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Trends This Week – The larger meaning behind Trump’s victory – 11.16.16

Liberals, stop whining. Donald Trump’s victory is more than an election triumph, it is a cultural socio-economic shift of seismic scale. It extends beyond the insular thinking and entrenched practices of the two dominant parties; rather, it signals the imminent destruction of systems and leaders who have failed for too long. It is also time for the rise a true third party.

New York City Police officers guard the front of Trump Tower, in New York, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. The Secret Service and New York City police are going to extremes to protect Donald Trump when he’s at his Manhattan home. The president-elect’s neighbors near Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue are now having to navigate swarms of police officers, cement barricades, street closures and checkpoints. Swarms of journalists and the occasional street protest are also making the blocks around the tower tough to navigate. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Chris Hedges – It’s Worse Than You Think

Widespread social unrest will ignite when Donald Trump’s base realizes it has been betrayed. I do not know when this will happen. But that it will happen is certain. Investments in the stocks of the war industry, internal security and the prison-industrial complex have skyrocketed since Trump won the presidency. There is a lot of money to be made from …