Donald Trump is a Piece of Shit, but Don’t Blame Him for Losing Your Birth Control
Donald Trump is a piece of shit. There’s no denying it. He’s a racist, pussy grabbing, xenophobic, planet killing, homophobic, classist, Nazi loving, lying, traitorous piece of shit.
And he’s surrounded by a dump load of other pieces of shit. Mercer, Adelson, the Kochs, Rein, Manafort, Page, Sessions, Miller, Gorka, Conway, Kobach, Hannity, and the entire GOP. All pieces of shit.
Historic pieces of shit. Huge.
It’s like the top 10 pieces of shit got together, ate the next top 10 pieces of shit, took a dump and then that dump ate them — becoming the most shittiest shit king of that has ever been.
But seriously, history — especially in the United States of America — is full of shit.
Columbus, Andrew Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Bull Connor — all shit.
And since the beginning of time, the world has been full of other historic pieces of shit. Caligula, Nero, Pol Pot, Hitler…All ginormous pieces of shit. So huge.
And you really can’t blame a piece of shit for being such a loathsome, disgusting, inhuman, vile pile of stank. That’s what shit is.
You can’t blame the pussy grabbing, rape promoting, wife assaulting (“allegedly”), child molesting (“allegedly”), woman bashing piece of shit named Donald Trump and his turdlings in the Republican Party for being what they are and doing what they do.
Of course they are going to target women.
Of course they are going to try to steal a Supreme Court Seat and eventually overturn Roe v. Wade.
Of course they are going to try to defund our social safety nets.
Of course they are going to try to take our healthcare.
Of course they are going to try to pass abortion restrictions.
And, of course they are going to try to deny us access to birth control.
They are Republicans. They are Trump Republicans. They are pieces of shit. And this is what they do.
You can’t blame Steph Curry for making 3 pointers. You can’t blame Le’Veon Bell for driving into the end zone. And you can’t blame Trump and the GOP for taking Women’s Rights. They only people you can blame are the defenders that fail to stop them.
The real people to blame for the loss of our rights, our healthcare and our birth control are the people that are trained and paid to stop the Republican Party and the activists that they pimp. The real people to blame for the loss of our rights are the Democrats and the Women’s March.
These are the two paid and funded organizations that positioned themselves as the lead actors in the fight for Women’s Rights in the post-Trump Era. The Democrats have done little more than tweet, write letters, form committees or author bill after pointless bill that will never make it through a Congress that is clogged and overflowing with the most fucked up pieces of GOP shit ever to occupy the Senate and the House. The Women’s March…well, they march. Or hold street rallies. The strategic use of marching and mass assembly engaged in by Civil Rights Leaders was nothing like the “marching” seen today.
It is not a sustained action. It is not clearly connected to a federal policy. And — as well intended as they may be — it is not good enough to stop shit. And it hasn’t. It. hasn’t. Stopped. Shit.
And that’s really hard to admit. I get it. You can’t be a strategist, organizer or activist that genuinely loves the communities you are fighting to defend without getting it. It’s hard to be so passionate about something and admit it was the wrong move at the wrong time. It’s difficult to admit that the Representatives you trusted are completely failing to protect you. It’s terrible to have to admit that you were deceived, and it’s terrible to admit defeat — especially when defeat costs people their lives and livelihoods.
The only thing worse is continuing to lose our battles, our rights, our support, our opportunities, our safety and our lives is losing them to a bunch of white nationalist, Confederate loving, Nazi pin wearing, misogynistic, rape supporting, woman-hating pieces of shit. Or their cannibal crap king.
So, we have to just sit down and admit it. Marching is not enough. It never has been. It never will be. And unless we admit it — women will systematically lose every single right we have gained in this nation. Correction — women will continue to systematically lose every single right we have. Despite the pussyhats. Despite the marching.
“On Jan 21, between 3 and 4 million people in over 300 locations in partnership with a wide coalition of organizations gathered to ‘stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families….’
It was the largest march in US history. And it did absolutely nothing to stop Trump or the GOP from completely devastating women’s rights.
On January 25, four days after the march, Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule. This move prohibits any international NGO from receiving funding if it provides abortion counseling. On March 27 he revoked the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workspaces Act. This strategic maneuver ensures that companies no longer have to be transparent about wages paid to men and women. It also allows companies to hide previous accusation of discrimination, harassment, and assault in the workplace from the courts and the public. On April 7, a pro-life conservative judge named Neil Gorsuch occupied the SCOTUS seat belonging to Merrick Garland. On April 13, Trump signed an executive order to stop federal finding to Planned Parenthood and other agencies that proved abortions. The AHCA and the Budget threaten to further devastate women’s rights. The former will cut birth control, maternity care and any program that specifically serves the female population. The later will slash childcare, nutrition, learning centers, head start, transgender rights, and domestic violence support.
The Women’s March, for all it’s good intentions, has not generated a strategy to counter Trump’s legislative assault. Meanwhile, the flames of resistance momentarily fueled by the Women’s March were allowed to fizzle out before they could be translated into effective action.”
As we stand today DeVos has rolled back Title IX, the House has just passed legislation outlawing abortions after 20 weeks, and Trump just rolled back legislation requiring employers to cover birth control.
So, while tweeting your disgust and voicing your anger over pumpkin spiced lattes might feel like resistance — it’s not. As much as folks want to believe that texting and calling their representatives is enough to stop a white nationalist takeover of what was once the most powerful nation in the world — it’s not. And as much as people want to believe that marching alone is enough to protect women’s rights and stop the GOP — it’s not. It never has been. It never will be. And the proof is staring at us right in the face.
Let’s deal with the proof. Trump has completely decimated generations of women’s rights, programs, and protections. The Women’s March, phone calls and shame tweets have not worked. The Democrats have not done a damn thing to stop the GOP and if our playbook doesn’t change dramatically, we will be left completely bare and unprotected under the chokehold of a government that wants to violently control our bodies in a society that both tolerates sexual assault legally and celebrates it socially.
The Strategic Institute of Intersectional Policy (SIIP) has published a number of articles that describe how to more effectively confront Donald Trump and the GOP from the grassroots and from a position in the Democratic Party. We describe the historic use of mass assembly, the vital link between direct action and policy demands, and the importance of placing experienced political strategists and organizers in positions of leadership. You can access these articles here: https://medium.com/@SIIPCampaigns
The first thing we need to do, though, is admit that we are losing. We are losing because our defense sucks. Our defense sucks so hard it can’t stop shit. Because it can’t stop shit, the Shit King and his shit cavalry are kicking our asses. As long as we are running the same old play over and over again, we are going to keep losing to the Shit King. And as long as the Shit King keeps winning, our bodies and our lives are in harm’s way. In a very real and violent ways.
So, let’s get to that. Let’s admit we fucked up and let’s start doing what we need to do. Let’s stop the Shit King and the GOP and their #MAGA #DRAINTHESWAMP bullshit. They can pretend to drain the swamp. That’s what they do.
We need to just flush the toilet.