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Is SPLC Conflating White Supremacist Violence with Animal Rights? Paul Watson and ‘[Eco]-Terrorism’

In this video I talk about a Winter 2012 issue of the Intelligence Report, a magazine dedicated to the surveillance of ‘extreme hate groups and individuals.’ A magazine that seems to significantly focus on white supremacist and anti-Muslim people, I was surprised to see that Paul Watson was included in this issue as an ‘eco-terrorist.’ I felt Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), where Intelligence Report is published, could have done a better job of providing more information about animal liberation activism, instead of lumping Watson together with ‘other’ violent and extreme hate groups/individuals like white supremacists Wade Page who shot and killed Sikhs in the USA last year.

Here is the to the Winter 2012 issue if Intelligence Report in which Wade Page (http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2012/winter) is featured on the cover. And here is the article about Paul Watson: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2012/winter/animal-rights-extremist-flees-to-the-

What do you think?

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8 thoughts on “Is SPLC Conflating White Supremacist Violence with Animal Rights? Paul Watson and ‘[Eco]-Terrorism’

  1. mkesling63 on said:

    Trivia added to fact is just another emotional play on the public to get out of theri public demand promises.

    • Please explain more. Thanks.

      • mkesling63 on said:

        The government does not separate issue for several reasons. One public official has promised groups they would achieve this or that and at the same time they are competing to be more famous to get their points across.

        With intent or not, and most with intent, they play on bigger issues to get people off important issues. One constant play is their failures to protect all the death in deprivation, medical denials, aid denials, health, court decision denial etc…..The best way to do this is to play on a already fragile group by pushing other public concerns on them like animal rights, earth issues, etc.

        Then your self obligated civic duty awareness campaigns and crusades loose focus on human rights failures. They all have failed to deliver. They think they can handle these issues themselves. It has been proven technology can cure these issues timely and it takes away their public emotion plays, basically separating your resources.

        There is a cure to this coming and all of them are fighting it down to the last. Their fighting it off due to no funding the way they want in luxury above private industry standards has caused the entire system to grind to a halt unless the new world power can bypass to your door. The reason this takes so long to disclose to every door is they are controlling media. Also most important human civil rights issues like slavery in the global market and anywhere else took a couple years to cure.
        So while they promise other issues now they can deliver because the new is coming right from around their fights. I bit more time since this has been happening for 30 plus months now, government is shrinking and the old way is going to shrink into nothing while all these issues for all come in. The new already has a proven new way. Patience it will come to your door soon too.

  2. I agree with you that SPLC should not be lumping in an animal liberation activist with white supremacists, without providing more context. This article of theirs about the Nation of Islam is instructive: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/ideology/black-separatist

    In this article, they condemn the NOI’s antisemitic and anti-white views while also at least nodding toward acknowledgement that black separatism (as they call it) is not absolutely morally equivalent to white supremacy. They don’t acknowledge that Paul Watson is trying to do something important (whether or not you agree with his tactics), and seem really dismissive of people who support him. And if their thing is “hate groups,” why are they talking about Paul Watson? Agree with him or disagree with him, but his actions are not about hatred for some subset of humanity, they’re about saving whales and other marine animals. Or do they condemn (and keep tabs on) everyone who ever uses violence for any reason? That doesn’t seem to be their mission, but maybe I’m not understanding something.

  3. You wrote: “…could have done a better job of providing more information about animal liberation activism, instead of lumping Watson together with ‘other’ violent and extreme hate groups/individuals like white supremacists Wade Page who shot and killed Sikhs in the USA last year.”

    You’re very kind to the SPLC. The tone of the article was that of propaganda and they did very little to provide information about animal liberation activism. The most obvious result here is a diminution of the credibility of the SPLC. When they are unable to discriminate between white supremacists and folks like Paul Watson they glaringly exhibit their own inadequacies.

  4. Hank Melville on said:

    Paul Watson’s goal is self-aggrandizement and MONEY, not saving anything. His organization focuses on the Minke whale, Dolphins and Seals, none of which are endangered. Paull himself slammed Greenpeace for saving seals because they’re cute, then years later Paul realized the financially lucrative nature of animal rights.

    Paul Watson is a loquacious but narcissistic old fool who has conned millions into thinking he cares about anything other than his personal finances and self-inflated ego.

    {Paul Watson harms those who don’t bow to his words… and to top it off, he’s not even a vegan.

  5. Why is this posting 7/23/2013? I read it without seeing the dates.

    Context is more than a word meaning, put in a couple of more sentences and I’ll understand. After reading everything attached to this posting I am still ignorant of Paul Watson and what he has done, good, bad and/or indifferent. No one is 100% anything. There could be a balance of “evidence” to support a person’s position. There seldom is.

    I notice that the further away from its founders and founding ideals the further away “new” leaders move from the key goals of an organization, SPLC as example. There is an amnesia.

    Mkesling63 please prove read, aloud before posting, I could not comprehend your argument.

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