Like my post just before the election, people are calling for not further isolating, harming, and punishing those that got conned by Trump and his enablers, despite how good that might feel right now.

While I certainly don't share Sam's "vilification of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the "progressive wing of the left", there is a lot he says here with which I agree.

"We have a sitting U.S. President who is trying to hold onto power by shattering every democratic norm we have. And failing that, he is trying sabotage the Presidency of his successor for his own personal gain. And he has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. This is probably the lowest point in our democracy since the civil war."

There will be much made of the current attempt to undermine our very democracy in the years to come. What has to come first is figuring out a way to make this a country for all again, with shared ideals and shared truths. Nothing should be off the table: regulations on social media companies, improved election mechanics (STAR or Approval Voting), and publicly funding elections are a few things to try. Then there are the policies and ideas that have yet to be tried in the U.S that can bring us back into the company of the best democracies in the world, things like education/training, healthcare for all, Universal Basic Income, diminishing the power of corporations, and wealth equality.

I plan on digging into each of these and more in the combining months with posts here. Subscribe to be notified when the posts go up.