[Discussion] What comes next? Liber-all

American liberals and progressives now face their biggest challenge in a generation: What do we do with 4 years of a trump presidency, a republican congress, a likely conservative supreme court and most states under complete republican control?

This thread is not meant as a forum for discussing HOW or WHY democrats got destroyed in the 2016 election. It's meant for finding a way forward.

BoogtehWoog wrote:
boogle wrote:

booo.
Boooooooooooooooooooooo
I boo this secessionist, elitist crap.

Sorry, boogle, but I'm not sure how we can ever integrate these people back into the mainstream. And I'm tired of my life being dictated by them. I'm barely able to suppress my rage these days and things are going to get violent between the left and right real soon if these people don't come around. And I don't see them coming around.

I am more concerned with all the disenfranchised minorities that you'd be tossing to the wayside as we all escape to our ivory towers. And not to put words in Boogle's mouth I think thats where he might be coming from as well.

I don't have any ivory tower to escape to. I'm a poor as f*ck trans sex worker that wants all the far right f*ckers dead.

Hey I mean it worked so well for India, why not here too

I didn't really take the whole thing all that seriously and just took it as a (rightful) expression of frustration. It's not like it's actually going to happen.

I honestly don't know. I wouldn't be surprised with a second Civil War. I'd be happy if it could be a peaceful split. I know I'd have to move to a colder climate. But guns drawn in the next decade or two? I can see it pretty clearly.

MathGoddess wrote:

I honestly don't know. I wouldn't be surprised with a second Civil War. I'd be happy if it could be a peaceful split. I know I'd have to move to a colder climate. But guns drawn in the next decade or two? I can see it pretty clearly.

I thought I was in the Marvel thread and thought “oh come on, not with Thanos around.”
And then I scrolled up... that’s a really chilling prospect. Downright terrifying, really...

MathGoddess wrote:

I honestly don't know. I wouldn't be surprised with a second Civil War. I'd be happy if it could be a peaceful split. I know I'd have to move to a colder climate. But guns drawn in the next decade or two? I can see it pretty clearly.

I agree *that* could happen, but I just don't see the country conveniently divided up like that. Would be more like whoever wins would just have it all.