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A new shot across the bow

Monday, June 30, 2008
Time: 10:15 PM

Remember my shot across the bow towards a local hate-monger/bigot/racist/idiot last year?

Remember what ultimately happened to his live show?

Let's just call this a new shot across the bow that's going to make last year's exposure look like child's play.

In order to understand the mentality of the anti-immigrant establishment, you need to learn about the source of the hatred.

That's where my GREAT friends at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) come into play.

The greatest watchdog group against hate-groups in the country released this insightful video (with the help of The National Council of La Raza's (NCLR) We Can Stop the Hate campaign) that exposes the link between anti-immigrant groups and white supremacists organizations.
What if all the leading anti-immigration groups were founded by the same man, funded by the same organization, and [had] ties to White supremacy?" So begins Heidi Beirich's narrative in "Behind the Veil"-a new video being released today that details the common origins of many of the country's leading anti-immigration groups and their ties to White supremacists. In the video, Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)-the nation's premier monitor of hate groups-discusses SPLC's research on organizations such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), NumbersUSA, and the Social Contract Press.


Did you learn something? Don't worry, there is more to digest before we really get into things...

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