So don’t expect the Southern Poverty Law Center to add them to the Hate Group List. h/t Legal Insurrection, link to Washington Examiner.
He [Richard Cohen, head of SLPC] 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.
Translation: We usually just follow harmless groups, or those who oppose our ‘progressive agenda.’
We follow groups which don’t actually do anything. Nine goobers in a garage with a Nazi flag on the wall…yeah. We’ll follow them. A church with 1980’s era mainstream views on LGBTQ rights, hell yeah!
People who can reliably counted upon to punch people, or toss bags of urine? The SLPC can’t be bothered.