Anyone cognizant of events at the height of the Cold War remembers that towards the end of the Carter admin the USSR began rapid deployment of the SS-20 (first deployment being in 1976) in the far western USSR and the Warsaw Pact nations (nearly all of whom are now in NATO). This medium range, nuclear armed ballistic missile had a rapid flight time to target and an accuracy of about 450 meters. Almost 500 were eventually deployed. At this time the USSR had some 35,000 tanks in range of fast invasion.
NATO and especially Germany, which faced both the bulk of the missiles as a target, AND the tanks was alarmed.
When Reagan came to office, he insisted on carrying out military plans by the US to deter full deployment, and 'use' of the SS-20's, by US deployment of (at the time) 2 new missiles. The Tomahawk land based cruise missile (in Britain), which the Soviets had NO WAY to track at the time, and worse for the Politburo PERSONALLY, the the Pershing 2 solid fueled MRBM which was truck mobile, nuclear armed, had an accuracy of a FEW FEET, and was purposefully designed to penetrate and destroy the deepest bunkers the USSR had, i.e. the leadership bunkers around Moscow and military bases. Pershing flight time, FIVE MINUTES.
Of course, Reagan ignored this, went ahead and deployed, and low and behold the USSR, now amenable to solution via the negotiations which they had ditched in the 70's, ended this with the USA, and ALL the Pershings, and SS-20's were removed 86-88.
Now yesterday's turnout MEANS something. The list of what is being protested is long and is everything from republican derangement syndrome, to naked hatred of Trump (some of it deserved ON THE SUBJECT of his personal attitude as expressed to Billy Bush). Some of it was about Roe v Wade (a law he has said he will enforce) and the fear that he intends to appoint a judge to reverse, and some of it is over gay issues, which I cannot understand since he has already said that is settled law as well, but some protesters insist Trump will reverse that ("he's a liar", i.e.- everything he says). Some people were out there because of issues of color.
A more organized list of reasons given ..
Women's rights (what is constrained by Trump?)
LGBT rights (what is constrained by Trump?)
Civil rights (what is constrained by Trump?)
Social Justice rights (what is constrained by Trump?)
This is from CNN, of all places...
CNN analyst Bakari Sellers let slip a shocking revelation about the Women’s March Saturday.
“It’s not about women, it’s about liberalism,” he said.
It started when Sellers and Concerned Women for America CEO Penny Nance got in an argument about the inclusiveness of the march
“The Democratic Party is hollowed out. We did lose 1,000 seats. We did lose governor’s mansions, no question about it,” Sellers said. “The fact is that people came out today in something that we haven’t seen in this country or around this world in a very long period of time. This is not anti-Trump. This is pro-America.”
Nance shot back, saying the march was not inclusive to all women and bringing up the March for Life that occurs each year in D.C.
“March for life, been going on for 43 years, will have about, 400,000, 500,000, next weekend,” she said. “[I] will need all of you back here to have the same conversation next weekend, because that [March for Life] is ignored on a regular basis. This is not new.”
She then brought up the fact that it shouldn’t have been “called a women’s march,” because pro-life women were not included.
That’s when Sellers laughed and corrected Nance, saying it wasn’t about women at all.
But NONE of this is why Trump was elected.
Trump was elected on TWO ISSUES. The wall (national security) and free trade (the economy). He should pay attention to that, always.
I am not interested in these other issues. Take care of the economy first. Take care of the economy second. Take care of the economy third.
If you can't get a job except at Dunkin' or Sam's club on flex hours, you're not worried about the glass ceiling. If you're working 2-3 jobs to make up for your lost career as a woman, and your boss is leering at you, and you fear worse, and you worry about your kids and $, your problem is 10,000 years old(some people are predatory ass holes), but if you are in a good economy, YOU ARE HISTORY, gone to a better situation (and if that happens enough, managers wonder why turnover in that dept is too high since it's more difficult to fill jobs with good people).
If Trump does nothing to 'improve' women's rights (and I can't think of any specific action, can YOU?) but we hit at least 4% growth again WILL MILLIONS PROTEST THAT?
Oh btw, when the Cold War ended and KGB archives were opened it turned out that the organization, structure and funds for those massive demonstrations?
But that makes no difference to the ENMITY of the protesters.