Under lördagen marscherade kvinnor och män runtom i hela världen när Women’s March anordnades som en motreaktion på att Donald Trump nu är USA:s president. Totalt beräknas fem miljoner personer ha marscherat världen över, enligt Women’s March egna siffror.
I Washington DC beräknas uppemot tre gånger fler ha deltagit vid marschen än vid installationen av Trump dagen innan, skriver New York Times. Många kända namn befann sig bland dem som marscherade och Madonna höll ett tal om kärlek inför den enorma publiken i Washington DC. Men eftersom att hon Madonna svor i sitt tal, avbröt CNN sin direktsändningen av talet.
Hennes tal fick i efterhand kritik från Trumps administration, eftersom att hon i sitt tal berättade att hon ”funderat på att spränga Vita huset”. Madonna förtydligade sitt uttalande och poängterade att hennes tal ska ses som en helhet, istället för att ta meningar ur sin kontext.
På Instagram skriver hon angående kritiken: ”I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love.”
Se hela Madonnas power-tal här:
Madonnas tal ord för ord:
”Hello. Are you still awake out there? Are you sure about that? Can you hear me? Are you ready to shake up up the world?
Welcome to the revolution of love. To the rebellion. To our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny. Where not just women are in danger but all marginalized people. Where people uniquely different might be considered a crime. It took us this darkness to wake us the fuck up.
It seems as though we had all slipped into a false sense of comfort. That justice would prevail and that good would win in the end. Well, good did not win this election but good will win in the end. So what today means is that we are far from the end. Today marks the beginning, the beginning of our story. The revolution starts here. The fight for the right to be free, to be who we are, to be equal. Let’s march together through this darkness and with each step. Know that we are not afraid. That we are not alone, that we will not back down. That there is power in our unity and that no opposing force stands a chance in the face of true solidarity.
And to our detractors that insist that this March will never add up to anything, fuck you. Fuck you. It is the beginning of much needed change. Change that will require sacrifice, people. Change that will require many of us to make different choices in our lives, but this is the hallmark of revolution. So my question to you today is are you ready? I said, are you ready? Say yes, we are ready. Say, yes we are ready. One more time: you’re ready.
Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot of blowing up the White House, but I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair. As the poet, W.H. Auden once wrote on the eve of World War II: We must love one another or die.
I choose love. Are you with me? Say this with me: We choose love. We choose love. We choose love.”