Friday, November 11, 2016

How About a Black Friday of Mourning?

A smidgen of post election arithmetic and a suggestion for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017:

Hillary Clinton, according to the most recent data I’ve seen, won the popular vote by some half a million ballots. If you take those 60.4 million citizens, and add to them the 4.1 million Gary Johnson voters and the 1.2 million Jill Stein voters, you have nearly 68 million adult citizens of the United States who do NOT want D. Trump as their president.

That is a lot of unhappy, disenfranchised folks,

There is also this:  the last demographic data I saw divulged that majorities of young voters, and early middle-age voters voted against Trump.  His  voters were the older crowd, including 53 per cent of white women. What this means is that our side, the side of peace and justice and dignity for all, has the advantage in youth and vigor as well as sheer numbers.

Now let’s do some s’posin’.  S’pose 60 per cent of those people cared enough to want to express their feelings publicly? That’s right close to 40 million folks.

I suggest that  the 68 million disenfranchised Americans declare Friday, Jan 20, 2017 to be the national Black Friday of Mourning for Democracy.  

I suggest that to show Trump that he is not our president, we all don black clothing and go to some public place in our communities and just stand around in silent protest.

Forty million silent mourners wearing black and standing around could perhaps stop traffic in some places.  Maybe a lot of places.  

Even as the new Pussy-Grabber-in-Chief was being sworn into office in Washington, millions of Americans would be saying in silent eloquence, “He is  not OUR president.”

Think about it.

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