Moving forward (and I know for myself, re-learning to breath & smile as the probable reality still sinks in) ....
While no doubt more tantrums, bombs, and pardons of the vilest creatures from his swamplands are in the cards for just a bit longer..
There are also some silver linings many can tease out of the election results below the top of the ticket. Many will be pleased by the social shifts, even if we all focus, rightfully, on restoring science, rationality, and public and mobilizing to actually address #trumpvirus
. Part of it (the super-spreader-in-chief) may now be in check, but the U.S. is still #winning
the race for the highest case & death #s
Amid all the calls to "come together" on the big things, as one nation of citizens, even if we're apparently still in a cultural civil war.
Racism is going to have more attention, along with economic justice and healthcare. And - maybe the incoming socialists will demonstrate to those who don't consider AOC the devil, that European, human-style assurances of basic rights (like healthcare) is NOT Marxism or Che. But we are so manipulated by buzz words. So ready to retire the Trump insignia: "We'll see"™️.... The never-ending pitch to stay tuned to the next installment of "reality TV pretending to be governing" is going to "just disappear, like a miracle".
Featherstone writes: Don't let the gloom of Tuesday's national elections obscure the remarkable results in lower-level races across the country. Dozens of socialists were elected to legislatures, while minimum-wage hikes, rent controls, and taxes on the rich to fund schools all won voter backing, even in very red places.readersupportednews.org