During last two years of his administration, it’s become plain that the language used by Donald Trump, both while campaigning and in office, has targeted the country’s lowest common denominator, (fear among the dispossessed and greed among the ultra-rich. His rhetoric has been used not only to win the presidency but to influence the nation’s social direction both domestically and internationally.
Economic inequality has bred social instability and unrest among the mostly white population of Trump’s constituents. During his campaign and through to the
In contrast, racial and gender inequality, as well as a growing dissatisfaction with the status quo among an aging middle class, has unified a movement of hopeful resistance against the real and perceived threats Trump poses to the environment, healthcare, education,
Democracies rise, flourish and fall as self-anointed saviors such as Trump sideline the momentum of reason, equality,
We stand at an unprecedented time in our history. An autocratic leader and party are in place; our biggest downfall is acquiescence and obedience to power. If our democracy is to prevail, we must resist, reason, question authority at every turn, and learn from the failures and successes of both past and present realities.
Now is a good time to start.