Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Number Thirty Three." The Roll of Honor

Rick: "Nothing can stop them now. Wednesday, Thursday at the latest, they'll be in Paris."

Ilsa: "Richard, they'll find out your record. It won't be safe for you here."

Rick: "I'm on their blacklist already -- their Roll of Honor."

All tyrannies have lists -- lists of enemies to watch, to harass, to arrest, to kill, if necessary.

Here is a list. Now the folks at SPLC are not a tyranny in and of themselves. They ARE potentially the lying handmaidens of tyranny. However, when and if they get what they want, they may find that what they have been doing has unintended consequences for themselves all their own. Well, they chose their collectivist master's side and doubtless will share that master's fate.

The Gestapo listmakers fled to Argentina and Syria after the collapse of their tyranny. I wonder where the listmakers of the Southern Preposterous Lie Center will flee? Zimbabwe? Cuba?

Here are the names they have on their list. These are divided into "patriots" and "enablers." I was upset to hear that I was only Number Thirty Three until I found out it was an alphabetical list. Can't do anything about my last name. Wouldn't want to anyway.

The scholarship, or lack thereof, on this "list" is shocking. The meek, mild and inoffensive Edwin Viera is on this list, but the fiery, courageous New Mexico militia leader and Minuteman Bob Wright is not. Why? Because this list is about conflation and lying, not about fact. It is about -- as all SPLC garbage is about -- fundraising.

Here is a copy of the list emailed to me that comes from Chuck Baldwin, who is happy that he is at the top. As I said, He can thank his daddy for that. If my name was Aardvark, I'd be at the top of the list.

1. Chuck Baldwin, Pastor, Radio Broadcaster, Syndicated Columnist, 2008 Constitution Party Presidential nominee.

2. Joe Banister, former IRS special agent, tax protester.

3. Martin “Red” Beckman, tax protester

4. Catherine Bleish, head of the Liberty Restoration Project.

5. Chris Broughton, Second Amendment advocate, member of “We The People” group.

6. Bob Campbell, head of American Grand Jury.

7. Robert Crooks, Army veteran, retired commercial fisherman, anti-illegal immigration proponent.

8. Joseph Farah, CEO of World Net Daily

9. Gary Franchi, producer of “Camp FEMA: American Lockdown,” national director of

10. Al Garza, head of the Patriot’s Coalition, an anti-illegal immigration group.

11. Ted Gunderson, retired FBI agent.

12. John Hassey, “The public face of Alabama’s militia movement in the late 1990s,” says SPLC.

13. Alex Jones, Radio Talk Show host.

14. Devvy Kidd, “prolific columnist, blogger, and public speaker.”

15. Larry Kilgore, telecommunications consultant, former US Senate candidate from Texas, pro-secession advocate.

16. Cliff Kincaid, syndicated columnist and author, editor of AIM Report (Accuracy in Media’s publication), founder and president of America’s Survival, Inc., a UN watchdog group.

17. Mark Koernke, associated with the now-defunct Michigan Militia.

18. Richard Mack, former Graham County, Arizona, Sheriff, author, and public speaker.

19. Jack McLamb, former Phoenix, Arizona, police officer, author, and public speaker.

20. John McManus, former member of the US Marine Corps, president of the John Birch Society.

21. Daniel New, father of Michael New (the Army medic who refused to wear a UN uniform), author, public speaker.

22. Norm Olson, founder of the now-defunct Michigan Militia.

23. Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America.

