Posted on | January 10, 2017 | 1 Comment
Many thousands of women are expected to converge on the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington the day after Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. Jennifer Willis no longer plans to be one of them.
Ms. Willis, a 50-year-old wedding minister from South Carolina, had looked forward to taking her daughters to the march. Then she read a post on the Facebook page for the march that made her feel unwelcome because she is white.
The post, written by a black activist from Brooklyn who is a march volunteer, advised “white allies” to listen more and talk less. It also chided those who, it said, were only now waking up to racism because of the election.
“You don’t just get to join because now you’re scared, too,” read the post. “I was born scared.”
Stung by the tone, Ms. Willis canceled her trip.
“This is a women’s march,” she said. “We’re supposed to be allies in equal pay, marriage, adoption. Why is it now about, ‘White women don’t understand black women’?”
Donald Douglas at American Power remarks: “Obviously, the event’s less about pushing women’s equality — and promoting respect — than it is about pushing the hard left-wing identity politics of the Democrat Party.”
Beyond that, to repeat what I keep saying, Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It. Do we expect to find kind and honest people involved in totalitarianism? Of course not.
Bad causes attract bad people, and the problems afflicting the Women’s March are typical. Seth Mandel notes that organizers of the march include Linda Sarsour, director of the taxpayer-funded Arab American Association of New York. Sarsour is notorious for hateful rhetoric that is not just anti-Jewish, but also anti-American and anti-Christian. When criticized, Sarsour accuses her critics of being “Zionist trolls.”
We should expect only evil from a movement led by such people.
— The Patriarch Tree (@PatriarchTree) January 9, 2017