Audrey Elizabeth Hale, a “quiet” 28-year old woman who had recently adopted a transgender identity and may have begun injecting testosterone, forced her way into a Nashville school yesterday in what police describe as a “targeted attack.”
A former student of the school, Hale murdered three 9-year old students and three adults before she was killed by police. Dramatic bodycam video of the takedown was released today.
Right away, Hale’s transgender identity became the focus of attention on social media. Supporters of ‘gender transition’ began with angry denials that Hale was trans, then attacked confused reporters for “misgendering” Hale, and then flooded media with justifications for Hale’s act of terrorism.
Tennessee recently banned child sterilization for ‘gender identity.’ Nashville is home to Matt Walsh. And of course, the RIGHT WING is planning global genocide of trans people.
If Hale had been a victim of the shooting rather than the perpetrator, every headline in the country would scream about the imminent Nazi mass murders of transgender people in camps, today.
But because Hale was the killer, we are instead told that her ‘gender identity’ is completely irrelevant to her actions, or else it totally justifies them, or both.
“When a ‘trans’ person shoots up a school, considering their ‘gender identity’ is deemed to be irrelevant at best and bigoted at worst,” James Esses observes. “When a ‘trans’ person is killed, their ‘gender identity’ is not only relevant, it is the most important factor.”
In a classic case of DARVO, the abuser’s reversal of their own abuses, Audrey Hale’s ‘gender identity’ terrorism has become a weapon against critics of gender identity.
It is “shameless and despicable … for the right to use the Nashville shooting as an excuse to escalate their vicious moral panic about trans people,” Nathan Robinson writes in Newsweek, somehow avoiding the use of a single pronoun in his entire screed.
A friend of the perpetrator’s family described Hale as “autistic, but high-functioning,” which describes too many victims of the gender identity cult. More than a third of '“patients” at the now-shuttered Tavistock clinic in the UK displayed signs of autism.
Police Chief John Blake told a press conference that Hale had no criminal history or mental illness. That last point is clearly incorrect. In a correction today, Blake says Hale was being treated for an “emotional disorder.”
Hale clearly struggled with gender dysphoria, a mental illness, and exogenous testosterone has been shown to increase criminality in women. Injected masculinity might be the most toxic kind of all.
The attack was not spontaneous. Hale planned her assault thoroughly. According to Chief Blake, a search of Hale’s car, left in the parking lot of The Covenant School, recovered “maps drawn of the school in detail of surveillance, entry points, etcetera.”
We have a manifesto that we’re going over, we have some writings that pertain to this date, the actual incident. We have a map drawn out of how this all was going to take place.
Armed with two semiautomatic AR-15 rifles, a pistol-style AR-15, and a handgun, Hale was “prepared for a confrontation with law enforcement, prepared to do more harm than was actually done.”
She had chosen the school over a different target that officals did not identify. “There was another location that was mentioned, but because of a threat assessment by the suspect, too much security, they decided not to,” Chief Blake said. Today he clarifies that the alternate target was a mall.
Police also believe that Hale planned to kill her parents, who did not accept her new identity or her sexual attraction to women. She was still living with them and changing clothes whenever she left the $700,000 suburban home.
Nor is it so simple as dismissing Hale’s family for a bunch of right wing bigots. Her mother was apparently very anti-gun and tried to make her daughter sell the one gun she knew about.
“You’ll probably hear about me on the news after I die,” Hale texted a friend just before the attack. She wanted to make a splash. No doubt her manifesto, if released, will echo the excuses and outright apologetics being offered on her behalf today.
Hale is at least the fourth self-identified transgender or ‘nonbinary’ mass shooter in the last five years.
Female mass shooters are also extraordinarily rare, yet three of the four have been “trans men.”
Snochia Mosely of Baltimore, Maryland killed three co-workers and then herself in 2018.
Alec McKinney of Denver, Colorado pleaded guilty to her role in the 2019 STEM school shooting.
To be clear, this hardly represents a huge trend among mass shooters. Last month alone saw 38 mass shootings in America, almost all of them committed by males.
What stands out in this regard is the total absence of mass shooters targeting transgender people, or assemblies of LGBTQAlphabet people, which the adherents of gender ideology constantly tell us is imminent.
The Colorado Springs Q Club shooting in January is the closest that anyone has come to fulfilling this atavistic daydream, but the shooter, Anderson Lee Aldrich, spoiled their excitement by claiming a nonbinary identity.
This is consistent with male violence towards the things they covet, but of course the activists insist Aldrich is making it up in a bid to escape justice, somehow. Details of this theory are never explained and no objective standard of nonbinary-ness is ever proposed.
Despite all this imaginative expectation and hullaballoo, no mass shooting has ever been attributed to critics of gender identity.
On the contrary, anyone suggesting that Audrey Hale might have benefitted from some other kind of intervention, such as talk therapy or just moving out of her parents’ home, is subject to the real threats and violence of our time.
Women’s rights activist Kellie-Jay Keen was assualted in Australia last week during a free speech event. An assailant crushed a woman’s hand at another of Keen’s free speech events in Tacoma. One of Keen’s events was cancelled after police refused to arrest a man making death threats.
At these events, transgender activists will attempt to “kettle” women objecting to the harms of gender ideology in order to intimidate them. This tactic was used against an 80 year-old woman, Julie Jaman, and the women supporting her, when they protested her ejection from the Port Townsend, Washington YMCA last August for refusing to shower in front of a man. At least three women reported minor injuries from assaults.
These are only a few minor examples of nonlethal harm. I could provide many more, but they would be ignored by the other side again. When Dana Rivers, a transgender man, murdered two lesbians and their adopted son for the crime of rejecting his involvement in their sex life, his case was allowed to drag out for five years with almost zero media attention.
Yet none of these victims of transgender violence — not one of them — has ever called out loud for anyone, anywhere to be harmed.
All the calls for violence are coming from inside the house. The calls come from people who insist that words are harm, that their lives are somehow threatened by other people having opinions they dislike, and that this justifies their own violence. If we replaced the postmodernist pablum of ‘gender identity’ with any other kind of cult belief system, everyone would see this for what it is.
This post was updated for clarification.
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Thanks so much for this piece. It's heartbreaking on so many levels and at the same time, no one who lives outside America can understand the daily concern of some people like me who feel we can be shot any day here. I fear I'm becoming numb to these horrific mass shootings yet a deep sadness has enveloped me in regards to this one. A lot to unpack.
Reminder that these uh people regard not referring to them as “they” when not around to hear it as “violence.”
And tell me again how someone critically uncomfortable in a healthy body is mentally healthy.