By Gamal Hennessy
The dark cloud of the Inauguration creeps closer. Obama is taking his “victory” lap, making his “farewell” speeches. All of us have to prepare ourselves for a 2-4 year resistance. There have been several pieces written in the past few weeks offering advice on fighting the scourge that is Trumpzilla, but Charles Blow was succinct in his oped piece in today’s New York Times.
"When politics seem out of your control, remember that community and culture are very much in your control. We help shape the world we inhabit every day. A life is a collection of thousands of decisions, large and small, made every day. Make those decisions with purpose and conviction, especially [during the Trumpocalypse]"
- Charles Blow, The Anti-Inauguration
His suggested list of activities are broad and varied:
Protest him, his actions and what he stands for in public.
Volunteer to help all the people he plans to attack
Donate to the causes he plans to victimize
Subscribe to credible news sources
Read to educate yourself on the issues
Write to the people in power to frame the discussion
Love your tribe and let them know it
January 20th, 2021 can’t come soon enough. Until the final day of the Trumpocalypse, many of us will fight him and what he represents. This list and others like it will help. Some of us will not make it, but it is often the struggle that defines us, not the outcome.