The home base of the new leader of the free world. Photo courtesy of nbcnews.com
The many marches that took place not only in every major city in these United States, but throughout this planet, in light of the inauguration of this country’s new president – I absolutely refuse to write his name in this post and on this site; this will be my policy throughout his administration,
Was, to state the obvious, a HUMONGOUS reaction to what everyone who is not white, conservative, Christian, male, straight, or a combination of the five is fearing may happen now that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named (to borrow a phrase from Harry Potter) and his right-wing cronies are in power.
I think it’s great that millions of folks have marched in protest of our new president and the now ruling far right conservative’s views, policies and plans. If it were not for the fact that I can’t take huge crowds for too long before I get a sense of being straitjacketed, I would have been at the Los Angeles march.
I also think it’s very cool that different groups, organizations and states like my California are planning to stand up to and resist the policies that You-Know-Who is planning to, and has already started setting the motion to, implement such as deporting all eleven million (so-called) illegal immigrants and repealing now-former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act.
A scene from the Women’s March on Washington. Photo courtesy of reviewjournal.com
However, as I was reading about all the marches and checking out the photos of celebrities and others taking a stand against You-Know-Who, I couldn’t help thinking this…
No matter how many women’s marches, or any other kind of marches for that matter, that are put on, I really don’t think our new President-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or any of his people will care, simply because he and his followers don’t care about anyone who is not a Caucasian of European descent, a Christian, a conservative, a female whose views are not conservative, or a heterosexual.
Or any combination of those five descriptions.
I truly don’t see him or any of his people backing off implementing their plans and keeping all the programs and policies that Obama enacted.
Especially since You-Know-Who has a right wing Republican Congress, meaning that he’ll have an easier time getting his agenda passed and implanted than Obama did.
There is one thing that’s foremost in my mind as this Second Cultural & Ideological (Cold) Civil War has gotten a bit hotter…
Despite everything, it’s my hope and prayer that our new Commander-In-Chief does NOT get impeached or assassinated.
Our new Vice-President-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named (I likewise refuse to write his name in this article or on this site) is worse!
As is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who by law is third in line to the Presidency and whose name I won’t mention either!
I was told by some of my friends on social media to give this new president of ours a chance, but you know what?
I’m counting the days until the 2018 midterm elections, which judging by the massive protests will spell the end of the terms of many conservatives in the Senate, the House, and among the various governors and other state officials.
Check out all the signs from the Women’s March on Washington. Photo courtesy of Washingtonian.com
I also have a prediction:
Our New President-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and his administration will be in power for only one term.
By 2020, not only will folks be SO fed up with him and his people, but those who voted for him because of his promises of returning jobs will feel betrayed.
Which is why whoever is the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination must be SO spectacular, You-Know-Who would lose in a massive landslide like Walter Mondale did to Ronald Reagan in 1984.
I certainly hope we as a nation can survive four years of this new Commander-In-Chief-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
I reckon if we can get through eight years of Reagan and twelve years of Bushes Sr. and Jr.,
I’m fairly confident that those who were so devastated by the recent election can survive four years of You-Know-Who.