"FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Spreading hate. A report recently released by the Southern Poverty Law Center indicates that radical groups on the hard-right grew by 22% in 2010.
The SPLC tracks four distinct extremist groups - hate groups that hate an entire population of people (like Neo Nazis), anti-government patriot groups (militias), nativist extremist groups (anti-immigrant groups) and religious-right anti-gay groups.
For two years, those groups have been increasing dramatically. Indiana has 24 such groups overall. Roanoke is home to WTM Enterprises, a white nationalist group. Warsaw is home to a neo nazi group, the White Aryan Resistance. Van Wert, Ohio has a group of Ku Klux Klan members.
Nationally, it was the militia groups that saw the biggest increase. There was a 61% growth in 2010 with 312 new groups popping up in the U.S.
Why the increase? SPLC officials say the primary cause is changing racial demographics. Caucasians are expected to become the minority by 2050. Second, the economy has people angry and upset at the government. The results, say SPCL officials, are heightened political vitriol and a rise in the threat of domestic terrorism." [Source]
Oh my! Hate groups on the rise in A-merry-ca? Hey at least there will be hearings in Washington to address this serious issue...... Oh wait, you mean they won't be addressing hate groups in A-merry-ca? Just Muslim hate groups? Oh well, I guess not all hate groups are created equal. "Come on field, what about the black hate groups? You failed to mention them as well." Of course, how could I forget? We should have hearings about them, too. I think that will be 15 minutes well spent.