The Southern Poverty Law Center(SPLC) is a left wing hate group which is citied by the media as the authority on what is and is not hate, via Mike LaChance, Legal Insurrection:

Southern Poverty Law Center condemns antifa, but won’t call hate group

Richard Cohen, the president of the SPLC, told the Washington Examiner the loosely organized antifa movement, short for anti-fascism, is “wrongheaded” in opposing free speech and using violence.

“We oppose these groups and what they’re trying to do. We just don’t think anyone should be able to censor someone else’s speech,” Cohen said, echoing and endorsing recent statements from progressive scholar Noam Chomsky.

“We think they are contributing to the problem we are seeing,” Cohen said. “We think it’s likely to lead to other forms of retaliation. In Berkeley, antifa showed up and shut down speeches. The next time the white supremacists brought the Oath Keepers with them, they brought their own army.”

He said, however, the SPLC won’t label antifa a “hate group” because adherents do not discriminate against people on the basis of race, sexual orientation or other classes protected by antidiscrimination laws, such as religion.

“There might be forms of hate out there that you may consider hateful, but it’s not the type of hate we follow,” Cohen said.

Reax, LaChance:

The American people are smarter than the SPLC or the media believe. It’s obvious to anyone who’s watching which side Antifa is on and voters will remember in future elections.

Antifa hates free speech, and hates it so much they will resort to violence to shut down ideas they lack the intellect to refute. Yet the SPLC does not deem Antifa to a hate group. The SPLC does not so much oppose a state of mind, to wit hate. To the SPLC it does not matter what you do. It only matter who you do it to. So attacking a liberal idea is deemed hate, but throwing a bottle of urine at conservative is not.

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