Sunday, January 22, 2017

Women's March: Mission and Vision / Guiding Principles

facepalm
If I had to choose between Trump and this stuff...
Well...fortunately they're not the only two options.

6 Comments:

Blogger The Mystic said...

Yeah, I already noted this on Facebook, myself...

ugh.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

I've been grumbling about this thing in an unfocused way, basically because I think anti-Trumpism tends to be a combination of (a) reasonable objections to a truly objectionable person and (b) every damn crazy lefty complaint in the book snatched up with no thought and hurled in his direction.

Also, all the whimpering stuff about how "afraid" everyone allegedly is...it's just pathetic.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eh, the crazy lefties were marginal at this this thing. It was mostly ordinary people who think Trump is the worst president we've ever elected. Maybe we saw different events. What I saw was a cathartic protest for a lot of people who aren't normally protest types. It was non-violent and people had fun with it. The signs were hilarious. From an organizing perspective, that kind of energy opposing Trump is a good development considering how depressed and powerless people have been feeling since the election. I don't see what the problem is.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yeah, Jonny Quest said basically what you said, and I don't deny it.

I was just pointing to the official principles.

The left is a combination of totally normal people and completely crazy people, totally normal principles and completely crazy principles. I just basically want to convince the normal people with normal principles that they should be more critical of the crazy people with crazy principles who are (only superficially) on their side.

I'm not against every aspect of the thing or anything.

12:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a tricky thing to figure out -- how to build a mass movement of opposition to this national embarrassment to put some kind of check on him. I'm not sure it will make a difference but civil society may be our last hope in the next 4-8 years. But I agree 100% that the crazy left could end up crippling this effort if that faction becomes dominant. I'm not terribly optimistic but this was a decent start...

11:45 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

S. rex said this important thing to me the other day:

We're the opposition. We don't *have* to have a unified position.

Needless to say, though, I can't help but worry about the loony left, both for strategic reasons and for long-term, philosophical reasons.

But I do agree: overall, a good start.

11:55 AM  

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