Women’s March Promotes “A Day Without a Woman” General Strike: Platform is Fiscal Insanity
by Mike “Mish” Shedlock
The Women’s March organizers are back at it. They now promote a general strike on the sexist theme of “A Day Without a Woman“.
A quick perusal of Women’s March tweets shows a cornucopia of thoughts and retweets by the organization on blacks, gays, transgenders, the EPA, Standing Rock, planned parenthood, living wages, mass immigration, and of course Donald Trump.
Do women, as a class, support all of those things?
The latest proposal, a general strike, comes across with more than a touch of irony and sexism.
Come Together by Splitting in Half
In the spirit of coming together, let’s take the population and split it in half.
There are no details of the strike other than a date set for March 8.
I feel no different about this strike than any other wildcat strike: Fire everyone involved for not showing up to work.
I say this despite the fact I donate money to Planned Parenthood, the Nature Conservancy, and likely other causes the group seems to have latched on to.
The group also has causes I am 100% against. For example, public unions. The SEIU, the AFL-CIO, and AFSCME were partners on the March on Washington.
Heavy.Com listed over 200 partners.
Equal Pay, Equal Access
I believe in equal pay for equal work, as long as it is truly equal. But please do not tell me that lifting a pencil is equivalent to lifting a 50-pound bag of salt.
Within that realm, I do believe many women have been underpaid.
In a preemptive response to being called a sexist pig or worse, here’s a comment I made when I was 17 years old, and still believe today: “A women’s place is not in the home, it’s wherever she wants it to be.”
Obvious exceptions include the men’s bathroom.
Let’s now discuss two bullet points from the Women’s March “Guiding Principles“.
- We believe that all workers – including domestic and farm workers – must have the right to organize and fight for a living minimum wage, and that unions and other labor associations are critical to a healthy and thriving economy for all. Undocumented and migrant workers must be included in our labor protections, and we stand in solidarity with sex workers’ rights movements.
- Rooted in the promise of America’s call for huddled masses yearning to breathe free, we believe in immigrant and refugee rights regardless of status or country of origin. … We recognize that the call to action to love our neighbor is not limited to the United States, because there is a global migration crisis.We believe migration is a human right and that no human being is illegal.
Migration is a human right, and so is a living wage. WTF!?
Was everyone marching aware of this?
If the US were to take on all refugees and give them a guaranteed a living wage, 50 million refugees would come in a single year.
Anyone marching for those two Women’s March guiding principles does not understand math, at best.
In one month or less, (however long it would take for the first few million non-English speaking migrants to arrive, all seeking handouts), most of the marchers mindlessly preaching solidarity at the moment would quickly change their tune.
Even progressive Europe wants to shut down migration.
Milton Friedman on Free Immigration
Bit of Reality
If you believe in the Women’s March platform, please play the video, then do the math. You will soon realize the Women’s March guiding principles are laced with more than a bit of fiscal insanity.
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