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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Women's March Fails Miserably

Three years ago, the Women’s March brought a million anti-Trump protesters to Washington D.C.

This year, 25,000 people signed up online. That was unrealistically optimistic because organizers had only obtained a permit for up to 10,000 protesters. And they only ended up with thousands.

Impeachment should have encouraged a bigger turnout, but the snowflakes couldn’t handle the snow.

The first person quoted in D.C.’s WUSA9 report explained that she couldn’t come because, "it’s supposed to be really cold and snowy and that is definitely a factor for me."

There were few pink hats among those who did show up and a lot of black and brown winter gear. Among the few march attendees to wear pink was a bedraggled dog in a pink halter, pinks slacks, white socks and Mary Janes, while her owner waved a sign reading, “Public Cervix Announcement.”

Another dog, missing two legs, looking utterly miserable, was draped in a coat and a pink wreath while trying to move forward over the slick street on wheels while wearing a, “I’m With Her” sign.

A third dog’s sign read, “Fight like a dog for equality.” If the dog were equal, it wouldn’t be here.

At times it seemed as if there were more dogs than people burdened with trite feminist signs. And more vendors selling march paraphernalia than there were march attendees to actually wear it.

The Women’s March had not lost its capacity for its feminist bookstore brand of embarrassing stunts, but the people weren’t showing up, and the participants were being reduced to animal cruelty.

And then a blindfolded Chilean feminist collective in red jumpsuits disharmoniously performed a song in Spanish to remind everyone that the Women’s March was also capable of human cruelty.

There were the expected feminists wearing red Handmaid’s Tale costumes and the drag queens because nothing says fighting for women’s rights like a man in a wig dressed up to look like Marilyn Monroe.

The Women’s March was there to attack President Trump. But he wasn’t in D.C. No one really was.

And the weather wasn’t kind to the marchers who had come out to protest against not only President Trump, but global warming. The sleet turned their paper and cardboard signs into brightly colored mush. Only the truly dedicated hard-core Communists could keep going in the snow and sleet.

A Washington Post reporter tweeted a video of a group of Revolutionary Communist Party marchers singing their song and carrying a banner praising Chairman Bob Avakian while incorrectly identifying them as "Virginia residents" who were "celebrating the ERA vote."

That’s like describing a Nazi rally as local Munich residents protesting against the outcome of WW1.

But the media has always deliberately mischaracterized the political extremism of lefty protests, calculatedly refusing to report on the Trotskyists and assorted professional cranks who fuel them. Coverage of the decline in attendance at the Women’s March due to revelations about anti-Semitism and support for Farrakhan among its former and current leaders has been sparse.

USA Today quoted Carmen Perez, a Farrakhan supporter who serves as co-chair, without mentioning anti-Semitism. It is inconceivable that a conservative organization whose leaders had pledged allegiance to David Duke, Richard Spencer, and the Groypers would have gotten that kind of pass from the media.

But it was hard to cover up the fact that the Women’s March in D.C. had gone to the Commies and the dogs, and could barely manage to turn out a fraction of the million activists it had once unleashed.

With Jews and blacks both boycotting the Women’s March (Black Lives Matter is feuding with its fellow hate group), all that was left were the angry WASP Communists descended from the Mayflower who had to listen to a Chilean feminist collective while cold sleet ran down their pink hats and black signs.

The weather wasn’t on the side of the Women’s March in New York City either.

The New York’s Women’s March was such a disaster that it made the D.C. march look like a success.

In 2017, the Women’s March in New York City had boasted of 400,000 attendees. This year, 400. Media accounts described “hundreds” of attendees. That surely wasn’t what Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had been expecting when he arrived at the event to shake hands while wearing black gloves.

Schumer might have been afraid of the cooties of the pink hat brigade. But, more likely, the snow.

Once again, the winter weather defeated the Gaia worshipers who believe that everything from Australian wildfires to the election of President Trump is the expression of Mother Earth’s wrath.

