In light of recent protests of President-Elect close to forty plus leaders stated they will not attend the Inauguration. The count is now up to fifty possibly due to the Trump Vs Congressman John Lewis tweets.
I then began to see on Facebook, several memes of protesting the inauguration by not watching it on the boob tube. According to polls, Trump is at 40% favorable which dramatically dropped since his campaign. But why do I believe that this protest of a few will fail. We have heard that over 200,000 plus woman will march the day after the Inauguration and possibly more counting local area marches. Quite a few people, right? Yes and no. I will explain.
How many times in the past few years, weather on the news or Facebook protests pleas to not fuel up on a certain day? Did they work?
Of course they didn’t work. Why? People still went to work, still filled up their vehicles, maybe a few were faithful and did not fill up on that day. Buses still drove kids to school. In order for this to have worked, you have to hurt them where it really counts to get the message across and we keep failing to drive the message home.
How do we get the message across, by being unified as a true nation like the recent protest of the Pipeline in North Dakota. People from all walks of life and different states came out to join the protest, day and night, not leaving, persevering and moving forward.
Gasoline market, hurt them by their financial gain, their bottom line much like our own wallets. The inauguration, for most of us is broadcasted on the networks which in that realm is TV ratings. Although, some may refrain of tuning in, some will be curious, tempted to take a peek, while others may think recording it might be an option, however some networks are able to gauge viewership that way too. For instance,
“What many consumers don’t know about their DVRs is that in addition to retrieving scheduling information, they also share data about what you’re watching and when. You might remember the notorious Janet Jackson “nip slip” during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime performance. After the incident, TiVo released a statement calling it “the most TiVo’ed moment,” as TiVo users paused and replayed that clip more times than any other moment in the history of TiVo up to that point [source: Reuters]. While that in itself is interesting, the underlying point is even more revealing: TiVo and other DVRs collect your viewing information, and DVR companies are even using that data to release their own ratings numbers for recorded programs.”
That is why I think this will fail, we as a nation do not unite and follow through.
Let me know your thoughts.