The underlying premise of stochastic terrorism has made it a matter of time for a lone wolf to act on Republican politicians’ hatred of the LGBTQ community. Perhaps only Marjorie Taylor Greene was more public about the LGBTQ family’s hatred of all things “Q,” but Lauren Boebert was right there with her, as documented by the Denver Post’s fiery Op-Ed against the barely re-elected congressman:
“Lauren Boebert … tweeted this after the Club Q shooting on Sunday: “The news coming out of Colorado Springs is absolutely terrible. The victims and their families are in my prayers this morning. This illegal violence must be stopped and brought to an end soon.”
His tweet did not mention that this senseless act of violence targeted a group that is often targeted for marginalization and is often targeted by Boebert.
“This is the same person who used to offer these gems: ‘Take your kids to CHURCH, don’t drag the bars’ and ‘We’ve gone from Reading Rainbow to Randy Rainbow in a few decades, but don’t you dare say the Left is groomed. our children!”
“Grooming” is a “must use” word in the MAGA lexicon.
“Boebert has rightly been vilified for his role in fueling hate speech against the LGBTQ community. As an added bonus, his tough stance on gun control, ruling out even common sense measures, means he would not support any effort that would keep guns out of the hands of this shooter. ownership.”
“Boebert’s profile has made him an easy target for those who point to the dangerous environment that exists when we do not treat our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer neighbors equally. But he is not guilty of perpetuating rhetoric that incites fear and hatred, and he is not alone in this state.
The last paragraph is especially scary because it explains why we can expect more mass shootings against our LGBTQ family. The whole premise of stochastic terrorism is that if enough hatred and false accusations are leveled against a community – like Lauren Boebert did in Colorado Springs – lone wolves will do the real dirty work.
@JasonMiciak believes a day unlearned is a day unlived. He is a political writer, writer, author and lawyer. He is a Canadian dual citizen who spent his teenage and college years in the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. Now he’s enjoying life as a single father of a young daughter, writing from the beaches of the Gulf Coast. She enjoys making flower pots, cooking, and is currently studying the science, philosophy of religion, and non-mathematical principles behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please contact with any concerns.