Warren at AFL-CIO drawing line on what can and cannot be done w/Trump: "We will stand up to bigotry. No compromises ever on this one."
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) November 10, 2016
By request of other commentors, here’s our own Jacy:
Of course it’s not too late to turn the tide.
For fuck’s sake, people. I never thought I’d see a black president in my lifetime. I thought marriage equality was 20 years off. The ACA was the first healthcare reform we’d had in forever. DID YOU THINK IT WAS GOING TO BE EASY? HAVE YOU EVER MET PEOPLE?
It’s a catastrophe, yes. It’s heartbreaking and stupid and senseless, and people will go through immeasurable hardships. But, good grief, none of us saw this particular thing coming. And there are tons of events coming that none of us will have seen. Those can be terrible events, but they can also be surprisingly helpful events. Serendipity still exists. Who the fuck knows exactly what will happen? So what you do is organize and prepare and to take whatever break comes your way. I’ve had it with doom and gloom and naysaying. You can grieve, but take it from someone who’s gone through this world destruction on a personal level — if all you do is concentrate on how bad you feel and how hopeless everything looks, it’s going to destroy you and you won’t have a chance to fight back.
Every single person needs to find what they need to make them okay. Reach out to someone else if you can’t find it yourself. Then pick yourself up. The world hasn’t ended yet.
Apart from helping ourselves to help each other, what’s on the agenda as we start another week?