Schmidt Wrote:Schmidt, what the hell is going on? This guy should have been banned from the site; why did that not happen yet. We don't need GOP trolls. Look at what they've done to this country. You can't change them anyway they are "brain dead".
The reasons cited by the marchers varied with no single theme...
Certainly, the lack of coherence has something to do with the way in which the group outlines nearly twenty “values and principles.” Narrowness and specificity are a must if a protest movement is going to maintain the public’s interest for any length of time. I remember when the Tea Party movement was criticized for its generalized anger. Eventually, its leading figures were compelled to distill the movement’s sentiments into three parts: limited government, fiscal responsibility, and a stricter interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Yet even then, the movement needed something more concrete to serve as an effigy through which the public could understand the significance of the principles. Enter “Obamacare.”
Yes, the Democrats lack a cohesive message, unlike Trump whose promises to select Supreme Court judges who would overturn Roe v. Wade appeals to the Christian evangelicals in a big way. And his promise to build a "big beautiful wall" to keep out all the Mexicans...you know the rapists, murderers, drug dealers and terrorists. It's a simple message grounded in fear that resonated with certain segments of the American public. And for the military vote, he promised to rebuild the military to be bigger and better than ever before. Oh and he also said, "why can't we use nuclear weapons?"
The gun owners and the NRA loved his message on guns. His message on crime? "Lock her up." That resonated well. All simple messages designed to appeal to the ignorant and one-issue voters.
But I suspect the lack of coherence also has something to do with the moral impalpability of many of the protestors’ grievances—especially in the light of conditions in advanced Western societies. The global approach of the Women’s March forces them to paint with the broadest of brushes, such that unsatisfying “hook-ups” in the U.S. are conflated with the common, brutal gangrapes of preteen girls in India. Most sensible people whose emotions are well ordered cannot stimulate within themselves a genuine moral outrage capable of being applied equally to the two cases. If we refer to both as “sexual misconduct,” we immediately sense the injustice this sterile term does to the rape of a child; yet we also know it would be absurd if not unjust to categorize an embarrassing one-night stand as “sexual assault.”
Yeah, Trump had a more simple message that endeared him to another segment of the voting public:
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.” -- Donald Trump. Hillary just couldn't compete with that or even use it against him.
In addition, terms like “economic justice” and “environmental justice” may hold some sort of significance for those who attended thousand-dollar humanities classes at elite colleges, but most people among the masses have no idea what they mean. (Even educated people struggle to understand what is meant by something like “environmental justice.”)
Yeah talking "economic justice" to poor people just doesn't resonate. I agree. That's why they put their trust in Trump who said "believe me!" and they did.
But perhaps nothing represents the group’s detachment from ordinary life more than its (1) tacit exclusion of pro-life women and (2) inclusion of “transwomen.” The former indicates a startling lack of real intimacy with those mothers whose love for their children is so powerful that it transcends their own experiences to become a universal posture concerning the sacred responsibility of motherhood generally—a feeling that is so far from being purely religious that we ought to call it natural. The latter not only adds to the insult of the former, but, in the minds of many women who consider themselves feminists, imposes an intolerable indignity on what they consider to be the true sisterhood: namely, real women seeking solidarity with real women.
I wonder how many of those pro-life women in public have privately had abortions. The statistics say they had. And for transgender people...did they say God created them or the devil? They must believe the devil hey.
At any rate, if history is any prediction of the future, the Women’s March, if it is to secure any practical achievement, will first have to whittle its grievances down to one or two points, and, second, it will have to articulate points whose substance can in some way connect with the experiences or sentiments of the mass of ordinary people.
Yes just like Trump's talking points mentioned above. Tell them what they want to hear and never apologize for lying.
It's also funny how "end ObamaCare" has suddenly brought people out to rethink ObamaCare. Do they remember the status quo before ObamaCare?