President Trump is set to visit the UK on Friday the 13th, and to say that the British are unhappy about it would be a massive understatement.
There's been a largely successful campaign on social media to get the 2004 Green Day song "American Idiot" to number 1 on the charts. The song has already hit number one on Google Play and Amazon, with their sights set on iTunes and all of the major streaming services.
.@GreenDay's seminal 2004 track 'American Idiot' is storming the UK charts once again, ahead of @realDonaldTrump's debut visit. Brits, get streaming #MAIGA https://t.co/dLg5j3Y2DK pic.twitter.com/E54xHxYAuc— TheIndustryObserver (@theindustry_o) July 10, 2018
Your point is moot. We are all well aware how weak, wobbly, tepid, and flatulent our government is. Brexit is indeed a disaster...pretty much the entire British intelligence voted against it but Hey, you lot know what it’s like to have a ridiculous result of a vote right? https://t.co/UXgYhLqx8h— American Idiot For UK No.1 When Trump Visits (@TrumpIdiotNo1) July 10, 2018
How awesome is this? 😁— American Idiot For UK No.1 When Trump Visits (@TrumpIdiotNo1) July 10, 2018
Keep it going my fellow Brits... we are closing in and we have until Thursday night pic.twitter.com/61jcSnECLf
Personally, I would consider it a "good cause" because it's a protest against political views expressed in an effective, non-violent way. Is it going to change anything in the Trump administration? Most likely not, but it's still a fun way to protest.
Ultimately, real change isn't going to happen in the US political system until more communication about issues, as opposed to partisanship, is the main priority. It shouldn't be about political parties and picking sides... Both the Democrats and Republicans are guilty of this and I don't think there's going to be an easy way to make that happen. We'll just have to see what the future holds and keep trying.