Guest Post: A Message To The SPLC From A Montana "Extremist"

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Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market

A Message To The SPLC From A Montana "Extremist"

I’ll be the first to admit, people who refuse to compromise their principles under any circumstances can be utterly terrifying. Defiance, in its purest form, requires fearlessness; a brand of fearlessness we have little experience of today. For many in our society, fearlessness in the face of immeasurable opposition is unthinkable, and (unjustly) considered a sign of “madness”, or of “extremism”. To go against the tides of a culture, a collective, and point out its crimes and inconsistencies, is so counter to what they have been conditioned to expect, any sign of dissent triggers in them feelings of confusion and fury.

The Liberty Movement, and all it’s more specific and specialized branches, represents a resurgence of the immovable ideal. We refuse to set aside the truth. We refuse to relinquish our freedoms. We refuse to be silent. We refuse to negotiate. Regardless of the consequences, and despite contrary impositions of so called “national security”, we simply will not go away. This kind of philosophy is a serious obstacle for any establishment system which seeks to maintain or even expand its base of power. If you cannot buy off a person, if you cannot co-opt a person, and if you cannot frighten him into compliance, then all that is left to do is to demonize his public character, lock him up, or kill him. Men of conscience force the agents of centralization to expose their inherent tyranny before they are ready for the citizenry to know who they really are. Frankly, the Liberty Movement is a considerable pain in the neck for those who would see the American dynamic distorted to the benefit of a select few.

We wear this distinction like a badge of honor. If we were not a threat to the globalist corporatist strategy, then they would not consistently go out of their way to attack us. They attack us, because we are doing something right.

Only days ago the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the most prevalent propaganda think tank tied to the wretched tentacles of the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS), released yet another hit piece article slandering not just the Liberty Movement in general, or specific spokesmen like Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers, Chuck Baldwin of Liberty Fellowship, or James Rawles of Survivorblog fame, but also a specific action the movement has taken, namely, the relocation projects now gaining steam in the northwest Rocky Mountain regions of the U.S. You can read that disparaging editorial, called “A Gathering Of Eagles: Extremists Look To Montana”, here:

The hit piece was of course perfectly timed with the announcement of Bob Fanning and Chuck Baldwin’s run for Governor and Lt. Governor of Montana in 2012. However, beyond the obvious attempt to preemptively derail a campaign that would bring back 10th Amendment awareness to Montana and effectively restrict overt Federal involvement in state politics, there is a distinctive tone of dismay from the SPLC over Liberty Movement projects that involve active organization and community building.

From Liberty Fellowship’s relocation program, to James Rawles’ American Redoubt, Stewart Rhodes’ Operation Sleeping Giant, and my own Safe Haven Project through, the powers-that-be are noticeably perturbed at the very idea of Americans walking away from their computers, leaving their homes, talking to each other face-to-face, and forming mutual aid groups. God forbid…

Mark Potok, the frontman for the SPLC, has remained an entertainingly impotent figure, and I’ve always seen his bumbling media statements and actions as more helpful to the movement than hurtful, but there comes a point in any nation teetering on the brink of oligarchy when the propagandists start to gain more power and more sway in the way activist groups are treated.

For now, the SPLC’s job is essentially to make average people with little background information believe that what we are doing here in the Northwest is first, a fringe activity with little support or reach beyond the boundaries of the Rocky Mountains. Second, that it is a movement based on inherent violence and a threat to the safety of average citizens. And third, that it is organized around racist methodologies, or any other socially detestable lifestyles they can come up with off the tops of their heads. The SPLC engages in this propaganda using the ever popular fallback strategies outlined by Saul Alinsky, a mentor to Hillary Clinton who believed that in social debate, there are no rules of engagement, and that those who play honorably, play to lose. For Alinsky, being right or factual in how you argue your position was unimportant. Instead, the point was to win, at any cost, even if you know you are entirely wrong.

Alinsky tactics relied heavily on character assassination. If you cannot effectively counter the arguments of your opponent, he believed, then you must attack his personal integrity, so that no one will listen to his ideas.

