This article should frighten, then piss off, thoughtful people of all political persuasions. When I read the article, I was stunned.

The article starts by saying “The Autonomous Student Network in Austin, Texas, a group that was previously suspended from Twitter after posting private information belonging to supporters of then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, is now threatening to do the same to incoming University of Texas-Austin freshmen who join conservative student organizations. ‘Hey #UT23! Do you wanna be famous? If you join YCT [Young Conservatives of Texas] or Turning Point USA, you just might be. Your name and more could end up on an article like one of these,’ the group tweeted earlier in June, linking to a page on its website, on which it previously posted the private information, including emails and phone numbers, of Kavanaugh supporters. ‘So be sure to make smart choices at #UTOrientation,’ the group added.”

Later, it makes this threat:

“the best #LonghornStateOfMind is an antifascist one. If you begin to spot the young racists trying to join YCT or TPUSA, send us a tip so we can keep our reports up to date #UT23. Also, if you’re an antifascist/anarchist/autonomy inclined Longhorn, reach out & let’s link up!”

Anarchists have a history of violence. Combining these statements leads to a society of threats, fascism and anarchy. Why would anyone tolerate that type of society? Rather than getting run out of town, however, it’s time for people of all political persuasions to say Enough! It’s time to criminalize these threats. It’s time to throw these thugs in jail. If that ruins their lives for the next 20-30 years, that’s their problem.

For the first 200 years of its existence, the US has lived according to the Judeo-Christian principles to the best of their human capabilities. Without question, the US has fallen short. That isn’t surprising in light of Paul’s letter to the church in Rome, which said “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” It isn’t that God demands that we live sin-free lives. It’s that He demands that we do our best to live sin-free lives.

These anarchists/fascists aren’t interested in attempting to live up to those standards. At best, they’re disinterested in achieving that goal. It’s impossible to say that you’re striving to live according to this nation’s Judeo-Christian principles when, at best, you’re indifferent to Judeo-Christian principles.

These thugs deserve mercy from God. From a society, they deserve time in jail. That’s because it’s our responsibility to live orderly lives. Anarchists aren’t interested in living orderly lives. They’re interested in living chaotic lives.

When anarchists threaten young people’s lives, it’s time for society to make anarchists pay for creating chaos. If that ruins their lives, then that’s the path that the anarchists have chosen.

One Response to “Let’s criminalize doxxing”

Leave a Reply