Many of us out there have been feeling depressed and confused. We can’t continue to just rant at the dinner table or at the office. Besides, you’re usually preaching to the choir anyway. Action is called for but, whether you’re in a blue state or a red state, you may feel powerless and stranded. And putting yourself out there in social media arguments doesn’t really accomplish the goal. So what can you actually do?
There are many options out there, from running for a local office to marching in a protest. You may want to turn down Trump’s invitation for you to perform at his inauguration. Hmmmmm….maybe Mariah Carey can perform and then just not sing any songs…. Also, if you want to hit Trump where it hurts, don’t watch the inauguration. Turn your TV on to a different channel like the Food Network and give “huge ratings” to a show that Trump has nothing to do with, like a rerun of Chopped or something. But I digress. There are many lists out there–just google it. Yet there’s one way in particular that I’d like to address today. And that is the Injustice Boycott. https://www.injusticeboycott.com/
I think that this type of protest would be important no matter who is in the White House. It uses the power of the people–the more people who sign up and “contribute their actions,” the more power we have. It has been going on for over a month already and a new stage has been started just today, symbolically the day after MLK day. I urge you to visit the site and see what it is all about; the founder Shaun King has put a lot of time and effort into it (and it shows). If you feel that this is something you can do, then join us. I realize that not everyone will want to be involved with this kind of action. It may involve some extra time and it may be difficult at certain points. But no one said that the fight was going to be easy.
Power to the People,