Stopping Trump’s ascent to autocracy will only be successful to the extent that opponents can displace him as the primary narrator, truth-teller, and savior of America. The opposition needs to unify around a movement with a leader or group of leaders who can capture Americans’ imagination and trust and can inspire their democratic spirit. The opposition must be skilled at using media to keep people’s attention focused on this movement and these leaders. We must do this work now so that, if, as is likely, a national emergency occurs, people will turn to this movement and follow these leaders, rather than Mr. Trump.
in the new year’s cold
the sunlight angles towards warmth
i lean into you
The arguments over why Hillary Clinton lost the election distract us from the more crucial question, how did Donald Trump win? Trump won the election by constructing and wholly dominating three interlocking narrative worlds. Mitigating the threat Trump poses requires seizing the narrative ground he currently occupies.
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