April 4, 2022

The Real ‘Epidemic of Violence’ in America?

For Biden’s dullard leftists constituents, a rare case of violence associated with someone who is “transgender” is a loud dog whistle.

Recently, we covered how USA Today, a leading Leftmedia propaganda organ of the socialist Democrat Party, featured Joe Biden’s Secretary of Health and Human Services Rachel Levine, formerly Richard Levine, on its short list of actualWomen of the Year.”

Last week, as we noted regarding Biden’s “International Transgender Day of Visibility,” he issued a national statement and proclamation affirming all the ways his administration is advancing gender confusion. In gratitude for Biden’s proclamation, Secretary Levine said, “It is so wonderful that we have a president, President Biden, who supports us, who advocates for us and who sees us.”

The Demos’ “gender identity” agenda is just one chapter from their identity politics playbook, but it is a close second to their racist obsession with race in their collective constituency strategy.

Why so much emphasis on redefining gender?

At its core, the gender devolution agenda is designed to undermine the foundational pillars of American Libertymarriage, family, and faith. Weakening those pillars strengthens dependence on the state, the source of the Demos’ political power.

Currently, there is additional emphasis on the so-called “transgender” agenda, the lie that anyone can change genders (just follow the science), because of Florida’s parental rights legislation prohibiting “classroom instruction … on sexual orientation or gender identity” for children in kindergarten through third grade — what amounts to gender-confused grooming of children. The Rainbow Mafia is targeting Florida because that state’s legislation will be the model for other states, and because Gov. Ron DeSantis is a likely presidential contender.

Circling back for the rest of the story on Biden’s “Transgender Day” charade, he proclaimed a few things that were so egregiously errant that every MSM “fact-checker” should have been calling him out but, of course, didn’t.

Obviously, they were not going to call into question Biden’s colossal canard about those denying their God-given gender: “I want you to know that your president sees you … for who you are: made in the image of God.”

Biden insisted there is an “onslaught of anti-transgender state laws attacking you and your families” and that he is “standing up for you against all these hateful bills.” But there are no such laws. Biden is referencing the aforementioned laws protecting elementary school children from being groomed with homosexual advocacy curriculums, and laws protecting girls and women from men who want to hang out in their locker rooms and compete in their sporting venues.

But his biggest whopper was this one: “Today, we’re announcing even more steps … to end the epidemic of violence against transgender women of color and girls of color [and] to ensure transgender seniors can age with dignity, and to finally pass a bipartisan Equality Act.” The “Equality Act” is just the Demos’ next legal maneuver to impose their agenda on you, but is there really an “epidemic of violence against transgender women of color and girls of color”?

Actually, no. According to data on the murder of gender dysphoric people, men and women of any age or race, when Donald Trump was president, on average each year there were about 25 murders of people who identified as “transgender” — which, based on the number of people identifying as such, is about 1.8 murders per 100,000. The murder rate for all Americans is about 4.9 per 100,000. So, you were actually less likely to be murdered if you identified as “transgender.” Ironically, that murder rate may have gone up under Biden’s administration, according to the homosexual advocacy organization HRC, but remains far below the average for all Americans.

Of course, if Biden wanted to address a real “epidemic of violence,” he and his Demos would not have launched an unprecedented surge in violence in 2020, ahead of the election. If he wanted to address a real the “epidemic of violence,” he would acknowledge and focus on the inconvenient truth about race and violence, and make black-on-black assaults and murders in America his administration’s highest priority — but that would mean having to admit that Democrat social policies are at the root of that violence. In the most recent year for complete data, there were far more black people murdered than white people — even though the black population in America is only 13% of the whole. Moreover, the suspect in 88% black victims of murder is also black.

Further, regarding Biden’s “white supremacy” boogeyman and the interracial crime disparity, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of criminal victimization, black people commit about 90% of interracial felonies but adult black males who committed most of those crimes represent less than 3% of the population.

That notwithstanding, for Biden, the murder of those who identify as “transgender” is a much louder dog whistle.

FOOTNOTE: Regarding so-called “gun violence” and “mass shootings”: For the record, murders of multiple people, particularly mass murders, are very rare in our nation of 330 million people. There were approximately 25,000 homicides in the U.S. in the latest year of record, which you can view state by state, and fortunately there are indications that homicides may be declining after the surge in violence unleashed by Joe Biden and his Democrat agitators in 2020.

