Oh Ralph, you almost had me. Right up to the point where you said,
Please! Not you, too. There is no demonstrable evidence that Russian interference of ANY kind had any measurable effect on the outcome of 2016. And certainly any social media ad buys or postings by Russians were a minuscule drop in the bucket compared to, say, Israeli influence. And then, look at how that was dwarfed by the influence of private, corporate capital.
Or are you suggesting that the intel agencies which you rightly acknowledge lied directly to the American people about Iraq WMD are now to be trusted merely with their “assessments” that Russia hacked the DNC server … when all independent analysis suggests it was an internal leak?
And lastly, Ralph, while I share your disgust with the POTUS, why on earth would you advocate that a mass demonstration of a million people should be organized, using all that greenhouse gas and financial capital, merely to demand the resignation of Trump? I’m sure it would provide temporarily psychic relief, but how would that lead to any correction of the systemic rot that really led to Trump in the first place?
After all, the D’s lost the election to an unqualified, ugly, intellectually and emotionally stunted man whom all “pundits” were certain that even the much-disliked Hillary would beat.
The answer isn’t one that many can swallow, as it doesn’t conform to a partisan view which prefers to blame an external agent, Russia, rather than the undemocratic, pro-corporate leanings and actions of the Democratic Party itself. And 10 million at the gates wouldn’t likely change THAT problem.
So if you’re going to suggest such a massive 1M protest, how about making it one against the role of private capital in elections and policy formation? How about a protest in favor of an immediate Constitutional reversal of Citizens United and other rulings which have so bizarrely conflated corporations with individuals and money with “free speech”? Or an immediate end to all fossil fuel subsidies, emplacement of a well-considered carbon tax, investment in renewables and energy efficiency, etc…to do our part to slow climate destabilization?
Now that’s the protest i’d gladly hitch a ride or bicycle to.