The left has lost the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate, the House. It's a dark day.
But we are not dead. We must carry on, so let's have a conversation about what factors offer some hope, some light.
I'll start things off, but this is about the comments.
-Trump is a wildcard. I didn't believe must of what he promised. He has a history of more liberal positions. Like some Supreme Court justices who were appointed by Republicans but who became liberal, Trump could be better on some issues, starting with TPP, than the Democrats, Obama and Hillary.
-The DNC has been exposed for the corrupt, dishonest org that it is. If Democrats have any sanity they will repudiate the Dem leadership and start afresh.
-We are less likely to go to war with Russia
-The illusory/delusional veil that the Democratic leaders are anti-war and pro-middle class may finally have been pierced.
-Trump won because of a populist uprising. If the Left can wrest control of the DNC from the corporatists now running it, and field populist candidates in 2018, they may be able to take back the House and Senate.
-The TPP is dead.
-The movement Bernie Sanders started could have legs, could be THE vehicle for the left to use to come together.
-There are some progressive websites that maintained a clear vision.
-The reign of right wing Clintonites is DEAD!! Hopefully, like a resurrected phoenix, Democrats will rise from the ashes of #DemDisaster with the realization that corporate Democrats created the problem, caused the loss and they must be repudiated.
-Four or five more states have authorized legalized recreational marijuana. The class/race war veiled as a war on drugs is losing steam.
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.
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