When they go to the inauguration, we GO DARK.
That’s right. Tomorrow from 10 am until 6pm, don’t completely turn off your television, but do unplug from the inauguration. Here’s how:
If you have cable or satellite TV, it’s still possible to keep track of who is watching what. If you’re a Nielsen family, it’s always tracked. But just in case cable systems are tracking, here’s what to do:
Instead of turning your TV off that day, turn all your TVs NOT to the inauguration but to OTHER CHANNELS. Some suggestions would be:
The Science Channel
The History Channel
The Comedy Channel
You don’t have to watch, you can mute it. But turn on those TVs to non-inaugural programming. Just in case. Who knows if they’re tracking, but if they are:
Here’s the reason.
Let’s say that 1000 households are watching TV that day:
400 or 40% are watching Trump.
600 or 60% are watching anything else.
If 400 completely turn the TV off, that’s a boycott of 400 and a greater percentage actually WATCHING the Fuhrer.
400 or 67% are watching Trump
200 or 33% are watching anything else.
So if we turn off the TVs, it looks like a large majority of viewers tuned into Trump. But if our TVs are tuned to other shows, the percentage drops. Imagine how crushed his ego will be to have low ratings AND a lower percentage of viewers.
Let’s show Der Fuhrer that we do not support him but also show the sponsors who bought advertising on this event that we don’t support them, either. Money talks.
So leave the TV on to another channel and spend that time doing something more meaningful. Walk the dog, read, play with the kids, hang out with family, go to a movie. Ignore the ceremony installing this man who is not fit for the office.
It’ll feel good, for sure. And maybe it’ll send a message.
An upside down flag is recognized as a signal of distress.