- Episode aired Oct 18, 2018
It Was Surprising
The focus of the show was about feminism, which began as a look back to the Women's March protest surrounding the election of Donald Trump in 2017. Sarah pointed out how black feminists were upset about the attention white feminism received and she went from being angry about their division to understanding how black feminists felt. Although Sarah mistakenly believed the issue was over the lack of recognition & representation of the work black women have carried out across several decades. In reality the disproval began with the money-backed organization of the event originally named 'Million Women March", and the wrongful appropriation of the 500,000 strong "Million Woman March" in Philadelphia 1997. Original slogans, speeches, and event posters were blatantly co-opted from the Million Woman March. I couldn't help but notice during Sarah's apology that she ignored the larger problem surrounding the march. Such as the alienation of intersectional feminists who were not supporters of Hillary Clinton. It was modern feminism denying a voice for other specific needs just to complain that their candidate didn't win. Sarah then visited a Mormon family in Wyoming as part of her promise to "connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions". It was a long time coming considering her last visit with Conservatives was in October of last year. This was a wealthy family of cattle ranchers and voters of Donald Trump. During the discussion Sarah brought up the Russian collusion story spread by biased news organizations as fact. The invention of a Russian "troll farm" began after the infamous leak of Democratic National Convention emails. An event that in reality was leaked from the DNC by an anonymous source, as documented through Wikileaks and verified through Spiegel media. Some 10 million documents known as the US Diplomatic Cable Series are still being released. The individual discussion about the event was brushed aside to further conversation which I thought was incredibly mature of the family member engaged with Sarah. Most surprisingly was when Sarah Silverman agreed to shooting firearms with the family after dinner. I never thought I'd ever see such a boxed-in liberal holding a rifle, to say nothing of actually pulling the trigger and enjoying herself. Another surprise came with the interview with Dolores Huerta, one of the founders of the United Farm Workers (UFW) in the 1960's. It was strange to see Sarah admire a woman who carried heavy criticisms and spread false information against Bernie Sanders. As well, Dolores and labor leader Cesar Estrada Chavez not only fought to restrict immigration to the US, but adamantly campaigned to overturn the US and Mexico Bracero Program, a 1942 agreement that "guaranteed decent living conditions and a minimum wage for immigrant workers". Perhaps someone didn't research her history or maybe Sarah only knew Dolores from her "Sí, se puede" chant which inspired President Obama's own campaign battle cry? I'm so familiar with Democrats rewriting history that I might assume either Sarah had no knowledge of Huerta's background, or the more likely scenario that Sarah ignored them to fit current Democratic agendas.
- Oct 21, 2018
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