You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting much here recently. I don’t need to go into the reasons for that, and they’re really not that interesting. But I couldn’t restrain myself from commenting on the US election result.
I debated whether to write a post about the Trump victory and what it means for the world. I wasn’t sure we needed another post-mortem think-piece. The US election campaign went on for way too long, and it’s not over yet, because we’ll be analysing the result for weeks if not years to come in an effort to understand what it tells us about America.
Like so many others, I was convinced that the US electorate would reject this orange rabble-rousing woman-hating man-baby egomaniac. So I was shocked when it became clear yesterday afternoon that Trump would win. I began to question everything I thought I knew. How could this happen? Are people really that stupid? Or is something more powerful happening here? How did none of us see this coming? And what does it mean for the rest of the world now that Trump has won, and with his party controlling all branches of government?
So after some sober reflection, I decided to write a post setting out what I think is happening here. I hope it goes some way towards explaining the Trump phenomenon and where we go from here.
WHAT DONALD TRUMP’S VICTORY MEANS FOR THE REST OF US
By Scott Yorke
We are all truly fucked.