24. Stewart Rhodes, Army veteran and Yale Law School graduate, founder of Oath Keepers.

25. Jon Roland, computer specialist, founder of the Constitution Society.

26. Luke Rudkowski, founder We Are Change.

27. Robert “Bob” Schultz, founder of We The People.

28. Joel Skousen, editor, World Affairs Brief.

29. Jim Stachowiak, Radio Talk Show host, “Longtime militia organizer,” claims SPLC.

30. John Stadtmiller, founder, Republic Broadcasting Network.

31. Orly Taitz, California attorney, a leader in the push to make President Obama disclose his US birth certificate.

32. Amanda Teegarden, executive director of Oklahomans for Sovereignty and Free Enterprise.

33. Mike Vanderboegh, anti-Obama health care activist.

34. Paul Venable, former candidate for the Idaho House of Representatives.

35. Edwin Vieira, Jr., attorney, author, proponent of constitutional State militias, lecturer.

36. Michele Bachmann, US Representative from Minnesota.

37. Glenn Beck, Fox News Channel TV host.

38. Paul Broun, medical doctor, US Representative from Georgia.

39. Andrew Napolitano, attorney, former State judge in New Jersey, Fox News Channel legal analyist, lecturer.

40. Ron Paul, former member of the US Air Force, medical doctor, US Representative from Texas, 2008 Republican candidate for President.

Now I'm not sure where the description of me as "anti-Obama health care activist" came from. A reporter the other day referred to me as the "Eminence Grise" -- the "Gray Eminence" of the Constitutional Militia Movement. I kinda like that. It covers a lot more ground and is more truly descriptive than "anti-Obama health care activist."

This is what my SPLC bio-snippet says:

Gunning for the Government
Mike Vanderboegh, 56

Back in the 1990s, Mike Vanderboegh used to go to some lengths to portray himself as a moderate in the world of antigovernment militias, even though he once wrote about the utility of snipers and using "violence carefully targeted and clearly defensive." In 1996, for instance, he joined many militia leaders in signing a document distancing the movement from racists and neo-Nazis.

That was then. This spring, he started to sound a little different.

On March 19, Vanderboegh, enraged at the imminent passage of health care reform, furiously called on Americans to break the windows of local Democratic Party headquarters offices around the country. "[I]f you wish to send a message that [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and her party cannot fail to hear, break their windows," the Pinson, Ala., blogger wrote. "Break them NOW. Break them and run to break again. Break them under cover of night. Break them in broad daylight."

Over the next few days, party office windows and those of several members of Congress were indeed smashed with bricks in several states, criminal attacks followed with glee by Vanderboegh in his blog's "Window War" feature.

After his time as a militia enthusiast, Vanderboegh in the mid-2000s took to patrolling the Mexican border with his own tiny Alabama Minuteman Support Team. More recently, he has been described as the co-founder of the Three Percenters, a loose alliance of gun owners who vow not to surrender their rights and disarm. The name refers to the 3% of American colonists believed to have been the portion of the population who actively opposed England. Three Percenters also claim to represent the hardest-line 3% of U.S. gun owners.

Vanderboegh's website, Sipsey Street Irregulars, warns that "the collectivists who now control the government" should leave gun owners alone "if they wish to continue unfettered oxygen consumption." He claims the website has garnered more than 1 million visits.

Vanderboegh declined an interview for this article in a lengthy E-mail attacking the Southern Poverty Law Center as "lying, conflationist bastards." Nevertheless, Vanderboegh, who used his website to promote his interview with a television station, ended his E-mail by writing, "Thank you in advance for all the free publicity."

Now this is, as all SPLC publicly-flung excrement is, remarkable more for what they leave out.

I first came to the attention of these liars for money when I began a fact-checking newsletter on the early Internet called "Deeswatch," calling them on their serial lies.

It also leaves out my authorship of "The Alabama Declaration," the campaign of the constitutional militias against the FBI-shielded neoNazi and Identity terrorists in Operation White Rose, my embarrassment of the FBI into finally arresting Michael Brescia and the rest of his hitherto un-indicted comrades of the Aryan Republican Army terrorist gang.

It leaves out my denunciation of them at the time of the Good O' Boys Roundup ATF scandal, when Morris Dees gave the agency desperately-needed political cover by lying about the authenticity of the Gadsden Minutemen's video tape of the event, where ATF agents sold "Nigger Hunting Licenses" and entertained themselves with skits such as "The Birth of the Black Race," illustrated by pulling a black baby doll out of a watermelon. The tape, as FBI evidence expert Frederick Whitehurst later demonstrated, was genuine. It was the ATF and Morris Dees of SPLC who were the liars.

