SPLC “Alt-Right” Boogie Man Guide

A.P. Dillon, American Lens, September 20, 2017

The SPLC appears to be attempting to further polarize college campuses using a flimsy report to hype their new boogie man, the “alt-right.”

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The guide was pushed in emails from SPLC’s education group, Teaching Tolerance, which recently put out Social Justice Standards for teachers to use for free in K-12 classrooms.

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SPLC’s Alt-Right Guide

The main thrust of the document is to highlight persons that SPLC believes are white supremacists, racists and nazis while laying blame for their existence at the feet of the Trump administration.

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There’s also a section on ‘what to do and what to say’ if you encounter the “alt-right.” The opening sentence is laughable.

When an alt-right personality is scheduled to speak on campus, the most effective course of action is to de­prive the speaker of the thing he or she wants most – a spectacle.

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In North Carolina, a spectacle was manufactured by a Durham Councilwoman who retweeted a rumor that caused the city to grind to a halt.  The original tweet came from the attorney representing the “alt-left” communist World Workers Party members who destroyed a statue.

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The SPLC “Shock Troops” and “Brain Trust”

It’s unclear what SPLC thinks the term “shock troops means”, but the organization singles out 4 people known to be white supremacists as proof of “shock troops.”

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The alleged “brain trust” section of the guide consists of Steve Bannon, Jared Taylor, Greg Johnson and David Horowitz.

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Nowhere in the document does SPLC cite asking the administration for comment nor does SPLC note the multiple times President Trump has refuted such charges or has denounced racist figures such as David Duke.

SPLC to Students: Tell Groups Not To Invite Conservative Speakers

In the guide, SPLC makes the point of telling college students they should intervene when a conservative speaker is being invited to their campus.

SPLC does its best to make their suggested actions sound innocuous, but what this really is about is shutting down free speech.

Here’s the section, emphasis added:

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If possible, have a student of color or member of another targeted group tell their story to the stu­dent group. The story should demonstrate that the invitation will have serious, painful consequences for a fellow student or group of students. Finally, ask the group not to host the alt-right or to rescind an invitation.

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