by Doug Mainwaring
Life Site News
A few weeks ago while practicing for the annual charity Congressional Baseball Game, Rep. Steve Scalise was shot and nearly mortally wounded by a man out to kill pro-life conservatives. The gunman, taken down by Capitol Hill police, was a follower of the hate and violence-inciting Southern Poverty Law Center (SLPC).
More than 50 years ago, Hollywood provided the perfect metaphor for understanding what we now see happening in our world: In the classic 1956 science fiction motion picture Forbidden Planet, loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a 23rd century spaceship from Earth arrives on the planet Altair to rescue a reclusive but very kind gentlemanly scientist (Walter Pidgeon) and his beautiful daughter (Anne Francis).
The rescuers are soon menaced by an invisible monster who possesses unimaginable powers to terrify and destroy. In the end, we find out that the monster is actually the professor’s “id” made manifest — unwittingly through the presence of a mysterious alien machine — as a powerful being, ravaging all those who threaten the utopia that the professor has created for himself and his daughter.
Like the rampaging monster terrorizing the planet Altair, groups like The Southern Poverty Law Center, Planned Parenthood, and the Gill Foundation are the machine and their devotees are the physical manifestation of the monstrous, collective id of this nation’s liberal elites. Their aim is the violent destruction of biological families and faith; of sexual innocence, chaste lives and complementarity. The sexual revolution must march on at any and all costs.
Sigmund Freud coined the term “id” to describe the lowest realm of functioning in the human psyche. It represents the most base, instinctual portion of the human mind. He defined the id as “the dark, inaccessible part of our personality … and most of that is of a negative character(.) … We approach the id with analogies: we call it a chaos, a cauldron full of seething excitations” (Freud, New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, 1933).
Political correctness is a tool of tyranny, wielded skillfully by Progressives to silence and render impotent — if not completely wipe out — principled objection to the advancement of their cause.
Let’s face it, the rise of political correctness is nothing more than the end of free speech in the United States and in westernized countries around the world. While appearing on the surface as benign and guileless, in reality it mercilessly foments hostility and violence, and if lives are destroyed, so be it.
Progressives and their facilitators in the media want us to believe that the angels and archangels, the cherubim and seraphim, are singing the praises of abortion, same-sex “marriage,” transgenderism, and a host of other human-life-and-dignity-defying causes. They want us to hear only positive proclamations concerning the implausible notion that a man can be a woman, or that two men or two women together is exactly the same as a man and a woman. To enforce their grand pretensions, violence or the threat of it is sometimes required.
The Southern Poverty Law Center
The SLPC continues to carry a defamatory blog post from 2014 asserting that Rep. Scalise “may have had some real affinities” with “a well-known group of white supremacists and neo-Nazis.” Perhaps this was what produced the murderous actions in his would-be assassin.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg for the SPLC.
Former Attorney General Ed Meese, writing about another matter in the pages of The Wall Street Journal, said, “The headlines were both inflammatory and untrue: ‘Attorney General Jeff Sessions Criticized for speaking to ‘Hate Group,’ reported NBC. Reports from ABC and other major news outlets used similar language. Readers might be surprised to learn that the group in question is the Alliance Defending Freedom, a respected civil rights firm.”
He continued, “‘So where did this scurrilous charge originate? With the Southern Poverty Law Center, which labels ADF a ‘hate group.’ The designation had nothing to do with the law firm’s policies or behavior. It’s just that the SPLC objects to its traditional views on the Constitution, the First Amendment and the meaning of marriage.”
Most significantly, the former Attorney General pointed out, “No responsible media outlet should parrot the SPLC’s hate list without seeking to understand not only its motives but also the consequences of spreading false charges.”
The horrifying truth about SPLC
Mark Potok, a senior fellow at SPLC once revealed, “Sometimes the press will describe us as monitoring hate groups and so on. I want to say plainly that our aim in life is to destroy these groups, to completely destroy them.”
This sentiment sounds strangely familiar.
The Gill Foundation
Over the last decade or so, the Gill Foundation, founded by the wealthy gay entrepreneur Tim Gill, funneled nearly a half billion dollars — yes, that’s billion with a B — to efforts to make same-sex “marriage” the law of the land.
Now his attention has turned to battling against religious liberty under the guise of “anti-discrimination” while also supporting transgenderism, mostly notably by financing efforts to make women’s and girls’ locker rooms and bathrooms available to men.
As reported in a recent feature article in Rolling Stone, “[F]or Gill and his allies, nondiscrimination is the new front of the movement: a campaign that pits LGBTQ advocates against a religious right that responded to marriage equality by redoubling its efforts. The election of Donald Trump, who claims to support gay rights but stocked his administration with anti-LGBTQ extremists, has only emboldened those looking to erase the gains of the past decade. Gill refuses to go on the defense.”
And here’s the money line: “We’re going into the hardest states in the country. We’re going to punish the wicked.”
“Punish the wicked,” i.e., those who believe most strongly in faith and family. Who could be more wicked than that?
There are efforts afoot to silence those who seek to expose the horrific nature of Planned Parenthood’s baby parts sales.
Pro-abortion politicians and the abortion lobby have attempted to silence the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. Earlier this year, the state of California charged the pro-life investigators with 15 crimes.
The move was initiated by former attorney general of California, pro-abortion Kamala Harris, now a U.S. senator. She even ordered a raid on Daleiden’s home to seize his undercover footage of Planned Parenthood. Interestingly, she received large donations from Planned Parenthood-affiliated PACS during her senatorial campaign.
This isn’t the first time pro-abortion forces have meted out swift punishments for refusing to bow to pro-choice America.
In 2012, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization was dealt a swift rebuke when it announced it would no longer contribute to Planned Parenthood. The violent backlash was breathtaking, perhaps expressed best by Boston Herald pundit Margery Eagan. “The great, sleeping giant that is pro-choice America was startled awake this week — and then, in about a nanosecond, proceeded to crush pro-life forces like a bug. Just steamrolled ’em, actually. It was extremely gratifying, I must say.”
Because it dared suspend contributions to Planned Parenthood, Eagan reasoned the Komen Foundation and pro-lifers deserved to be crushed. Flattened. Squashed.
There are more — many more
The most famous accidental public revelation by a member of the liberal elite was Hillary Clinton’s declaration before a group of wealthy homosexuals that more than half the country’s voters are “Deplorables,” revealing her contempt for those who do not support abortion, homosexuality, and transgenderism as she does.
There are plenty of other examples.
In 2014, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) published its incendiary “Exporters of Hate” report, falsely accusing their detractors of spewing “venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories, and discredited science,” and concluding, “It’s time to take action.”
GLAAD’s Commentator Accountability Project serves the same purpose as SPLC’s Hate List. GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) not only wants to discredit those who legitimately challenge the organization’s goals, they seek to forever silence their voices and end their activities. They don’t care how it comes about.
These groups always present themselves as benevolent and good-hearted, representing the vulnerable and victimized. Whether as individuals, as organizations, or as cultural groups, they present a picture of innocence and goodness, of unparalleled magnanimity and empathy. Nothing could be further than the truth.
Though the true nature of the politically correct nonprofits such as SLPC, Planned Parenthood, the Gill Foundation and others is occasionally accidentally publicly expressed, it is most evident in the hatred they foment. Some of it is verbal, some of it is physical. All of it represents violence stemming from deep-seated hatred for faith, family and sexual purity — that cauldron full of seething excitations — the id, of the liberal elite.
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