Right Wing “Woke Heat Maps” Target and Track Progressives for Crackdown

Missouri’s right-wing group has launched a “woke heat map” documenting instances of “wokeness” in an attempt to fight back against “critical race theory” and alleged “grooming” in schools across the state.

The group, dubbed “Liberty Alliance,” says it is “committed to fighting back against the Woke agenda that is permeating all across Missouri.”

“The first step in fighting back is uncovering their crazy ideas – from Critical Race Theory to grooming toddlers with sexually explicit books,” the organization states on its website. “That is why we have officially launched the Woke Heat Map – an interactive tool designed to expose the insane actions of the radical Left. This map will alert Missourians of craziness happening in their own communities.”

The group has compiled twelve instances of wokeness as of the writing of this article. One of the map’s “hotspots” links to an article about a pro-life display at Saint Louis University that was reportedly vandalized. Another directs users to a tweet by U.S. Senate candidate Eric Schmitt, who expressed concern over a school district in Arnold using a diagram of a “Genderbread Person” to break down the differences between gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, sexual attraction, and romantic attraction.

Liberty Alliance’s map isn’t the first of its kind. Over the years, numerous right-wing groups have created rankings, watchlists, and cluster maps to keep track of the left’s alleged influence in healthcare and education as well as Corporate America.

Last October Salon reportedA Google map that Erin Reed, a trans activist, created to provide people seeking hormone replacement therapy with the names of almost 800 informed consent clinics across the country. Reed revealed to Salon that her map had been repurposed by Alix Aharon, an anti-trans activist, as a resource for organizing protests of gender-affirming doctors. That new map, called “The Gender Mapper,” was quickly taken down over apparent copyright infringement. A new one, which lists approximately 200 clinics, has since replaced it.

The Gender Mapper is available on its website. accuses “Big Gender” of testing “experimental medication” on “confused and vulnerable children.”

“GenderMapper volunteers work in secret, around the world to collate evidence and document what is occurring,” the site adds. “Gendermapper volunteers are unsung [sic] heros- and data is our truth.”

Right-wing groups have also sought to crack down on left-wing “indoctrination” on college campuses.

Notable among them is Turning Point USA, a conservative youth advocacy group, which runs a “Professor Watchlist” designed to keep right-wing students abreast of “college professors who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”

“The project,” its website says, “is comprised of published news stories detailing instances of bias, propaganda, or speech infringement on college campuses.”

Users can submit tips or search for professors by university name. The list includes former FBI Director James Comey, activist Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky, author Ibram.X. Kendi and linguist Noam Chumsky. The list included around 200 academics as of 2016.

In the private sector, conservative are similarly hounding companies that engage in “woke” actions, arguing that Corporate America is prioritizing political correctness over profit.

Alliance Defending Freedom has its “Viewpoint Diversity Score,” a 50-company index that “evaluates corporate policies, practices, and activities to determine whether companies respect their stakeholders’ freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief as a standard part of doing business.” The list specifically breaks down each company’s support of free speech in the market, the workplace, and the public square, analyzing everything from political giving to DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) policies.

On the index, companies like Facebook and Meta – which face baseless accusations of anti-conservative bias – have notably lower scores than most. None of the listed firms scored higher than 35 out 100.

“The results of our inaugural Business Index reveal that there is much work to be done. Company scores ranged between 2% and 35%, with the average overall score an abysmal 12%,” wroteJeremy Tedesco is the senior vice president of corporate involvement for ADF. The Wall Street Journal. “The poor showing confirms that there is an alarming trend among major corporations to favor virtue-signaling even at the expense of fundamental American freedoms.”

Corporations are not legally required to promote free speech. This is a constitutional right that protects Americans from coercion and governorship censorship.