I have been in deep depression this weekend. I was already down after the ridiculosity of the TNC* and violence of last week. But I have a college age niece who lives in Portland… The images of Trump supporting, crassly immature, wanna-be real men driving their phallic symbol pickup trucks as they acted out some kind of video-game fantasy by shooting randomly at people (paint balls can hurt people and mace is a weapon) raised my ire.
This clip by John Oliver contains some foul language**, but it puts into words a lot of what I’ve been groping to express.
I read this morning that POTUS is planning to abuse his privilege, nothing new, but it’s getting to where constant push back is needed if we are going to have a democratic republic, as laid out in the Constitution.
Because the current incumbent of the White House is planning to abuse the White House, by using it as the background for his acceptance speech, I believe that we should all protest by not watching the convention.
Trust me you won’t miss it…its always better to wait for fact checking on anything he says. The ratings being low will send a powerful message. Frankly, the only one he understands.