December 18, 2014 in Commentary
Within the first few months of public White Advocacy, I started receiving death threats on my phone number, 317-324-8282 and at my email@example.com email address. I was repeatedly threatened with being “doxxed”, so I was careful to conceal my [redacted, at girlfriend's request] social security number. My employers were repeatedly pestered by the SPLC and others, which led to my current arrangement of being a long-haul trucker who performs freelance computer consulting work in my mobile office. It’s rudimentary to take my CDL to a different outfit if this one cans me, and most of my freelance clients couldn’t care less if I were an ax murderer, as long as I deliver solid code.
I would offer my home address, but I live in my truck, so I don’t really have one to offer.
The heckler’s veto which the Internet’s anonymity provides has resulted in a profound chilling effect on public discourse, and has steadily grown from a childish prank phone call stunt targeting toxic extremists like yours truly to this obnoxiously familiar canard peppering every major public political brawl. With the recent #gamergate hassle, each side eagerly served up death threats and eagerly presented the death threats as a farcical sort of digital badge of courage that they were supposedly risking their lives for feminism or social justice or whatever. Read the rest of this entry →