And of course, there’s the standard comparison to “nazis” and “concentration camps”.
Via Hot Air
This isn’t doxxing, insists author Kate Cronin-Furman. It’s just a targeted campaign of social intimidation aimed at people where they live:
“The identities of the individual Customs and Border Protection agents who are physically separating children from their families and staffing the detention centers are not undiscoverable. Immigration lawyers have agent names; journalists reporting at the border have names, photos and even videos. These agents’ actions should be publicized, particularly in their home communities.
This is not an argument for doxxing — it’s about exposure of their participation in atrocities to audiences whose opinion they care about. The knowledge, for instance, that when you go to church on Sunday, your entire congregation will have seen you on TV ripping a child out of her father’s arms is a serious social cost to bear. The desire to avoid this kind of social shame may be enough to persuade some agents to quit and may hinder the recruitment of replacements. For those who won’t (or can’t) quit, it may induce them to treat the vulnerable individuals under their control more humanely. In Denmark during World War II, for instance, strong social pressure, including from the churches, contributed to the refusal of the country to comply with Nazi orders to deport its Jewish citizens.”
Well, for starters, they’re not citizens, they’re illegals and they broke the law.
She implies two distinctions with doxxing. One is that she’s not calling for publicizing the home addresses of immigration officers. What she wants to do is find out where they live, then go to their neighborhoods and highlight their treatment of detained immigrants. Revealing their precise location to the public doesn’t seem to be in her playbook — for now. The other distinction has to do with intent. It’s not her goal to see them harassed, threatened, or attacked, she suggests. The goal is to shame them. Make them embarrassed to show their faces in places they care about and they’ll end up defying their orders at work or quitting altogether.
In other words, it’s doxxing with a wink. Alerting a neighborhood that a CBP or ICE officer lurks close by while people like AOC are screeching about concentration camps is of course an invitation to activists to find that person and make their life hell. Whatever the intent, the reality will be the same as in doxxing: Physical intimidation, a warning to the target that We Know Where You Live and that they’d best sleep with one eye open until they change their behavior. This is what’s fit for print, apparently, on the op-ed page of the world’s most august newspaper.
Why the same immigration officers weren’t targeted this way five years ago, when Obama’s DHS was shunting unaccompanied minors off into some of the same facilities Trump is using, remains a mystery for another day.
This is one piece of a larger argument by Cronin-Furman that what border agents are now involved in is nothing more or less than a crime against humanity (“it meets the definition of a mass atrocity: a deliberate, systematic attack on civilians”) and therefore extraordinary measures — international tribunals, boycotts, you name it — to convince them to desist are warranted.
Liberals are pretty fucking “brave”, until they have the same tactics applied to themselves.
BTW: Just a cursory search brings up this info on Cromin-Furman:
They only use the ‘nazi’/’concentration camp’ garbage when the concept suits their standards of victimology. Real survivors of nazi concentration camps have some choice words for the leftist assholes who fling the ‘concentration camp’ term for political points.
The Left’s illegal alien advocacy is just a means to an end. The goal is to destroy America from within by saturating the country with foreign criminal thugs in the hopes that we will become a third world country of socialist haves and flyover country have nots.
Affluent liberals get pretty miffed when their manicured communities are invaded by illegals. The rest of us peons are expected to put up with it. Wealthy effete are insulated by the convenience and protection of their walled enclaves, while the working Middle Class suffers the consequences of their edicts, and the animalistic illegals, gangs, and assorted other vermin go virtually untouched by their onerous bureaucracy.
The Left incorporates harassment, intimidation, bullying, and violence into their political tactics.
If it’s a civil war they want, they won’t like the outcome. There are millions of armed citizens (including yours truly) in America who would kick their asses all the way back to their coastal ivory towers and make it home in time for a big steak dinner.