I promised myself that I wouldn’t blog about this again following the highly cathartic screed I posted yesterday, but then I realized that I wouldn’t really be following my own advice if I ignored what was going on.
So. Welcome to Trumpwatch, an ongoing series of blog posts in which we–essentially–Let’s Read the developing presidency of Donald J. Trump. The goal of this exercise (besides an attempt on my part to feel like I’m doing something worthwhile) is to stay informed and keep each other up to date on what’s happening. Share your views and observations, and more importantly l, share the views and observations of others.
And just to be clear: no, the book posts aren’t going away. Trumpwatch installments will, barring flurries of activity like the immediate post-election period and January, be few and far between. Our regular blog content will continue, just as soon as I can muster the energy to write it.
So, that aside. How are you all doing?
I didn’t expect to still be reeling this morning. I didn’t think I’d wake up and remember, and feel the punch to the gut all over again. It’s as if I’ve stepped into a parallel universe, and every headline and news story makes me dizzy with disbelief. Looking over social media, I get the feeling that many others feel the same way.
But I’m starting to feel something else, underneath the numb shock. I’m starting to get angry. I think a lot of you are getting angry, as well.
(And by the by: no, people are not “protesting democracy”, they’re pre-emptively protesting the things he’s said he’s going to do).
Here’s some good anger. Enjoy.