Steve Sailer writes:
But the SPLC stumbled into two embarrassments last week.
After months of promoting hysteria over anti-Semitic terror threats by supposed Trump supporters, the news that a black leftist journalist had been arrested for sending eight bomb threats to Jewish community centers was excused by the SPLC as “not necessarily anti-Semitism as such.”
Almost simultaneously, masked anti–First Amendment vigilantes assaulted social scientist Charles Murray and professor Allison Stanger (who had offered to question him).
Murray’s crime? Daring to try to give a speech at expensive Middlebury College in Vermont’s ski country. A student group justified the assault by claiming, “Professor Stanger’s hair was not intentionally pulled but was inadvertently caught…”
Obviously, Murray was exercising his White Male Privilege of being bald, so the Blackshirts had to send the female scholar to the hospital instead.
The reason there is so much rage and violence against Charles Murray is because, 23 years after The Bell Curve was published, it’s pretty obvious that Murray and his late coauthor Richard Herrnstein were largely right about how the world works. As I pointed out in Taki’s Magazine on the 20th anniversary of The Bell Curve, their predictions have largely panned out.
There’s nothing that elicits more hate than being right.
And nobody is more talented at stirring up hate than Morris Dees, cofounder of the SPLC.
Yes, he name checks Charlotte Allen’s instant classic investigation into the SPLC.
(Alas, Sailer neglected to link to my own Taki’s column about them, here.)