It has been two weeks and one day since Donald Trump took office. There has been a flurry of executive orders, riled up allies, and gaffes like the “Bowling Green Massacre”.
There have also been protests, literally since day 1. His second day in office brought one of the largest protests in history, that my hometown area even got into the act. There were demonstrations at airports and tech companies. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, had over 2000 people for an rally in support of immigrants. Harrisburg’s turn is tomorrow, February 5th.
Trump and his authoritarian followers have to be surprised and perhaps a bit aggravated that these protests are ongoing. They may have figured that after the election that progressives, especially millennials, would go back to the “safe spaces”. I am sure a lot of them have, but many are taking to the streets.
There is more where this came from, there are events in April in the works and it seems that most actions Trump take produce a reaction from activists.
I am still reading Peoples History of The United States, so I am becoming aware that America’s true history may be one of repression and resistance. What is happening in opposition to Trump may just be another generation taking their turn.
A few of you may remember that I had expressed and interest in attending the annual Defcon computer conference. I actually viewed a few videos from past events and realized that even a 42 year old newbie would have a place.
Alas, Uncle Sam and H&R Block had other ideas. A little part-time side job had me having to owe money to the government, and H&R Block to prepare my taxes.
It’s not a total loss, I had been taking money out of my checks from this gig, and can cover the amount I owe and the cost of preparation. I will have to set my sights on Rochester’s annual B-Sides conference. An added bonus is that I’ll be joined by fellow blogger The Radical Geek!
I just have to see how much rooms cost and how long it would take to get there.