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Susie Day, "Forward Ever, Normal Never: Taking Down Donald Trump"

Started by Monthy Review, December 08, 2016, 11:00:56 pm

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Susie Day, "Forward Ever, Normal Never: Taking Down Donald Trump"

MRZineHere and now, mainstream pundits talk about how we should never take for granted, or "normalize," the Trump regime.  But the Trump phenomenon grows from the fact that Americans have already normalized too much: steadily eroding unions and labor laws; the devastation of welfare; prison expansion; the invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq; millions of immigrants already deported -- all of which rests on an implicit White-├╝ber-alles that allows most of us to conduct business as usual, as Black citizens are regularly gunned down by cops.  Face it: this Trump thing has been coming on for years.  In the activist communities I inhabit, normalizing will be less a problem than figuring out new ways to fight Trump.  The old ways -- demonstrations, petition signing, sit-ins -- may connect us and make us feel better, but will they work?

Source: Susie Day, "Forward Ever, Normal Never: Taking Down Donald Trump"