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Malik Zulu Shabbaz, David Duke, And Me

Caligula Wrote: May 26, 2012 2:07 PM
So what's your take on their desription of "Patriot Movement" list members as "right wing hate groups?" Where is it in the Constitution that one is required to "love" everyone else and how do you think that the government could even achieve that, besides arresting people under "hate (thought) crimes?"
du2 Wrote: May 28, 2012 1:44 PM
The SPLC doesn't require or even demand that anyone be "loved". And no one is arrested under "thought crimes" either. Typically, when individuals incite INFLAMMATORY statements that are deliberate in their possible threat, and in fact, their target DOES suffer discrimination and violence, it's incumbent to say so.
Think about even young teens who have said something about a teacher or other kids they'd like to kill. Considering how many teens have achieved mass murder, it's incumbent on authorities to investigate the threat level of their PLANS, not just 'thoughts'. Threat, provocation, slander and libel are NOT protected speech because of the potential to harm. There is no right to do so regarding gays, than anyone else.

I never expected to be on the same list with the leader of the New Black Panthers (Malik Zulu Shabbaz), a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (David Duke), a Jew-bashing White Supremacist (Don Black), and a Neo-Nazi (Morris Gullet), but thanks to the investigative genius of the Southern Poverty Law Center (the SPLC), I have made it into the big time.

Yes, according to the SPLC’s latest “Intelligence Report” (Summer 2012, Issue Number: 146), I am now on the illustrious list of “30 New Activists Heading Up the Radical Right.” (You may want to...