USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) today sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos inquiring about Amazon profiting from the sale of products and content from groups identified as neo-Nazis and white nationalist hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC),” a press release by the congressman’s office claimed Tuesday.
“Amazon’s practice of hosting the sale of hateful literature, toys, and music spreads and normalizes hate ideologies,” Ellison’s letter charged.
Disregarding for a moment that censorship of literature and music that government officials want to see suppressed is the hallmark of a totalitarian, or that book-burning is something associated with real Nazis, we should also consider the source. Per PJ Media:
“[T]he Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) settled a defamation suit filed by Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz, whom the SPLC maligned as an ‘anti-Muslim extremist.’ On Tuesday, PJ Media reported that no fewer than 60 organizations are considering similar lawsuits against the SPLC. The organization is still facing a lawsuit from D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM), a Christian organization falsely labeled a ‘hate group.’”
“47 Nonprofit Leaders Denounce the Southern Poverty Law Center's ‘Hate List' in Open Letter to the Media,” a report from a year earlier documented. That one also recalled the story of “a terrorist attack inspired by the SPLC's hate list … Floyd Lee Corkins II entered the Family Research Council offices in Washington, D.C. and shot and badly wounded its building manager, Leo Johnson, who stopped his intended killing spree … Corkins intended to kill everyone in the building, and then go on to terrorize additional organizations.”
Another point to consider for someone like Ellison who claims to be a socialist against Nazis: Even though they’ll argue loudly against it, the truth is they are (once again) lying to deceive the ignorant. Aside from deriving the name from “Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei” (the National Socialist German Workers' Party), there is this inconvenient truth:
“It is now clear beyond all reasonable doubt that Hitler and his associates believed they were socialists, and that others, including democratic socialists, thought so too. The title of National Socialism was not hypocritical,” author George G. Watson documented in “Hitler and the Socialist Dream.”
By way of credentials, Watson was a “scholar, literary critic, historian, a fellow of St John’s College and professor of English at Cambridge University,” who, rather than being some “far right” apologist, was also, incidentally, “an active member of the Liberal Party [who] in his will … left £950,000 to the Liberal Democrats.”
It’s just not surprising considering affiliations with the Democrat Socialists of America.
Ellison is a leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, co-founded by Bernie Sanders. And the Caucus (with Ellison specifically identified) maintains “ties” with the Communist Party USA and “close ties” with another “progressive” group, the Democratic Socialists of America, the domestic arm of Socialist International.
The DSA devoted a page on their website (until they took it down to try to hide it—this link goes to the Internet Archive record, which they can’t erase) to hymns glorifying their “struggle.” The following examples should be of special interest, since the people they’re talking about are pretty much you and me:
Here’s something else that shouldn’t surprise anyone: They’re obsessed with “controlling” your guns. That’s because it’s not about controlling guns, it’s about controlling us, including the information they would “allow” us to access. Just like totalitarians have always done.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.