We are seeing another polarization within a polarization featuring all the same dynamics we’ve come to see between the American left and right: contempt, ridicule, purity tests, an assumption of bad intentions, and blame.
If we choose, we can take meaningful action to bring about our next systems right now.
What does it say that I am willing to vote for the woman with no chance of winning, but not for the woman who can and will be our president?
Growing support for Trump’s ideas is not that they are becoming more popular. It is because those who hold them most dearly now feel more threatened – and therefore are getting louder – than ever.
We deserve to be angry about corruption in politics. It’s how we harness our anger that counts. It’s how we harness our anger that could really change everything.
If we want a new system, we can’t pretend as if the limits to the one we still live in don’t exist.