It was cold. It was wet. And there were two competing Women’s Marches in Manhattan.

This year, the two competing marches, one against the organization’s racist leadership and the other for it, were supposed to come together and unite. The weather however had other plans and it began to snow. Just like in D.C., snowflakes began to pepper the snowflakes who wanted to fight global warming.

And the reunion of the two marches at Times Square, where the dueling feminists and racists of the two Women’s Marches could have competed for attention with the El Salvadoran illegal aliens dressed as Disney characters who mug tourists for photos and spare changes, never did take place.

Since there were only a few hundred of them, the illegal aliens dressed as Elsa would have won.

Instead hundreds of marchers had to settle for Senator Schumer waving a red Planned Parenthood sign as the wind tried to tear it out of his hands before he made his way out of the small crowd of white lefties while his African-American bodyguard looked skeptically at them.

Other Women’s Marches didn’t even try.

In Denver, the Women’s March was cancelled. In Akron, the snow forced it indoors. In Eugene, Oregon, the old march of 7,000 had been pared down to 40 people who didn’t have a permit. The Chicago march was noted mainly for its celebration of Leila Khaled, a PFLP terrorist who participated in the Dawson’s Field hijackings of four airplanes that were seen as an inspiration for the attacks of September 11.

It could have been worse. But it’s hard to see how.

The Women’s March ought to be having its moment as the impeachment that the hate group had long demanded is underway. But instead, like so much of the anti-Trump activism, it’s fading away. The Women’s March gained its power from raging suburbanites, as they pull back, the crazies remain.

And, whether they’re waving Communist banners in D.C. or terrorist banners in Chicago, they’re harder to ignore without the protective camouflage that the useful idiots at previous marches offered.

Once the cover was pulled back from the Women’s March leadership, the end was not long in coming.

The weather, the snow, rain, and sleet, didn’t help attendance at this year’s events. Neither did the bigotry of the Women’s March leadership. But the larger story may be the onset of TSD fatigue.

The media and activist groups have spent four years whipping up Democrats into a frenzy of Trump Derangement Syndrome. After a week in which the media was promising the onset of WWIII, without actually delivering, there wasn’t much enthusiasm for the fourth iteration of the march.

All the marchers know that impeachment is doomed. The Impeachment rallies failed. Now the Women’s March, the grandma of all the anti-Trump rallies, failed along with them. And the activist groups and funders behind these hate rallies face a terrifying prospect. What if TDS burnout has set in?

Imagine a political and media landscape in which selling hatred of Trump no longer works?

There’s a reason this year’s big Women’s March drama involved old photos of them in the National Archives, not Trump. The marches are winding down and the participants are worrying about how history will remember them.

Their TDS world is ending and they know they’re history.






Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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12 comments:

Craig C said...

It's possible they became self aware, maybe, just maybe they realized that putting a vagina on your head and screaming at the sky was a tad embarrassing.

MGJ said...

It must be hard to measure the effect of these marches but it is safe to say there will be no direct outcome - the President isn't going to respond by any policy reversal. No non-leftist is going to be inspired, other than with disgust. Maybe some people who already agree with them will punch the air in Wimmin's solidarity. CNN gets some footage to broadcast to whoever is still watching. Perhaps the participants will go home feeling they 'took a stand'.

So who is the intended audience? Not sure anybody knows.

Anonymous said...

Of all the "identity" groups of the past 50 years, the one group that has proven to me to be the most disappointing indeed disgusting in their abuse of human goodwill are Women. Unbelievable to watch over six decades how half the human species has responded to "power" with egomaniacal childish ranting selfish idiotic narcissicism: the literal hysteria of Freud come to life as an entire "women's" culture.

I once respected women and felt sympathetic to their "cause" until I got sick to death of listening to their one common and endless rant: Hatred of Men. This vicious venomous innate hatred of men is a disease with them and we are all suffering from the cancer of societal female resentment and revenge. I have lost any respect I ever had for Women, all women, and now view females as manipulative fools who cannot ever be trusted.

