Wednesday, 9 November 2016

My Reaction To Trump Becoming President...

Well my first reaction was obviously


My second reaction was to reach for some music, and this one seems pretty apt

My third reaction is that this is end of days stuff now for the US. It's a country that already seems to be destroying itself from within with what seems to be an outright war against people of colour and the most vulnerable in society...our own country post Brexit is terrifying enough, but these fuckers have guns!

If Trump's election win tells us one thing though it's that this is also the end of days for cosy, let's not rock the boat centrist liberalism. Sides are being picked and battle lines are being drawn and right now, the right wing are taking the most numbers. It's time for the left wing to organise and retaliate. We need to educate now before it is too late, and we need to do so in an accessible manner. Maybe it's because I'm currently reading Walls Come Tumbling Down, a history of Rock Against Racism, the Anti-Nazi League, 2 Tone and Red Wedge by Daniel Rachel, but I can't help but feel movements like that are needed again, because this feels like we're back in the '80s with a puffed up celebrity in the White House and a bitter old woman in Number 10. We need these groups again, and we need them right now. Before it is too late for us all. 

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