This video from the USA says about itself:
9 November 2016
By Joseph Kishore in the USA:
Trump’s victory and the debacle of American democracy
9 November 2016
The victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election is a political earthquake that has exposed before the entire world the terminal crisis of American democracy. Such is the degeneration of bourgeois rule that it has elevated an obscene charlatan and billionaire demagogue to the highest office in the land.
Whatever conciliatory phrases he may issue in the coming days, a president Trump will lead a government of class war, national chauvinism, militarism and police state violence. In addition to the executive branch, all the major political institutions in the United States—including both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court—will be in the hands of the far right.
Under Trump, America will not be made “great again.” It will be driven into the dirt.
Media commentators, none of whom foresaw this outcome, fell back on now routine explanations focused on the voting patterns of various racial and identity groups. They all ignored the fact that the election became a referendum on the devastating social crisis and decay in the United States, which Trump was able [to] channel and direct to the right.
Who and what is responsible for the victory of Trump? First, the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party, which was unwilling and incapable of presenting a program that could attract any significant popular support.
Clinton waged her campaign on the lowest and most reactionary level. She combined claims that Trump was an agent of Putin—aimed at creating the framework for aggression against Russia—with denunciations of the working class as racist and “privileged.” …
The Democrats and Clinton were hoisted on their own petard. They not only lost in regions that are predominantly poor and white, but also suffered from a decline in voter turnout in majority black regions, as African-American workers and youth saw no reason to back the candidate of the status quo.
The coming period will be one of shock, outrage and increasingly bitter struggles. It will not take long for workers, including those who voted for him, to realize what they have in a president Trump. At the same time, the explosive divisions within the state apparatus expressed in the election will emerge in new and more violent forms.
From Our Revolution (of Bernie Sanders):
Our Revolution Statement on Election Results
November 9, 2016
“Tonight’s election demonstrates what most Americans knew since the beginning of the primaries: the political elite of both parties, the economists, and the media are completely out of touch with the American electorate.
“Too many communities have been left behind in the global economy. Too many young people cannot afford the cost of the college education. Too many cannot afford basic necessities like health care, housing, or retirement.
“Those of us who want a more equitable and inclusive America need to chart a new course that represents the needs of middle income and working families. The most important thing we can do is come together in unity and fight to protect the most vulnerable people of this country. Just like we did yesterday, Our Revolution will be on the front lines of the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal tomorrow morning. We will do everything in our power to ensure that the president-elect cannot ignore the battles Americans are facing every single day.
“Tonight Donald Trump was elected president. Our job is to offer a real alternative vision and engage on the local and national level to continue the work of the political revolution in the face of a divided nation.”
Now That Trump Won: 10 Plagues Unearthed by This Election We Need to Face. AlterNet weighs in on the worst of what comes next now that Donald Trump has won the presidency: here.
WTF USA? Shock and Horror as Donald Trump Wins Presidency. Far-right candidate plunges world into despair as billionaire television personality wins nation’s highest elected office, by Common Dreams staff: here.
Trump Won. Now We Organize to Block Him, Every Step of the Way. Progressives must unify to halt a slide into authoritarianism. A visionary left is better suited to lead this mission than routed establishment Democrats, by Kate Aronoff: here.
AND THE CANADIAN IMMIGRATION SITE CRASHED ON ELECTION NIGHT For no reason at all … but Lin-Manuel Miranda reminded the country why that’s not the right attitude. As did Jonathan Chait, who wrote: “Forget Canada. Stay and fight for American democracy.” [Jesselyn Cook, HuffPost]
In Florida and Beyond, Complaints of Voter Intimidation and Other Problems Roll in. Tuesday, 08 November 2016 00:00: here.
HOW ALL THE POLLSTERS AND FORECASTERS GOT THIS WRONG So very wrong. Howard Fineman breaks down how 2016 became another “Dewey defeats Truman” moment for the media. [Natalie Jackson and Ariel Edwards-Levy, HuffPost]
And here’s what newspaper front pages around the world look like this morning after Trump’s surprise win.