Assuming no miracles happen and the great orange, misogynist, racist Trumpster becomes president and America gets what it wants with the destruction of the current order, what brightness is there? Actually we will get, fast or slow, what we knew we needed and that is exactly what the great Orange One promised, the collapse of the corrupt current order. The first irony is that this will damage the oligarchs first with financial collapse on a far different scale from Brexit. We were hoping that HRC could soften the blow and make the collapse of the old order gentle and civilized with the maintenance of what few gains have been made in this country over the last thirty years. Admit it, there really isn’t much to justify the maintenance of the current system. As the facade is being ripped off with the electoral tally showing the true nature of our population our selfish desire to keep what we had rather than to face the pain of a violent change and the probable collapse of the US of A looks very silly. We knew that Hilary was thirty years into the system and couldn’t break from it. And I think she was trying to at the end but we were all just fooling ourselves. So back to the finding the bright side. Here are some thoughts:
- The Republican Party is still history. Trump is not a Republican but, ironically more like a racist, nationalist Democrat from fifty years ago. The Republican thing just isn’t going to work. He gets to do what he wants now unless someone stops him. How do they deal with this? Good,
- The Democratic Party is now toast, too. It had drifted too far right with the steadily creeping, neofascist, no-nothing decline of the GOP and was obviously gutless and corrupt totally owned by the same people as the GOP. Tell me you didn’t know that . . .
- The USA over the last close to forty years has lead the world into radical capitalism as if it were a force of nature rather than a decision to make greed a virtue. The imbalance of “ownership” planet wide has steadily escalated instability and violence and has reached the limits of its economic growth. And that is a good thing. Another on the list of ironies of having a pseudo billionaire as the savior of the hopeless is that the financial collapse will accelerate the destruction of the 1% first.
- What appears to be a racist, misogynistic neofascist regime taking over the most wealthy country should effectively end the hope of a national revival. As the white nationalist howl with pleasure they are still completely and increasingly out numbered. I’m waiting to see how fast articles and posts become common on the collapse of the nation state and the rise of new regional city states. Progressivism will now be urban rights. Urban politics with their own foreign ministries and treaties is already far ahead of the old nations in respecting and protecting diverse populations. Diversity is the lifeblood of modern cities. Forget the nation. That’s good.
These are just the most obvious and immediate that I can list. We are going to have to suffer and then fight and suffer some more. I hope the violence can be restrained but the contest of power between the urban regional polis and the old neofascist nation state is going to spread suffering internationally. We will have to deal with the effort to remove human rights while the force that Trump represents struggles to throw the world back fifty years. But this is heavily the result of science and technology driven paradigm shifts and the neofascist effort is a dying convulsion that will simply be ignored. That is the nature of paradigm shifts. And that is now good . . .