In his book “Rules For Radicals”, Alinsky also claims that effective action requires the “passport” of morality, meaning, the appearance of moral compass, but not necessarily honest intent. He goes on to say:

“…You do what you can with what you have and clothe it in moral arguments…Moral rationalization is indispensable at all times of action whether to justify the selection or use of ends or means.”

He elaborates further:

“…The practical revolutionary will understand Goethe’s conscience is the virtue of observers and not of agents of action; in action, one does not always enjoy a decision that is consistent both with one’s individual conscience and the good of mankind.”

In other words, Alinsky taught that taking on a false position of moral righteousness was important in influencing popular support, and, in convincing people to accept criminal methods as long as the end result met some arbitrarily assigned “greater good”. For Alinsky, lying is acceptable, hurting the innocent is acceptable, creating chaos and crisis is acceptable, if his concept of a “better world” is ultimately achieved in the process. If this doesn’t describe the underlying corrupt nature of the SPLC perching on their fabricated moral high horse while casting down judgments designed to manipulate rather than inform, I don’t know what does.

“The Nesting Of Eagles” uses subversion, false association, fear mongering, and blatantly disingenuous accusations in a fashion classic to Alinsky’s strategies. However, its poor composition and remedial narrative give it the tone of a frustrated pre-teen lashing out at what he doesn’t understand. I suppose we can be thankful that the SPLC still refuses to hire any competent writers, otherwise, the Liberty Movement might be in trouble.

Below, let’s outline the generalizations made in the article, as well as the insinuations they construct. Here is what the SPLC is trying to imply about the relocation and organizational projects of the Northwest, and the people who were brave enough to start them:

We’re All Racists

The only real trick the SPLC seems to have up its sleeve is to constantly associate, directly or indirectly, every group that opposes corrupt state power as being racist or terrorist. They especially strive to make readers believe that Montana itself is some kind of breeding ground for neo-nazis. I have to say that in the course of my relocation and establishment here in the Flathead Valley, I have only met ONE dyed in the wool racist. In the first few months I lived in Pittsburgh, PA, I met dozens.

Does this mean that Montana is free of hate? No. But according to the SPLC’s very own “Hate Map” (…oh boy), our state actually ranks very low on the list:

States like Idaho and Wyoming rank equally or even lower, and yet we hear endless diatribes from the SPLC on how White Supremacists hide behind every rock and tree in these areas. Could it be that racism actually has nothing to do with their obsessive focus on our efforts? Oh, I think so…

The white supremacist that is consistently mentioned in the article is April Gaeda. I have never run into this woman during my time here. I have never seen her at any of the many meet-up groups or preparedness classes that take place here. I have never seen her at Chuck Baldwin’s services. As far as I can tell, no one in the movement here cares to know her at all. But, because she happens to live in the same area as us, our organizations are all made guilty by proximity?!

By this logic, the SPLC, whose headquarters is in Montgomery, Alabama, must be loaded with racists, and Mark Potok must dance daily around a burning cross. I mean, the League Of The South hangs out right down the road from them. Surely, there is room on the Hate Map for the likes of the SPLC, being that they are smack in the middle of so much bigotry…

We’re All Extremists

The word “extremism” is thrown around quite liberally by the SPLC and its representatives, but I have yet to hear them actually openly define what they mean by it. What makes someone an “extremist”? What definition does the SPLC or the DHS apply when they accuse movements like ours as being extremist entities? Is an extremist merely anyone who protests the abuse of governmental power? As a matter of fact, yes…

The truth was exposed clearly in the leaked and now highly publicized MIAC Report and the Virginia Fusion Center Threat Assessment, which used such broad profiles of extremist behavior that literally anyone who does not agree with current government polocy could be labeled a danger, including veterans, and those who have Ron Paul bumper stickers on their vehicles:

Whether or not the SPLC was wholly responsible for the creation of the MIAC rhetoric handed out to police officers encouraging them to politically profile people is unclear, but what is clear is that the SPLC fully supported the assertions in the document back in 2009 despite massive legitimate criticism and is now pressing for its guidelines to be reinstituted:

What is the risk in allowing a purely establishment motivated construct like the SPLC to dictate the definitions of extremism as well as being given license to train law enforcement personnel? Eventually, we will see multiple activist groups harassed without probable cause due to their cultural and ideological concerns, and nothing more.

