And when I say evil, I mean this type of evil
On a Twitter, on a Reddit forum, I stumbled over this horrifying story: Donna Hylton, a woman who spent time in prison for participating in the kidnapping, rape, murder, and ransoming of a gay man, spoke at the Women’s March as an advocate for women of color.
What did this woman do? From Psychology Today, this:
Vigliarole believed the three girls were prostitutes who were going to have sex with him. Instead, they picked him up on March 8 in Elmhurst, Queens, at Maria’s home, and drugged him to make him drowsy. Then they drove him to Selma’s apartment in Harlem. The apartment had already been prepared for an extended torture session: The closet door had been cut, a pot put in it for use as a toilet, the windows boarded.
For the next 15 to 20 days (police aren’t sure just when Vigliarole died), the man was starved, burned, beaten, and tortured. (Even 10 years later, Spurling could recall Rita’s chilling response when they questioned her about shoving a three-foot metal bar up Vigliarole’s rear: “He was a homo anyway.” How did she know? “When I stuck the bar up his rectum he wiggled.”)
The three girls took turns watching the man. It was Donna who delivered a ransom note and tape to a friend of Vigliarole’s, who was able to get a partial license plate number of the car she was driving. He notified the police, who traced the plate to a rental car facility. On April 6 the suspects were arrested, and detectives spent 36 hours straight interviewing the seven men and women. “We had to keep going back and forth and catch them in lies,” said Spurling. “It was a never-ending circle of lies.”
Spurling himself interviewed Donna: “I couldn’t believe this girl who was so intelligent and nice-looking could be so unemotional about what she was telling me she and her friends had done. They’d squeezed the victim’s testicles with a pair of pliers, beat him, burned him. Actually, I thought the judge’s sentence was lenient. Once a jailbird, always a jailbird.”
But there was another moment, on our second day together, when she slipped verbally, and said in an almost irritable way, “He [the victim] was going to die anyway, so . . .” and then she caught herself. I just looked at her. All her previous protestations that when arrested she’d had no idea Vigliarole was dead were clearly lies.
But, still she is a victim
Of course, to the Left it does not matter what she did. It only matters that she is a devoted Marxist, and hey, what is a murder when compared to the “struggle” right? After all, she is a victim Prepare for your obligatory moral relativism from the left
The principles behind the Women’s March, things like equal rights and ending violence against women, don’t just matter to women. Women aren’t the only people capable of speaking on the subject, but Hylton brings something very interesting to the table. As Hylton very clearly explains on her website, she’s a women’s rights activist and criminal justice reform advocate. She is a woman. She is black. She was also the victim of abuse as a child and spent a long time in prison after committing a heinous crime.
Hylton’s life experiences are relevant to her causes. A white guy who’s never been to prison might be able to give a great talk about violence against women and inequality, but there’s an understandable draw to hearing about violence and discrimination against women from someone who’s experienced both. There’s an understandable draw to hearing about what happens to black women in the criminal justice system from a black woman who’s been through the criminal justice system. Hylton’s background doesn’t make her positions are any more valid, but even if her conclusions based on her life experiences are dead wrong, her perspective is colored by a very unique and very germane set of life experiences. Her views are worth hearing.
The reasoning in the blog post is dangerous for numerous reasons. Attacking something as huge and diverse as feminism in general or some imagined “Women’s Movement” represented by a single march because of the background of one person involved is the sort of thing that only succeeds with the stupidest among us. To say that such a movement is embracing someone simply by having her speak is misleading.
The point here is that no one who organized, or who is glorifying the “Women’s March” should have welcomed a murderer and kidnapper. The point is that Leftists accuse Trump, and Republicans of being sexist, Homophobic, and so on. They cast these allegations around without a second thought. Yet, they welcome a truly horrible person to join their movement. A person that not only did evil deeds, but actually uses her just punishment to scream about being a victim. In short, the truth is this. No movement can control all of those who attend their events, but they CAN control who they elevate in that movement. They can control who they give prominent positions to.
So, yes, this does say a lot about the Left, and Feminists which are part of the Left. In short, it illustrates that the Left does not value decency, or truth. All that matters to them is a person’s position on issues. To them, Donna Hylton is moral because she holds far left ideals. It does not matter that she took part in awful crimes. Hylton is embraced. Embraced while women who are pro-life, are shunned. Welcomed while any woman who voted for Trump is mocked and demonized. Hylton is praised while women who dare embrace Conservatism, in any way, are raked through the mud.
Stacy McCain ofers this excellent take
All who claim that feminism is about “equality” are either fools are liars. Feminists themselves have made clear that there is no limit to their demands. Give feminists everything they demand today, and tomorrow they will return with a new list of demands. Feminists are totalitarians with a remorseless appetite for power. Feminists are cruel and dishonest, and will tell any lie necessary to achieve their wicked purposes.
The Women’s March on Washington was a vivid expression of how Democrats have harnessed this hate movement for partisan purposes:
Donna Hylton, a woman who spent time in prison for participating in the kidnapping, rape, murder, and ransoming of a gay man, spoke at the Women’s March as an advocate for women of color.
That a criminal psychopath was a leader of this feminist rally — and no one in the liberal media even mentioned her record of hateful violence — tells you a lot about the feminist movement and its ideology. Donna Hylton is not an isolated example, but is altogether typical of the kind of mentally deranged sadists that this movement attracts.
This is what happens when values cease to matter