How to Protest

I saw one post today that was “11 Rules About How to Protest Against Trump” and mostly it was a list of Thou Shalt Nots, i.e. don’t make fun of his ridiculous hair, even though we’ve heard (I don’t think the NYT is an always accurate source, but he hasn’t denied it yet) that he uses a hair drug to which some of the possible side effects are mental problems, don’t make fun of his orange skin, don’t make dumb jokes about his name, etc… I saw another post that said we should not be protesting everything he does because we’ll burn ourselves out and even my current favorite writer, Caitlin Johnstone, (check her out) said something similar, decrying our hyperbolic statements and saying we were crying wolf and we all know how that story ends.
I disagree. There are many reasons to hate, dislike, be revolted by, and have total contempt for Donald Trump. You can hate him for his personality or his politics, his hypocrisy or his alleged illiteracy, his racism or his sexism, his opportunism, his conflicts of interest, his incompetence, or all of the above. We’ll all march together.
75% of the U.S. did not vote for him, and he’s fairly universally despised overseas as well. That gives us a huge pool of people who are willing and able to get out there and protest against him, it’s one of our greatest resources, and it would be a huge tactical error to try and damp down the enthusiasm now.
I will happily march shoulder to shoulder even with Hillary supporters. We can put that argument aside for another day.
Object to his policies, by all means, they are hateful and dangerous policies, but if you want to make fun of his stupid hair, his name, his double chin, his multiple bankruptcies, or the fact that he sounds like a retard when he talks, go for it. Let’s have some fun with this.

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3 responses to “How to Protest

  1. Anonymous

    “even with Hillary supporters. We can put that argument aside for another day”

    Finally! Now we can deal with the real problem.

  2. Anonymous

    I have to disagree. Making fun of anyone for having a double chin is the same as making fun of everyone with a double chin. Making fun of anyone for having a rather unique hair cowlick is the same as making fun of others with a similar cowlick….. You get the idea. Stop and think for a moment how things play out in the minds of people hearing/seeing this if they have similar conditions.

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