Honestly, I couldn’t care less what the SPLC or the DHS thinks of the Montana Safe Haven or the people who reside here. Their opinions are not important. Their actions, on the other hand, are. Any implementation of unconstitutional legislation or executive power which impedes the lives and freedoms of any American, not just those in the Liberty Movement, should be met with unerring resistance. I and many others will NOT allow this particular path to gain favor. Government should always serve at the behest of the people. When it refuses to do so, it is no longer lawful. If this view makes me an “extremist”, then so be it…

We're All Kooky Conspiracy Theorists

If the racist label won’t stick, then the “conspiracy theorist” label is usually next in the SPLC’s toolbox. “Conspiracy theorist” is thinly veiled code for “crazy person”, let’s be honest. It is not uncommon throughout history for elites in power to accuse their opponents of insanity rather than face their factual arguments on their own merit. Insanity is like leprosy; no one wants to look at you, let alone listen to what you have to say. It is certainly an effective method to defuse a potential dissenting movement.

In the “Nesting Of Eagles” article, the SPLC makes a point to immediately pigeonhole Stewart Rhodes as being a “conspiracy theorist”, and Oath Keepers as being conspiracy oriented, without explaining exactly what Oath Keepers is. The bottom line? Oath Keepers encourages current serving or retired military and police to uphold their oaths to the Constitution. Gee, I didn’t realize that Constitutional law was so conspiratorial, or theoretical. I rarely if ever come across an SPLC article or interview which does not automatically mention Timothy McVeigh, white supremacists, or conspiracy theory in the same sentence when talking about Oath Keepers. This is not an accident.

Stewart Rhodes is a very good friend of mine, and a tireless champion for Constitutional freedom. Being a practicing lawyer, he could just as easily take on multiple wrongful arrest lawsuits (there are a lot of those nowadays) and make a tidy income for himself and his family. Instead, he struggles daily to ensure that police and military men and women know that following unconstitutional orders is not an option. He does this as much to protect them, as he does it to protect the citizenry. To see him lumped in with neo-nazis by the SPLC is more than disconcerting.

If our positions as a movement bear resemblance to falsehood or exaggeration, then I welcome the SPLC to confront those positions up front and in detail, rather than hiding behind words like “racist” and “conspiracy theorist”. Not only is it cowardly, but it is destructive of legitimate public discourse, because it prevents any honest debate from taking place. If Mark Potok wants to argue over the existing threats to Constitutional Law with Stewart Rhodes, the existing threats to freedom of speech and of religion with Chuck Baldwin, or the existing threats to the U.S. economy with myself, then let’s pick an unbiased forum to do so. Let us see how well the SPLC fares without the comfortable protections of the corporate mainstream media playground, shall we...

Always Pursue What They Fear

For the most part, SPLC and DHS attacks on our movement are a fantastic thing. Rarely if ever do they actually hurt the growth of our organizations. Instead, they draw more attention to our cause, and, they expose what the establishment fears most. Whatever strategies they try to persuade us from following, those are the strategies we should be exercising. If we aren’t making Mark Potok or Janet Napolitano progressively nervous on a regular basis, then we aren’t doing our jobs correctly.

Without a doubt, the relocation programs being instituted in the Northwest have struck a nerve. Large numbers of freedom oriented, intelligent, and talented individuals coming together to end participation in the rigged system and build something new? Of course they hate us! If we can set an example here, then millions of Liberty Movement participants around the country today might just follow it, or even improve upon it. Community without complacency has always been a threat to tyranny. Governments would much rather we stay idle in our homes in front of our TV’s and computer screens, and far away from each other. This is not how we do things in Montana, and I believe, it is not how most Americans will be doing things across the country very soon.

