‘Dan from Long Island’ touted ethnic cleansing at the DC rally. Here’s why the online attacks should stop.
This author from the Washington Post is admonishing a group of people online who have doxxed and are sending mean messages on social media to a 19 year old from Long Island who "believes in ‘peaceful cleansing’ of Latinos and blacks from the United States.”
The WaPo reporter spoke with the man's father and claims that he is just a stupid kid who doesn't know what he is saying.
The reporter ends their piece asking folks to tweet about "Dan from Long Island", but to criticize his words and not attack or insult him personally. They argue that to do so would "push him further into a corner."
I personally think that antifa demonstrated the effectiveness of outing these white nationalists with how low the turnout was from Unite the Right 2 in D.C. this past weekend. If white nationalists and bigots fear that they will be doxxed and face repercussions for their marching through the streets yelling nazi slogans like "blood and soil" and "the jews will not replace us" and decide not to take their hate to the streets again, I think that is a good thing.
I think it is far better to show that racism and white nationalist is not acceptable and deter others from that path then to try and reason with someone who wants to genocide all minorities from this country.
I also think that when someone is 19, they should know better. They are not a child anymore and to act like they are just a stupid kid is excusing and enabling their behavior.
So he went from the consequence free world of the internet where "peaceful genocide" would earn you a thousand upvotes in certain circles into the real world where someone would rightly get all up in his face about saying that -- and is now upset that people are calling him out publicly for his bullshit. Boo hoo.