I am normally quite pragmatic. I don't rush off to participate in marches for, or against, stuff. That is not because I do not have strong opinions - Ask anyone who knows me. It's just that I have a family life, a job, a few hobbies, a house, and a huge backlog of to-do's.
So when I decide to join the resistance it has to be done in a pragmatic manner I suppose.
So I based on what I am for - I've started to make a list:
Not stay quiet:
- start this blog
- actively retweet and share facts, not rumours
- share and retweet others that share my view
Support facts, knowledge and science:
- subscribe to The Washington Post
- subscribe to The New York Times
- donate to various magazines and organisations that I find worthy
Channel my money to the "right" companies:
- not buying Under Armour anymore
- I've stopped buying books on amazon for now, but it's hard to boycott completely since my book is sold there
- downloaded the "Boycott Trump" app
- never ever stay or visit in any of Trump's hotels
Some things, like stop buying Under Armour, is almost ridiculous, but I have worked long enough for McDonald's to know that companies like that follow their sales figures like a hawk. Small shifts in sales are picked up immediately. So it doesn't take all the customers to change behaviour. Just a few is enough to create attention.
Anyone can do small stuff like that. We all can.
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