.” Amazon will not allow the Freedom Center, a 501 c3 IRS designated nonprofit, to participate in their Amazon Smiles charity campaign because of the SPLC’s [Southern Poverty Law Center] designation of the Center has a “hate group” and now Disqus, the largest networked community platform on the Internet, has canceled our service.
The last example from Disqus involved that company’s sudden decision to cease providing the FrontPage website its commenting service.
On March 3rd the Editors at FrontPage received an email from Disqus, the networked community platform used by hundreds of thousands of sites all over the web. The statement reads:
It has come to our attention that your site is included in the Hate Groups listed on the Southern Poverty Law Center Hate Map:
As fostering Hate is a violation of the Disqus Terms of Service and Basic Rules, we can no longer support your site on the Disqus network. Disqus will be removed from your site on March 17th, to allow time for transition and a comment export. If you will need a manual export, please let us know before the removal date.
That was it. As of today, Disqus is de-platforming us. They have refused to respond to inquiries seeking further explanation. Disqus has taken on faith the libelous accusations of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a widely-discredited, partisan group that frequently characterizes mainstream conservative organizations as “hate groups.”
The SPLC label of the Horowitz center as a hate group is pure libel, for which they should be sued. One needs only spend about thirty seconds at FrontPage Magazine to realize that they are a traditional, conservative, pro-free speech and freedom organization. From the FrontPage website:
The DHFC is dedicated to the defense of free societies whose moral, cultural and economic foundations are under attack by enemies both secular and religious, at home and abroad.
The David Horowitz Freedom Center combats the efforts of the radical left and its Islamist allies to destroy American values and disarm this country as it attempts to defend itself in a time of terror. The leftist offensive is most obvious on our nation’s campuses, where the Freedom Center protects students from indoctrination and intimidation and works to give conservative students a place in the marketplace of ideas from which they are otherwise excluded. Combining forceful analysis and bold activism, the Freedom Center provides strong insight into today’s most pressing issue on its family of websites and in the activist campaigns it wages on campus, in the news media, and in national politics throughout the year.
You might disagree with some of their political positions, but nothing published there is aimed at promoting bigotry or hate.
The only reason SPLC lists them as a hate group is because leftist organizations like the SPLC see anyone who disagrees with them at all as worthy of hate. It has been sued (and lost) already for its slanderous lies, and should be sued again, and again, and again.
Furthermore, companies like Disqus, Amazon, and MasterCard should experience their own pain for bowing to this slander campaign. Why use and support such services if they are going to blacklist ordinary Americans merely for expressing their opinions?
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