One of the least recognized (by normies) and yet most frightening and effective of the communist vigilante group Antifa’s political warfare tactics: stalking. You won’t hear it called that, but nothing else describes the campaign of online and personal harassment, from doxing to actual physical surveillance, to which Antifa goons routinely subject patriots and conservatives (including me). But it’s illegal. It could and should be suppressed by enforcement of the law.
U.S. law recognizes stalking as a problem. But, perhaps because these Woke enforcers aren’t the typical ex-lovers, we don’t appropriately pathologize their behavior for what it is: “repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other behavior directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear” [Stalking Victimization in the United States, by Katrina Baum, Shannan Catalano, and Michael Rand, January 2009, Justice.gov]. Physical stalking and cyberstalking are state and federal crimes.
Psychologists classify stalkers into five to seven categories [Psychologists Struggle to Explain the Mind of the Stalker, by Francine Russo, Scientific American, July 26, 2023]:
The Antifa cyberstalker would fall squarely into the second and third categories, if not the sixth in certain instances.
The first U.S. stalking law was only passed in 1990, followed by the first law prohibiting cyberstalking in 1999 (Cyberstalking Law Invoked, by Staff Writer, Wired, January 25, 1999).
Cyberstalking is defined as using the Internet or other electronic means as a way to harass, intimidate, threaten, monitor or make unwanted advances towards another,” the psychologists at StalkingRiskProfile explain. “It can involve direct communications through emails, chat rooms, bulletin boards or social sites such as Facebook, the surreptitious gathering of information regarding the target, or covert observation.
Cyberstalking, Stalking Risk Profile.com
Other behaviors that victims must recognize include:
Antifa is a promise to neo-Nazis and their bedfellows that we will confront them in the streets; we will expose them online and inform their place of employ. We are not asking venues to deny space to far-right events; we are vowing that all far-right events will be bombarded and besieged.
Not Rights but Justice: It’s Time to Make Nazis Afraid Again, August 16, 2017
Of course, everyone who opposes Antifa is considered a “neo-Nazi”—including traditional Catholics, moderate Republicans, and even black U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.
Great Lakes Antifa member Jessice Nocero of Ohio described doxing and cyberstalking as a “digital brick through a window.” This aggressive language from the “antifascist” movement is common and makes crystal clear that online harassment is meant to be every bit as violent, harmful, and threatening as the most explosive real-world incidents of stalking.
Nocero reportedly uses “property records, tax documents, voter registration databases, social media, real estate websites, and real-life surveillance to find them and verify their names and locations.”
She then contacts churches, employers, or universities with the surreptitiously obtained smear materials and posts personal information on Antifa message boards like It’s Going Down. Then, other communist extremists can surveil victims or post incendiary flyers on telephone poles, car windows, and doors throughout their neighborhoods. That fingers the target for other communists to abuse, harass, and possibly harm. It also defames the victims among their neighbors [Doxx Racists: How Antifa Uses Cyber Shaming To Combat The Alt-Right, by Decca Muldowney, Pacific Standard, November 2, 2017].
But permit me to detail my experience with these unhinged extremists. For six years since my role in the Democrat-mugged blood-libeled Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, an obsessed communist called Molly Conger has been stalking me. And the “socialist dog mom,” as she bills herself on X, shows no signs of stopping. She’s obsessed.
Conger and her ally Shawn Breen have spent years devotedly watching videos from 2017’s Unite the Right protest, screen-capturing what are, in the vast majority, peaceful protesters, then posting them online to initiate a massive dogpile. Some are eventually identified after years of dredging up their personal information, which is then used to harass, stalk and intimidate.
Breen, who deactivated his personal Twitter account more than a year ago, is believed to have been one of the trolls behind the IgniteTheRight X account, which exists only for the purpose of doxing and harassment of Unite the Right attendees [To Catch an Internet Troll: Inside The Downfall of Antifa Intelligence Operative Shawn Patrick Breen, by Hunter Wallace, Occidental Dissent, July 13, 2018].
Conger, on the other hand, has continued to wage a very public and relentless cyberstalking and harassment campaign against me. With some lapses, she watches and catalogs my most innocuous thoughts with an attention that exceeds a mother or a spouse. Last year, for instance, she exploded on X with a trove of my old social media posts that had little or no connection to my political life. She is deeply fixated on my family, my love life, my occupation, my whereabouts, etc.
I won’t reproduce her posts, but I can tell you she has tried to destroy my business by falsely accusing me of destruction of property and verbally abusing and stealing from my customers. And of course, she has repeatedly called me a “Nazi.”
All this, again, was five years after UTR.
But that’s not all. Conger and Breen do more than cyberstalk. On his since-deactivated account, Breen posted photos of himself surreptitiously surveilling protesters at conservative and nationalist events [Gone Spelunking: Restoring The Honor Blogger Unmasked As Shawn Patrick Breen, by Hunter Wallace, Occidental Dissent, July 11, 2018].
