i believe that most people -- in "the movement," in "the resistance," but also pretty much everywhere else across any political or economic spectrum -- most people do not want to look hard at the whole system, what it is doing to people and the Earth, and think about what we actually need, and what we actually want.
If we face the ACTUAL crisis that is crashing down on us, we see ecological and civilizational breakdown, and the end of human society as anyone has ever known it. "Resistance" and "movement" do not capture the depth and immediacy of THAT crisis.
Resistance and movement against Trump do not capture it. But resistance and movement for "demanding that government actually give us all a better life" -- in Chernus' phrase -- also does not capture the actual crisis we face. So it does not address what actually needs to be faced, and what actually needs to be done.
Like i said, i believe that the vast majority of everyone, of every political stripe -- including "liberals" and "progressives" and "leftists" -- does not want to just look at the reality of what the economy and society are doing to the living Earth and to humanity, and consider what we need from the economy and society.
We need to COMPLETELY OVERTURN the foundations of "the economy" as they exist today. The whole thing is built on the legacy of colonialism, theft, enslavement, and genocide. The greatest crimes in history are not in the past, they are ONGOING, and they must be addressed at their root. Not through "demanding that government actually give us all a better life," but through ENDING the legal fiction of investor-owned "limited liability" corporate ownership as the primary organizational model for economic development and wealth-building.
Time is way past short. The ecology IS DIS-INTEGRATING. World population of animal wildlife has been reduced by more than half, just in the past six decades. Climate chaos is accelerating, as are extinctions. Ocean ecosystems are collapsing, and ice all over the world is collapsing. All this happened WITHOUT TRUMP at the helm. The system crisis is WAY BEYOND TRUMP. A Clinton Presidency would NOT have seriously addressed ANY of this.
We need to end war, end fossil fuels, end industrial agriculture, end "consumerism," end corporate supremacy. Institute agroecology, worldwide wealth reform, worldwide land reform, and direct all investments into humans and the Earth, rather than into privatization and war. Fun stuff. But seriously, that is the task of "our movement." Otherwise we are spitting into the wind.