The Truth Report: Women’s March 2017
Welcome to The Truth Report, I’m Barry Nussbaum. Today let’s discuss the women’s march on D.C. and similar marches throughout America that took place just after the inauguration.
Marches for women’s rights in the United States and around the world amounted to a remarkable protest against Donald Trump on his first full day in office. Hundreds of thousands of women turned out in numerous cities!
The question going forward is whether the marches are simply a cathartic moment for people upset over Trump’s November election victory or a more enduring opposition movement.
While the mood at the main march in Washington was mostly jovial, the day underscored some of the challenges facing the left in the aftermath of Trump’s victory. It was not immediately clear what political impact the marches would have on the Trump administration or Republicans in Congress. While most marchers were well behaved, some were not. Trump supporters were attacked in several instances – not the best face of democratic protest.
One central hurdle for protesters: their effort to draw attention to so many different political priorities. Even the signs they carried reflected the diversity of their agendas.
Some were there advocating for Black Lives Matter movement while others aimed to bring attention to reproductive rights. Some focused on the fight for equal pay and their opposition to the rollback of former President Barack Obama’s healthcare Law.
Very positive coverage in the liberal media: CNN, NY Times, Washington Post, etc. very supportive.
So what is the truth behind the marches?
First, participation in democracy is a good thing. Always, and forever! Any activity that encourages more participation is great for America whether it is in support for or protests against policies of the government and our elected officials! Women walking to demonstrate for women’s rights, or women’s issues, or women in general is wonderful and should be encouraged. You go ladies! Keep it up.
Second, who was behind the march in D.C. is very important, maybe as important as our first point. Why? Because the agenda of those in charge can be sneaked into the overall dialogue unknowingly and covertly. One of the key organizers and co-chair was Linda Sarsour, a Muslim with radical ties who became one of the four key organizers, while tweeting in November that it is not a big deal that women cannot drive in Saudi Arabia.
In the past Sarsour has rallied against women’s rights in the Muslim world. She openly advocates for including Sharia Law in the United States. Yet Sharia Law would shrink her marches half a million turnout to 250,000, because under Sharia a woman’s testimony is worth half that of a man’s.
Sharia Law would also punish the female protestors for vulgarity in publicly displaying “pussy caps” and other brazen symbols of womanhood. It would also allow men to beat their wives and daughters for participating in the protest. Although she thinks a President Trump will turn back the clock by 300 years, Sarsour forgets that Islam never left the Middle Ages in its primeval view of women.
In spite of the fact that she is completely and totally against the rights of women, and firmly in favor of Sharia being enforced in the United States against women, she spoke from the platform to a national audience of women who cheered for her wildly.
Third, other radical speakers were given the platform in honor of their message. Here is what Madonna had to say…
Yep she spoke about killing the President of the United States, his family and the entire White House staff. If any normal person said that would they be in jail? Would the secret service have them investigated and charged with the felony of threatening the President of the United States? Please don’t try that at home to prove my points.
Ashley Judd read a poem branding Trump the devil and Hitler, mocking his hair and complexion, and cracking a crude ‘wet dreams infused with your own dreams’ incest joke about him and Ivanka – yep this star suggested that the president wants to have sex with his daughter. Why isn’t that the headline? Is she helping the women’s rights cause with that intellectual lowlight?
The point is, if the message is democratic inclusion of women, is the movement helped by women who want them turned into prisoners of their men or are so unhinged that they fantasize about murdering the president or his having sex with his daughter?
Fourth, democracy is both a responsibility and a risk at the same time. It is inherently the vehicle for good and evil at the same time! Including the secret agenda types and the anarchists on the stage gives voice to the worst kind of democracy, the factions that can lead to the forming of mobs. The founders warned of this in their writings and it is the reason why we don’t have a direct democracy, we have a representative form of government. And don’t forget that the voices of the radicals do not reflect mainstream America. Donald Trump won because he represents views that are more supported in America, the electoral college was not close. More white women in America voted for Trump than voted for Clinton who would have been the first white women President in American history!
At its best democracy is a wonderful beautiful thing. And sadly, at its worst turns ugly, a few ladies proved that in Washington D.C. last week.