Originally Published on Patriot Post, February 21, 2017
While critics call America “divided” and paint a hysteria-driven picture of a fraying democracy, the divide occurs less along political grounds than it does on “protected” and “unprotected” grounds.
Let me explain:
The two classes that separate America do not divide along the usual lines of socio-economic background, race or party affiliation. Rather, the two classes separate along the lines of the “Protected Class” and the “Unprotected Class.” The Protected Class represents an ideology. Those who opt-in to their ideology receive protection while those who opt-out find criticism and attack. This is why those who opted-out of the Protected Class voting habits were labeled as “deplorable,” “bigoted” and “racist.” Their change of voting habits removed them from the Protected Class and placed them into the Unprotected Class. This also explains why Ivanka Trump has been met with scornful words and boycotts. Due to her support of her father’s presidency, the Protected Class terminated her membership as well as all rights and privileges to their club.
Bolstered by their key allies in the media, Hollywood, academia and government, the Protected Class operates to proliferate their ideas to the exclusion of any other opposing idea even if it means completely skewing, or in some cases fabricating, the news cycle.
For example, from the vantage point of the Protected Class media, it appears that the first month of Trump’s presidency has been tense and fraught with scandal, change and massive pushback.
The Protected Class press wants you to believe this. They want you to believe that Trump’s presidency has been unable to make any changes, that his political appointments are incompetent and that the whole “Trump thing” was a mistake.
Yet, we must remember that what is happening is to be expected, and it all has to do with who is telling the story.
It has been said victors write the history. However, in this case, the vanquished are telling the story. Reeling from defeat, the Protected Class feels threatened, perhaps because people have begun to see inherent hypocrisy within their ideology. Donald Trump’s entire campaign put a spotlight on the Protected Class cartel (how the Protected Class exonerates their own criminals, how the Protected Class media reports what they want and omits what might hurt their agenda and how the Protected Class government officials fill the swamp and get fat off of citizens’ tax dollars).
The elitist LA/DC/Manhattan Protected Class value system believes that every intelligent human being would have voted for Hillary. They cannot fathom that any reasonable person would have voted for Trump.
Several years ago, I worked with a guy from the UK. He described his U.S. travels to me in the in this manner: “I have been to New York, LA and DC, but not the bit in the middle. But that doesn’t really matter.”
The Protected Class elitists believe this as well. In their mind, there are three important places in the United States: New York, DC and LA. The rest is home to a bunch of unenlightened rabble residing in the “bit in the middle.”
I would remind those who believe such nonsense that the “bit in the middle” is America. The Protected Class media wants to paint a picture of America in which George Soros, Madonna and Chuck Schumer represent our interests. In reality, the Protected Class is more out of touch than they even know. Small business owners, teachers, moms, pest control technicians, coal miners and construction workers make up America. These people who work hard for their families and try to make a better life for their children stand as the foundation of this country.
The Protected Class is out of touch, because they keep using their old tricks: They report falsely and hope that the people buy it.
So why does it seem so messy?
It seems messy because the Protected Class is making it messy. They intend to focus upon Trump fail after Trump fail, conveniently omitting anything positive coming from DC. They have put a magnifying glass on everything, focusing on fear and failures while intentionally forgetting to tell the whole story.
The Protected Class media has failed to adequately report the results of President Trump’s first month, announced in Monday’s White House press release.
To read all 25 points in the White House press release click here.
Ultimately, we must realize that the victory of Trump has been the Waterloo of the Protected Class, their tactics and their deceptive rhetoric. While the news cycle appears chaotic and terrifying, we must know that this is an attempt by the Protected Class to regain the ground they have lost. May we keep our eyes above the waves and remember that Big Lies often die a slow death.
Originally Published on Patriot Post, January 25, 2017
As we try to hear above the noise, it can be difficult to distinguish the exact grievances that the Women’s Marches over the weekend sought to remedy. They appeared to be a conglomeration of anyone who was angry about anything — ranging from abortion and birth-control, to race and social justice to guns and Trump. The women who marched all across the country (and the world) seemed to hold one thing in common: a feeling of disenfranchisement and under-representation fueled by anger.
