Southern Poverty Law Center clanks its chains
Southern Poverty Law Center seems to have taken an interest in me. Here is an e-mail exchange between one of their agents and myself. Notice the way she signs her note “Best,” as though she’s offering me her best wishes.
From: “Heidi Beirich”
To: Lawrence Auster
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 9:44 a.m.
Subject: no subject
Dear Mr. Auster,
I was wondering if you still write for or speak with American Renaissance and/or Jared Taylor?
Heidi Beirich, Ph.D.
Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104 (334) 956-8309
To which I replied:
From: “Lawrence Auster”
To: “Heidi Beirich”
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 10:01 a.m.
Subject: your query
Dear Miss Beirich:
This is an odd e-mail. Your organization is well known for its campaign to smoke out “haters” such as Mr. Taylor and myself. You’re not writing to me as a reader who has an interest in what I’ve been up to as a writer, you’re writing as an adversarial party, a thought-cop, whose business it is to hurt people such as myself. Why then would you expect me to reply to your laconic query?
If you want to know where I’ve been publishing for the last few years, go to Google.
To grasp the truly creepy quality of Miss Beirich’s letter, it would be as though an operative of the NKVD in the 1930s (or was it the GPU at that point?) wrote to a man who was known to be on the outs with Stalin and said:
Dear Comrade Austerevitch,
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 12, 2004 10:23 AM | Send
I was wondering if you still write for or speak with Leon Trotsky?
Heidi Berichovsky, Ph.D.
Office of State Security
Communist Party, USSR