The very haters who elected Trump are now calling for unity and togetherness. The very candidate that said "throw them out" and "lock her up" and "Beat the hell out of them, I'll take care of your legal fees" and "throw them outside...its cold so no coats...not coats" today told his supporters to "Stop harassing Muslims, Latinos and minorities". Are you Fuckin' Kidding me? Mr. President Elect... this is your doing you should be very proud of them not scolding them. Those same haters are dismissing civil disobedience and peaceful protests as sour grapes on the part of the progressives and liberals. The thousands in the street are not exercising the right they were given under the first amendment of the Constitution, they are whiny losers who didn't get their way. Even those who did not support Trump are saying the protests are "disruptive" and for no purpose. I've seen posts that say, "All they are doing it disrupting traffic and making it harder for real people to get home from work." They agree with the right to protest, but believe (sincerely) that they should wait till "Something happens to protest about". Basically they are saying wait till Trump does something to get mad about THEN go to the street.
I would like to address these two points one by one. First, "All they are doing is disrupting traffic and making it harder for real people to get home from work." That's the very point. If Americans can still go about their lives as if nothing happened last Tuesday, we might as well all get fitted for brown shirts and learn to goose step. The 1930's German people who were not members of the Nazi party, nor Jews, Gypsys, Political enemies, and not homosexuals, nor handicapped went about their lives without disruption while a race was slaughtered, Poland was conquered, Austria annexed, and France invaded. To make a change the sacrifice has to be shared by the entire country. The whole of America suffered and sacrificed during World War II. Gas was rationed, food was in short supply and everyone had some close relative involved in the War. Women had to take factory jobs to make the tanks to send to their husbands who were liberating the conquered. America's involvement in that war lasted 3 years because everyone in the Nation was negatively affected. War is not just a lead story on the evening news, although that is the way war has been waged for the last 50 years in America.
Secondly, Let's wait until Trump does something to get mad about and THEN go to the street. Let me count the ways the President elect has done something to get us mad. How about: Mexicans are rapist, Muslims are terrorists, women are objects, homosexuals are deviants, accusers are lairs, competitors are criminals and the system is made to game. If having a President elect that stands for all those things is not enough to get mad and protest about in the street... I'm not sure what is. Perhaps it is true that he could shoot someone on Fifth-Avenue and not lose any supporters. If his own words, temperment and juvenile response to serious matters is not enough to send people to the street what is the galvanizing issue?
The Alt.Right has taken over the Government. They hold the Executive, the Legislative and soon will control the Judicial branches. The three branches were designed by the founders of the Constitution to act as a check and balance to each other. There is no check, and no balance if one party controls the government. Single party rule is called Fascism. The last and final check we as Americans have is protest. Since the last check and balance on this reactionary ideology that has taken over our country is mass protests in the street... let us exercise that right until that ideaology falls.
The very people who are complaining about the anti-Trump protests are the same ones who praised the Arab Spring protesters three years ago. We were so glad that the Arab people were taking to the streets to protest the oppression of a corrupt and senseless government. That is exactly what Americans in the streets are doing now. We don't have to wait to see it this a bad deal for America... we already know. The problem is that soon the very supporters who believed this President was the right choice, will find that he is incapable of true leadership, and is only a puppet of a single party government. We did elect and outsider who is not part of the establishment. A wolf is definitely an outsider to the herd of sheep, but putting him is charge is not a good idea. That is why we protest. He enters the presidency with the highest negative approval rating in the history of America. Now that he has the job where the buck stops, his negatives will only get worse. All I can say is soon all of us will be in the street protesting this repressive, regime as one people and that ..... is when America will be great again. If not, well, for those of you who elected him enjoy the ride. I chose not to accept the lift.
Keep protesting, keep marching, keep shouting and keep being Americans.
As you were