It was back in 2015 that the Southern Poverty Law Center put Ben Carson on its “Extremist Watch List” because he, a world famous neurosurgeon, was crazy enough to think men are men and women are women and marriage is a thing that combines just one of each.
By now you aren’t surprised by such things. This is what spirit-of-the-age progressivism does. It is terraforming an entire culture, which requires the kind of destruction that takes what were formerly the best sort of success stories and assassinates them before anyone else can be inspired any further.
But when you then learn that a place like the SPLC -- which was allegedly founded in 1971 to battle racial inequality -- is now being confronted with what several accusers call its own "systemic culture of racism and sexism within its workplace," you might indeed be depressed.
The SPLC fired co-founder Morris Dees a few weeks ago and began a workplace investigation, while acknowledging nothing more than that Dees had previously been disciplined after a prior investigation into "inappropriate conduct." So while he was virtue-signaling to try to destroy Ben Carson’s life, he was living his own life in a rancid sewer.
My buddy Ryan Mauro with the Clarion Project laid out the case on Twitter this week. Dees was accused by his stepdaughter of molesting her. He was accused of physical spousal abuse and demanding an open marriage with his ex-wife. He was accused of having a sexual relationship with his son’s girlfriend. And on and on and on.
Dees is Caligula. Yet he lived in an environment where he could not only get away with it for decades, but he didn’t even have to be inconspicuous about it. He could aim hip shots at innocent men like Ben Carson and just keep on trucking.