Many liberal celebrities who showed up on the streets of American cities on Saturday, January 20, for the second annual Women’s March should have taken a certain saying to heart before again twisting a movement to match their own political purposes and aspirations: “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” (Remember that one?)
Thousands of people gathered in more than 200 cities on Saturday — everywhere from New York City to Dallas, Texas, to Los Angeles, California, and Park City, Utah, where the Sundance Film Festival is underway — to once again march for women’s rights. And just as before, many left-leaning celebrities and Trump-obsessed critics used the rallies to push their own divisive politics.
If Hollywood liberals wanted to be so involved with these marches, perhaps they should have turned their focus and passion toward their own controversial industry and its standing in terms of women’s rights — before predictably taking shots at the current president.
Alleged sexual predators such as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, James Toback, Brett Ratner, and many others have been unmasked in recent months for their despicable and harassing behavior, and it appears they got away with much of that for decades within the safe confines of Hollywood. If celebrities wanted to march for women’s rights, they should have taken a hand in cleaning up their own house before turning their energy toward the White House.
Instead, liberal celebrities did what they do best these days — they went after President Donald Trump.
“Today, we take it to the streets. @realDonaldTrump, you cannot unperson us, you cannot ignore our fury, and you cannot withstand our collective strength. RISE UP! #WomenMarch2018,” tweeted actress Olivia Wilde.
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The always reliably hateful Michael Moore also tweeted his support of the Saturday march by making things political, noting the event was controversially taking place on the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.
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Other celebs and anti-Trumpers such as Alyssa Milano (pictured with Democratic politician Stacey Abrams) and Josh Gad also tweeted support for the Women’s March.
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And as The Hollywood Reporter noted, many speakers at the so-called pre-march rally in Columbus Circle in Manhattan took the stage, “including surprise guest Whoopi Goldberg, Puerto Rican actress and activist Rosie Perez, singer Halsey, disability activist Nadina LaSpina, and actress Veronica Dunne, among others.”
“The only way we’re going to make a change is if we commit to change,” said Goldberg during her speech. “We have to decide that the people who represent us have to represent all of us. They can’t represent some of us. We’re all human beings and have a right to say, ‘This is how I want to be spoken to.’ I don’t want to be spoken to like you own me, like you think you can touch me when I say you cannot. We are here to say — as women — we’re not taking it anymore. It’s just not going to happen.” Naturally, the crowd erupted in cheers after that.
As long as figures like these keep focusing on politics, strife and division rather than unifying the country for America’s best interests, little progress will be made. This year’s march was even dubbed “Power to the Polls.” Protesters carried signs that made references to DACA and even “Elizabeth Warren. Oprah Winfrey. 2020.”
Not to be outdone, by the way, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) notably lashed out at President Trump on Saturday on the one-year anniversary of his presidency: “A big, fat failure F, for that first year,” she said during a press conference, even as Democrat lawmakers choose to hold the country hostage by demanding a deal for the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) “kids” as part of restoring government functions.
The Women’s March of 2018 turned out to not be a march for women’s rights at all — but yet another anti-Trump protest. What does that accomplish at this point?