The Women’s March has had a rough month.
First, the Tablet published an article that confirmed the leaders of the group are anti-Semites. This caused a serious backlash against the organization, with the Washington state chapter dissolving in the wake of the news. Next, a New York Times article giving some of the Women’s March organizers a chance to defend themselves and deny the Tablet article managed to again prove that leaders of the group are anti-Semitic, with one claiming “white Jews, as white people, uphold white supremacy,” which targets “ALL Jews.” The internal turmoil caused by these statements led the Chicago Women’s March to cancel their march. A march scheduled in California also cancelled — because those planning to attend the rally were “overwhelmingly white.”
But don’t worry, supporters of the March, because there’s a new defender of the group: Karen Fleshman. The founder of Racy Conversations — an antiracist organization — wrote on December 28 that she had interacted with some of the Women’s March leaders who have made anti-Semitic statements, including Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour. Fleshman said she didn’t witness “a single act of anti-Semitism or exclusionary behavior the entire time” she was with these members or at protests organized by the group.
Fleshman then submitted an “analysis” of who is really “behind the campaign to fracture the Women’s March,” because, as Fleshman wrote, “powerful interests seek to splinter us.”
What — or who — is really causing the group to fall apart? It’s apparently not the rampant anti-Semitism, but actually Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I firmly believe Vladimir Putin is behind the campaign to tear apart the Women’s March,” Fleshman wrote, linking to an opinion article from The Washington Post claiming Russians targeted black voters in 2016. …
The two bogeymen the left use to smear any group of opponents and blame for any reverses are white supremacists and Russian agents. Both exist, it’s true. But both are extremely small in number and influence. Face it new left, the normals don’t like your behavior when they find out about it.
From the bizarre to the macabre. You couldn’t make this up. It’s Putin’s fault. Now I understand it all.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific