Morris Dees Hate Speech on Face the Nation : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

First FBI director Louis Freeh, now Morris Dees issues divisive rhetoric about Y2K preparation. PARAPHRASING Morris Dees in reference to Ed Yardeni"s warning about Y2K: "and we are concerned about extreme right wing christian groups, who like Mr Yardeni, would like to see disruptions. His hate speech went on to describe how there is a growing number of groups identified as hate groups by the FBI. etc. etc. and the internet is filled with groups who don't go to KKK meetings anymore, now they just get on the internet..... Mr Morris, Where was YOUR call for solidarity in the face of this potential disaster? I'd bet the rent that you are preparing for problems. Are you preparing us also?

-- KoFE (everywhere@all.over), February 28, 1999


More and more we are hearing that the internet is a "bad place" and the people who post on bb's are "bad people" who will wreck your marriage, corrupt your children, and plot to overthrow your government. Ann Landers makes negative comments about it often.Folks, there is just way too much freedom of expression on the won't last. Enjoy it while you can. We are going to end up getting slapped with higher and higher access fees, and more and more laws governing usage.

-- Eye On Y2K (, February 28, 1999.

What is your source for the statements you are making?

-- Watcher (, February 28, 1999.


Recent FCC rulings

Congressional testimony etc.

-- Chuck, night driver (, February 28, 1999.

Watcher - I'm assuming you're asking the original poster was part of the left wing media's biased show on Face the Nation this weekend.

Similar comments have come from the FBI's chief officer in the domestic terrorism branch. Apparently, and according to the militant left administrators in charge of the FBI and the justice department, only right-wingers are capable of hate these days.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, February 28, 1999.

I didnt watch the show because I knew that Dees was a guest, and that was enough for me. I cannot even look at this man.

-- dave (, February 28, 1999.

As I said on another thread ; first "they" put labels on people or groups; then the liberal backing media harp on it for a few months, with stronger labels attached; followed by " something needs to be do by our government/law enforcement etc. Happened before at Waco, Ruby Ridge, etc. Trouble is, they have new laws about " threats to the infostructure " , and civil terrorists which the alphabet groups can act upon any soon as the liar, cheat, draft dogger and womanizer says " We have an emergency here ". Like seargent York said, "You start at the back of the Flock of flying turkeys , and pick them off one at a time. Fellars in the front don't know what's going on till they're hit". Military maxim ... Divide and Conquer !! Got camos ?? Eagle

-- Harold Walker (, February 28, 1999.

IMO, here is a human (I can't say 'man', as I feel it would be inaccurate and over-complimentary) whose rhetoric ala "hate groups" sounds alarmingly like something out of Berlin circa 1940, and whose public appearances deserve to be filmed by the likes of Leni Riefenstahl. In Washington we have a liar who claims he is not a liar, and in the South we have a hatemonger who claims to be monitoring so-called "hate groups." Fits the times, doesn't it?

If he keeps it up, we'll soon have in this country what he seems to want so desperately - namely, a race war.

But, he gets air time, and the people he's smearing get none. It's time for the Blacks, Whites, and Hispanics in America to stand shoulder to shoulder against their real enemy... the media establishment, their lackeys, and the forces behind them.

-- allmen (are@created.equal), February 28, 1999.

For a person who is so obviously unhappy with putting labels on people, you were very quick to label the media as liberals. The media stinks, but they look like, sound like, and talk like conservatives, so they must be conservatives.

-- gilda jessie (, February 28, 1999.

Very interesting viewpoint, Gilda. All I can assume, if you honestly believe that the media has a conservative bent, is that internet access has now been established with Mars.

-- isn't the air (too@thin.there?), February 28, 1999.

Thank you Allmen. Very well put.

-- KoFE (Every@whereall.over), February 28, 1999.

Anyone who disagrees with Mo Dees and his Southern Poverty Pimp Center of Lawlessness will be classified as a racist hate criminal. Next time that he is on a call in talk show I suggest that someone call in and ask him about his honeymoon night with his wife. According to court testimony he forced his wife to watch him sodomize another man. But hey, I don't want to start any rumor mongering....

