Widespread protests against the Trump Inauguration are growing day by day.
No significant entertainers are willing to perform at his inauguration in Washington DC on Friday, January 20, 2017.
The Rockettes are divided over performance, with some dancers refusing to do so, although under pressure to follow orders.
Some members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are also reluctant to sing for the incoming President, on moral and ethical grounds.
This is all perfectly understandable, as many see performing for Trump as equivalent of performing for Adolf Hitler, right or wrong.
The fact that Trump consorts with other dictators, including Vladimir Putin of Russia, and the leaders of such nations as Turkey, and the Philippines, and even has had praise for North Korea’s leader Kim Jon Un as a “strong leader”, is indeed alarming.
One gets the feeling that Trump’s willingness to ignore security information that shows Russia hacked our election process, and therefore helped Donald Trump, and seems to be engaged in a “bromance” with Putin disgusts and alarms millions of Americans, does not phase him one bit.
The Republican Party is starting to split with Trump on this, with Senator John McCain calling for hearings on Thursday, January 5.
So there are fireworks ahead, and it is expected that there will be widespread protests against Trump centered around Inauguration Day, totally appropriate freedom of assembly and nonviolent civil disobedience, and it is all a harbinger of the next four years!
So we can wish for a Happy New Year 2017, but there are warning signs ahead of a very difficult, tumultuous year!