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Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Oregon and Cal tip off at 6 p.m.

Big protests the rest of the week.

I find it hilarious, never mind ironic, that just last year liberals were celebrating this idiot and Trump supporter.

Nothing wrong with that, I suppose, but the degree to which liberals strive to elevate identity politics above class is absurd.

All across the world, poor women will be making the motel beds of the participants in the Women's Protests this weekend.

In some critic's eyes my argument that class differences rather than identity is of greater importance will make me a misogynist, or worse, an implicit Trump supporter.

I am neither.  I respect women.

But I think everyone ought to strive for and respect economic equality even more.  We need to move out of our present consumer, identity, class consciousness.

Women, would you want Emma Goldman or Hillary Clinton in your corner when the chips are down?

Naomi Klein or Samantha Power?

A real feminist or a Wall Street shill, regardless of gender?  If you're rich or somehow tied up with wealth, don't answer, you'll expose yourself as a hypocritical fraud no more honest than Trump and Clinton themselves.


TS

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