I think it’s important to remember that Trump supporters are in a minority. I don’t mean the Republicans who kiss up to him because they want to surf on his powertrain. I mean people who actually like and support Trump for what he stands for are in a minority.

Now is the time to clearly see how we’ve damaged our democratic institutions by allowing party politics and trickery to enable minority rule.

That’s always been something of a problem, especially in the past with legally disenfranchised majorities living in the US.

But today?

We’re supposed to be better than that now. We aren’t, though.

In my dreams, Trump leaves office, we wake from a national nightmare, and leaders from both parties announce initiatives to strengthen democracy and guard against the rise of another minority-empowered monster.

I don’t know. I can’t see past 2020. All I can do now is work as hard as I can to make sure anybody but him gets elected.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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