Something in a comment below struck me and made me think. Stephanie said she was making pussy hats for "the resistance," meaning her nieces who march. We are all in the resistance (unless we're Trumpkins/apologists who say "give him a chance"/ or apathetic "both siders", in which case this blog is going to be really annoying reading for the foreseeable future).
The Women's March was an awesome grassroots protest movement that succeeded beyond the wildest expectations. I was a pussy hat skeptic until I saw the aerial photos from cities all over the country/world. The sea of pink hats was amazing, and those silly pink hats are iconic now. However, resistance isn't really about marching and wearing hats. That's a very useful, valid tactic, certainly - it forced the media to take the scope of the animosity toward our installed puppet seriously. Notice how the tone of the major networks' coverage changed when they were given a new angle to cover? The normalization of this situation largely stopped overnight.
But while marching is a great tool to get attention, without concrete actions (like making lots of phone calls and donating to groups with hoardes of flying monkey attorneys who can attack this shit through legal action), eventually the impact of protests will fade. And do you seriously think anyone in the Trump WH gives a damn what Americans think? They are so far in their own alternative fact world, they don't get it. We need the squadrons of flying lawyers, which is why I'm so delighted that this weekend's immigration atrocity got the ACLU a year's worth of funding in one weekend. A few more stunts like that and Team Trump will finance its own removal.
One more thing: we all seem to share a brain already, but I am late to 5Calls.org. It's a convenient way to find information about Congresscritters and call to express your opinion.
And that's enough for today. I'm going to turn on escapist TV and knit. We have to pace ourselves, we can't afford to run out of steam.