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Protest

I went to a protest at RDU today.

It was fine. Just...strange. We waved signs. We chanted. We admired each other's signs. We massively exceeded the numbers they expected to show up and the protest was eventually dispersed.

"There's one planned for April 15th," people told me. And I thought "It's not even February. It's been a WEEK. April is a thousand years away. I don't believe this can last until April 15th. I don't know if I believe it'll last until March."

We live in very, very strange times, and they are happening faster than I ever thought possible.

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I am wondering if the public is being hit so hard and fast w. so many major things as to weaken the protests bc how do you choose what to support over something else as there is not enough time/energy to do it all...

In my UGLY red state, the Women's March was over 5,000 when the organizers had hoped for a few hundred. The march was mid-state (Birmingham) and I could not attend but I was lifted to know there were that many ppl willing to go public! It is not popular to be against Trump, geez. And yes, there are ppl here who wanted Obamacare repealed immediately and then discovered their ACA IS Obamacare... plus the coming attacks on Medicare, Social Security, other gov't programs... Sadly we've long been a state that has consistently voted against its own best interests but never has it been so personal to so many who voted to cut their own throats. I'm too ill to move from this house much less out of state, and that is even if I had the money to do so (which I don't). Some of the family were not caring that I will lose medical coverage, which will be a slow death sentence w.out proper health care, but now that they're going to lose the tax deduction for their mortgages, etc, they're not happy - still silent on a lot of things bc they won't admit they were wrong. The anti-Obama and anti-Clinton hate blinded them to everything said and done by GOP and Trump - they have been happy it's not Clinton but not so happy now.

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