The Demos ubiquitously and falsely label the generational murderous contagion they have seeded, “gun violence,” and focus exclusively on the infrequent high-profile “mass shootings,” which account for only a tiny fraction of all homicides. More than 99% of murders in the U.S. are not the result of mass attacks. (Notably, guns don’t commit violence, thugs and sociopaths commit violence.) The oft-cited Gun Violence Archive defines a “mass shooting” as any incident that involves a “minimum of four victims shot, either injured or killed.” The vast majority of those violent attacks are the result of drug and gang violence committed on Democrat-controlled urban centers.

In a country and culture that ignores the rising generation of sociopathic murderers – thugs in violent urban centers who are saturated with cultural violence to the point of glorifying it, it is fortunate that the incidence of mass murder is not ten times higher. Arguably, the only thing keeping that number from being higher is that 125 million Americans are legal and responsible gun owners.

Democrats don’t focus on the vast majority of murders, particularly the epidemic of black-on-black murders on their degraded urban poverty plantations because they want to avoid at all cost, the “inconvenient truth” about race and violence, which is the direct result of failed Democrat social programs. Those murders aren’t useful for the gun control narrative they invoke to evoke emotional reaction from mostly wealthy white suburban women, whom form the Demos’ largest voter constituency.

As for actual mass murders, that is detailed in the FBI’s data on “active shooter incidents” – which it defines as “one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area” – in 2022 the FBI reported 50 incidents resulting in 313 casualties (100 killed and 213 wounded). That number was up significantly from 2020, when the FBI reported 40 incidents resulting in 164 casualties (38 killed and 126 wounded). A more relevant record of “mass shooting” data is maintained by the Associated Press and Northeastern University, which uses the Department of Justice definition of mass public shooting: “A multiple homicide incident in which four or more victims are murdered with firearms.” These numbers fluctuate significantly year over year, and range between 20 and 40 incidents.

FOOTNOTE 2: Regarding firearms and suicide, 54% of all deaths involving firearms are suicide, most also involving drugs or alcohol abuse, but the big numbers in “gun violence” reports often do not distinguish between murder and suicide. It would seem that the Demos’ support for assisted suicide is in conflict with their support for gun control.

FOOTNOTE 3: Regarding firearms and violent crime, researcher John Lott reports, “Over 92% of violent crimes in America do not involve firearms.” Again, the only thing keeping that number from being much higher is that 125 million Americans are legal and responsible gun owners.

FOOTNOTE 4: Regarding alcohol v firearm deaths, Demos should ban alcohol because alcohol abuse is far more deadly than firearm abuse. More than 140,000 people died from alcohol abuse last year – that’s SEVEN times the number homicides associate with fire arms. Drunk drivers are responsible for 28 deaths per day. And notably, it is estimated that alcohol is also a key factor in at least 30% of homicides involving a firearm. (Include illegal drug use and that number jumps to about 60%.)

If Democrats are serious about homicides, they should outlaw alcohol. Problem is, the vast majority of alcohol users possess and use it legally and responsibly. Likewise, the vast majority of firearm owners possess and use them legally and responsibly. Enacting a prohibition on firearms is tantamount to enacting a prohibition on alcohol. In both cases, only law-abiding users obey the laws, while lawless users don’t.

FOOTNOTE 5: Regarding why Democrats only focus on less than 1% of murders nationwide – they are intentionally using these rare high-profile tragedies to foment fear – most notably their oft-repeated but erroneous claim that “gun violence is the leading cause of death for children.” If by “children” they mean gang and drug associated murders of those primarily between the ages of 16 and 21, then yes. Democrats are experts at fomenting fear and division.

The fear and angst Demos are intentionally propagating is taking a toll on Americans’ mental health. Psychological researcher Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson observes: “Watching it time and time again on your phone or on the headlines can really impact you in ways that I don’t think we knew before to be as impactful. It’s so ‘in our face’ all the time and we have access to so much footage, so many pictures, so many videos, so many accounts that we’re ingesting it in ways that’s really unhealthy for us.” The result for many mothers is an irrational fear that their children will be shot. That is precisely the fear that Democrats want to perpetuate, especially among their female constituents, in order to advance their gun control agenda.

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