I don’t have loads to say concerning the Chicago capturing. It’s one more act of terrorism by a white American fascist. These will proceed to occur till a while after the fascists really feel sure that they don’t have any open help from most people or from the ruling class. My proposed plan of action hasn’t modified. There may be, nonetheless, one factor that I consider is vital to focus on:
Brace for the anti-trans hate as a result of Robert Crimo wore ladies’s garments throughout his capturing:
– He’s NOT transgender.
– He was arrested in males’s garments.
– He attended Trump rallies and was energetic in fascist communities.
– He is possible trolling whereas participating in mass homicide.
— Erin Reed (@ErinInTheMorn) July 5, 2022
This looks as if a fairly clear-cut try so as to add gasoline to the fireplace of American transphobia. There’s already an effort underway to erase trans folks from U.S. society, and to color them as each form of villain, proof be damned. I’ve seen headlines specializing in the actual fact the shooter “wore ladies’s garments”, however all of them appear to be claiming that the garments had been an try to mix in.
I suppose it’s attainable that there’s some reality to that, however given the character of on-line fascist discourse, I feel Erin Reed’s studying within the above tweet is greater than affordable. It’s also playing on a pretty common trope in media. Everyone seems to be at risk from this fascist motion, however the quantity of hazard is dependent upon what stage we’re at, and whether or not you’re seen as an ally to the victims of the second. Fascists have all the time most popular targets with little to no political energy, and trans persons are just about all the time on the high of that listing. Mentioning propaganda might help defuse it, and I feel extra folks must be looking out for this type of factor.
And proper now crucial factor you are able to do, is work out be a part of and/or help anti-fascist exercise. I’m all in favor of rehabilitating fascists, however that should come after they don’t have any energy to harm anybody. The highest precedence must be stopping them.