People all over America are still staggering around, trying to get a sense of the New World Order. (I'm joking!) The real bigots (let's call them the Alt-Right) are accosting people on the street, spreading domestic terror. Bernie's Babies are protesting in the streets, scared out of their minds by 2 years of Fear Trump TV. Washington's Finest, that worthless lot of slackers, are likely hungover as hell, or drinking their breakfast. (They should try AA - it forces one to see your part in the chaos of one's life and gives one a chance to make amends. Those Washington Slackers have a hell of a lot to make amends for.)
And Bernie Saunders is back to work - leveraging his position as the Voice of Reason in the New York Times - and putting things into perspective for his grief-stricken followers.
Bernie never missed a beat. He wrote this New York Times opinion piece:
"If the president-elect is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families, I’m going to present some very real opportunities for him to earn my support."
"Let’s rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and create millions of well-paying jobs. Let’s raise the minimum wage to a living wage, help students afford to go to college, provide paid family and medical leave and expand Social Security. Let’s reform an economic system that enables billionaires like Mr. Trump not to pay a nickel in federal income taxes. And most important, let’s end the ability of wealthy campaign contributors to buy elections."
He's absolutely right. The thing is, will Fear Trump TV stop inciting riots and start covering the efforts to transition this election, or at they going to keep at it until the Governors call in the National Guard? (Holy Sixties Flashback, Captain America!)
A Fly Over American is a pragmatist, once they've run through the stages of grief anyways.
Here's the thing: No matter where you live, there is an organization DYING to organize for meaningful, local change. They need people and they have a pipeline to the ears of your state government.
Here in Kentucky it's these folks: New Kentucky Project
I got pointed their way, contacted them and started to spread the word to my friends because only when we get our back yards cleaned up can we move forward.
We have two years to the next election, four years to create a grassroots platform for positive change.
Just like Bernie Saunders, we need to dry our eyes, roll up our sleeves and get to work.