Yet, many of the non-participating women felt, in turn, misrepresented and disenfranchised by a march that claimed to be for women but in reality only represented the women who agreed with them. This one was #NotMyMarch.
The biggest issue for many non-marching women was not the metaphorical patriarchy that oppresses women but rather the very real matriarchy that frames every woman who isn’t pro-abortion as a “traitor to the cause of women.”
While the media claims that the Women’s March protests were about health care and reproductive rights, let us be clear about what that means: abortion. “Access to health care” means access to abortion, and “reproductive rights” ironically means the right to kill what might have been your own reproduction. Let us also be clear about one other thing: Abortion is NOT health care. It never has been. It never will be.
Underneath all of the yelling, pink hats and vulgar signs, a clear stream of thought echoed through the speeches: the right to abortion. Carefully clouding the issue by calling it “health care” and “women’s rights,” the marches sought once again to re-brand abortion to make it cute and attractive, indeed revolutionary and radical for young people. Yet recent polling from Marist reveals that among Millennials, 54% would limit abortion to most cases of rape, incest or life of the mother, 66% oppose taxpayer funding, 62% want a ban after 20 weeks gestation, and 75% say laws can protect both mother and unborn child. Scrambling for support amidst a changing tide of public opinion, the Planned Parenthood and NARAL lobby have attempted to expand their tent by mixing abortion in with pink hats, celebrity guest appearances and how rotten Donald Trump is.
One of the key speakers, Gloria Steinem, the 1960’s feminist leader, spoke of a “woman-led, inclusive march.” Yet the Women’s March shunned pro-life women and organizations. This action highlights the implicit elitism and exclusivity of the Left. What Ms. Steinem meant to say was that the March for Women was a woman-led, exclusively pro-abortion march. The Left believes in “unity,” but only if it means that everyone is united within the narrow confines of their ideology. They believe in “equality,” but only if it means that their opinion remains superior to any dissenting voice. As Carly Fiorina commented in a recent interview, “Apparently they don’t believe in a right [for a woman] to choose what she is going to believe.”
Gloria Steinem also spoke of a “sisterhood.” What sisterhood? Can she honestly call a movement a “sisterhood” that both excludes and mocks women who have a different opinion? Can she honestly call a movement a “sisterhood” when she believes that the sisters outside of the womb are the only ones worth fighting for?
The Marches for (Some) Women also misinformed and misled women about what a Trump presidency could potentially do in regards to abortion. If Trump appoints pro-life justices to the Supreme Court and a case comes up in which Roe v. Wade is overturned, guess what happens? The decision goes back to the states and each state legislature gets to decide its own abortion policies. What could be more democratic? What could be more equitable and fair? Let the people and the people’s state representation decide.
In reality, the Left doesn’t want all the people to have power. It does not want democracy. It wants a world in which it gets to dictate what women — all women — believe about “reproductive rights.” It calls this “respect.” Yet, it is not an earned respect but rather a forced, demanded and in some cases coerced respect.
Ironically, if these women demand respect, marching around with vulgar pictures of genitalia might not be the most effective way to gain it. If we are trying to get beyond being judged for our body, the vulgarity of the Women’s March does us a huge disservice. We should be able to define ourselves in the terms that extol us for our intellect and our contributions to society.
Susan B. Anthony, the abolitionist and suffragist instrumental in establishing the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote, sought respect and equal opportunity for women. The Women’s Marches, in contrast, disrespected women and gave them an “equal opportunity” to be vulgar, base and offensive. They misrepresented millions of intelligent, self-respecting women while turning a blind eye to the real issues affecting our gender across the globe: forced abortion and gendercide in India and China, female genital mutilation in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and the global epidemic of human trafficking.
In a twist of irony, the March for Women sought to march for the disenfranchised, but in its elitist exclusivity it shunned and disenfranchised millions of pro-life women — born and yet to be. For these reasons and for many others, the 2017 March for (Some) Women will remain #NotMyMarch.