… masculinity that’s tied up with deindustrialization and the rise of feminism and cultural equality.It’s a shame that we don’t often see how damaging the patriarchy has been for working-class men, who work at dirty, dangerous jobs and are blown to pieces in wars fought to benefit rich people.
To put yourself in the mind of a Trump voter, a good analog would be if a country known for meddling in American politics, let’s say Israel, had hacked the RNC on Hillary’s behalf, then exposed some corruption-containing RNC emails to the public. These emails were then used to defeat Trump. As a Hillary supporter, would you care? Would you really call for Hillary’s head?
Any kind of important book should immediately be read twice, partly because one grasps the matter in its entirety the second time, and only really understands the beginning when the end is known; and partly because in reading it the second time one’s temper and mood are different, so that one …
…— conjures a scary vision of the future, this invisioned future is not inevitable. As Chomsky says, what the Trump presidency and the next four years look like “depends on the kind of resistance that will be mounted by people just like you.”
Fight normalization in media. We’ll start to see the morning shows doing fluffy profiles of Melania and Ivanka almost immediately, along with “humanizing” articles and profiles of Trump following closely behind. These will be part of a concerted effort to make it seem as if Trump fits into a normal pattern of political practice in this country. We need to steadfastly, aggressively call out this threat by reminding media of his outrageous behavior and holding them accountable.