Rep. Joaquin Castro — he’s the twin brother of Julian Castro — tweeted out a campaign add that featured a list including the names and occupations of people in his San Antonio congressional district who had given the legal maximum to the Trump re-election campaign in 2019 (This is of course public information, which anybody can look up, and I encourage you to do so).
Naturally this elicited shrieks of outrage from the Republican party establishment that simply publicizing the fact that people are in 2019 donating money to a white supremacist who inspires his followers to murder Hispanics like Castro himself was also a form of “inciting violence against private citizens” because [step in argument missing].
If you are giving Trump money at this point you are a garbage person, who should be named, shamed, and shunned. I think it’s an excellent idea to publicize the names of people who are donating to Trump, in order to boycott their businesses, while exercising the core First Amendment right to let everyone know that Trump supporters are, individually and collectively, garbage people who should be ostracized by any and every decent human being.
Look, I’m a reasonable man. Maybe you voted for Trump back in 2016 because you were really naive and “low information” or something, as opposed to being an aggressively despicable person. So I’m willing to give you a mulligan on that one, because a house divided blah blah blah.
But if you support Donald Trump now, you are supporting an unambiguous white supremacist, who incites murderous violence against people of my particular ethnicity. So excuse me if I take that rather personally, while pointing out that you are in fact doing what you’re doing, and that what you’re doing is unforgivable.
. . . It turns out some of our leading journalistic courtesans aren’t happy about this either:
Also big time insider Yashar Ali:
Let the a hundred Streisand Effects bloom.