Hateful, divisive, and sometimes violent rhetoric is emerging from a few of today’s Women’s marches, although most of the protests, which are taking place in hundreds of cities and experiencing turnout much larger than expected, are proceeding peacefully.
“I’m angry,” Madonna told a crowd gathered at Boston College this morning. “Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair. … We choose love! We choose love!”
Fighting for what one believes in is one thing, but physical violence, including the bombing of an occupied building, is unacceptable in any context.
In the same city, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, told the crowd, “We will not stay silent. … We will fight for what we believe in.”
Violence by anti-Trump morons was also reported by FOX News: James Allsup, 21, of Seattle, was attacked by an anti-Trump protester at the inauguration festivities in Washington.
“I was wearing my ‘Make America Great Again’ hat, and a white male came up behind me and swung at me with a flagpole,” FOX News quoted him as saying. “I kind of blacked out for a minute. Before I knew it, my head was gushing blood. There’s blood on my Trump hat.
“I’m all for disagreeing,” he continued. “I debate people all the time, and I want to engage in these discussions. But they’re throwing bottles. I would be livid if people who supported Trump were doing this to Hillary supporters.”
Mr Allsup, I would be livid too, as I am over what happened to you. I am sorry you were attacked. This is not who we are as Americans.