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bank guy in Brussels's picture

Portraying back when America had a bright future ... Brilliant 45 seconds, from the TV show « Mad Men » -

Don Draper on a plane crossing the USA, lighting up a cigarette, the sunshine through the window slowly coming onto his face, to the music of the 1962 'space age' hit « Telstar » by the Tornados -

A moment of television genius, perfectly capturing what once was 'America':

trav7777's picture

anybody want to guess what group runs the SPLC and pays for its existence?

High Plains Drifter's picture

hmmmm.....let's see.......hmmmm...........ah............yids? 

Nikao7's picture

Forget about ethnic backgrounds.  Just start making a list of "names".  Add the name of every scumbag who has a hand in the disgusting injustices we see unfold in front of us with not a trace of impunity.  I.D. them by their names and forget the fucking ethnic background.  Tie the hands of those who scream racism in place of a valid rebutal to the blatant guilt of their disgusting crimes against humanity.


Love reading your comments High Plains Drifter :)

Rock on brother

General Decline's picture

Judaism isn't really an ethnic group, though, is it? Isn't it really a religion, kinda like Islam? It's politically correct to point out when a Muslim does something bad, isn't it? Just sayin.

o_rly's picture

Great article and here's to hoping Montana shows us the way. Don't bow your heads to these smears. Fight on.

And yes, the SPLC is heavily funded by Jews and the board is almost entirely made up of Jews as well. I wonder why that is...

High Plains Drifter's picture

well i am not going to call them jews or at least i try to stop using that term since none of them can trace their lineage to ancient israel and the tribe of i call them yids ............or as the russians used to say, zhids.............but it is interesting how these yids want to try and "help" blacks by creating all of these organizations when in fact , they hate blacks just as much as they hate any white why would they do such things? hmmmm???  

JW n FL's picture



the fact that they get away with it.. should "BE" the issue..

as why are the WASP's letting them? why are the Blue Bloods letting the Yids take all the credit?

we both know the Yids dont do Sunday Brunch with the right people..

The Powers That Be are Not Yids.. but the Yids are getting all the Credit.. ala' Goldman Sachs is to blame for the World.. mean while JP Morgan get 5% of the news coverage and does 1,000,000 times more damage than Goldman..

Goldman is a shield just like the Yids are a shield.


I am not saying they are not part of the Problem.. I am saying who let them be a problem is the problem.

and! once again!! why?????? what is the end result of social un-rest here in America??????

Death! and lots of it!

SO! the real question is and always has been why? why do The Powers That Be WANT! Social Un-Rest and the Result of Social Un-Rest??

The end result will be lots of good people dead.. America is the most well armed Country in the History of ManKind! so, why do they want us Dead?

Energy Conservation?

Global Population Growth?

I could re-post TED (Gates / Microsoft) and Rockeflers.. but if you have not picked it up by now.. with them dumbing it down for you.. then there is nothing I can do to fix your stupidity!

(understsand High Plains that the last bit was not directed at you as much as everyone else reading.)

lincolnsteffens's picture

I gave you a + for that.  The Jews have been the scape goat used by oppressors to deflect their own tyranny. Modern examples for this can be seen in the Arabic speaking countries to get their citizens blaming Jews/Israelis for their miserable state instead of blaming the ruling class which cares little for their own countrymen. I'd like to know if in recorded history  there has ever been a governing state or powerful regional group of Jews that beheaded or roasted at the steak people that refused to convert to Judaism or suspected of heresy against the "Jewish" God. Do travelers or citizens of Israel fear for their safety if they have in their possession a Koran, the King James Bible or any religions holy book?

lunaticfringe's picture

The proper plural term is "juice." FIFY

whstlblwr's picture

And the ZH wack jobs come out.

