Right after I heard on the news this morning that my own Congressional “representative” Lauren Boebert accused New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of being a domestic terrorist, I learned of an American movement born in the wake of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre of October 2018, where a gunman killed 11 Jewish worshipers in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack on American soil.
In the days after that shooting, Pittsburghers seized on a phrase that both inspired and described the community’s response to domestic terrorism: “Stronger than hate.” These supporters came physically to show love and support to a traumatized community, they did not go online or send e-mails. They then created the “Stronger Than Hate Annual Challenge” inviting students ages 13-18 to create a video, write a poem, song, or blog, or produce a painting or piece of artwork that demonstrates our own potential to create a community that is stronger than hate. Entries are eligible to win up to $10,000 in prizing.
I believe most of us would like to do something to contain the rampant negativity and hate in our national politics, but others find it entertaining to spread hate everywhere everyday. For example, Lauren Boebert showed up at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago recently, in a “Let’s Go Brandon” dress.
When asked what she meant by that Ms. Boebert said, in a direct quote: ” “Let’s Go Brandon” is a euphemism for Fuck Joe Biden.”
I was surprised that she even knew the word euphemism, since she is a high school dropout.
I for one, find my own Congressional representative to be a domestic terrorist, fomenting hate whenever and wherever she speaks. She cannot say anything that is not negative and hate-filled about our country. I have been monitoring her words on Twitter ever since she was elected.
It cannot be more clear that Lauren Boebert, my Congressional representative, hates most of us and our democracy.