There are consequences for acting on your anger that you don’t see at the time. By the time you do the damage is so extensive that full recovery is seldom realized.
The irony of a Trump presidency is that people who thought all our problems were the result of one man will now discover how much real damage one man can effect especially when he gives voice to nativism, misogyny, racism, xenophobia and will make yet another foolish attempt to improve our economy by giving very rich people even more wealth.
Corruption will prevail in deeper and wider form because the president with an anti-government Congress will eliminate regulations that inhibit avarice but increase regulations against those who work to prevent such greed.
A weak legislative and judiciary will abdicate their roles to keep things in check for fear that the generalisimo-in-chief will arouse his red-meated militants to remove them from their cushy tax payer funded jobs
Foreign policy alignments will change away from more democratic countries to favor those who have put a strong man in power that keeps the non-christian, dark-skinned rabble in check.
Electing Trump was never meant to unite us as one nation because his appeal was to one ethnic group who saw themselves slowly fading from the power they had in the past. It appears too that Trump and his coterie have so successfully created the illusion of national calamity under Obama that even many of those offended by this vulgar man were convinced Trump was the lesser of two evils.
In this dark hour however it remains for us to not allow depression and fear to immobilize us. The only way Trump will be able to sustain the illusion he has created is if good men and women do nothing.
Perhaps the power of the press will rightfully reposition itself as the 4th estate that once brought down the political bosses of times past and helped established a more humane world that developed one of the greatest middle classes the world has ever seen. It’s a big if since for-profit corporations now own most of the media sources in this country.
Perhaps one of the silver linings from this horror is that we now know the values of the Christian right have nothing to do with core messages of the gospel. Their charade has been exposed and they can no longer claim to be defenders of family values with their support of a man who vilifies other humans who don’t look like him
A false edifice that has been built with unstable elements will eventually collapse under its own weight and when it does we must try once again to rebuild a body politic and a complimentary society that isn’t blinded-sided by the bling of consumer economics and nativistic rhetoric that divides us. We must not allow ourselves to be dragged down by hysterical shills who broadcast dark forebodings with nothing more than their twisted imaginations.
We can start with our children by instilling civic pride and critical thinking skills early and balancing personal needs with community needs because no one is an island. United we stand, divided we fall is still an apt meme for us and when people try to thwart this with their sense of individual-liberty-trumps-all attitude, let us be able to show that all humanity benefits when we work in unison with each other, not as separate parts.