Rather than raise money for the sick and needy, a Google employee has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $1 million to ship all of the Confederate statues in the nation down to President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.
Launched by Brian Farnham of Palm Beach, FL, the statues represent the "worst parts of human nature" and would fit well on Trump's estate. His full campaign statement:
President Moral Black Hole is a big fan of all the "beautiful" statues of Confederate war heroes that were put up by white supremacists in the Twenties. He doesn't think they should be taken down. Respectfully, we disagree with President Drunk Uncle. We think that history isn't threatened by removing physical objects from public places -- only the fragile egos of cowardly hateful people are.
But in the hopes of reaching a creative compromise, this GoFundMe page is to raise money to remove and ship ALL these monuments celebrating treasonous racists to Mar-a-Lago. There, we hope, they can be arrayed on the grounds facing President Cluefree Hatehugger's bedroom, so every morning our Dear Leader can open his curtains and gaze out at a veritable army of cold gray inhuman figures who represent the worst parts of our human nature. It seems a fitting convening, no?
We have no idea how many statues there are or how much it will cost to ship them all to Palm Beach, but we're starting the fund at $1M*. It seems like a small price to pay to bring President Soulless Talking Garbage together with people who really reflect his true self.
Nice rant of self-righteousness there, Brian. Feel vindicated much?
Only 36 people have contributed to his company as of this writing, raising just $658 of the $1 million goal. Comments were enthusiastic. One donor said: "Brilliant. But Mar a Lago already has the best art - 6 foot portraits of Trump paid for with charitable foundation funds. So this may go to the ADL after all. "Sad!" (No, NOT SAD.)"
According to Brian Farnham's Twitter page, Farnham founded the AOL local news outlet Patch before moving on to become the Head of Media — Local Content & Community at Google.