Until the Revolution Trump Spells Disaster

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Some progressives don’t care if Trump wins. A ruined America will bring revolution.

But at what cost?

A Trump Presidency would surely lead to Presidential and Supreme Court policies that risk:

  • Climate passing the point of a return to health
  • Money in politics becoming more entrenched
  • Tax policy continuing to favor the rich
  • Many dying or going bankrupt from lost medical insurance
  • More girls and women dying from illegal abortion
  • A campaign of bigotry being rewarded

Or as I told a friend of mine:

As a white, straight male you might worry less about splitting the left and moving the country right. Those of us who are women, minorities, LGBTQIA, or who fear continuing climate change, lost medical insurance, or more entrenched money in politics find the thought of moving right fearful.

Another woman wrote this on Daily Kos: “You want a revolution. But my son will die.”

Besides, the revolution is as likely to be right-wing as left-wing — given the support Trump has garnered.

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I have a Ph.D. from UCLA in sociology (emphasis: gender, social psych). I currently teach sociology and women's studies at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. I have also lectured at San Jose State. And I have blogged for Feminispire, Ms. Magazine, The Good Men Project and Daily Kos. Also been picked up by The Alternet.

Posted on September 9, 2016, in politics/class inequality and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Actually the U.S. is already ruined if we are talking about a democratic republic where the people have the loudest voice. We have a corporate government–a corporatocracy/kleptocracy. Only corporatists are allowed to participate.

    We have a choice between two corporatist candidates, one who will support the status quo and one who likely will push us into oligarchy (ironically to the applause of millions of struggling conservative workers).

    I will be wearing a clothespin on my nose when I go to the poll to check off Clinton. The contrast is too great to do otherwise. Were she running against the average conservative corporatist, I’d likely sit it out.

    I’ve learned with this past primary season that the DNC is as undemocratic, corporatist and anti-worker as the RNC when I watched them rig the debates to favor Clinton. I’ll never give them another cent.

    • Money in politics corrupts. That’s why I’m working with Common Cause to get the corrupting influence of money out of politics. http://www.commoncause.org

      You have to change the whole system. When politicians don’t take money they lose because too many people get their political information from watching ads during “Modern Family.”

  2. Just as it was a fallacy to blame Nader for Gore’s loss, the same would be true to blame progressives if Trump won. Half the population doesn’t even vote. There are progressives that agree with some of the points raised here such as Sam Smith in this article –

    ‘Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are two of the most corrupt and dishonest major candidates to run for the presidency.

    But they are dramatically different in other ways. For example:
    · Clinton is a Democrat and supports Democratic programs such as Social Security, Medicare and food stamps. Trump is always looking for ways to damage them.

    · Trump has sharply negative views on blacks, immigrants, latinos and women. He is especially critical of undocumented immigrants, making them a major focus of his campaign despite the fact that they are less than 4% of the American population.

    · Clinton would nominate dramatically better Supreme Court justices, which she might get to do four times.

    · Stephen Moore, a top economic advisor to Trump has said, “Capitalism is a lot more important than democracy. I’m not even a big believer in democracy.”

    · Trump’s businesses has been involved in over 4,000 lawsuits.

    · Trump is anti-choice for women, saying once of his projected Supreme Court appointments: “I will appoint judges that will be pro-life.”

    While Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s politics are excellent a vote for her is essentially a vote taken away from Clinton in her battle with Trump. Many Greens feel they are being personally virtuous by voting for Stein, but in fact they are making it easier to have a bad Supreme Court and cut major progressive programs. This is not virtuous.

    The best way to think about this election is that you are choosing a battlefield, not a personality. It will be far easier to get progressive programs started or expanded on a Democratic rather than a Republican battlefield.

    A Clinton administration would also be a much better battlefield for the Bernie Sanderista movement that is gearing up to push a whole new politics. Clinton will clearly not like some of its policies but will be a much weaker opponent than Trump.’

  3. I am not an American, and I enjoy Mr. Trump.

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