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Trans Groomers Are Getting Desperate

Posted on | August 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Trans Groomers Are Getting Desperate

Stochastic . . . refers to the property of being well described by a random probability distribution. Although stochasticity and randomness are distinct in that the former refers to a modeling approach and the latter refers to phenomena themselves, these two terms are often used synonymously. Furthermore, in probability theory, the formal concept of a stochastic process is also referred to as a random process.

The term “stochastic terrorism” was coined in academia and popularized by the Left (e.g., Dave Neiwert) as synonymous with “scripted violence,” the idea being that, if a person with a “national platfom” engages in rhetorical demonization of a person or group, there is a statistically predictable likelihood of attacks against the demonized target.

Certainly, this is what the Left has quite deliberately done to former President Trump and his supporters, but their own guilt in this regard is invisible to them. In their minds, riots and attempted assassinations by the Left are legitimized as efforts to the cause of “social justice,” whereas any analogous behavior by the Right is condemned as “terrorism” (cf., Herbert Marcus). Political violence is abhorrent, but the Left considers it admirable if undertaken on behalf of “progressive” goals.

Deployment of the term “stochastic terrorism” against people criticizing leftist causes on Twitter is rather remarkable, to put it mildly:

Transgender activists have accused Libs of TikTok and other prominent Twitter users of engaging in “terrorism” in an attempt to have them removed from the platform for criticizing child sex-change procedures.
Libs of TikTok, commentator Matt Walsh, Manhattan Institute senior fellow Chris Rufo, and activist Billboard Chris shared several publicly available documents and videos purporting to show that Boston Children’s Hospital was performing sex changes on minors, such as a video promoting “gender-affirming” hysterectomies. . . .

(Pardon the interruption, but Boston Children’s Hospital has been actively at the forefront of the “early intervention” approach to transgenderism, and anyone who says otherwise is either ignorant or lying. The founder of the BCH gender clinic, Dr. Norman Spack, has been called an “evangelist” for transgender procedures for children. Meanwhile . . .)

Activists accused the accounts of “stochastic terrorism” and demanded Twitter take action to censor the conversation and take down their accounts.
“In the last 5 days, Libs of Tiktok has tweeted and retweeted 14 posts about Boston Children’s Hospital. As a result, BCH providers are being inundated in death threats and harassing calls and emails,” Alejandra Caraballo wrote. “It’s now affecting their services. This is stochastic terrorism, full stop.”
The post was retweeted by Ari Drennen, LGBTQ program director at the left-wing activist organization Media Matters, along with several other posts expressing concern about criticism of the hospital posing a potential safety threat. . . .

(Alejandra Caraballo teaches at Harvard Law School. Ari Drennen worked on the staff of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.)

Twitter permanently suspended commentator James Lindsay Aug. 5 after Drennen, Caraballo, and other transgender activists engaged in a similar campaign over Lindsay’s use of the word “groomer,” which describes adults who form inappropriate friendships with children in order to prime them for sexual abuse, but has also been used to refer to those who expose young children to sexual content regarding gender identity and sexuality.

Readers should definitely post this article to Twitter and Facebook — including the word “groomer” in the headline — just to protest against this “progressive” censorship campaign. They are becoming desperate, because the truth about what they’re doing is not helpful for the Democratic Party. It’s not “stochastic terrorism” to tell the truth, it’s just that the truth about the transgender agenda makes a lot of people angry, and angry voters might punish the Democrats in November.



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