On the futile Democratic Party’s resistance to President Trump

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” Hillary should have done more than just beat Trump – she should have destroyed him. He was one of the worst Republican candidates in decades. He was and remains unpopular. Yet Hillary stood for and campaigned for nothing but fear; her primary selling point was ‘I’m not the other one’ (…) Our unwillingness to admit our own weakness is the flip side of not having a clear set of principles that can serve as the basis for a mass movement. Instead, we give ourselves the appearance of unity and purpose by resisting evil and by taking our collective ‘No’ out into the streets. We find comfort in knowing that we are not them, that at least we are doing something ”

Alex Gourevitch, ‘Beyond Resistance’, Jacobin Magazine

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