The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) has been suspended from Mailchimp – one of the biggest email newsletter services out there – without giving them any notice, any specific reason, or any recourse.
Washington Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski reports that the VCDL, a top advocacy group for the Second Amendment in Virginia, was simply sent an email telling to them to pack their stuff and git.
The tech giant failed to provide any reason for the decision. The blackout has left the group scrambling to find an alternative.
“There was no justification,” Philip Van Cleave, the president of the VCDL, told the Washington Free Beacon. “They provided nothing. Basically, they just said we need to get our stuff and be prepared to move on.”
We all know why they were kicked, and we know why Mailchimp picked right now and expects to get away with it without an uproar (which they will), but for fun let’s see what they told the Constitutional freedoms advocacy group was told by the company.
In a copy of the company’s email to VCDL obtained by the Free Beacon, Mailchimp cites unspecified risks as the reason for the suspension: “In this case, our automated abuse-prevention system, Omnivore, detected serious risks associated with the account,” the email says. “That said, this risk is too great for us to continue to support the account. We have to ask that you seek a new vendor for your email marketing needs. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.”
A Free Beacon review of the newsletters sent by VCDL in the lead-up to the suspension found no messages about the Capitol riot, election conspiracies, or encouraging demonstrations about anything unrelated to Virginia gun legislation. The messages focused mostly on planning for the group’s annual Lobby Day event on January 18.
It’s just part of the ongoing purge – a purge we can now CONFIRM is planned and only going to get bigger, thanks to secretly recorded Jack Dorsey saying so. These companies are not remotely done getting rid of the right online. In, it’s all just getting started. That’s how purges work.
VCDL was kicked for believing in the Second Amendment, which progressives despise. And tech companies obviously don’t believe in the First Amendment, either. Democrats (and 10 Republicans) in Congress obviously don’t believe in the Fifth or the Fourteenth.
It’s clear now that the inaptly named “progressive” movement knows that 1 & 2 guarantee the rest. That’s why they’re starting there.