…Should I be Hopeful?” – The Decemberists
Right now, America is split into two factions.
The “For”. And the “Against”.
The Against has more of the people. This past election 73,648,823 [53.9%] voted that way.
Numbers aside though they also have more of the money, the education, the lawyers, the technologists, the athletes, the musicians, the cities, the marketers, the educators, the doctors, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, New York, Washington DC, the main stream media, the Obamas, the Clintons, the social media, the CEOs, the diversity, the worldliness, the worlds population, the food, the respect, the kindness, the women, the gays, the young people and the Elite.
The reason this did not turn into an election day route is not because these things no longer matter, but because Against’s energies were sprayed in all different directions.
Enter the Presidency of Trump.
Two encouraging ideas for Team Against.
First, this election proved you can be “extreme” in your positions and win [also think Bernie Sanders].
Instead of putting forth an Obamacare 2.0, Against is no longer constrained by the “working within reality” mentality. The next healthcare proposal must be single-payer.
And second and more importantly, it focused the energies of the sane.
As long as Against continues to frame the issues as “human rights”, future elections could prove quite fruitful.
Don is going to do his part each and every day to help organize.
Trump, the Uniter.
Who woulda thunk it?!?