The Enemy Within

Ah, what could be sweeter than a “Women’s March”? Thousands of ladies — strong, smart, independent women — taking to the streets to demand increased protection for children or better schools or fair wages and equal treatment in the workplace? Thousands of ladies who support our military, our law enforcement, the people who protect their rights to march and demonstrate and shout and run around in the streets wearing funny pink hats?

Ah, what could be sweeter than my old Gainesville, Florida, friends — liberals to the core — who attend the March with the children they didn’t abort and proudly post their photos on Facebook.com with “TRUST WOMEN: Reproductive Freedom for All” signs?

Their patron saint, Margaret Sanger, would be very, very proud.

This Women’s March, this apparently world-wide, celebrity-driven one-day phenomenon, was organized in great part by a woman named Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American Muslim from Brooklyn who is considered — perhaps by her image in the mirror — “a rising star in advocacy for the rights of women of color.”

Linda Sarsour says she, as a woman, is “the conscience of these United States of America.” She reminds me of Lewis Carroll’s Nile crocodile: stealthy, patient and with a secret agenda: How doth the little crocodile / Improve his shining tail / And pour the waters of the Nile / On every golden scale! / How cheerfully he seems to grin / How neatly spreads his claws / And welcomes little fishes in / With gently smiling jaws! Don’t be a little fish.

  • Sarsour says she is “unapologetically” Muslim and Palestinian-American, a virulent Anti-Semite and Jew-Hater. She advocates Sharia Law, posting Tweets like, “You’ll know when you’re living under Sharia Law if suddenly all your loans & credit cards become interest free. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?” Sounds nice if the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny are real.
  • She says women of color must be the leaders of women’s rights and is virulently — though quietly, because her funding comes from elderly white, liberal, female cat lovers — Anti-White.
  • During her speech at the Women’s March, she said she respects the Office of the President but is virulently hateful of President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence (and, by association, I suppose, most of us middle-class working Americans). Indeed, her speech promoted — if not outright advocated — violence and intolerance.
  • Sarsour says, in the best tradition of total bullshit, that she “will not accept an administration that won an election on the backs of Muslims and Black people and undocumented people and Mexicans and people with disabilities and on the backs of women.” (What does that mean, exactly — “will not accept” — and who cares, exactly?)

Sarsour is the executive director of the Arab-American Association of New York and founder and CEO of MPower Change. She is someone who has never served the country, never had a real job, but who makes her living as a “community organizer,” a street-smart sleight-of-hand artist, a magician with a cute web site, a “self-help” guru.

Sarsour — a one-time Bernie Sanders supporter, of course — says women are oppressed, especially in the Muslim and Black communities. She says the Indian and LGBTQ communities have “been suffering in silence.” She of course believes an entry ban on Muslims or any national registry is horrendous, perhaps because the innumerable Muslim attacks around the world are only “workplace violence” (says Obama) or “the acts of isolated, disturbed individuals” (says Clinton).

Sarsour referred to the people listening to her speech at the March in Washington as “sisters and brothers.” Anytime somebody uses that rhetoric outside church, you must believe he or she wants something for nothing. Protect your wallet with one hand and draw your pistol with the other.