Monday, January 23, 2017
The Women's Marches and the I Can't Keep Quiet Song
I can't remember a more inspiring sight than the sight of all those millions of women and their supporters marching in Washington and all over the world.
Or one that cheered me up more.
I was worried that the ghastly predator Donald Trump would get away with all his crimes against women.
But the women made it clear he won't.
And as Charles Blow writes, that couldn't be more of a slap in the face of the Groper-in-Chief.
The marches, whose participants vastly outnumbered inauguration attendees, offered a stinging rebuke to the election of a man who threatens women’s rights and boasts of grabbing women’s genitalia.
They were a rebuke of bigotry and a call for equality and inclusion. They demonstrated the awesome power of individual outrage joined to collective action.
This is the beginning of an uprising...
And it was a message to America that the majority did not support this president or his plans and will not simply tuck tail and cower in the face of the threat. This was an uprising; this was a fighting back. This was a resistance.
It sends a clear message to Trump and his Republican trumpanzees.
Members of Congress, laboring under the delusion that they operate with a mandate and feeling compelled to rubber-stamp Trump’s predilections, should heed well the message those marches sent on Saturday: You are on notice. America is ticked off.
And if all this energy can be channelled into the formation of a mighty resistance movement, as I'm sure it can, it will mark the beginning of the end of them and their deranged leader.
And what I liked the most about those marches was the presence of so many young women and girls...
For their future is being threatened by Trump, as he prepares to appoint a reactionary Supreme Court Justice to make abortion illegal.
Even if that could kill thousands of poor American women.
And this wonderful song is also a great message of resistance...
We can't keep quiet.
We will resist.
The women of America are leading the fight against Trump. Isn't that fantastic?
And with the help of the many men who support them.
The ghastly hog will be defeated...