White, educated, suburban woman are the new power controlling the political balance of America's republic--that's if you believe the media hype. In the 2016 presidential elections, the suburban sisterhood was touted as the decisive swing vote.
They rejected Hillary Clinton because she was a snob that reeked of entitlement, elitism, and hypocrisy. Instead, they supported Donald Trump. Overlooking his misogynist rants, boasts of groping women, and promises to appoint Supreme Court justices to overturn Rowe V. Wade, they proved that racism, status, and privilege are acquired tastes. Once obtained, they are not easily abandoned.
Incensed, at being treated like a sub-species deserving of sexual assault and ridicule during Brett Kavanagh's nomination, we're now told the suburban sisterhood will exact vengeance on Trump and Republicans in the 2018 mid-terms. They will vote in enough Democrats to give them control of the House of Representatives, thereby putting impeachment in play, and slowing Trump's racist authoritarian juggernaut.
'The Heresy' at Alt-Black.com isn't buying the hype. Our readout for some time has been that Democrats won't win the Senate, but will take back the House. How big a role white suburban women voters will play in the mid-terms remains to be seen.
What intrigues us is that the mid-terms may signal a possible tipping point that could have far reaching implications. Should significant numbers of independent and Republican suburban white women engage in the struggle for reproductive rights, they'll almost certainly need to link up with the Womens March Movement to have a real impact. This possibility opens up two significant developments.
First, the Womens March movement's expansive bandwidth would comprise significant buy-in from Democrats, Unaffiliated, Independents, and Republican women. Second, this coalescence would mark a dramatic cultural shift where a decisive majority of women would take the offensive to secure reproductive rights, more sexual autonomy, child care and health care rights.
Women's March Organizers Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, and Tamika Mallory
As Alt-Black.com continues to emphasize, our analysis holds that the Cathedral (America) is entering a pre-revolutionary period. Race-based cultural warfare is the weapon of choice for the Sun King Trump and the Alt-Right. Putting women back in their place is intimately linked to their attempts to repolarize the country by re-establishing the "natural white hierarchy." A militant multi-racial, gender inclusive women's movement constitutes a significant threat to their reactionary cultural project.
The conditions for a power shift in the women's movement are favorable. The January 21, 2017 Women's March in Washington, D.C., held one day after Trump's inauguration was the largest single-day protest in American history. The Washington march drew 500,000 to 1,000,000 protestors, with up 5,246,670 people participating in marches nationwide.
To their credit, the Womens March event organizers haven't been resting on the laurels. Over the past year the Womens March movement held a follow-up national conference in Detroit called "Reclaiming Our Time," that was attended by 4000 participants in Detroit. "Their Power to the Polls' mid-term elections initiative is in full swing, as record numbers of women are seeking federal, state and local offices.
Harris-Perry's "Becky Situation" analogy, is a direct message to white women who say they're done with the Sun King and white patriarchy. If you're migrating to the Womens March Movement, be advised that things have changed.
The days of white women leading the movement and calling the shots as they tried to do in the sixties are over. The leadership is now comprised of women of color, like the Womens March organizers Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, and Linda Sarsour. The leadership also includes LGBTQIA people.
The women's movement agenda can no longer be relegated to gender identity and abortion. The Womens March movement platform includes ending violence, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA Right's, Workers Rights, Civil Rights, Disability Rights, Immigrant Rights and Environmental Justice. Said Professor Harris-Perry, this new movement vibrates to an "intersectional algorithm."
It would appear that white, educated, suburban women have a choice to make. They can continue to selfishly buy into misogynist lies and countenance sexual assault as a compliment. They can fantasize that groping is simply a mans fancy--always has been and always will be. And, they can continue to view the "other women"--the low brow-- people of color, the LGBTQIE community and immigrants with disdain.
On the other hand they can cross the Rubicon, accept the leadership of others different from themselves and get their "Becky Situation" in order.
Alternative Black Nationalists would welcome such a development. Not because the liberation of women can be realized solely through legislation or adjudication within the current imperialist dictatorship of the ruling class. But it would represent the seeding of more radical possibilities in the period ahead, especially for millions of young women awakening to political activism.
We would also welcome this crossover because we're confident that Black Feminists will not chase after, compete with or defer to a white dominated women's movement. Black Feminists have fought and won those battles decisively over the past five decades. Black feminists theory has been forged in the heat of battle not only against narrow-minded white feminists, but the Civil Rights establishment, and various stripes of Black Nationalists.
At the end of the day, large sections of white women will not be our future allies, but they needn't be our enemies. Being sympathetic or even neutral to our cause of self determination will increase the chances of Black Nationalists winning in the future.