A good many years ago, when it was relatively new and its mission seemed to be fighting for racial fairness and equity, I was a contributor to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
But, over time, it has become more and more a leftward political action group, using the credibility and good will it justifiably earned in its early years to direct attacks on conservative targets.
And, apparently, hugely well financed left is showing its appreciation.
From Peter Hasson’s article at dailycaller.com:
The Southern Poverty Law Center more than doubled its revenue in 2017, in the latest indication that the Trump era has been a financial boon for the left-wing nonprofit.
The SPLC reported $136 million in contributions and grants for the most recent fiscal year, more than doubling the $50.2 million the nonprofit reported the previous year. The SPLC ended the year with $449 million in net assets, including a $432.7 million endowment.
The SPLC’s financial portfolio includes off-shore investments in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda, the organization’s financial documents show.
The Capital Research Center, a conservative nonprofit, first notedthe SPLC’s impressive financial reports on Friday.
The center’s senior vice president Matthew Vadum noted that “it would appear the SPLC is cashing in by generating unjustified fear over a handful of fringe-right groups and by falsely portraying President Trump as a racist would-be fascist dictator.”
The SPLC did not return The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
The article – which is well worth reading in its entirety – goes on to cite specific instances in which people have been attacked and condemned by the SPLC for doing nothing other than expressing thoughts contrary to hard left positions…then being embarrassed into retracting, even apologizing for having done so.
How sad that an organization which started with such positive goals has, over time, degenerated into what the SPLC is now. But, hey, a buck is a buck, y’know…