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I haven't written on Trump since his election, and it is not out of shame that I called it wrong.  It is simply that I don't know what to say that has not already been said by those closer to the action. The sense of anger and frustration and grief coming from every political activist in the US that I know is palpable and deep. I feel I am almost intruding on private grief if I comment seriously or engaging in Schadenfreude if I seek to make light of it. The parallels with the 1930's which are being drawn don't seem over-blown.

I think we can forgive some intemperate language here; the consequences for all could be very real, and political activism isn't all about being cool and analytical and detached. When the time comes, a comprehensive political programme will be drawn up to right some of these wrongs in 2018 and 2020. Right now it is a time for anger.  Let it flow.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Feb 1st, 2017 at 07:59:38 AM EST
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