I suspect the demonstrations immediately following Trump’s election are only the tip of the iceberg.
That as he moves forward with his agenda to gut regulations endangering not only the environment but food safety as well and further alienate foreign nations demonstrations on the scale of the Viet Nam era protests will become commonplace, and law enforcement newly emboldened by Trump’s election will become increasingly aggressive in their response.
Woe to the working and middle class who will assume the burden of unwarranted tax breaks gifted to the wealthy and corporations.
Woe to the disenfranchised who will be further isolated – the damage this man and his conservative cohorts can do even if Trump is a one term president will have a profound effect that could take years, even decades to overcome.
There is nothing great about Trump nor anything great in the direction he seeks to take the nation.
They will stack an already increasingly dysfunctional Supreme Court with second rate nominees who will have little concern for the actual rights of individuals, the environment, or the welfare of the nation.
Rulings like Citizens United will become the norm as the nation careens down the path of Fascism and Corporate empowerment in a further display of Republican ideology characterized by elected officials within the party declaring things like raped women don’t get pregnant due to some biological mystery only Republican pols understand.
The real mystery is that among women who voted the majority went with Trump in what can only be likened to as a display of the battered women syndrome.
In doing so they have voted for a dominant male centric patriarchy and effectively kicked the advances the feminist movement and their sisters have achieved under the bus.
It is a rejection of equal pay for equal work, opportunity, women’s health, maternity leave, and ultimately an attack upon the right of women to say No.
There’s going to be a lot of blame to go around, some of it will require Evangelicals who “prayed” and felt “led by the lord” to facilitate a train wreck to take ownership.
I suggest if they believe in the power of their form of prayer they drop to their knees or enter their “prayer closet” for the next four years in an attempt to unravel the harm they facilitated and forget the mea culpa of it’s all going to be “the lord’s will” when in fact it was their will and unbridled, misguided zealotry.
As to men who voted for all this – well, what can be said other than they probably believe John Wayne actually ran around sweeping women off their feet and killing bad men and Indians?
Men who talk tough, are always ready to defend the honor of the country with military responses at the slightest perceived insult or provocation and equate their personal value with how many guns they own and a shirt that says America love or it leave it – they call themselves patriots, militias, white nationalists, god fearing, conservative, family values oriented, and by god they are the undisputed head of their household.