Ben Comeau

18:27 torsdag 13 september 2018

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Ben Comeau

Fugue in four voices, based on the Seven Nation Army theme, to the words ‘Donald Trump is a Wanker’.

Massive thanks to the generous singers and instrumentalists who recorded my composition! Feel free to share widely…

And now an important message:
As satisfying as it is to poke fun at the Orange Monster, this video on its own probably won’t do the blindest thing to reduce the devastation inflicted by the Trump administration. I therefore want to use this platform to suggest ways we can contribute to meaningful anti-Trump resistance. And not just specifically anti-Trump: he is, arguably, nothing more the worst manifestation of a wide culture of racist, classist, misogynistic, climate-destroying politicians, businessmen and others who have been clogging up the US (and elsewhere!) for far too long. I’m convinced that combatting this requires collective action: none of us are going to have much effect individually, but if we all pitch in together, we are much stronger than we realise. We owe it to our descendants!

I’m going to leave some suggestions in the comments – do read.

Meanwhile, enjoy the music! And do like & share…

since my suggestions got buried in the comments, I’m copy/pasting them here:

My personal vote is for the Citizen’s Climate Lobby: this is a US-based organisation that basically campaigns to get carbon pricing legislation introduced in the United States. Trump’s government’s attitude towards climate change might be the absolute most devastating part of his legacy to humanity, from a long-term global perspective, and the Citizen’s Climate Lobby are likely to be one of the most effective ways to combat his government on this issue. You can donate here:

If you are more interested in combatting e.g. racism (especially immigration policy), misogyny, or other cause areas, here is a very incomplete list of options. Some are focussed on specific government policies, others on more general societal problems which have been exacerbated by Trump.

KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), which provides legal defence for migrant children separated from their parents, who are otherwise made to represent themselves in immigration courts (!)…
RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Centre for Education and Legal Service), which helps reunite migrant families torn apart by Trump, by providing legal aid:…
Cosecha, supporting undocumented immigrants:
Black Lives Matter:…
NIWRC (National Indigenous Women’s Resource Centre), which seeks to end violence against Indigenous women and children in the US, who are routinely overlooked by virtually everyone in political office:
Science for the People, who call for tech companies to stop selling their technology to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who are responsible for e.g. separating families at the US-Mexico border):
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the US’s largest anti-sexual violence organisation, with a 24/7 hotline:
Southern Poverty Law Centre:
Planned Parenthood:
American Civil Liberties Union:

To combat the power of money & lobbying in US politics, look no further than Wolf Pac, who are doing just this, with your help:

US people: VOTE in the upcoming elections! For help registering: see

If you can’t donate and are outside the US, but want to help in other ways: it might be more worthwhile to combat our homegrown far-right movements. Go on demos. Support events to (eg in the UK:) unseat prominent Tory politicians who are responsible for deadly attacks on the disabled, such as this: Throw rotten vegetables at Boris Johnson, who has many horrifyingly similar traits to Trump. There are probably lots of other options: do suggest anything below!

© Ben Comeau, 2017

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