I can’t speak for others, but here’s where I’m at.
The election of 2016 made me a political pessimist. Probably forever. I have lost most of my respect for the American electorate. Not because Trump won, but because he wasn’t absolutely smashed. Any stronger showing than a 1984-esque landslide defeat would have been an embarrassment for our nation. That he won, is almost indescribable.
I don’t think I will ever be optimistic about this country’s political future again. Exposure to stupidity and malice on such a massive scale is, frankly, traumatic.
But I will vote, and I will march. If I have discretionary income (not bloodly likely given the baby, college fund, etc.) I will donate. Best I can do.