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Wed Nov 16, 2016, 09:27 PM

Building Bridges: An Election Post-Mortem: We'll Mourn, Then We'll Analyze and then We'll Organize


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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
National Edition
Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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We’ll Mourn, Then We’ll Analyze and then We’ll Organize:
An Election Post-Mortem
with
Gerald Horne, Chair of the History and African-American
Studies Dept. at the University of Houston and prolific author
of over 30 books and 100 scholarly papers on struggles
against imperialism, colonialism, fascism and racism, joins us
to give us his take away of the complex social, political and
economic issues raised by the national election.
and
Frances Fox Piven, internationally renowned social scientist,
scholar, and activist whose commitments to poor and working
people, and to the democratic cause have never wavered.
Piven’s professional accomplishments in the world of
academia place her among the ranks of the most important
social scientists of the last century.

The tectonics of the presidential election has opened fissures in the American
landscape wider and pushed to the surface, with some terrible volcanic force,
the racism, sexism and xenophobia that is the bedrock of this country. To be
sure this eruption was fueled by all the principle players of the Republican Party,
albeit most advantageously by Trump.

Trump is a white supremacist, tactically and strategically it’s part of his DNA,
and even against the general instruction of his party confronted with the growing
“browning” of America sought to and did appeal to white voters across the class
divide with the traditional scapegoating of people of color and immigrants.
Amidst whites feelings of economic insecurity and diminished status in society
Trump’s clarion call to white supremacy and misogyny galvanized their support
and even “trumped” the gender interests of woman.

The fact that these malignancies are so easily stoked is an important reminder.
Like a boil that must be lanced for the host to be healed this election has revealed
the toxicities of American society that must be reckoned with – which we ignore at
our peril. These biases serve as fundamental challenges for people of conscience
to confront in their institutionalized form and when individually expressed. But then,
as well, there was the Democratic primary where tens of millions rallied to Bernie
Sanders' call for a political revolution, and advocated sweeping changes in US
society,which also gives us fertile ground in which to plant and grow our social
justice movements.

Now, we can begin to exhale - the die is cast, the angst and anxiety will dissipate
and yield to first a reasoned analysis of what the results of this election says about
the state of America and then for us to think deeply about the terrain in which
activists campaign - once the new president is inaugurated, for the movement for
black lives, for immigrants rights, indigenous rights, for woman’s rights, for worker’s
rights and the struggle for climate justice, and more.
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Reply Building Bridges: An Election Post-Mortem: We'll Mourn, Then We'll Analyze and then We'll Organize (Original post)
Omaha Steve Nov 2016 OP
LWolf Nov 2016 #1

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Thu Nov 17, 2016, 10:01 AM

1. Interestingly,

I just got done reading a book he wrote: The Counter Revolution of 1776.

I agree with this:

Now, we can begin to exhale - the die is cast, the angst and anxiety will dissipate
and yield to first a reasoned analysis of what the results of this election says about
the state of America and then for us to think deeply about the terrain in which
activists campaign - once the new president is inaugurated, for the movement for
black lives, for immigrants rights, indigenous rights, for womanâs rights, for workerâs
rights and the struggle for climate justice, and more.

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