“The Women’s Marches were dismissed by critics as an exercise in pop cultural zeitgeist, a flash of positive dissent with an important message, maybe. But certainly not a sustainable movement with a defined platform. Resistance should have more to say than #NotMyPresident, right?
But what if that’s wrong? What if the POTUS and his cast of cartoon villains are so dangerously backward and un-American on so many issues that the mere rejection of them is enough to bring us together? For the love of all that’s holy, I’ve found myself in agreement with the likes of Dick Cheney and George Will in recent days. Genuine fear for the country makes strange bedfellows. Maybe Trump is just the perverse jolt we needed to step away from the monitors, to be present and communal for our personal politics.”