I know the article’s author and most people here will agree with me on this but Republicans have always been ready to “regulate” trans people and had greatly increased their efforts well before this.
It’s important to emphasize that even if the shooter had been a cisgender male, or even if the shooting hadn’t occurred, Republicans would still be attacking trans people. They’re merely taking this incident as cover for what they already planned.
It definitely serving as red, raw meat right now. And they are using the “Defend Equality” graphics and other trans resistance memes as evidence of a “violent movement”, even though it’s no different than the Gadsden flag, Come and Take It flag, “We don’t dial 911”, or other 101 macho images/memes out there.
If it’s reasonable to have conversion therapy for trans people because of this shooting, it’s far MORE reasonable to have conversion therapy for racists, based on numerous race-based mass shootings, right?
I understand this is probably unintentional, but your statement equates being trans with being racist. There are several issues with this and it seems a bit insulting. Being trans is not a belief. It cannot be unlearned or educated away. Conversion therapy is torture. Antiracism education is just education.
Also they’ll bring up “this is a mental health crisis, not a gun crisis”. Despite this, they’ll religiously oppose any expansion of healthcare or funding of community clinics, because lower taxes for rich people is always more important than healthcare for non rich people.
Make them invisible or dead. I suspect either one would make them happy. Well, until they pick which minority to target next. There will always be a threat outside the “acceptable way of being” to keep their followers angry and afraid. We have seen this before. Never again.
In this case, they’re using this to justify their version of Kristallnacht. Anything to enable them to just classify anyone as “unfit” or “mentally defective” (which both terms were regularly used in Nazi Germany with its own eugenics laws as many other nations have before them such as the US) so they can just declassify us as non-human and thus get the legal basis to murder and enslave.