Far-left progressives love doxxing.
No, seriously, that’s not a joke. These far-left activists, many of whom disguise themselves as journalists, enjoy putting their political opponents in potential danger for the crime of espousing political opinions that are not approved by the Church of Marxism.
This is why none of us should be at all surprised that high-profile leftists are calling for the creation of a list of Trump supporters so that they can expose them to harassment, cancelation, and possibly worse. It is for this reason that a cadre Biden supporters created the “Trump Accountability Project,’
What we are seeing here is the latest in a long line of doxxing behavior designed to frighten conservatives into silence. In light of today’s events, it makes sense to take a look at some of the more egregious examples of progressives embracing this abhorrent political practice. So put on your seatbelts, turn on some Pink Floyd, and let’s take a trip down memory lane.
For starters, we have Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), the twin brother of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro. Last year, he posted a list of President Trump’s donors who lived in his congressional district. His actions were met with a cacophony of praise from his comrades on the left, who absolutely loved the fact that he was exposing his own constituents for their political beliefs.
Castro’s actions resulted in the vicious harassment of those named on the list. Justin Herricks, who owned a company called Precision Pipe Rentals was one of the lawmaker’s victims. He told The Hill that he and his business were targeted and subject to verbal harassment. The left-wing rocket scientists in Castro’s district made phone calls to Herrick’s business, calling him a “racist piece of sh*t” who supports a “white supremacist.”
What a lovely bunch of people.
Next, we have the case of Shawn Brooks, the person who first posted an altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) which made her appear as if she were in a drunken state, slurring her words. The Daily Beast, a rabidly left-wing news site, published a hit piece on Brooks, exposing his private information in an effort to smear him and subject him to harassment.
The author, Kevin Poulson, tore into Brooks for sharing the video. He characterized him as “a 24-year-old day laborer currently on probation after pleading guilty to domestic battery” and “an avowed conservative and a proud member of Trump’s razor-thin African-American support base.” I suppose the fact that Brooks is black didn’t help matters much, did it?
So much for being woke.
Of course, we would be remiss to forget the doxxing of a group of nuns who sat behind President Trump at one of his rallies, wouldn’t we? When the president held an October rally in Ohio, three nuns wearing MAGA masks while holding rosaries were visible on camera sitting behind the president, praying as they watched the event.
My colleague, Nick Arama, noted that the left was incensed by the display. “They immediately started attacking the nuns for being there. Some even suggested they weren’t really nuns. Others suggested that it was somehow illegal for them to be there and that the tax exemption of their order or the Catholic Church should be pulled,” he wrote.
But they didn’t stop there. Peter Vroom, a former Republican congressional staff and a virulent Never Trumper stated that he found the nuns “bizarre and disgusting.” He posted a tweet showing a picture of the nuns and telling his audience the order they served and the city in which they served. While he did not publish their names, he definitely gave enough information to anyone who might want to find them for sordid purposes.
But it’s not like these people respect the religious anyway, right?
Next, we have the case of Kate Cronin-Furman, an assistant professor of human rights at University College London. Last year, she wrote a piece for the New York Times in which she called for the doxxing and humiliation of federal employees. She even went so far as to create a list of people serving with the U.S. Border Patrol so that progressives could find ways to punish them.
Does this sound familiar?
One of the most recent examples we have is the McCloskeys, the St. Louis couple that became famous after they were photographed standing on their front lawn brandishing firearms after a horde of Black Lives Matter protesters broke into their gated community. After the images went viral, leftist doxxers sprung into action.
As I wrote previously:
“It only took hours for bad actors on social media to dox the couple, posting their address and revealing the location of their law practice. Needless to say, this act places the couple, who are personal injury lawyers, in danger. But they didn’t stop there.
Progressives are now attacking the couple’s law firm. On their Yelp! page, people have left scathing one-star reviews accusing them of racism and the usual leftist fare.”
It was clear that their objective was to punish the McCloskeys by attacking their livelihood. Of course, it is worth noting that by publishing their address, progressives could have easily placed these people in physical danger.
But all is fair when you’re supposedly fighting for black people, right?
