Saturday, January 21, 2017

Black Friday

Oh, what a grim day it was. A small demonstration took place late yesterday afternoon across the street from my office building. I think the location was chosen because there is an investment company there with a large bronze sculpture of a bull and bear on the corner. You know, capitalism and the rich. It was behind an eight foot fence by mid-day, which sort of deflated the symbolism.

The sign above was a bit awkward. The couple below were more than a little grim. As I was editing these pictures I wanted to go back and play them Bobby McFerrin's iconic song but I realized I'd have to do the same thing to myself, and I knew it would never work. The day is much too dark.

I'm okay with differences of opinion, even strong ones. But I cannot respect the judgement of people who support Trump any more than I can climate change deniers, vaccine paranoids or people who think President Obama was born in Kenya.

The big women's march is today. Reports starting Sunday.         


biebkriebels said...

That speech of him was the talk of town here, everything we feared for.

Sami said...

:( Sad day indeed!
I know in Sydney they had a Women's march too. I live in Perth, but wasn't aware of one here.

William Kendall said...

It's going to be a long four years. Because even if he resigns, is impeached, or has himself a massive fatal stroke (which wouldn't surprise me, because the man does not look healthy in the least), Pence is still there.

Sharon Anck said...

I feel the pain!

Stefan Jansson said...

I guess we will see a lot of this in the coming weeks, months and years.