This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, August 19, 2015:
Except for the Internet, Julian Bond’s passing would be celebrated by the mainstream media as a life well-lived, full of accomplishment and good deeds in an evil and declining world. Words like “hero,” “friend,” and “champion” would forever be tied to his name and his life. Eulogies from Al Sharpton would remain unchallenged:
As one who came out of the immediate generation after him, I grew up admiring and studying the work of Julian Bond … the country has lost a champion for human rights.
As would these from Chad Griffin, head of the pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign:
Future generations will look back on the life and legacy of Julian Bond and see a warrior of good who helped conquer hate in the name of love. I will greatly miss my friend and my hero, Dr. Julian Bond.
But, with the Internet, the echo chamber of the mainstream media no longer works to keep citizens in the dark about one of the most radical, revolutionary individuals ever to labor in the back rooms of the Communist Party. With the Internet, for instance, one learns of Bond’s effusions over his trips to Cuba:
I first visited Cuba in the spring of 1959 … with three college friends. The truth was we were enchanted by the revolution. Our newspapers had carried stories about President Castro’s triumphant entry into Havana. He and his colleagues were all young, as were we – I was 19 – and we found something appealing in their story and their victory.
The last trip simply reinforced my admiration for the Cuban people and the society they are building.
With the Internet one learns of his enchantment with communism, his endorsement in the 1960s by the Communist Party USA, his participation in communist political forums or his campaigns for communist and leftwing politicians. For instance, he co-chaired the National Conference for New Politics (NCNP), described by then-Senator James Eastland as a group “working hand-in-glove with the Communist Party” to foment “revolution in the United States.”
With the Internet, one learns that in 1982 he endorsed the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, a communist front group headed by Angela Davis and other members of the Communist Party USA. In 2006 he served on the national advisory board of Apollo Alliance, a group founded by the revolutionary communist Van Jones.
One learns, thanks to the Internet, how he approved of the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups:
I think it’s entirely legitimate [for the IRS] to look at the Tea Party. I mean, here are a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly political, who tried as best they can to harm President Obama….
They are the Taliban wing of American politics and we all ought to be a little worried about them.
With the Internet, the curious can learn that Bond was a die-hard believer that the US was racist and white-supremacist. While encouraging marchers in Washington, DC, he said:
We march because Trayvon Martin has joined Emmett Till in the pantheon of young black martyrs. We march because a United States Supreme Court has eviscerated the Voting Rights Act for which we fought and died.
We march because every economic indicator shows gaping white-black disparities. We march for freedom from white supremacy.
Digging behind the headlines, one finds that his commitment to spreading hate and lies lasted until his death on Saturday. The MSM briefly mentioned his affiliation with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) back in the 1970s when he served as its president for several years. But it failed to mention that Bond continued as a board member and president-emeritus until his death.
SPLC has made a name, and a handsome living, for itself by establishing itself as the “hate group” center of the universe, describing the United States as a country “seething” with “racial violence” and “intolerance against those who are different.” Says the SPLC, “Hate in America is a dreadful, daily constant” and violent crimes against blacks, Hispanics, homosexuals, and Muslims “are not isolated incidents” but are instead “eruptions of a nation’s intolerance.”
In order to combat those eruptions, SPLC has assigned to itself the duty to expose all of those groups opposed to its agenda, using both its Hatewatch blog and its quarterly “Intelligence Report,” which it claims (at least until recently) to be the “nation’s preeminent periodical monitoring the radical right in the U.S.”
SPLC has indulged itself in creating data where none exists in order to further its agenda. For instance, Laird Wilcox, a highly regarded archivist and commentator on contemporary political movements at the University of Kansas, pointed out how evidence of Klan activity in Larkin, Kansas, was planted:
What happened in this case is that someone rented a P.O. box for a bogus Ku Klux Klan group and then kept the rent paid on it for years, thus allowing [the SPLC] to list Larkin as having a “KKK presence.”
This was pure disinformation and an example of the terrible things SPLC does in its campaign to keep the money rolling in from frightened liberals and blacks.
Far from being an isolated case, Wilcox added that upon investigating a list of more than 800 so-called “hate groups” published by the SPLC, over half of them were either non-existent, existed in name only, or “were inactive.”
The mainstream media, left to itself, would fail to inform as the SPLC raised the smear tactic to an art form, as explained by Don Feder, who, in the absence of an alternate to the mainstream media, would likely find himself out of work. President of Don Feder Associates, a communications consulting firm focused on non-profits, explained:
What makes the Southern Poverty Law Center particularly odious is its habit of taking legitimate conservatives and jumbling them [together] with genuine hate groups (the Klan, Aryan Nation, skinheads, etc.) to make it appear that there’s a logical relationship between, say, opposing affirmative action and lynching, or demands to an end to government services for illegal aliens and attacks on dark-skinned immigrants.
Without the Internet it’s possible, even likely, that the FBI would still be using the SPLC as a “resource” for unbiased information about hate crimes and hate groups. But LTG William Boykin, Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council (FCR), uncovered the link between the shooter at his headquarters and the SPLC, and demanded that the FBI remove all reference to the organization from its website. He wrote a letter to both AG Eric Holder and FBI Director James Comey in February, 2014:
The SPLC has used its website to inflame public sentiment against those who disagree with some of the group’s goals, resulting in tragic consequences. On August 15, 2012, Floyd Lee Corkins II entered the FRC lobby armed with a loaded semi-automatic pistol and 100 rounds of ammunition, intending to slaughter as many FRC staff as he could because they oppose same-sex marriage….
In a chilling interrogation video released by the FBI and played in court, Corkins said he picked his targets by relying on the SPLC website’s Hate Map….
Thus, the FBI now directs the public to trust a group whose website played a significant part in bringing about an act of domestic terrorism….
We appreciate the work the FBI does every day, but we cannot allow the SPLC to be listed in official FBI resources as a friend of civil rights and law enforcement when the organization has become one of the biggest bullies in America….
In conclusion, it is completely inappropriate for the Department of Justice to recommend public reliance on the SPLC hate group lists and data. The links to the SPLC as an FBI “Resource” must be taken down immediately….
Furthermore, we urge FBI leadership to end any current “partnership” with the SPLC in public outreach, given the SPLC’s erroneous data and offensive mischaracterizations of groups such as FRC….
Less than a month later the FBI scrubbed all references to the SPLC from its website.
None of this would have been known had the mainstream media continued to provide its own echo chamber, promoting half-truths, lies, and silence to keep its own agenda from being exposed. Thanks to the Internet, and the passing of Julian Bond to his eternal reward, that echo chamber no longer keeps the citizenry in the dark.
Discoverthenetworks.org: JULIAN BOND
Discoverthenetworks.org: More background on the SPLC