by Travis Mateer
I took some footage of Trent Holmgren on Saturday during the market because he was obviously VERY high on drugs, shirtless, and dancing in a provocative manner while families with young kids tried avoiding him. This is the guy who shot arrows at the Youth Homes, along with other acts of violence, like beating up his girlfriend. He was also a witness to a drive-by shooting, interviewed here by the Missoulian:
Not far from where Holmgren was showing off his drug-fueled dance moves, activists obsessed with the possibility of undermining parental rights in order to transition children into their “movement” were holding flags by the red X’s on North Higgins. I made the mistake of attempting to converse with these activists about narrative control. It didn’t go well.
I began by asking them if they have heard the names Sean Stevenson or Rebekah Barsotti. No, they said, so I explained to them my concerns about narrative control and local media. When I gave the example of Zooey Zephyr’s supporters throwing at least one object from the gallery, and how that was NOT reported during the protest in support of her silencing, one of the activists loudly objected, stating THAT DID NOT HAPPEN!
Suddenly a young white woman materialized, striding between us to confront me because she could tell I was “escalated”. It’s true that local ignorance about local bodies piling up is a trigger for me, so I told the righteous white woman I’d move along to satisfy these activists need to be bubble-wrapped against any deviation from TOTAL ACCEPTANCE of EVERY DEMAND they are making, parents be damned.
Earlier last week, the Target store in Missoula entered the culture war, and the result was a predictable tantrum by some asshole who doesn’t understand that he’s playing directly into the culture-trolling trap being set up to produce this EXACT reaction.
From the link (emphasis mine):
A transgender Missoula couple was told to “enjoy it while you can ” while shopping Thursday in the LGBTQ+ section in Target by a man who went on to throw merchandise from the section onto the floor.
The man was later escorted by a Target employee out of the section, which includes clothing with rainbow colors, for example.
Octavia Jimenez and her non-binary partner, April Dean, said they were rattled by the experience.
“I think that those are temporary feelings that are going to pass,” Dean said.
Both said the opposition to Target’s merchandise is “profoundly silly.” Jimenez added people are just living their lives “and want recognition for who they are.”
Sorry, Octavia Jimenez, your depiction of this movement is NOT ACCURATE. People are advocating for MINORS to access drugs and surgery in order to make life-altering decision that can’t be undone, and many within this movement are incredibly hostile to parents and PARENTAL RIGHTS, so as a parent of three kids, I am NOT going to be silent, especially as the drug crisis rages on our streets and in our parks.
To hit back against Target’s financial decision to pull back displays in certain stores, someone called in bomb threats to several stores. This is from a local Cleveland news station:
From the link:
Cleveland 19 News received a bomb threat Friday afternoon against five Target stores in the area.
The threat, received at 12:26 p.m. via email, centered around Target’s LGBTQ+ merchandise.
Immediately jumping to action, our staff made reports with each local police department as well as the Cleveland Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
Will a news story like this get national traction? It’s doubtful, just like it’s doubtful we’ll ever see the manifesto from Audrey Hale, the transgender shooter in the Nashville mass-casualty attack. If you want a manifesto, it’s probably more palatable to consume a white supremacist one, like the Buffalo shooter. Here’s some analysis I found on HIS sad screed:
“The truth is my personal life and experiences are of no value. I am simply a White man seeking to protect and serve my community, my people, my culture, and my race.”
These words were written in a manifesto which was posted online before an 18-year-old gunman went to a grocery store in Buffalo, New York and opened fire on citizens in the parking lot, and then within the store. Ten people were killed in the incident on 14 May, which largely targeted Black shoppers in an act which is being investigated as racially motivated violent extremism. The alleged perpetrator, Payton Gendron (the Buffalo shooter), livestreamed the shooting, and posted the 180-page manifesto, which was shared widely online. This Perspective interrogates the manifesto produced by the Buffalo shooter.
Downplaying political violence on the left, while hyperventilating over anything the political right engages in, ensure the culture war will continue, and that’s good for the transnational political elite who give ZERO FUCKS about the wedge issues they exploit to keep the plebes at each other’s throats.
As this movement relates to parental rights and narrative control, I will continue to write about it, but reluctantly, because the tactics of canceling and censorship are still being deployed, just like they were against people like me who opposed medical interventions we didn’t agree with.
If you appreciate my willingness to write about this issue from THIS side of the fence, you can help insulate me from cancel culture by supporting Travis’ Impact Fund (TIF), or making a donation at my about page. Both can be anonymous.
Thanks for reading!