Like a serial killer, the dedicated stalker wants the victims to know he is watching. Scaring the victims thrills him … or her, as the case may be.
When I had court appointments in Charlottesville to do with Sines vs. Kessler lawfare case, Conger was there at least three times, if not more. I parked my vehicle far away from the courthouse in a hidden location. Nevertheless, usually with a male accomplice for the purposes of further intimidation, Conger aggressively followed me, whether I turned from one street onto another, into an alley, or anywhere else to evade pursuit. She filmed me and taunted me, relishing the lack of options a man has to defend himself when the stalker is a woman.
Of course, the stalking suggests that Conger would reveal my whereabouts and even my home to other communist extremists.
No matter how many times I stated that I was uncomfortable with her pursuit and for her to desist, she persisted. My primary concern: being followed to my vehicle which, once identified, could be vandalized or used to find my home and threaten my family.
Charlottesville police, needless to say, didn’t help me. On one occasion, when Conger was stalking me, I returned to the courthouse and asked the police to stop her and the man with her from following me. They didn’t acknowledge the request—or even question her, so that I would have a moment to get away. They seemed tacitly to condone what she was doing.
Given that response from law enforcement and the Leftist bias in the courts, I had and have no faith they would or will protect me from Conger.
Law enforcement in the Democrat-run cities where Antifa operates, after all, recognizes that Woke fellow-travelers run the courts and the government.
Police inaction aside, Conger’s obsession with tracking my every move intersects with what we know about Leftists, particularly Leftist women. As VDARE.com’s Lance Welton has written, they’re nuts, and so stalking comes to them naturally:
Mental health conditions often appear in those who become stalkers—research suggests that half of one sample of stalkers had a disorder such as antisocial personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder. Borderline is particularly prominent in women stalkers [Emphasis added]
As well, “research suggests that 45 percent of people who engage in stalking behavior have borderline personality disorder,” psychologist Caroline Kamau has explained [When Borderline Personality Disorder Becomes Stalking, Psychology Today, October 26, 2020].
The disorder, the National Institute of Mental Health says, “severely impacts a person’s ability to regulate their emotions. This loss of emotional control can increase impulsivity, affect how a person feels about themselves, and negatively impact their relationships with others” [Borderline Personality Disorder].
People with this condition deeply fear being alone. So perhaps the misandrist and off-putting political views of women Antifa stalkers like Conger isolate them from relationships with masculine and stable men outside their extremist circles. Maybe that, and the prevalence of beta males and soy boys in their movement, explains their fixation on nationalist or conservative men.
Then again, Australian stalking expert Paul Mullen defines the Antifa-style “revenger of perceived injustice” as the resentful stalker who “experiences feelings of injustice and desires revenge against their victim rather than a relationship.” Mullen posits that “resentful stalkers often regard their fathers as highly controlling.” In other words, Antifa stalkers may have daddy issues [In the Mind of a Stalker, by Robert T. Muller Psychology Today, June 22, 2013].
Daddy issues aside, all that craziness adds up to one thing for the men whom women stalkers terrorize: “Female stalkers who target a man can wreak tremendous damage to him: to his reputation, his livelihood, his family,” as Francine Russo wrote in the Scientific American article cited above.
Even in the best of circumstances, convicting a stalker or cyberstalker is difficult, Russo wrote, citing Edge Hill University criminologist Nicholas Longpré:
It’s hard to nail down stalking conviction numbers in the U.S. because of different state laws but in England and Wales, there are about 15,000 a year. That is a tiny fraction of the estimated 1.5 million annual occurrences there. Only one in 50 cases is reported, one in 435 is charged, one in 556 is prosecuted, and one in 1,000 is convicted.
Political dissidents are even more vulnerable because police and the courts turn a blind eye to Leftist stalkers, which allows Antifa to inflict extrajudicial punishment for disfavored views.
Of course, this tacit collaboration between the Democrat Establishment and its Antifa paramilitary arm is a great irony. The supposed anarchists and “anti-fascists” say they hate the government, notably the police and the courts. But they are happy when the government punishes conservatives and patriots.
The Stalking Risk Profile recommends these steps to protect oneself:
Never directly acknowledge stalkers. Doing so gives them a rush and begins a deeply unhealthy cycle of fixation in which they go from being bored and wondering when the victim will acknowledge them, to exploding with public postings with personal information they learned from surveillance.
My own experience is particularly extreme. Nonetheless, it’s time to call these fanatics, including the doxxers who pose as journalists and feed them information, what they are: stalkers—and totalitarian thugs.
Jason Kessler (email him) is a journalist and civil rights activist. He was the permit holder for the 2017 Unite The Right Charlottesville rally, which was notoriously mugged by elected, uniformed, judicial, paramilitary and media Democrats. He has had bylines in VDARE.com, Daily Caller (which has deleted his archive in a fit of cowardice), and the now-defunct GotNews as well as on his own site JasonKessler.us. Follow him on Telegram, Gab, and Twitter. Subscribe to his news and opinion show ‘Happenings’ on Odysee and Bitchute.