Wealthy, white suburbanites create enemies list over CRT
Monday, March 29, 2021
Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)
Far-left activists in the wealthy Virginia suburbs, angry that their neighbors publicly oppose critical race theory, have been outed for their plans to collect the names, addresses and employers of their opponents, spy on their social media posts, and shame them publicly for their beliefs.
The Daily Wire, in what appears to be an exclusive story, reports the secretive Facebook group “Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County” grew to more than 600 members that include current and former teachers, a college professor, parents, a former city council member, and even a school board member who had already been censured for her behavior.
A spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Dept. told the Wire it has been contacted about the posts and their secretive threats, and is investigating.
Loudon County, located north of Washington, D.C., is famous for being the wealthiest county in the nation, where more than two-thirds of the population is white.
Parent, teacher: Give us their names
According to private “Anti-Racist” social media posts reviewed by The Daily Wire, what began as an online counter-attack against CRT opponents devolved into a Communist Party-like plan to identify and corner other Loudon County residents, such as the spouse of a teacher, neighbors who supported Donald Trump, and citizens who voiced their objections at school board meetings.
Grassroots groups that formed online, such the Virginia Project and Parents Against Critical Race Theory, apparently angered their left-wing neighbors to the point that a parent, identified by the Wire as Jen Durham, suggested:
*Compiling a list of anti-CRT leaders;
*Infiltrating the opposition groups with fake profiles to “collect and communicate” information
*Using hackers to shut down their websites
*Exposing “these people" publicly
“I’m losing any hope that remaining civil towards these people changes anything,” Durham wrote. “Avoiding these people isn’t enough to stop the spread of their evil rhetoric.”
Not to be outdone with that post, the Wire reports a former teacher, Hilary Hultman-Lee, took it from there.
“Regarding the anti-CRT movement, we’d like to compile a document of all known actors and supporters,” she wrote. “Please comment below with legal names of these individuals, area of residence and or school board Rep known, known accounts on social media, and any other info that you feel is relevant.”
Hultman-Lee herself added a name to the list only to be challenged by a fellow far-left activist who said the suspected racist had not spoken out against critical race theory. The person was added because she had posted about the Dr. Seuss controversy, the former teacher explained.
The exclusive Wire story goes on to report that a middle school teacher named Andrea Weiskopf listed the spouse of another teacher who had criticized CRT.
The private Facebook discussions also included a former George Mason professor who complained about the Parents Against Critical Race Theory.
“The racists have a Go Fund Me,” she wrote. “Burn it down.”
Others in the Facebook group included a mother who added two names to the growing list, including one person who spoke about “First Amendment concerns” and a second who had criticized the school board itself.
Ian Prior, a former Dept. of Justice official in the Trump administration, learned his name was added to the enemies list. He told The Daily Wire he had angered a liberal neighbor with a pro-police “Thin Blue Line” flag.
“I didn’t expect that she would use that information to target me as part of a doxxing and hacking campaign,” he told the Wire.
Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, a religious liberty law firm, says he hopes The Daily Wire story will show conservatives how far-left activists really view them when speaking in private.
"If you are talking about critical race theory and how damaging it is to race relations, they're going to target you,” he tells One News Now. “If you're going to be someone who's really focused on bringing unity among the various races, that's not what they want.”
The plan to identify and punish fellow citizens and neighbors, whose supposed crime was to publicly disagree with a controversial ideology, was not lost on Staver, either.
“These are Marxist-communists,” he warns.
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