For more than a century, American women have held Susan B. Anthony up as one of the shining stars of feminism. The woman who led a movement to bring suffrage to women in the United States has been heralded as a legend, an icon, and a true American hero. But, much like everyone suddenly decided that Mount Rushmore was offensive and racist the moment President Donald Trump held a speech there, the left has now turned on Anthony and her legacy. Why? Well, seemingly because Trump pardoned her for her 1872 arrest and conviction.
On Tuesday, President Trump commemorated the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which grants women the right to vote, by issuing a ceremonial pardon of Anthony. If this had been done by Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr., Reagan, or pretty much any other president in history, it would have barely raised an eyebrow. Cool, nice gesture, what else is going on? It would have been completely uncontroversial.
But since we’re talking about Trump, and we’re talking about modern left-wingers, we suddenly have to reevaluate Anthony’s legacy.
“She is also an increasingly divisive figure, adopted by anti-abortion forces and criticized for relegating Black suffragists to the sidelines,” noted The New York Times.
The Times was joined by liberal outlet NowThis, which produced a video encouraging leftists to cancel Susan B. Anthony.
“Susan B. Anthony doesn’t deserve your ‘I Voted’ stickers, highlighting the tradition of women voters who place such stickers on Anthony’s gravestone,” the video explained.
Imagine how reprehensible a person must have to be to not even deserve to have stickers put on their gravestone!
“They have perpetuated idealized versions of Anthony and her white colleagues such as Carrie Chapman Catt and Elizabeth Cady Stanton,” said NowThis producer Luria Freeman. “Evidence of their ruthless racial bias has been pushed to the shadows, enabling the erasure of their women of color counterparts who also fought tirelessly for the right to vote.”
It’s been long joked that whenever Trump wants to get something done, he should just pretend that he holds the opposite view. In an instant, all the Democrats and the leftists and the media outlets will rush to make sure it gets done. But like, this is so close to being THE joke that it almost defies commentary.
If Trump spends the rest of the fall saying nice things about Joe Biden, he could really turn this election upside down!