On Doxing and Anonymity

In the wake of Ricky “Punch Right” Vaughn, aka Douglass Mackey getting exposed by Paul Nehlen, the Alt Right is in a state of moral panic on the subject of doxing. Anonymity, some say, is “the core” of our movement. Doxing is the ultimate betrayal of our collective trust. Thus not only should doxers be disavowed, they ought to be made to fear for their safety, as should anyone who defends the doxer, and even anyone who defends the defender of the doxer.

On Doxing and Anonymity
On Doxing and Anonymity

Of course, this fits nicely with the ulterior motives of the people who have been engineering schisms within our movement since August of 2017. They paint the matter as a conflict of people who are pro-dox or anti-dox, similarly to how David Hogg would like you to believe gun control is just a matter of people who oppose school shootings vs. people who want to murder children. Do you want fat stahlhelms and violence, or red shoes and bloodless victory? Are you operating by the rules of a prison gang, or are you a snitch?

These kind of narratives provide an easy wedge to further split the movement, for (((people))) who are into that sort of thing. If I was trying to destroy the alt right, I could hardly come up with a better plan. Especially if I was relying on the lower strata of the testosterone and intelligence spectrums to act on fear and ignore a great deal of evidence and reason. This is better proof of Jewry than a 23andMe result. Jews turn the peasants against the elite so the Jew can take advantage of them.

In reality, the matter is more complex than that, as such matters often are. To dox or not to dox is not the question, but rather who to dox, and why?

In this sense, it helps to think of doxing as a form of violence. It certainly carries the potential for violence to result, it is typically seen as a last resort, and most importantly, real men understand that it is sometimes necessary.

To fully address the issue of doxing however, we must first discuss the subject of anonymity.

If anonymity were valueless, doxing would be a non-issue. If anonymity were indeed “the core of our movement,” on the other hand, it would obviously be quite a serious matter.

Very few of us can make a living as professional racists. If the people who pay us don’t have jobs, that number is going to decline even further. Our enemies are violent criminals and corrupt government agents who will stop at nothing to prevent our rule. Ricky Vaughn was one of the most influential Twitter accounts of the 2016 election, and he absolutely could not have done what he did if his real name was on that account. So anonymity is an exceedingly serious matter.

That said, whenever I see a guy like Ricky Vaughn getting into a conflict with a guy like me or Paul Nehlen, I feel compelled to remind the anonymous person of their inherently lower position in the food chain. Men with reputations who voluntarily subject themselves to the type of harm anonymous internet trolls spend their lives trying to avoid, deserve a great deal of deference. When we are attacked by cartoon characters, we have every right to put them in their place. For pointing this out, I am almost invariably accused of “telling people to self dox,” a blatant misrepresentation of the point being made.

Anonymity allows you to get away with things you could not get away with if you were identified. If used properly, this allows the anonymous person to help the men who are so identified, and taking risks. The two forms ought to compliment one another, not wage war internally. It is not an either or situation of “Team Anon” vs “Team Dox” as some would like to deceptively portray it. That is as ridiculous feminism and MGTOW.

So anonymity is not “the core” of our movement, it is a feature to be used to our advantage. If it is not to our advantage, such as when our enemies are using it to their advantage, we should seek to pierce the veil. For all the whining about the “morality” of doxing among various factions of the right today, nobody is shedding any tears over the list of 650 Antifa criminals that just got exposed. We don’t shed tears when our enemies get doxed for the same reason we wouldn’t shed tears over them visiting the landwhale Dwayne Dixon killed. They are scum and they fucking deserve it.

“Okay! Fuck It! Doxytime!”

Where this gets tricky of course is when internal conflict arises on the Right.

As detestable as Ricky Vaughn may have been, he was not Antifa. This event thus raises legitimate concerns about our standards of conduct for handling bitter internecine feuds.

Bill Marchant at Northern Reaction provides some valuable insight in a piece titled “Don’t Punch Right“.

The idea behind that is that anyone doing something to the right of you is “good” and anyone doing something to the left of you is “Bad”. It does NOT mean “Don’t punch anyone ON the right”, because that would not allow us to criticise people like Paul Ryan or Ted Cruz. Those people are on “The Right” as it currently stands in the American political spectrum, but they are to the left of you and I. “Criticise anyone not exactly as right as me” is cuckservative logic and doesn’t work. “Don’t criticise anyone on the right” encourages a leftward shift as more and more “somewhat rightwing” people are accepted into what I will call the “mainstream Alt-Right” while noting the irony of that phrase. The only effective strategy, the one leftists have perfected is to not criticise anyone to the right of you. This pushes the Overton Window to the right.

Now, there are two points of contention in this strategy that need working out. First, how does being an IRL activist affect how far “right” you are. Should someone slightly to the left of you be immune from your criticism because they stage protests (or whatever) and you’re an ideologue only? I have no idea. Something to think about. The other hiccup is how far that criticism should go? I personally think that the action against the person should be directly proportional to how far to the right of the person you are. Basically any (legal) action against Paul Ryan is fine, because he’s way off to the Left of us. Someone else in the movement? Trolling/criticism should maybe be the extent of it. But again, it depends how far to the left of you they are.

Tl;dr, Punch ON the right, don’t punch TO YOUR right.