Late night talk show host Jim Bohannan likes to trash any news from the internet. I insist that the internet is just as reliable as any other source as long as you know where to look. I think it is quite clear why the media elites don't like the net. They are losing their monopoly over the masses. They pine for the old days when everyone watched the big 3 networks and believed what they were told.

-- Joe O (, February 28, 1999.

More thanks to Freeman, other than race we are constantly as citizens being polarized by other issues as well, Death Penalty, Abortion, Enviroment etc. These are VERY important, however, they divide us, and in the shadow cast by the spotlight of these issues, gov. gets bigger until it threatens to consume us, and the $$$ burdon on our backs grows larger. We need to WAKE UP and "stand shoulder to shoulder against our real enemy..."

United we stand, divided we fall

-- freeWOman (, February 28, 1999.

How about this for a start: Bay Buchanan, and brother Pat, John McLoughlin (sp), Rush Limbaugh, John Hockenberry, Ollie North, Brian Williams, David Broder, John Gibson, Novak, Russert, Borger, Snow, Sure there are liberals, Grodin, Geraldo, but for sheer numbers, conservatives win hands down. And as far as radio, they have taken over the air waves. You either get conservative talk shows or religious right Christian broadcasting.

-- gilda jessie (, March 01, 1999.

"As much as one might wish it, he cannot simply bow out of a race war. You do not have to choose up sides to be a combatant. The other people will do it for you."

- Jeff Cooper, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps, (Retired)

-- Hardliner (, March 01, 1999.

Gilda, you are correct that some conservatives still have access to television, but it is a rapidly diminishing number. While a few shows remain the mainstream national news, which is all the average American watches, are all extremely liberal. CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX make no bones on their evening newscast as to the spin on their reporting. Notice I said Average American above, and not the liberal term "Joe Sixpack". The fact is Joe Sixpack is becoming increasingly disgusted with big government and is pretty well armed. This is the group most hated by Morris Dees and his hate jackals. I lump him in the same category as Louis Farakahn, a constant agitator, whose only purpose is to further polarize the population. Daytime television is a total farce, with the soap operas preaching infidelity and consumption of hard liquor constantly. Intersperce this with talk shows touting incest, whoremongering, gay- lesbian relationships, totally disfuntional families, and philandering spouses. Is it any wonder the moral condition of this country has collapsed? I don't even watch Peter Jennings or Dan Rather anymore as every time you turn them on they are pushing for more gun control or government programs. I wonder how Tom Brokaw reconciles his beliefs, if he has any, with the story's he does on air. Having just released a book called Americas Greatest Generation which documents the heroism and independent spirit of our grandparents he meanwhile continues to espouse the socialist party line of the networks. I can only conclude that while Jennings and Rather are true communist, Brokaw has merely sold out his moral values. The conservatives are taking over the radio, but I would expect that trend to be reversed shortly. The Liberals control of television has left them no other venue on which to broadcast. If they percieve that the conservatives are making serious headway in awakening the American public they will merely buy the stations and put them off the air.

-- Nikoli Krushev (, March 01, 1999.

The accumulating y2k effects will drown out the naysays well before y2k, nine months away, then y2k is going to put the idiots off of the air.

Quit raising your blood pressure now.

As always, a "10".

-- Mitchell Barnes (, March 01, 1999.

While I agree that Morris Dees and Louis Farakan are nuts of an extraordianry type, I consider the Religious Right and Gary North's Reconstructionist Religion just as dangerous. Anyone that spouts about morals constantly, obviously would like all of us to become Christian clones. I cannot and do not identify with stupid soap operas; have never and will never watch them. Jerry Springer's show is just as stupid, but I certainly don't think this identify's our society anymore than Chis Matthews and Britt Hume slinging their Republican, holier-than-thou slurs do. To call the media liberal is to watch programs I seldom see. How I would love to see a little bit of liberal tolerance in government instead of the hateful, disdain of the Religious Right controlled Republicans who've done just as bad, but haven't been caught yet.

-- gilda jessie (, March 03, 1999.

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