The first thing each of us needs to do is take care of ourself.
The right wing can’t govern. They gave us Iraq and the Great Recession. They gave us epic national debt.
And that was on a good day, when they were firmly unified under the neoconservative cabal. They are not unified at all right now. It’s the alt-right that won this election. Reaganism lost almost as badly as liberalism.
The alt-right could care less about Reaganite ideology. It wants to express angst. It wants to share misery. It wants naked violence.
The neocons were incompetent. The alt-right is against competence.
The consequences of not being able to govern are severe. Trumpian incompetence at global scale. How do you start to visualize a bankruptcy of that size? Is trillions the right order of magnitude?
Liberals will want to defend our greater goals. Equality, fairness, liberty. But those are not an option during a crash. First take care of yourself alone. Before putting your child’s oxygen mask on, don your own. This plane is going down.
1. Nuclear Iran
3. China gains influence over NATO
4. Annexation of former Soviet states by Russia
5. Further fragmentation of EU