"Never thought I'd see FReepers defending communists tactics, and yes that's what this is, on this site."
As I pointed out (did you even read what I said?) the term "communist" is an inflammatory term that is at once inaccurate as well as indescriptive.
As I pointed out, those tactics are not "communist". They might be used by commies, but they are not, strictly speaking, "communist." In fact, they are used by every type of government in the world. The commies, for instance, breathe air; do you say that breathing is a "commie" thing?
No, you used that term in order to poison us against the action, leading me to believe that you cannot articulate your agrument in more substantial ways. You don't cite First Amendment case law, nor do you tell me how the government might misuse this info.
"By your reasoning there's no problem with identifying the people in the photos and running an FBI check on them. I mean why else would you take the photos if you weren't going to try to identify the people?"
Isn't that what the protesters want? I mean, if I don't want the government to know that I'm unhappy then why would I openly protest?
And as I pointed out in another post, the protesters WANT the FBI (et al) to spend time and energy and money on them, believing that if the cost of the protesters is greater than the cost of change, then change will occur.
So, why not give them what they want?
"You'd make a good little communist. Hillary and Putin would be proud to have you as their comrade."
Again, cheap ad hominim attacks that convey little in the way of logic. I think that you'd be awfully boring over drinks discussing politics, unless we just get off on calling everyone we don't like commie pink fags.
If the hammer and sickle fit...