The Impeachment Rally in NYC on July 2 was one of the most vocal, and confrontational that I have attended. There were only about 1000 people, maybe less, protesting Trump, But the six Trump supporters became rabid once they realized how outnumbered they were. The guy with the Trump 2020 flag is at every rally and he never gets in anyone’s face. He and I had a brief conversation yesterday, and I told him I gave him a lot of credit for getting in the middle of these massive protests. We even shook hands before he dismissed me from the Trump pen with a flick of his royal ass wrist (the cops wanted me out of there, too). But things got ugly once the Red Hats arrived and one had to be removed from our pen by the cops. The African American man, who bears a strong resemblance to the doorman I’ve passed when walking the circle around Trump Tower, was screaming “Lock her up!” at me. The venom on his face was disturbing, as were the other maniacs trying to make their voices heard over the very loud honks of support from cars and tourists on buses passing by.
The resistance marchers are peaceful, always. There are children and elderly folks there, and I worry when situations like this occur. Even the signage at this rally was a bit raw, a sign that this is rising to the level needed raise the volume to a decibel level our legislators will hear and finally do what they need to get Trump out of office and into psychiatric care.
I have said this more than once. If a patient came into my office exhibiting the behaviors this so-called president does, I would have to exercise my “duty to warn” and contact the police. Trump’s words and actions indicate he is a danger to others, with little or no impulse control, threatening gestures and words, and menacing actions. His latest barrage of tweets indicate his anger is escalating and that no one can control him. Even is staff are saying the applaud the fact that Trump uses Twitter to “connect with the American people?” Anyone else who was tweeting like he does would have their accounts suspended for abuse and threats. Why has that not been done?
Trump is a man out of control, and he has the power to start a nuclear war. He is wiping out decades of civil rights advances, decimating health care, the environment, our natural resources, and our National Parks. He is not only an embarrassment to the United States, he is a danger to our allies who are struggling with their own terrorism problems. If there is a successful attack on the US, it will be because of Trump distractions and smoke screens, not in spite of any of his “actions.”
Nazi brown jackets have been replaced by red hats, and I do not make that accusation lightly. I am not alone in my assessment.
If Trump’s young son was my patient, and thank God he is not, I would be required to report my concerns to the Administration of Children’s Services for suspicion of child abuse. Whether they would accept the case or not remains to be seen, but protecting children, particularly whose parents are abusive to one another, is one of the grounds for intervention. Who knows what Melania Trump is dealing with at this time?
On July 15, we will be back at Trump Tower for another impeachment march, Please check to see where the sister marches will be and join when and where you can. We need to speak loud and clear so our voices raise above the Twitter rabble distracting everyone from the danger, and the task at hand.
Believe me, none of wanted to be standing in the concrete canyons in 90 degree heat. My long holiday weekend was ruined, but like the others, we knew we had to be there. And we’re going to keep going to these rallies and marches until Trump is out of office.
No, we have not forgotten how to fight.
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