Over at Ann Althouse’s blog, her commenters are working overtime to attack the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), as noted by Jesse Taylor of Wonkette.
Here’s what Althouse commenter “CommonHandle” had to say about the SPLC and Wade Michael Page:
I find it a bit creepy that SPLC defines its “intelligence project” as following around anyone who has an association with people or groups that espouse racist beliefs, even if nothing that individual has done or said themselves comes across as overtly racist. Creepiness aside, aren’t there plenty of real racists out there? people who regularly and unambiguously engage in racist speech? That the have a “profile” of this man isn’t only kind of disturbing, but it seems pretty frivolous.
Apparently “CommonHandle” is oblvious to the fact that Wade Michael Page is unambiguously and overtly a racist. After all, how many non-racists do you know that pose in front of flags bearing white supremacist markings (while wearing a shirt bearing the phrase, “White pride world wide,” no less) and have white supremacist tattoos?
I don’t know what’s more stunning – the fact that someone actually thinks Wade Michael Page may not be a “real” racist or the fact that Ann Althouse made a point to highlight that particular comment as being worth her readers seeing.
At any rate, if you’re interested in reading the piece from Althouse that prompted the Wonkette piece, you can read it here.