Eleven Theses on Trump(ism)

Martin Shuster

Assistant Professor, Goucher College

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1. Things are going to get worse. They might eventually get better, but, right now, the only effective means for any progressive movement is to understand that things will get worse, way worse. Take Trump at his word, and understand that what’s implied in his plans is a massive depression on the scale of the 1930s, the deportation of millions of people by some sort of militarized force, a wholesale assault on women and minorities, and likely a global war and conflict on the scale of a third world war. This is a danger to the world, but especially to minorities and women. Brace for the worst. If the worst does not happen, be glad, be vigilant–fascism does not need the worst. Be prepared for this. Continue reading “Eleven Theses on Trump(ism)”