Like most reactionaries, I have harbored an intense hatred for the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization whose purpose seems to be to paint bright targets on people like me for the benefit of timid employers and bold antifa terrorists. However, if Charlotte Allen’s Weekly Standard article on the SPLC is to be believed, I have completely misjudged them. It appears that the SPLC’s primary function is to fleece rich, gullible liberals out of their charity money. Ordinarily, I would be against such a thing, but in this case it may be the lesser evil. Consider Allen’s point that other Leftist legal charities, like the ACLU, are more honest and efficient with donations. That means each dollar given to SPLC could have done much more evil if it had been given to the ACLU instead. I’m feeling a strange appreciation for Morris Dees for doing just what a reactionary secret agent should have been doing all these years.