My Trump Protest
As I disagree with Donald Trump on everything, I’ve decided to do something about it.
I am now boycotting all of Trump’s luxury properties and hotels,
and have donated my, “You’re Fired!” t-shirt to charity. I don’t just believe in talking about change, I believe in being the change, and so instead of complaining about fascism on my Facebook page, I’ve started to picket the Trump International Hotel and Tower.
This is my journal:
Too cold. Stayed home and watched A Very Murray Christmas on Netflix. An instant classic.
Still chilly, but realized that the world isn’t going to change itself, so dressed in layers and headed down to Bay Street with my picket sign.
Teenager on subway asked me what my sign said.
“You’re a Chump if you support Trump.” I said, adding, “You’ve got to fight the power, you know? You have to BE the change!”
The teenager said, “Your sign says, “You’re a Trump if you support Chump.”
I looked at the sign and saw that he was right, and then asked him, “Well, if you knew what it said in the first place, why’d you ask me?”
The teenager shrugged.
Stayed on subway until it arrived back at the stop I had started at and went home.
Pleasant day. Maybe 10 degrees.
Took an Uber cab to the hotel and began my protest.
The first person who walked out of the hotel was a woman wearing a beautiful sundress, a winter scarf that must have fallen from heaven and a cowboy hat. She smelled like the most impossible music and was so blindingly gorgeous that I dropped my sign.
As she stepped into a waiting limo, I cried out, “I would build a wall around all of Mexico for you, I would make America strong again!” but I think maybe she was mute, as she did not respond.
I don’t remember much else from that day
Woke up and meditated hoping to receive wisdom and light to become better protestor.
I then went down to hotel committed to be the best protestor I could be.
I began to pace in front of the building chanting, “Dump-Trump, Dump-Trump, Dump-Trump!” Although I got the words mixed-up quite a bit, several cars honked, which I took to be signs of support.
Feeling in the zone, I began to protest again but then got a text from my wife reminding me to pick up my blood pressure medication, and so I went off to the store to make sure I got there before it closed. Took my blood pressure while waiting. 120/70.
Not bad! Got my pills and a lotto ticket and headed home.
Took Uber down to hotel again. Talked to the driver about fascism. He agreed about its dangers. (I feel I am changing the world one little bit at a time!)Gave him a five star rating.
Today I proved an inspiration. As I believe we have to unite as one against Trump, I was delighted when a street person joined in my protest. She might have had her difficulties, but she was a very spirited, loud and creative chanter! Said her name was Parking Lot, because that’s where she did most of her work, and that Trump was a “Fuck Roach.”