There is an incredible difference in our country now (despite the media’s very typical silence about it all). It is like Occupy Wall Street’s catalytic effect on people who up until that time felt imprisioned by what appeared to be a malaise if not a stupor of non protest - of non resistance. OWS changed that perception and people woke up to protest once again. So much had been lost and everyone sensed that it would be a long road back from political inertia but the first steps had been taken.
Something akin to a sense of community action (nationwide) occurred in the Woman’s March! It was very powerful because so much of it was spontaneously shared as if the March grew on its own. That showed a broad spectrum of political understanding - of resistance existed already, that created a wellspring of effectiveness. All those who tell you that the march didn’t mean much are full of baloney! That big of a march sent shivers up innumerable politician’s spines. They count on our apathy but fear our commitment. They really do. Everything is fine to them when everybody just quietly takes the beatings and the setbacks. They don’t fear pundits but they do fear a million marching feet. They do because they know how inconvenient joining a march is. It disrupts your routine and moreover it requires effort on your part rather than you sitting at home grumbling at the TV. That cannot be dismissed - people making an effort in large numbers to protest.
Look around you right now! There is a sense of panic (which actually does scare me) in the Trump/republican regime. Even the Repubs know that things are happening too fast - too crazy - too often to be ignored. Nothing like this has ever happened before.
It is up to the citizenry to let their voices be heard. Even just talking about Trump while at work changes people’s view now. The media keeps telling us that Trump’s supporters still love him yet at the same time the reality is that his support is dropping fast! So how does that work? We are being subjected to manipulation with the hope that we grow discouraged but I think it is way past all that by now.
Even the Repubs have begun to avoid association with Trump. They sense he was a terrible mistake and they feel the panic themselves. In short, they regret Trump big time!
It is up to us to talk with our neighbors, coworkers and family and friends. That is how real democracy works. A population that discusses the same subject is one helluva lot of conversations… on impeachment. The more it is discussed the more the pressure builds. Trump is way past unsuitable and it is becoming all too obvious that he needs be removed from office whether by resignation or impeachment. Keeping the pressure on bears fruit!
There came a time during Vietnam when it seemed like even those who had supported the war had stopped doing so. It seemed like the whole country wanted to end the war by then. Everybody seemed to be saying that the war should end. The government/military understood then that they had lost the hearts and minds of the majority of Americans about the war.