Donald Trump is president-elect of the United States. In 2017 he will take the reins of the world's biggest economy and the most powerful military in human history. People around the world who were hoping to see the first ever female president have had their hopes crushed by a confessed abuser of women. Muslims, Latinx, Black folk, queer and trans people are rightly terrified of what this means for their personal safety.
The liberal establishment has a lot to answer for and the left in general has a lot of soul searching ahead of it. Joe Hill famously said, "Don't mourn, organize" -- but even those powerful words seem to ring a bit thin this time around. Even so, the work to build a better world started yesterday -- just as it would have under a Clinton presidency.