You do more to discredit liberty movement by this racist bullshit ...maybe that's point. See how discussion turned from liberty to hate of Jews. Don't focus on liberty, instead focus on your hate of Jew, its problem of everything. Trav fuckhead is obvious plant.

SMG's picture

The Illuminati ruling council is at the top of the pyramid, comprised of members from the Illuminati ruling families.  They are not Jewish, but Lucifarian.  


High Plains Drifter's picture

yeh i know. that is what alex bullhorn jones say..........please.........

SMG's picture

You've been incorrectly pushing the "it's the jew's fault"  for quite a while here on zh.


1.  You don't realize your wrong, and mistakenly push the wrong agenda.  In which case, you have to realize that if we are to have a better world, the right people (The rulers of the Illuminati) have to be blamed and pay for their sins.  If the Jews take the blame for the collapse, the real perpetrators will slip away, while innocent people take the blame fo the collapse.

2.  You are working for the Illuminati oligarchy as a paid troll.  In which case I would implore you not to keep working for them, as they are evil liars, who do unspeakale things to children, murder and spread evil through the world, and only care about themselves and increasing their power.


Please reconsider what you post here. Thanks.  I really hope after the collapse there is a better world like the patriots this article talks about are fighting for.

High Plains Drifter's picture

yes you are correct . i am working for the luciferian illuminati , and i am firmly ensconsed in the basement of a non descript building somewhere in austin , deep behind enemy lines......


cut it out for crying out loud. you jones sycophants are just too much........

JW n FL's picture



I Love Ya Bro!

and if they cant get involved with the truth?

like say who OWNS Congress and the Senate?

Who OWNS THE Southern Poverty Law Center?

Who OWNS the Anti-Defamantion League?

it is NOT! your fault..

Power to the People!

Truth is POWER!

eureka's picture

Anyone have a list of the ruling illuminati families/council members...???

Carlyle Groupie's picture

I hear crickets..... First time ever on the hedge.

phyuckyiu's picture

I would expect a groupie of the Carlyle Group to profess ignorance of who runs the world. Wouldn't you? Next.

SMG's picture

Rockfeller, Rothschild, Warburg to name a few.  David Rockfeller is one on the council.  For as great as they beleive they are, they should be more public.  Of course they realize the evil they are doing and know they must hide.

Iwanttoknow's picture

Bro,they are Khazars.They have fucked jews.they came from mongolia.Settlled in Kazaria.Converted to judaisim in the seventh century.,as a srategic move.Kazaria ceased to exist in fourteenth century.One of their pricess married into Holy roman empire,giving rise to black nobility.They are luciferiean.

SWRichmond's picture

I for one am somewhat disappointed by their choice of a landlocked state for their redoubt.

Hohum's picture

Why in the world is it so important to mention that the SPLC is funded by Jews?  SPLC either is doing good or doing bad.  Choose your side.  When you start talking about your opponent's ethinicity, don't be surprised when the "racist" label is thrown at you.

High Plains Drifter's picture

you are right. i got to cut that shit out. i apologize from the bottom of my pea picken heart.......

phyuckyiu's picture

Why must you always try to look behind the curtain? Can't you just be happy with your MSG wood pulp Nuggets? Ungrateful Goyim, excuse me Peasants.

i-dog's picture

Why is it important for you to hide the fact that the virulently anti-independent-American SPLC is funded by a group that only has an interest in emigrating to their "promised" land - 12,000 kms away!?!

eureka's picture

Without implying any similarity whatsoever I would guess that only a few more US jews would want to move to Israel than Afrincan Americans would move to Africa... - however, comfort and conveniences do not preclude allegiances to third parties & locations.

Human sense of identity is commonly a conspicuous construct.

Cathartes Aura's picture

Zionists don't necessarily want to live in Israel, but they DO support the war-like actions of that nationstate, for various reasons apparently - there are plenty of self-proclaimed Xtian Zionists, in Congress & throughout the States, who are working for their second coming apocalypse - one needn't be "Jewish" to subscribe to these stories.

tmosley's picture

Collective guilt, collective recognition, collective punishment.

