It’s rare that one tweet tells you everything you need to know about an organization. But one of the latest from the so-called Women’s March does exactly that in horrifying fashion.
Originally billed as a simple stand for women’s equality (because who could be against that?), the Women’s March now defines its mission as “dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.” The usual hysterical and ill-defined lefty boilerplate.
However, yesterday their Twitter account signaled that the Women’s march is rather…negotiable…on that “nonviolent resistance” part:
— Women's March (@womensmarch) July 16, 2017
Who is Assata Shakur? A 1970s Black Panther member.
And a cop killer.
From the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s profile of Shakur:
Also in the early 1970s Shakur joined a BPP offshoot known as the Black Liberation Army (BLA), a violent group that was tied to the murders of more than ten police officers nationwide between 1970-73. As Jordan Schachtel writes in Conservative Review, BLA was “a splinter group comprised of the most radical members of the Black Panthers,” and Shakur herself “was the leader of a notorious New York City BLA cell that hunted down police officers for brutal assassinations.” According to former Assistant FBI Director John Miller, Shakur was “the soul of the Black Liberation Army.”
Because of her involvement with BPP and BLA, Shakur became a target of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO) and thus went into hiding in the early ’70s. While underground, she was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List because of her involvement in three bank robberies, the kidnapping and murder of two drug dealers, and the attempted murder of two policemen.
At about 12:45 a.m. on the morning of May 2, 1973, the fugitive Shakur was being driven to a new hideout in Philadelphia by BPP Information Minister Zayd Malik Shakur (Assata’s brother-in-law) and BLA member Sundiata Acoli, when their car was pulled over by state trooper Jaibes Harper for a tail-light violation on the New Jersey Turnpike. Fellow trooper Werner Foerster provided backup for Harper. While the lawmen conducted routine questioning of the vehicle’s occupants, Shakur (who was in the front passenger’s seat) and her companions suddenly fired upon them with semi-automatic pistols. As Foerster grappled with the driver, Shakur shot the trooper twice before her gun apparently jammed. With Foerster on the ground wounded and helpless, Shakur grabbed the trooper’s own firearm and blasted two fatal shots into his head, execution-style.
Shakur was eventually captured, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison…but escaped in November 1979. She currently enjoys political asylum in Cuba, from which President Donald Trump has demanded she be extradited back to the United States.
And yet, this murderer deems her a “revolutionary” worthy of “honor.” Are her violent tactics the kind of “resistance” the Women’s March has in mind? Do they want more police officers dead? Open warfare in the streets?
Naturally, sane people on Twitter had some strong reactions to seeing the Women’s March true monstrous evil laid bare:
Do you realize about 95% of America is gonna have a real problem with any attempt to celebrate a cop killer who's a fugitive from justice?
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) July 17, 2017
You embrace a murderer.
You are scum.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) July 17, 2017
Why promote a murderess?
— King👌Jimmy Leonidas (@WCSM1970) July 17, 2017
— The Mental Recession (@rustyweiss74) July 17, 2017
Wow, I would be embarrassed if I ever supported your movement. Way to go to show your true colors.
— Diane S (@diane1999) July 17, 2017
Why not? They already have a sharia loving terrorist affiliated organizer , a women who killed 2 men and a terrorist who blew up children
— Megan Romero(Pullen) (@MegoRomero) July 17, 2017
So far, it appears the Women’s March has not responded to the uproar, which is just as well, because what could they say? What spin could possibly make this tweet even remotely defensible?
They had fifteen minutes of fame at the beginning of the year pretending to be a responsible cause that actually had some possible connection to women’s interests. But when they failed to take the country by storm, apparently they decided appealing to normal people wasn’t worth the effort, and have just fully dived into satisfying every leftist delusion and prejudice they can find, no matter how foul.