How a ‘Far-Left Propaganda Machine’ Got a Respected Legal Group Expelled by Amazon
Beware. The Southern Poverty Law Center is no longer the group they once were. Any group that targets Ayaan Hirsi Ali, one of the only feminists fighting for women to be free from being veiled in Islamic countries and free from female genital mutilation, is not to be trusted as a defender of human rights.
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So, the “ineligible category” to which Amazon’s statement refers is really nothing more than a hit list of groups and people SPLC disagrees with. Amazon’s decision to rely on the false accusations of such a bad actor is inexplicable.
In response to the ban, Alliance Defending Freedom’s CEO, Michael Farris, sent a letter urging entrepreneur and philanthropist Jeff Bezos’ Amazon to reconsider its alliance with the widely discredited Southern Poverty Law Center:
Although the SPLC did good work many years ago, it has devolved into a far-left propaganda machine that slanders organizations with which it disagrees and destroys the possibility of civil discourse in the process. The group has been discredited by investigative journalists and charity watchdogs as a ‘direct mail scam’ that has seen its leaders amass enormous fortunes. It is no surprise that the United States Department of Defense and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have severed ties with the SPLC.
Lest one think that Southern Poverty Law Center is a misunderstood group of would-be do-gooders just trying to provide a public service, but not quite hitting the mark, consider the words of a senior executive, Mark Potok, who said: “Sometimes the press will describe us as monitoring hate crimes and so on … I want to say plainly that our aim in life is to destroy these groups, to completely destroy them.” (Emphasis mine.)
This is another good reason to perhaps pay a little bit more to your local retailer or some other mail order seller. And don't forget to check out any group (like SPLC) who asks for donations. Make sure they are truly what they say they are.