These and other salient facts are left out of the biography because they don't fit with the SPLC-ATF party line.

Lying bastards.

But to be included on SPLC's "Roll of Honor," like being denounced by the serial perjuror and rapist Billy Jeff Clinton, is, well, an honor.

It means I have arrived.

For it is better to be despised by the despicable than admired by the admirable.



Anonymous said...

I don't know how all-inclusive the SPLC list is, but I notice that Glenn Beck is on it, but Sean Hannity isn't. If I were Sean, I'd be embarrassed, wondering what I hadn't done right (or something like that).
Ditto for Rush Limbaugh. And he's even more strident the Sean and Glenn combined.

B Woodman

Anonymous said...

What a nice list. All folks that are making every non violent effort to get this country back on the right track-in their own way of course.
So, what does the SPLC have against the 1st Amendment and right of redress of complaints? Apparently A LOT. So I would suggest SPLC themselves are the enablers of tyranny...

Anonymous said...

I'm sure they'll be adding more names.

Dan said...

That's some fine company you're keeping, Dutchman!

The thing we need to push, when countering these libiots (liberal idiots, sorry if you figgered' it out yourself) is they are demonizing people who are calling for the rule of law, who want to protect America's future as well as our past, and who actually revere the Constitution.
Speaks volumes about 'em!

David Goodis said...

All this thrashing of "collectivism" and "collectivists" is tiresome. If collectivism didn't work--hell, if communism didn't work--we wouldn't be borrowing money from China. You want a solid economy? Better pick up the little red book.

Old Pablo said...

Thank God for you and your website. I used to be a liberal and believed the lies of the SPLC. Now I am know better. The whole mainstream media are in cahoots with these collectivists -- who are showing more signs of fascism every day.

They are a lot of folks like me who have woken up.

Bill Clinton turned me into a Republican. George W. Bush turned me into a skeptic of big government. And Obama turned me into a believer of the founders' Constitution.

It is great to be alive, and I intend to stay that way as long as possible. Thanks, Mike.

Bill (Bad Cyborg) Mullins said...

Damn, Dutchman! You have HIT THE BIGTIME!! Listed as a badguy by the SPLC. You're in some mighty fine company, bubba. Coupla wackos in that group but for the most part they are truely exemplary individuals.

If you hadn't before, you have arrived now, your (Gray) Eminence.

Anonymous said...

"For it is better to be despised by the despicable than admired by the admirable."

As long as you're on the right side of the Constitution, what ever they call you wont matter. The only name that matters is Patriot. Thanks for you're inspirational stand against tyranny.

Kevin Patrick said...

I have more than a few friends on that list, and I would be proud to be on it.

I was a Marshal at the Revolution March, a Marshal at the RTC March, A Ron Paul Delegate to the RNC, A Delegate to the Continental Congress 2009, a proponent of State militias, amongst other things.

For more, SPLC, please see

Those Patriots are my friends, and I would be proud to be on that list!


Anonymous said...

It would have been easier for the SPLC to just say that at least 50% of Americans are now a part of the dreaded "radical right", especially when one considers that a certain member of the wacky rads, Ron Paul, is running neck and neck with their saviour in the latest Rasmussen poll for the race for Prez. Admittedly though, that would have made for one long list. (Just think of all the federal jobs that could be created...)

They're just attempting to marginalize any effective voice against their marxist cause. Guys like Paul and Beck are only dangerous to the truly radical left wing nutjob world view. This "list" only further demonstrates that the creators of it, as all of the radical left, hate the Bill of Rights.

I'm kinda glad that they posted the list though. With it, those of us who don't know can get a better idea of who some the good guys are.

A thought... just for kicks, someone should compile a similar list of the top 50 anti-patriots and distribute it widely. Call it, "Meet the King's Loyal Subjects" or something. No doubt the compiler of it would be charged with harassment though. The SPLC, who's motivations are pure and completely rational and not at all motivated by politics; who never lie, smear, harass, malign, misrepresent or defame - should never be thus charged.

Flight-ER-Doc said...

Good post. Kind of how I feel after being called out in the ADL/Sonderkommando list.

