I have deep respect for Chris Hedges. That said, it's safe to presume that we'll have 8 years of Trump, barring a recession in the next two years, protests or not.
Capitalism--it's near-term perceived failure or success is all that matters. If the economy continues to fatten the bank accounts of the wealthy while allowing everyone else to tread water, that's success, as defined by both members of the duopoly. Expectations dialed downward, it's not a high bar to jump over for the Trump team.
Liberty, privacy, fairness, sustainability, truth be damned. It's all about pocketbooks now. And the fact that the Democrats abandoned the working class in favor of their corporate puppet masters long ago, relegates them to Republican Lite.
Chris Hedges has acknowledged this many times so I conclude with this: protest, and protest loudly, but don't do it with anything but systemic revolution in mind. The status quo is a death spiral--confront it, destroy it!