PHOTO: Supporters of Hillary Clinton watch the US Presidential election returns, November 8, 2016 (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
The Political WorldView team at the University of Birmingham — Adam Quinn, Mark Goodwin, and Scott Lucas — take apart Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election. We look back at the causes for the surprise and look forward to the future for the US political system, the American people, and the rest of the world.
It’s talk to time about values. It is time to talk about standards of decency for all of us. It is time to talk about standards of justice for all of us. It is time to talk about standards of rights for all of us.
Not to divide into blocs of people, because when you divide you play into the hands of those who benefit from a politics of division and insecurity.
So how do you do it? Well, from adversity comes opportunity.
When President-elect Trump says he is going to deport two million to three million people soon, then you stand against it. You stand against it now, you stand against it firmly, and you do not waver.
When President-elect Trump says he is going to appoint a Supreme Court justice to ensure we overturn Roe v. Wade and therefore a woman’s right to choose over her own body, then you stand against it firmly.
If a President Trump puts in loyalty tests or vetting for any group, you stand against it. Y you do not waver.
If a President Trump bases his entire foreign policy on embracing Russia’s Vladimir Putin because he wants to be like Vladimir Putin, you stand against that for a just and responsible policy.
You do not waver. And you organize.