They’re screaming in New York City. They’re screaming in Chicago and San Francisco and L.A. About 4,000 people were supposed to scream on Boston Common, but the event’s organizer inexplicably canceled due to “reasons beyond our control.”
Nevertheless, thousands of Americans are supposed to assemble on Nov. 8 to “scream helplessly at the sky.” Why? Well, why not? It will be one year since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, and that’s reason enough for people to emote angrily if impotently at the seeming injustice of it all.
One of the demonstration’s organizers tried to put a positive spin on the essential silliness of the occasion. “While the event calls upon people to scream helplessly,” Johanna Schulman told Newsweek, “we want to convert that sense of helplessness into resistance, into action, and maybe even into optimism.”
Well, that’s nice . . .
Read the rest at the Sacramento Bee.