by Lil Tuttle
On January 20 – Inauguration Day – Washington DC streets will be populated with people Hillary Clinton called a basket of deplorables. A day later, Washington streets will be filled with select groups of marchers from what might be called a basket of left-wing malcontents to protest … something. No, they aren't protesting Donald Trump, organizers told the UK Guardian:
"We're not targeting Trump specifically. It's much more about being proactive about women's rights," said Cassady Fendlay, spokeswoman for the march.
The march is a very broad church, with Sarsour explaining it as a "stand on social justice and human rights issues ranging from race, ethnicity, gender, religion, immigration and healthcare."
Billed as the "Women's March on Washington," the event on January 21st seeks to rally the same cast of bizarre characters whose hysteria entertained the world following the Trump victory on election day. Videos of social justice warriors such as this — and there are dozens of them on YouTube — sent many people into gales of laughter (caution: foul language):
Organizers say they welcome into "this very broad church" those who felt "insulted" by the "rhetoric of the past election," per this official statement on Facebook:
The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us – women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.
Organizers also claim the march "emphasizes inclusivity," and promotes "social justice and human rights issues…" Yet on matters of race, only certain races are mentioned. The same is true of ethnicity. And of religious faiths, only the Muslim faith is named. Organizers' definition of 'inclusivity' is clearly at odds with Merriam-Webster.
A closer look at the organizers and leaders of the event helps to explain the stratification. Two of the four national co-chairs are Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, and Tamika D. Mallory, political organizer and former executive director of Rev Al Sharpton's group, National Action Network.
"Dozens of groups, including Planned Parenthood and antiwar CodePink, have signed on as partners," reports the Washington Post. "Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has recently signed on as a march co-sponsor, and celebrities including Amy Schumer, Samantha Bee and Jessica Chastain say they plan to attend." The National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws is also a partner.
"We want to ensure that this country knows women are not happy," co-founder Tamika Mallory told National Public Radio. "And when we get angry, change happens. We make things happen."
Women, of course, have always made things happen. Women made things happen this election cycle, too, whether or not organizers want to admit it. It just turned out that what women made happen on Election Day 2016 wasn't the thing that Women's March folks wanted to happen.
Like toddlers denied, Women's March organizers do the only thing they do well: they pitch a tantrum. But they are out of touch with the American people, and they are out of touch with their own political party. A January 5 Rasmussen poll found that 73% of all voters – and 57% of Democrat voters – want Trump's presidency to be a success.
Millions of women across the nation will be watching the stately pomp and circumstance of Inauguration Day on January 20. It's our bet that most women who see the following day's parade of left-wing malcontents will be thankful that the country is in adult hands and not in the hands of those whose endless protests have grown predictable, pathetic and tedious.
UPDATE: The march becomes more exclusive by the day. A pro-life feminist organization called New Wave Feminists had planned to participate in the march, but march organizers have now banished the group from participating. Check out the story, Organizers of Women’s March Share Radical Past.