“All actions will be necessary and, if we do not allow Donald Trump to exhaust our fight and somehow come through this presidency calamity-less, and constitutionally partially intact, then I, Donald J. Trump, will have demonstrated the greatness of this democracy – just not the way I thought I was gonna.” Jon Stewart on Colbert.
I have a serious crush on Jon Stewart. It’s okay for a woman of a certain age. And I think what he says completely sums up how I’m feeling.
In two weeks, I’ve gotten together with a group of like-minded women in town and we’ve started an Indivisible group. We’ve done a crash course in community organizing, written a mission statement, drawn up guidelines and operating principles. I’ve had to learn how to use Facebook to communicate. I’ve been to protests, written letters to politicians on both sides of the aisle, made calls every day, signed petitions, and monitored each new crazy executive order in order to respond.
I feel like my eyes are swelling inside their sockets and I have a dead animal on my head. Kinda like Jon Stewart up there.
But as the DailyKos says, this is a marathon, not a sprint.
So all of us have to work to not give in to exhaustion. I keep hoping he-who-shall-not-be -named will break first. I keep reading leaks about how he’s so thin skinned. So what we are doing is having an effect. We have to keep it up.
Right now I’m kind of in awe of the Bald Piano Guy, Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah, and SNL in general. Their ability to be funny in the face of the horror-show keeps me going. They’re the true heros.
And I’ve got to say, I don’t see any equivalent humor coming from the other side, do you?
What keeps you going?