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2020 Post-Election Blogs
And the media will be there making a meal of it all … Donald Trump is not the retiring kind. Sure, he’s hunkered down licking his wounds for now. When he comes out of his cave, he’s going to be hungry – for revenge, for validation, for the chance to prove the country wrong.
PART ONE: Biden’s Tangled Road Ahead
The victory achieved by Biden and Harris and the Democrats on Nov. 3rd may turn out to be painfully hollow. By just about every measure the results were a disappointment for Democrats and represent something of a rout for the party.
PART TWO: That Cursed Divide
Rather than healing the political divide, Joe Biden seems to have enough on his plate just keeping that divide from becoming even wider. And he’s doing that mainly by being careful not to confront or otherwise irritate those on the other side.
We saw a lot of celebrating on Saturday after the declaration of Biden’s win. But as I watched those celebrations, it occurred to me that a strange kind of victory was being cheered. Because those celebrations seemed strangely incongruous, and in a couple of important ways.
It’s true that Trump will soon be leaving the White House, however reluctantly. But he will be far from gone. He may become more vigorous than ever. Because he will now feel no responsibility for anything. He can lob bombs with impunity at anyone he feels the urge to attack.
PART ONE – O Ye, of Little Faith
Donald Trump is not going to just go away. Which means we are not yet off the hook, and are going to have to continue to find ways of getting to the bottom of the Trump phenomenon. And that means accepting the fact that it is not just about Trump.
PART TWO – How did we create this mess?
One of the things that makes it seems we have become too smart for our own good, is that even as we live in a world overflowing with vast quantities of accumulated knowledge, we are not necessarily left with the wisdom to navigate that world.
PART THREE – And how do we get out of it?
One of the reasons we are forced to narrow our view of the world, is that our minds and bodies have not kept up with the massive changes we have exposed them to. As a result, our fight/flight reaction is making many of us sick.
Trump appears to be moving the country into unprecedented territory. He is almost certain to fight any results not in his favour. Where does that leave us? Where does it leave the country? What can be done about open conflict? How should the country react to the mess ahead?
What will Trump do if defeated on November 3? With his own personal freedom on the line, not to mention his fragile ego, Trump and his campaign are unleashing teams of lawyers, sending them all across the country to battleground counties in battleground states, with...