Your thought is poison.

Snidley Whipsnae's picture

Pladizow... The Tornadoes was a British Rock Band and Telstar was hit in GB before it became a hit in America... Just sayin'

yabyum's picture

Are these the ones with the swastikas? No thanks.

CH1's picture

Yes. America as it was is DEAD.

Our friend in Montana is acting toward a rebirth. I wish him God speed.

High Plains Drifter's picture

people think. well i will get away from this stuff and move to the wilderness and live. there i can be free. nope won't work. they will come for you there too.  there is no place to run and nowhere to hide. 

CH1's picture

The quality of "place" depends a hell of a lot on your neighbors, amigo.

And the state is not omnipotent. It is composed of the idiots next door. Once the neighbors decide that they don't like state thuggery, life gets a lot harder for the thugs.

High Plains Drifter's picture

maybe, but let me say this to you.  there will always be some guy who will say yes to a few sure you understand that. you might trust someone and that is good. like a guy said on a forum i was reading one time. i don't trust anyone. that is the way i am these days. it is a sorry way to live but these are the times we live in. 

LasVegasDave's picture

Ha Ha Ha.  You are a hoot, Grifter

The Yids are proabably bugging your phone right now, waiting to steal your last shekel


JW n FL's picture



We Never Forget!


We are Coming!


High Plains Drifter's picture

dave, the yids know who each of us are, they know where we live. we have been noted. heck this is not my first rodeo. i have no regrets. i must say what must be said while i still can. i have no money. i have no power. they do not care about me. but when the time comes, those who do not have their minds right, will be arrested. you must understand this.  to me, it is not personal. heck , i fully respect them and my hat goes off to them for being able to pull this stuff off. they are multi generational in their approach. one generation dies and the next generation takes up the baton. they are smart and clever. i respect this. i have no misconceptions about them. but let me say this. they are a people that are imprisoned by over 3000 years of false teachings and spirtual imprisonment and for all of this , they intend on bringing this world down and bringing this world under their control by hook or by crook and this plan was hatched perhaps during the days of solomon and it continues on till this day. now we can ignore it or we can see it for what it is. either choice has its consequences. when you understand these things, then you will begin to understand what the Biblical text refers to in the book of Revelations. 

LasVegasDave's picture

A thoughtful reply Drifter.  I am impressed.

But the "plan" that was hatched during Solomon's time was not world domination, it was education and the pursuit of knowledge.

Studying, whether the Torah, the Talmud, the psychology of crowds or financial tomes, it doesnt matter.

What matters is learning, and there the Yids dominate.

How else could a "despised race" less than 1/10 of 1/10 of 1/10th of the worlds population so dominate with nobel prizes for science and medicine and outsized influence on world leaders and markets?

People of the book indeed.

High Plains Drifter's picture

so are you jewish? just curious. if you would like to pursue this issue, i am all ears........


then one must go to that place where i have gone before and ask you the question. what does it mean to be a jew? what do you think that means?  

adr's picture

the despised race figured out long ago the easiest path to sucess is to borrow others ideas and pass them off as your own. He who brings the news to the king genraly gets the reward. I've never seen a jew do the grunt work in a group, however they always attempt to be the presenter of the work.

High Plains Drifter's picture

yes also they pretend to be white while moving among the whites and sowing discontent and divisiveness...and doing everything they can to destroy the white western european culture.......

whstlblwr's picture

Yes, they also see through wall and watch you all the time too. They infiltrate the deepest layers of society and control what you eat, where you sleep, and who you love. You better prepare.


High Plains Drifter's picture

hey meat blower. go do a mitzvah or something. make yourself useful........

Max Hunter's picture

I love how people argue this shit.. Have you ever seen that video about Israel and their inventions/contributions.. "The other Israel" I think is the title.. I noticed that 90% of what they produce can be used as survalence devices or spying of some sort.. LOL.. Nahhh.. of course that doesn't mean anything.. keep up the fight HPD..