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SPLC spokesgoon Mark Potok confesses that Klan is not a real threat


Report from CofCC.org Staff

The radical left-wing SPLC keeps going back and forth. One minute they are claiming that the Ku Klux Klan is a huge national threat, for which they need millions in donations to fight. The next minute, they confess that there actually isn’t any threat at all!

Potok blasted the “mainstream” media for claiming that the Klan could have a large rally in Memphis, TN. Potok says that even if a whole bunch of Klan groups joined forces, their rally wouldn’t amount to anything. For the past twenty years the SPLC has been relentless fundraising on the platform that the KKK is a huge movement that represents a major threat to the US public.

Potok stated that is it “not even remotely likely” that any Klan rally in Memphis would be substantial. Potok went on to say that “it would be a surprise” if all the Klan groups in a mutli-state area could collectively come up with 40 people.

The SPLC publishes a quarterly magazine to hype the fictional threat of KKK and “neo-Nazis.” According to their website  they have published 261 articles that contain the phrase “Ku Klux Klan” in the last 57 issues of their magazine. That is four and a half articles per issue! Articles about the Klan DOMINATES the SPLC magazine. Critics on the right AND THE LEFT routinely chastise the SPLC for using the non-existent threat of Klan violence in fundraising letters.

Potok went on to make absurd and easily disprovable claims about Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Potok claims General Nathan Bedford Forrest was a “violent, guttural racist” who became a millionaire “running one of the country’s most brutal slave yards.” Forrest entire stint in the slave trading business consisted of selling twelve slaves. He then left the professional and said he found it distasteful. Forrest became very wealth selling horses and real estate. He used his own personal fortune to purchase supplies for the Confederate army at the beginning of the War of Northern Aggression.

Potok then claims that Forrest massacred black Union soldiers at Fort Pillow. This is a famous myth that was invented for Abraham Lincoln’s re-election campaign. Lincoln’s own staff admitted that it was a fake story in documents declassified after the war. In reality, Forrest’s generous treatment of Union POWs was legendary in the North. Near the end of the war, a Union officer could have killed or captured Forrest. Instead he thanked Forrest for the way he treated captured members of his command earlier in the war and let Forrest go unharmed. After the Civil War, Forrest enjoyed celebrity status in the North as well as the South.

Forrest is also famous for saving a woman’s life, who was being beaten to death by an ex-boyfriend, after the war. That woman was black. Forrest heard blood curling screams from outside the woman’s home. After kicking down the down, Forrest subdued her attacker and saved the woman’s life. Potok would probably classify this a hate crime for violence against her black would-be murderer.

This is the same Mark Potok who has publicly compared the american Family Association to the KKK on national television. This is a man with no moral compass. The SPLC is even despised within the left-wing as being fundraising con artists.