I attended the Women’s March at the request of People’s Television. At the time I was coming down with a severe cold but decided to go. People’s TV put a lot of work into the short documentary and I did not want to let them down. I was to meet a fellow veteran who was a Bernie Sanders supporter, Charlotte Brock. The reason, as explained to me, was to show common ground after the election.
It took a long time to find the second half of the People’s TV crew in the crowd. Like at the Inauguration, cell phones were not working well due to the number of people in the area using up all the bandwidth. Charlotte turned out to be a pleasant young woman who served 6 years in the Marines, 4 active and 2 in the reserve if I recall correctly. More on that in future posts
I recall seeing signs that made me laugh and signs that made me uneasy. One sign read “Unafraid” and I recall thinking “good for you, there is nothing to fear.” Not exactly a protest sign if you ask me. There were the common Abortion Rights signs and others that were so vile it made me wonder what they were protesting. Was it what Trump said in a secret recording by Billy Bush? If so, why were these women saying vile things out in the open for children to see? At least Trump’s recording was a private conversation. It’s the classic pot calling the kettle black if you ask me.
I have to admit I did not expect the crowd to be so large. Then I started thinking and reading. It only makes sense since the Washington D.C. area is 76% Democrats. That is just D.C. let alone the sprawling surrounding towns. Add to that George Soros put 90 million dollars into it.
I could not help but wonder what could be done with all that money and energy if it had put to good use. Nobody paid Trump supporters to show up at the Inauguration.