Delusions of grandeur.
This is getting good.
The Women’s March had a good turnout. But even if you use the wildest stats, it turned out about 2.5 million people nationwide, or less than 1 percent of the population.
And that was under incredibly favorable circumstances — a Saturday so no one had to miss work, the day after the Inauguration, glowing media fawning, and a coalition of several dozen organizing groups including unions, who provided buses and other logistical support.
The organizers have even bigger plans. A General Strike, and a Day Without A Women.
National strikes don’t work, at least not in the U.S. We just have too many people for even 1 or 2 million people to make a difference by going on strike unless they control vital services, like airports, trains, etc. But that’s not going to happen here, the pussy-hat wearing Women’s marchers (male and female) could all take the day off, and it wouldn’t make a difference.
Jezebel, however, is really excited, noting that there is no date on the calendar yet, though some activists are focusing on March 8:
[a] women’s strike on March 8 that would be positioned “against male violence and in defense of reproductive rights” ….
Stay tuned, comrades!
Yes, I will stay tuned.
Including as to how the Women’s March is being hijacked by anti-Israel activists, like Linda Sarsour, and Rasmea Odeh.
Yes, THAT Rasmea Odeh, the one convicted of killing Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner at the SuperSol supermarket in Jerusalem in 1969, and who now is on trial in Detroit for immigration fraud.
A convicted Palestinian terrorist was among the eight feminist activists who called earlier this week on American women to join a March 8 international strike — which organizers are calling a protest “against male violence and in defense of reproductive rights.” ….
In a Guardian op-ed published on Monday — attention to which was brought on social media by investigative journalist and author Gary Weiss — Odeh, joined by Linda Martín Alcoff, Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, Nancy Fraser, Barbara Ransby, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Angela Davis, wrote that the goal of the planned protest is to “mobilize women, including trans women, and all who support them in an international day of struggle — a day of striking, marching, blocking roads, bridges, and squares, abstaining from domestic, care and sex work, boycotting, calling out misogynistic politicians and companies, striking in educational institutions…Let us use the occasion of this international day of action to be done with lean-in feminism and to build in its place a feminism for the 99%, a grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism — a feminism in solidarity with working women, their families and their allies throughout the world.”
As reported by The Algemeiner on Monday, Odeh will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) 2017 National Member Meeting — set to be held in Chicago from March 31 to April 2.
A day without a socialist, communist, and terrorist woman?
That’s a movement I could support. But could we make it a year?