“In the end it is how you fight, as much as why you fight, that makes your cause good or bad.” — Freeman Dyson


Tim O’Reilly wrote an inspiring piece about where do liberals/progressives go from here.  His vision is a good starting point for organizing around what we feel and think the future should look like.

Photo sourced from Slate

Astonishing – but he won.  It seems to me, after a brief period of despair, that there are two ways I can react to the election:

  1. Sit back and relax, since his campaign promise was that he can fix, all by himself,:
    • The tax code
    • Our immigration problem(?)
    • Loss of manufacturing base
    • Despair in the Heartland
    • Etc., etc., etc.
  2. Do whatever I can, wherever I can, whenever I can
    • work to improve the lives around me,
    • work to improve myself, and to
    • have faith in the goodness of the American People, and that this too will pass.

I choose option 2, for my granddaughters, for the rest of my family, and for the future.