Hundreds joined a protest against President-elect Donald Trump at the Statehouse on November 10. The turnout was encouraging. The messaging probably gave protesters a needed catharsis. But more needs to be done to direct the momentum into building a fighting movement of the 99%.

Protesters chanted about how awful Trump is. They bemoaned that Hillary Clinton didn’t win the presidency. And hey, let’s sign a petition to ask the Electoral College to give Hillary the election.

All of this is easy, and it won’t accomplish anything. What’s needed is a clear path forward. And the way forward needs to be informed by an accurate assessment of why so many working-class Americans have turned away from the Democratic Party. Robert Reich’s article in The Guardian is a good place to start.

Jill Stein has pointed out that the younger generation “has always led the charge for social transformation.” I expect that two upcoming Trump protests being organized by millenials at the OSU Oval will have more substance and less whine. Reclaim OSU is holding a rally at 4 p.m. today. Socialist Alternative Columbus is organizing a protest at 5 p.m. on Monday, November 14.