“There were quite few Black folks who celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Selma to Montgomery March,” The Sons of Liberty Radio show host Bradlee Dean told his audience this week. “Guess who one of the speakers was?” Admitting his embarrassment over the name of the speaker, Dean went on to inform his audience of the speaker’s name: Morris Dees.
Now, if you don’t know who Morris Dees is, then let me enlighten you.
Morris Dees is the founder and chief trial lawyer of the hateful, bigoted, anti-American, anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center.
According to Discover the Networks:
Dees, who was raised as a Southern Baptist, says he “learned everything I know about hustling” from his early experiences in church: “Spending Sundays on those hard benches listening to the preacher pitch salvation—why, it was like getting a Ph.D. in selling.” Fuller, for his part, recalls that he and Dees “shared the overriding purpose of making a pile of money” and becoming “independently rich,” though “we were not particular about how we did it.” The veracity of that acknowledgment was evidenced in 1961, when Dees and Fuller, serving as defense attorneys for a white racist who had viciously beaten a journalist covering Freedom Riders in the South, had their legal fees paid by the Ku Klux Klan.
But that’s not all. In 1975, Dees was “arrested and removed from court for attempting to suborn perjury (by means of a bribe) on behalf of the defendant in a North Carolina murder trial. Though the felony charge against Dees was subsequently dropped, the presiding judge refused to re-admit him to the case; that refusal was upheld on appeal.”
Discover the Networks also points out, “Dees is known to be the architect of one of SPLC’s most effective—and most controversial—tactics: exaggerating the prevalence and capabilities of racist and extremist rightwing groups operating in the United States in order to frighten supporters into donating money to SPLC.”
The director of the Southern Center for Human Rights, Stephen Bright, which is hardly a right wing organization wrote to Dees in a 1996 letter, calling him a “fraud and a conman.” Bright said that the reason for him defining Dees in that manner was because he “spend(s) so much, accomplish so little, and promote yourself shamelessly.”
However, Bright is not the only person on the left who calls Dees a con man. JoAnn Wypijewski, from the far-left Nation magazine, referred to Dees as a “millionaire huckster” and journalist Alexander Cockburn called Dees the “arch-salesman of hate-mongering.”
According to his former business partner Millard Fuller, Dees is after only one thing, money. “Morris and I … shared the overriding purpose of making a pile of money,” Fuller said. “We were not particular about how we did it; we just wanted to be independently rich.”
Former SPLC legal fellow Pamela Summers affirmed Fuller’s comments. “What they are doing in the [SPLC] legal department is not done for the best interest of everybody [but] is done as though the sole, overriding goal is to make money,” she said.
Attorney Millard Farmer said that Dees is “the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker of the civil-rights movement. Though I don’t mean to malign Jim and Tammy Faye.”
While Jim and Tammy were attempting to “sell salvation” to the masses, Dees has been selling racism and hate-mongering. He has used his money to contribute to campaigns like John Edwards, John Kerry, Ralph Nader, Bill Clinton, Tom Harkin, Julian Bond, Ted Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter. Not surprisingly, the Obama Justice Department even hosted him as a featured speaker at a “diversity training event” for federal employees in 2012.
Dees’ SPLC wrote a letter in 2013 to Obama’s Homeland Security and Justice Department claiming that patriot groups posed a domestic terror threat to the country.
So, even though Dees had once defended a white racist with KKK money, the Blacks in Selma still showed up to listen to him.
“This is what happens when people don’t pay attention to what’s going on,” Dean told his audience. “They are going and taking heed to someone that defended the KKK against the Blacks.”
“How far does stupid go America?” he asked. “Why wasn’t this individual shredded right on the spot? If Martin Luther King, Jr. was alive today, he would have said, ‘I ain’t going up on the stage with that man.”
But then that is the difference between the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and the modern day race-baiters and provocateurs.
The reason for Dean bringing up Dees was to warn people about studying the past so that they might know who the real culprits are in the undermining of the United States. Sadly, many people think that Dees is the good guy, but the truth is far more telling that he is an enemy of Blacks and an enemy of America.