No Strength or Beauty

No Strength or Beauty

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Sorry Not Sorry

That is how many words the Trans Resistance Network took to say they were sorry, not sorry, for what took place in Nashville this past week. 

Have you read their Tweet

The first tragedy today is the loss of life of three children and adults. We extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers to those families dealing with the loss of loved ones. There is nothing we can offer that will comfort the hurt, or ease the sorrow. We mourn with you.“((Trans Resistance Network. [@ResistanceTrans]. “Media Statement on the School Shooting in Nashville, TN.” Twitter, 27 March 2023, https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1640746882640011264))

That was 51 words of empty sympathy. I say empty because the Trans Resistance Network then spends 300 words blaming, justifying, excusing, and accusing the rest of us of this tragedy. Please read it for yourself. 

Look At Us

They state the shooter had “…no other effective way to be seen than to lash out by taking the life of others,…“((Trans Resistance Network. [@ResistanceTrans]. “Media Statement on the School Shooting in Nashville, TN.” Twitter, 27 March 2023, https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1640746882640011264))

No other effective way to be seen? How completely and utterly absurd! Google “How to celebrate LGBTQ” (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer), and you come up with 35 million hits! Admittedly I did not go through them all, but I am sure there are several thousand good ideas on how to celebrate the LGBTQ community. 

What is the month of June? Lots of significate things took place in June. The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote, D-Day when the Allied forces landed in Normandy, and Tiananmen Square protests, to name a few, but most significant, it is PRIDE Month. The LGBTQ community gets the whole month. This is usually when you see lots of rainbow flags and businesses promoting and celebrating the LGBTQ community. Target is one example, spotlighting designers, entrepreneurs, and Target team members. 

If that is not enough, visit the Library of Congress. You will find lots of resources there. On their PRIDE Month page, they write, “Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world.”((Library of Congress, “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month.” Library of Congress, Congress.Gov, N.D. https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/))

It’s Never Enough

The Trans Resistance Network continues, “We do know that life for transgender people is very difficult, and made more difficult in the preceding months by a virtual avalanche of anti-trans legislation, and public callouts by Right Wing personalities and political figures for nothing less than the genocidal eradication of trans people from society.“((Trans Resistance Network. [@ResistanceTrans]. “Media Statement on the School Shooting in Nashville, TN.” Twitter, 27 March 2023, https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1640746882640011264))

No doubt their lives are difficult, but I have not seen an ‘avalanche’ of anti-trans legislation, public callouts, and political figures calling for the genocide of trans people from society. Talk about hyper-sensitive and hyperbolic language! Are you kidding me? People can lose their job if they misgender someone!

Think about it. In some states, California, for example, it is illegal to counsel someone against gender-affirming surgery. Physicians can lose their licenses for even suggesting it. 

The only rhetoric that comes close to this was a Facebook post by a leftist professor Dr. Steven Shaviro who wrote, “Although I do not advocate violating federal and state criminal codes, I think it is far more admirable to kill a racist, homophobic, or transphobic speaker than it is to shout them down.“((Silverstein, Joe. “College professor suspended after saying it would be ‘far more admirable to kill’ racist speaker than protest.” Fox News, foxnews.com, 28 March 2023, https://www.foxnews.com/media/college-professor-suspended-far-more-admirable-kill-racist-speaker-protest)) I bet you did not hear about that on CNN. Here you have someone on the left calling for the murder of, what they call a ‘transphobic speaker,’ or anyone that speaks out against puberty blockers or breast removal for teens, and the only consequence is they are put on leave, with pay. The media, academia, and Department of Justice double standard is as bright as the noonday sun. 

No Strength Or Beauty

They end the Tweet with, “It is a testament to the inner strength and beauty of transgender people, that, despite the overwhelming odds of homelessness, job discrimination, and constant anti-trans bigotry and violence, so many of us continue to persevere, survive, and even thrive. We will not be eradicated or erased.“((Trans Resistance Network. [@ResistanceTrans]. “Media Statement on the School Shooting in Nashville, TN.” Twitter, 27 March 2023, https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1640746882640011264))

It is probably not the best time to talk about beauty, strength, surviving, and thriving when someone who identified with your community murdered three children and three adults. There were six victims and one murderer, not seven as you would imply. 

You wrote one brief paragraph feigning remorse and then followed with six paragraphs pointing the finger, defending, and rationalizing why this murderer did what they did. Pathetic. 

It does not matter what your sex is, what your gender identity is, or your sexual orientation; when you take the lives of innocents, especially children, you cannot excuse that kind of violence, ever. People that take those kinds of actions are cowards. You don’t see them walking into police stations and start shooting. 

This transgender activist group is planning aTrans Day of Vengeancerally outside the U.S. Supreme Court today, Saturday, April 1st, 2023. The organizers claim they are not inciting violence, but you would think they would have the sense to title their rally a bit differently. But, after reading their Tweet, I am not surprised. Are you? 

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