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January 22nd, 2017

tielan: (aussie aussie aussie)
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 01:08 pm
I couldn't find anyone in my circle who was going or available to go, and I wasn't game to go all the way out there by myself.

It looked like it was pretty successful, a couple of thousand people (for Sydney, that's a lot) and it wasn't just in protest of Orange Cheetoh, but in protest of the racism, misogyny, and xenophobia he's made it acceptable to say and act out, instead of just think.

I really wish I'd thought about there being a march in Sydney earlier. It was only when a friend posted about a Melbourne one early on in the week that I realised there'd be a Sydney one. Just getting myself out there felt like a huge effort, which is why I stayed home and did More Joy Day instead.

I've signed up for any post-march organised activities, though, because if we're going to avoid the American situation, then we'll need to kick the political parties in the ballots, and probably grassroots. Frankly, I don't necessarily want to turf the conservative seat here (it would be a nice electroshock to the party's short and curlies though) but a decent drop in his support might shake him up a little.

If you'd like a little something for More Joy Day, though, then feel free to leave me a (screened) comment on the post.