How to Face a Trump Presidency: Resist, Reconnect, Renew
@SarahVanGelder on the coming year and going forward
We can’t count on Republicans or Democrats to save us. Instead, we are the ones to build the world we want, starting in our communities.
It’s the darkest time of year in the Northern Hemisphere. I awaken in the dark and check for news about Standing Rock and about the Trump transition.
It’s almost an epic pairing: the Native Americans, withstanding water cannons and pepper spray, camped out in below-zero blizzards, holding as sacred the water, land, and well-being of the children—and the president-elect, in his gold-gilded tower named after himself, selects his team of leaders, mainly White men who are remarkable not for their accomplishments or wisdom, but for their contempt for those who are not rich and White, their love for fossil fuels and Russian oligarchs, and their reckless dismissal of science and the impending climate catastrophe.
It would be a mistake to oversimplify this as a conflict…
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