Anecdote of women gone mad: yesterday, a senior citizen male (me) goes into the laundry room in my small charming upscale building to see if a machine is free -- a fat 35ish ugly woman in a dirty dressing gown is standing by the machines talking on cell phone (I've lived here for years and know everyone in the building by sight and had never seen her before). As I approach ignoring her I see her raise her arm and hold her hand out palm facing me while shaking and glaring at me -- I spent a career working with psychiatric patients so assumed yet another nut so ignored her -- as I turned to leave I heard her say to her phone, "He was coming right at me and I held my hand in the defense posture." I am a 65 year old (former) homosexual male! I do look like a tattooed WWF wrestler (but an old one) but was flabbergasted that a linebacker-sized butt-ugly female half my age projected her poisonous feminist sex fantasies onto me to pretend I am her "rapist".

I told my 91 year old mother this story and she said, "I am ready to go and meet my maker -- I've had enough of all of this." So have I frankly and I've got 30 more years of it to go!

Unknown said...

People are learning old truths the hard way. We are supposedly so smart, yet so ignorant of things that have been known for thousands of years.
From the books of the bible to the books of fables, in virtually every culture, are stories that tell a moral tale. In almost every one they are a warning about our present day left.
Celebrity culture- 1st commandment
Inequality envy - 10th commandment
Socialism - The goose that laid the golden egg
Impeachment - The boy who cried wolf
Global Warming - Chicken Little
TDS - Great minds discuss ideas, medium minds discuss events, and little minds discuss people. -- Hindu Proverb

Nan said...

These women's marches are downright embarrassing. I flinch when I see them.

Anonymous said...

The Left uses a clever wedge to move minds.
On the edge are cute animals and children,
portrayed in jeopardy with big soulful eyes.
Women, strongly affected by empathy, maternal
instinct and impulsive emotion, eschew logic.
Men, protective and eager to please women, go
along with the program in hopes of the “usual
reward”.

This January, the combination of ennui and
uncomfortable weather sufficed to tug the
“ladies” toward their cozy salons. I doubt
thoughtful decision had much to do with it.
The guys had football to amuse them, and were
hoping the gals had forgotten “the March”.

Sorry, too early to declare victory. Women will
again be enticed by vacuous ploys, and will
again defiantly renounce the Patriarchy (aka
logic). Men will again say, “Yes, Dear”.

Charlie

Anonymous said...

Dear Anon65;
Your poignant laundry room vignette merits a
hearty hoorah! True, many women have basked
in their arrogant self-aggrandizing victimhood
delusion. It may have started as sisterly
misfortune sharing. They love that.

Now, however, we see these black widows flaunt
societal and political power, with no regard
that these advantages were bestowed by Men.
Men were trained in chivalry, but expected a
thank you for favors and admiration for heroism.

A bitter put-down in lieu of thanks tells me
to avoid the next Damsel in Distress. You
are Woman; I HEAR you roar. Now change your
own flat tire.

Charlie

Anonymous said...

"And then a blindfolded Chilean feminist collective in red jumpsuits disharmoniously performed a song in Spanish to remind everyone that the Women’s March was also capable of human cruelty.

There were the expected feminists wearing red Handmaid’s Tale costumes and the drag queens because nothing says fighting for women’s rights like a man in a wig dressed up to look like Marilyn Monroe. " Daniel, can you please issue a comedy alert when writing such genius lines. I nearly lost a mouthful of tea onto my laptop!

Rich Kozlovich said...

The Middle class has finally become "woke" to the reality the left is the enemy of humanity. That's history, and that history is incontestable.

Yeah - Right said...

I Wish. You are delusional or you don't get out much. You probably think Trump will win in a landslide.

matism said...

The way of the tribe.

Anonymous said...

…great article – too bad that the innocent dogs froze their tails off, but just to read that the commie-fem/earth-groupies froze their tails off too… warms m’heart, o’course. Great pic of hag-steinem too (apparently the chickens’re comin home to roost).
Texas

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