Well, this Jew has news for them:


Anonymous said...

The SPLC welcomes people to "Meet the Patriots", but the media is calling it a "Hit List" in various articles. Why is that acceptable? Could you imagine the reaction from the media if a "hit list" were posted here which included people like Helmke? Yet, you buddy up to the guy in person and they aren't impressed with that either. It seems there is just no winning the media over if you're on the right, but you can do no wrong if you're on the left.

sofa said...

What a week!

Rally on the Potomac.
Absolved to the Printer.
Denounced by Bill Clinton on CNN.
(nice addition to the header)

And a phot/poster with Paul Helmke that ensures you live rent free in his head for years!

Ahab said...

We need a list of members of the SPLC, name, address, zip, etc., of our own. What's good for the goose, so to speak. When and if the gubs start picking people off that are on the SPLC list, the same should be happening to those at the SPLC. Use their own tactic against them, throw it back in their faces and see how much they like lists.

Toaster 802 said...

God bless you Mike. To be on SPLC enemies "list" is the highest honor an American can have these days.


jon said...

speaking of lists, and checking them, i found this article on assassination today. it asks a familiar question:

Do democratically elected leaders wish to open this bloody door again, when in fact their own protection is as porous and precarious as ever?

moreover, if it is true they are democratically elected, then just what ideas does said electorate hold upon the subject of how it reflects upon them?

John H. said...

Hey, nothing wrong with being number Three-Three on the list, huh?

JRM said...

'Gray Eminence'. Is that like, Gandalf, or something? Do we have to kiss your ring when coming into your presence?

Ash Nazg Thrakatulik!


Anonymous said...

The United States keeps lists of enemies too.

Anonymous said...

Put me in mind of this.

"I have a little list.
They never will be missed. . . ."

B Woodman

Happy D said...

could you put up these writings they keep talking about.

"he once wrote about the utility of snipers and using "violence carefully targeted and clearly defensive."

Can anyone find this or the "Militia civil war" writings that these compulsive liars go on about. I have doubts as to the existence of these works.

To be honest if they exist I would like to read them.

Wild Deuce said...

Did you notice you were a topic of discussion at WaPo also (the link was on the SPLC website)? Way to go, Mike!

Happy D said...

David Goodis,
Do your research China's economic system has not been communist since the 1990s. Some say since the 1970s or 1980s.
Look into it for yourself.

If communism/collectivism had worked China would have become an economic power before not after Taiwan.

Obama's economic policies would have already reversed this economic mess not made it longer and worse.

Barney Frank and the Libs would have stopped the bank crisis instead of being the major cause of it.

TPaine said...

I guess this is the litmus test for patriots. If the SPLC lists you, you have made the grade. Congrats, Mike. We knew you could do it. Hey! Even Ron Paul made the list.

Unknown said...

Why am I not on this list?! Damn collectivists! I would be near the top to.

Pwai said...

Someone asked me the other day if these people that seemingly despise the Constitution and support these gangsters in Washington actually realize that they are laying their own trap. I gave this reply,

'When the last embers of Liberty and traditional American values are squelched by the wet clay of social liberalism, the purveyors of such policy will find themselves in a cage of their own folly as their Masters turn the gaze of Tyranny upon them.'


Anonymous said...

Every patriot who is not on that list should complain to the SPLC for discrimination!

That list is odd, though. It is alphabetical until #35, then it goes back to B (Bachmann). Did they make a top 35 list, then decide there were 5 they missed?


Anonymous said...

THIS Alabama declaration?

SC Thor~

Mike, you don't have to post my comment, just put the link in your story, if you wish. You Rock!

Dedicated_Dad said...

"David Goodis" is apparently not smart enough to understand that all the neo-marxist meddling in the economy is what has put us where we are.

Onerous regulations and union abuses are the reasons why all the factories have moved to china.

Likewise, the CRA and other leftist machinations DELIBERATELY CREATED the "mortgage crisis" - and further rebuffed Retardlican attempts to head it off in 2005.

Keep sucking on that kool-aid-flavored lollipop, moron.