Black Rose: A New Political Moment – Reactions to a Trump Victory From the Radical Left

A New Political Moment – Reactions to a Trump Victory From the Radical Left

Black Rose Anarchist Federation, November 9, 2016

The election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States left many across the left, even veterans of many years, shocked and stunned. Expecting the triumph of the deeply unpopular, status quo neo-liberal candidate Hillary Clinton, the result came in with an electoral college victory for the reviled, narcissistic, right-wing candidate Donald Trump running on a platform of white nationalism and anti-status quo populism. In these moments it’s easy to feel powerless, to let rage simply pour out in whatever outlet it can find, but as radicals and those who believe in revolutionary social change, it’s important to look ahead and analyze the new political moment we find ourselves in.

These short comments and reflections gathered the day after the election are from individuals and not particular organizations. We hope they bring hope in the struggles that lay ahead of us. #BuildMovementsNotElections #DontMournResist

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