We can’t forget the case of master meme maker Carpe Donktum, who was threatened with doxxing by a prominent left-leaning news site. When the Twitter personality was invited to the White House, Buzzfeed allegedly threatened to release his real identity, which he keeps secret for safety purposes. As RedState’s Brandon Morse pointed out, “Donktum keeps his information very private, and for good reason. It’s not above activist groups to go to great lengths to intimidate and harm. Ask Antifa about that.”
Donktum posted a tweet telling his audience that the news outlet was planning to release his private information. “Just a friendly Heads Up, [BuzzFeed] is currently in the midst of a moral dilemma about whether or not they should Dox me and my family,” he tweeted. “An act that is now a commonly used arrow in the quiver of the MSM, I have respectfully asked that they respect my wishes.”
In a follow up tweet, he said “I have spoken with a reporter from Buzzfeed and they claim to have found my private Facebook profile, run a background check on me, and are prepared to release my name to the public, despite finding that I have no criminal background, nor is there any Newworthy [sic] reason to do so.”
The outlet went on to reveal Donktum’s true identity because of course they did.
Remember that meme showing President Trump beating up CNN at a WWE event? The video, which was tweeted by the president himself, elicited wailing and gnashing of teeth from progressives who pretended that the doctored footage was somehow inciting violence against journalists. But there was no need to worry because CNN was on the job.
The meme was originally created by a Reddit user named “HanA**holeSolo, who first shared the video which showed a younger Trump beating up a wrestler with the CNN logo superimposed on the face. The news outlet identified the man and confronted him for being a mean person who shares subversive memes online.
CNN managed to force the person to apologize in a lengthy Reddit post. They published an article explaining that they would not dox the person as long as he doesn’t repeat his “ugly behavior.”
“CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.”
Well, thank you very much, CNN.
But what about that adorable little girl who shot videos parodying everyone’s favorite socialist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Progressives who were butt-hurt by “Mini-AOC’s” act and quickly discovered the girl’s identity and published it on social media.
As RedState’s Editor-In-Chief wrote:
“In a move that is both completely unsurprising and also shockingly despicable, left-wing keyboard cowboys have doxxed ‘Mini AOC’ and her family off the internet.
On Wednesday the account that purports to be Mini’s stepfather tweeted that the family had been receiving an unbearable amount of physical threats, phone calls to personal numbers and disturbing messages.”
Not even children are safe from the leftist online mob.
One of the more deplorable displays of doxxing came during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing when the left pulled out all the stops to prevent his appointment to the Supreme Court. It was an ill-fated endeavor, but throughout the course of the battle, progressives smeared his character and even went so far as to doxx Republican Sens. “Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and former Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch.”
The individual who did the doxxing was eventually caught and identified as a 27-year-old staffer for Democrat Maggie Hassan. RedState’s Managing Editor Streiff explained that:
“Cosko had been fired from Hassan’s office but was able to get a former colleague (or perhaps more than colleague) to give him the keys to the office. He entered off hours an at night and downloaded an undisclosed amount of sensitive information, described as being “terabytes of data,” and took it home with him. He also installed keyloggers on computers in the offices he visited to record login information.”
Well, at least the perpetrator was punished this time.
Last, but most certainly not least, we have Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims, who confronted three teenage girls praying outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic. RedState’s Alex Parker wrote, “a video from three weeks ago surfaced Monday showing the nut offer his online audience $100 if they can identify three teenage girls praying for babies outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in southeastern Pennsylvania.”
These are only a few of the instances in which leftists have resorted to doxxing to attack their political opponents. But none of this should be shocking. As I’ve stated previously, these Marxists are only taking a page from Grandpa Stalin’s “enemy of the people” list strategy.
Radical leftist extremists are not interested in competing on the battlefield of ideas. Instead, they would rather turn that battlefield into an ideological gulag, one where those with opposing views are humiliated, harassed, kept from employment, and in some cases, assaulted. It is a part of the Marxist’s political DNA.
Only when these operatives are punished for their actions will they consider taking a different route. When people are not held accountable for their behavior, they become emboldened to continue. Unfortunately, it seems that it will be a long time before these people face any serious consequences for their actions.
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