In the wake of the Vaughn incident, people started talking about “doxing right” which stems from the “don’t punch right” concept.

The idea that anything Nehlen does to Vaughn is done in a rightward direction is just too stupid to take seriously. Vaughn disavowed white nationalism. He compared white identity to radical Islam and transgenderism. He coined the term “wignat” (wigger nationalist) to insult an ever growing sphere of real life activists whom he despised. He punched right constantly at guys who had already been doxed, all while relying on the good faith of those same people to keep his secrets. By the don’t punch right standard, Vaughn was in violation of both elements of the crime. He was attacking men with reputations from a position of anonymity, and he was attacking rightward.

Now, perhaps you can agree with me that his behavior was reprehensible, but you think the punishment of exposing him was too severe. At first glance, I would tend to agree. What should have corrected Vaughn’s behavior was social sanction and ostracism. Unfortunately, Vaughn was being propped up by Weev, Daily Stormer, and TRS, despite his constant and perpetual violations of our codes of conduct. Not only was he given access to platforms, but his rivals were purged therefrom so he could operate almost unchallenged while he anonymously punched right at men with reputations.

He was a fucking problem that needed solving, and the people who should have been solving it were making it worse. It left those of us interested in finding that solution with very few options.

The account has been silent since the dox. Mission Accomplished.

The other issue raised in all of this which is often overlooked or purposely convoluted is the keeping of agreements. 

People who are saying that I doxed Vaughn are lying, but what the fuck is new about that? I had no access to information to dox Vaughn, Nehlen did. Once that information was made public, I enthusiastically published it on my website because I was under no obligation not to, and I hate Ricky Vaughn.

If you have poor opsec and your information becomes public, no agreement was violated by people who use that now public information.

Whenever I have hired anyone to do work on this website, or otherwise made them aware of sensitive information, I make them show me their government issued ID and sign a non-disclosure agreement. I don’t care how much somebody pisses you off, or how frequently they punch right, if one of those people misused data they got from here, I would sue them, and I’d rightly expect to get sued if I published their ID. If you wanted to attack Nehlen for doxing Vaughn, you might have a leg to stand on by saying there was at least an implicit agreement not to make the information public, but I presently have no way of knowing how explicit any such agreement was or if one existed at all.

The liars who support the right punching formerly anonymous troll are trying to conflate me doing that, with abusing the data I collect from my customers or that I am otherwise made privy to in the course of my activities as a prominent figure in the movement. I’ve literally never done anything like that, nor would I. In the case of this website, I explicitly say so in the Privacy Policy. This is just more blatant misdirection aimed at disrupting my finances and social standing, and it should tell you everything you need to know about how much you can trust those people with your information.

But in case you’re a slow learner, it gets worse.

After Nehlen exposed Vaughn on Gab, he sent me an email containing the Smartcheckr service agreement. That document solidified for me that doxing Vaughn was the right thing to do. Vaughn appears to have been conspiring to misuse privileged information from “unconventional databases” for profit, almost certainly with Weev’s help. How many of you gave Ricky Vaughn permission to run you through a facial recognition system and sell it to politicians? I don’t imagine a lot of hands are raised right now.

Doing a little research on Smartcheckr comes back with a few (((red flags)))

If you don’t see a problem with (((Richard Schwartz))) being President of the tech startup Ricky Vaughn was marketing himself under, you might need a coincidence detector. That linkedin account has since been deleted, and no longer shows up in a Google search for Smartcheckr.

Here is another interesting piece.

That data is no longer correct.

Name: www.smartcheckr.com

Name: smartcheckr.com

Those addresses are all in the United States. The fact that these things still showed up in a Google search for the company name suggests these changes were made very recently.

Interestingly, Huffington Post’s analysis of Twitter data, showed Ricky Vaughn being a top retweeter of several alleged (((Russian))) Twitter bots. He curiously never got a single retweet back though, despite the accounts frequently retweeting other accounts and Ricky having tens of thousands of followers. This led some to speculate the (((Kremlin))) accounts were purposely trying to obfuscate a connection.

Now, I don’t know what to make of all this, admittedly. What I can say is that it raises a lot of questions that Ricky isn’t answering.

Has Ricky been attacking white nationalists because he wants to endear himself to the GOP for professional gain? Is he building facial recognition and other “unconventional” databases of right wingers, and storing them in Russia? Is he working for a Jew? How involved is Weev? Was a foreign government involved? Is this even legal? Were they trying to entrap Nehlen? When they answer these questions, should we believe them?

That of course is up to you to decide, but I for one am very happy to know about all this, and I’m very happy that Vaughn has shut his fucking cock holster. None of that would have happened if Nehlen didn’t expose him.

Doxing is Serious Business

The big question people raise about when it’s okay to dox is, “Who gets to decide?” and that’s a really valid concern.

The fact of the matter is, you get to decide if you get doxed. You can choose to be up front about who you are, and moderate your behavior as a man with a reputation must. You can choose to remain anonymous, and never let anyone know the connection between your person and your persona.

Once you start dancing around in between the two realms, trying to enjoy the benefits of both, you’re playing with fire. So you better be sure the people you’re trusting with that information are worthy of that trust, and you better not make enemies out of the men who keep your secrets.


Christopher Cantwell comedian, writer, voice artist, and Patriot.

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