As I write this, we’re a bit under 20 hours away from handing the executive branch of the United States government over to Donald Trump, a sentient bag of flatulence and grievance that has managed to masquerade as something approximating a human being for over 70 years. He is probably the least popular president-elect in American history, but he enters office with the potential to vastly reshape the American political landscape thanks to a Congress full of Republican bootlickers and years, if not decades, of sheer malpractice by the national Democratic Party. Protesting and resisting what these people are about to do to this country is absolutely essential. It may not mean much, but it will mean something.
It’s a little-known fact, because not that many people watch or listen to C-SPAN, that the average caller to their call-in shows is every bit as ridiculous as the average caller to any sports talk or political radio program out there. I imagine it’s all mostly the same population who calls into all of these things–people who feel they’ve been wronged, somehow (whether it was Barack Obama or the New York Mets who wronged them, the emotion is the same), and want to complain about it but can’t find any live human willing to listen. Anyway, I made the mistake of listening to C-SPAN this morning, and some guy called in and said anybody thinking about protesting Donald Trump should shut up and address their concerns in four years, like you’re “supposed to.” You know, like Republicans did. Fuck that.
We need to protest this administration, all the time, in every outlet, and at every turn, on every thing. We need to protest any Democrat who decides to “find common ground” with Trump, or whatever bullshit turn of phrase they use to dress up appeasement. We need to protest it because this is, already, the most corrupt presidential administration in American history: Continue reading