Scott Mineo founded “Parents Against Critical Theory” to fight the suddenly surging anti-white and racist “Critical Race Theory” inclusion in the curriculum of Loudon County (Va.) public schools. Then members of an Orwellian-named Facebook group, “Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County,” launched a campaign against his and other parent groups seeking not to have their children subjected to racial demagoguery. The aspiring community totalitarians compiled lists of parents opposing the indoctrination effort, their spouses and their employers, and rallied their members to try to shut down the non-submissive websites. Mineo’s page raised nearly $4,000 by March 22 until a former Loudoun County School Board Equity Committee member, Charlotte McConnell, urged current committee members and the school board to report the page as objectionable.
Three days later, GoFundMe informed Mineo that his fundraising appeal was taken down because it constituted “prohibited conduct.”
GoFundMe has caved before to ruthless progressive activists or proved itself to be among them—it’s hard to say which. GoFundMe can remove any user posts that it deems “in its sole discretion to be unacceptable,” so its legal right to constrain public debate and advocacy is beyond dispute.
So is the fact that it is now completely revealed as a an ally of enforced ideological conformity, educational indoctrination, and government-issue mind control. If GoFundMe wants to only provide its service for extreme left wing-causes and individuals, everyone else should accommodate its wishes, and stay away.
I don’t know how those outside the Woke Circle will be able to fight a concerted effort by tech companies to leave them voiceless. This is an attack on fairness, speech and democracy.