So, yesterday was the “Ides of Trump” protest. My family and I took this protest very seriously. VERY seriously.
The Ides of Trump protest involves writing a postcard to President Cheeto and mailing it off on March 15, the Ides of March. If you don’t get the reference to the Ides of March, let me give you a quick Shakespeare lesson (emphasis on the “quick”). In Julius Caesar, Caesar was warned by a soothsayer to “beware the Ides of March.” Of course, that referred to March 15th, which is when a bunch of his frenemies eventually killed him, actually taking turns stabbing him. Needless to say, there was a lot of foreboding in the beginning of this play. Caesar’s wife Calpurnia even joined in on the action, trying to keep her husband home that day. The Ides of March straight-up suggests that bad things are coming.
As that particular analogy certainly applies to Trump, and as this protest even pays such nostalgic homage to Shakespeare, I of course suckered my family into all of this. We spent several evenings working on the postcards, and we somehow came up with 80 postcards, all bearing different complaints. We didn’t even really have to use our imaginations. The complaints just came naturally. Surprising, right?
Our concerns did follow certain themes, however. We didn’t have to make anything up here. There are some legitimate concerns going on. Climate change was a big one, as our father was an environmental scientist with EPA for 20 years. That sort of happenstance does leave an emotional impact. Then, of course, there’s the issues of women’s health, health care in general, twitter, the media, the people who work for him, Breitbart, and his tax returns. And that was before Rachel Maddow published the short version of his 2005 returns. More on that one tomorrow, when I can go more in-depth over it.
But you see what I mean. It was a simple method to show our president that we are dissatisfied with his work as our employee. I hope he got lots more than just these 80. He’s more than earned them. And just think…we haven’t officially finished month 2 yet!