Misleading on Mass Shootings and a Note on the Biosecurity State

It’s interesting how a mass shooting is made out by progressives and the corporate state to be the work of “homophobes” and “transphobes” or “white supremacists” and “MAGA” until they discover that the identity of the shooter doesn’t fit the narrative. Then they fall back to the generic anti-gun rhetoric.

Most recently, at Club Q, a gay bar in Colorado Springs, on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance, a 22-year old named opened fire on those gathered there, killing five and wound more than a dozen others. Attorneys for the the shooter, identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich, have alerted the court and the media that Aldrich identifies as nonbinary, goes by “them/they” pronouns, and wishes to be addressed as “Mx. Aldrich.”

Of course, Aldrich has their skeptics.

This was not the first of Aldrich’s run-ins with the law. “In 2021 Aldrich was arrested after an incident in which their mother accused them of threatening her with a homemade bomb,” according to TVP World in an essay about what the publication calls “self-hate crime.” “Law enforcement managed to pacify Aldrich, who throughout the incident was live-streaming a video on Facebook in which they threatened to detonate the bomb.”

As soon as I learned about this case, I asked my Facebook friend why this man was not already in jail or prison or a psychiatric institution speaks to the failure of the criminal justice system to provide adequate public safety to citizens and residents of this nation. The case from last year wasn’t even adjudicated—had it been, it is possible this deranged man would have not been in a position to carry out these heinous acts.

However, if you open Google News aggregator today, you will find that the Club Q shooting is no longer the lead story. This is not accidental. I’m always telling people to look for causes. After all, guns don’t shoot themselves. But progressives only “find” causes in actions they can attach to an argument they don’t like. When the identity of the perpetrator is inconvenient, they shift the narrative or drop the story.

Remember the Pulse nightclub shooting? When a Muslim murdered 49 individuals in a gay club in Orlando, Florida? As soon as elites found out that the shooter was an Islamist, they changed the subject. Hell, they were loathe to make reference to it in the wake of the Club Q shooting. (See No Muslim Ever Called Me Faggot and Other Nonsense; Everything Progressives Say About Mass Shootings is Wrong … and Racist; The Courage to Name the Problem.)

Look at how different progressives treated the rampant violence in America over the summer of 2020, violence that cost billions of dollars and dozens of lives, or all the violence that occurred in the wake of Donald Trump’s election—and compare these to what happened on January 6, 2021. Progressives will even lie and say that cops were killed by the January 6th mob. The icing on that cake is the sudden concern for racist Blue Lives.

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Fifty-eight percent of coronavirus deaths in August were people who were vaccinated or boosted, according to an analysis conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation. I’m glad I didn’t take that vaccine. There were plenty of authoritarians who were prepared to force me to, though. I keep notes on all that. I will never forget. No enemy of freedom is a friend of mine. I’ll be pleasant and professional. But I will never look at you the same way.

The vaccines don’t stop transmission of the disease. Therefore, vaccine passports make zero sense. The elites know that. What this means is that vaccine passports were never about disease control but about assimilating you into a transnational ID system. This is the zenith of totalitarianism desire: the biosecurity state—global total control. If you don’t see this, then you have neither studied history nor grasped its lessons.

They failed this time. But they are going to keep trying.

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Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin is on the faculty of Democracy and Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. He has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews in books, encyclopedia, journals, and newspapers.

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