Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the misguided behavior of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Why Evolution Is True

Although I usually watch only the NBC news and “60 Minutes” on television, I’ve started leaving the t.v. on after the news when I do my shoulder-therapy exercises, which take some time. As last night’s news segued into an entertainment show, I was shocked to hear that George and Amal Clooney had donated a million dollars to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to “fight hate groups.” Their action is well motivated, of course—she’s a human-rights lawyer and he’s somewhat of a liberal activist—but over the years, and especially recently, the SPLC has morphed into a big money vacuum cleaner exaggerating and distorting “threats” to swell their nearly $2 billion endowment. Further, they spend much more than other activist organizations on fundraising, and their top execs have bloated salaries; here are the stipendiary emoluments of the SPLC’s two top dogs, taken from “Watching the watchdogs“:

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at https://utopiayouarestandinginit.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/why-call-my-blog-utopia-you-are-standing-in-it/

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