I started a computer folder shortly after the election called “Trump Era.” Inside are 11 files so far. They deal with FACTS I’ve gleaned on various subjects.
One of the files is named “Jobs.” Another is named “Big Business” and contains info on Trump’s corporate welfare deal with the Carrier Corp. My favorite is a near-empty one, “The Wall.” I plan to start another soon called “Land Grab,” regarding public lands particularly in the West where I live.
Knowledge. This is my initial way of fighting back at what appears the New Dark Age of America. The presidency of Donald Trump.
If anything was clear to me during the election it was this. Many Americans have not a clue on how our government works and its place in the world. Facts no longer matter. The era of easy “information” is as dangerous as it is simplistic. Find a website that agrees with how you feel about an issue, and that becomes truth. Few know how to research. Even fewer know how to think logically.
You have only to look at the advisers and cabinet members Trump has chosen to understand you need to be vigilant, to know FACTS about everything the new administration is going to do after the inauguration on January 20.
Americans who do not support the Fascist policies of Donald Trump need to be more alert than ever, to get over sulking about the election very quickly and begin thinking about the mid-terms in 2018. Those elections can over-turn a Republican-led Senate where Supreme Court justices go through the nominating process.
This is not the time to go beddy-bye. Knowledge, even in this era of a largely fact-free society, can be turned into power.