Thursday, November 10, 2016

What To Do About A Donald Trump Presidency?

Moving Out of The Country Because of Trump:


With the surprise win of Donald Trump as the United States 45th president, many people are looking at moving out of the country because of the unique risk Donald Trump poses.

With Donald Trump being named the United States new president, it strikes fear, disgust, and anger in many of our hearts.

Should I move to Canada? Should I move to Mexico?

Moving out of the country is exactly what Donald Trump wants. He wants progressives out because that gives him more power. If progressives leave, then there are less to dissent and vote against him and his distasteful cohorts.


We must stay! We must stand up for our rights and what we see as our future.

It is not worth giving up everything we have built for the gamble of moving out of the country. It's not worth giving up our friends, families, reputation, and change that we have created. We must defend ourselves, our loved ones, our environment, and our country from the potential tyranny of a Trump presidency. We must protect our sacred country from the ravages of ego and greed.

The New Energy and New Wave of Progressives:

What is going to happen over the next four years is an extreme surge of energy countering the Trump administration. This energy will manifest as fear, anger, and outrage. It will likely be the most fear, anger, and outrage that the United States has seen in decades.

But this is where we should get excited! We must transmutate this negative upwelling of energy into something productive. It's good to be angry; but we must channel it into creating positive change we want to see.

Complacency and Passivity:


One of the problems with the peaceful progressives is that many think many confuse peace, love, and unity with passivity.

Yes, we must love one another.
Yes, we except minority groups.
Yes, we must do unto other as we would do unto ourselves.
Yes, we must value peace over violence.

But, we have to rise up and speak our minds. This is no time to be politically correct or to fear what your neighbor might think of your opinions. It's time to do something.

Many people are content in just sharing Facebook memes and trusting that other people are going to do the hard work of change for them.

We too often assume that someone else will pass a law in our favor, will knock on doors on behalf of us, will write the article that is in our minds, will develop the newest invention that will save the world. One of the problems with "team" mentality is that we can become complacent in our belief that someone else in our team will do the critical work. We must take responsibility in our own hands now. We must not assume that someone else will do the critical work that needs to be done. 

What Can Be Done About President Trump:

There are three ways to evoke change regardless of who is in power: Education, Innovation, and Law.


The first and easiest way to cause change and to progress is to educate people. This includes:
  • Spreading the word on social media
  • Writing letters to the editor in the local paper
  • Making youtube videos
  • Creating/printing/distributing posters and flyers
  • Going door to door.
  • Advertising on tv, online and on billboards.
  • Talking to friends, family and neighbors about the issues.
  • Asking questions.
  • Reading books and articles outside of mainstream media.
  • Anything that has to do with words and imagery is education.


Innovation is the invention of new products, services or methods to replace unsustainable things and to repair damage done by these harmful inventions of the bygone era. A perfect example of positive progressive innovation is Elon Musk with his Tesla electric car company. He is not waiting for someone else to develop the electric car. He is not waiting for someone else to develop improved battery systems. He is not waiting for other people to change the world because we have no time to waste. Furthermore, he is letting his patents be open for all to use and benefit from. This is what we need in the world of innovative change. Using your unique skills, knowledge, and perseverance you can create. Innovation is about creation and includes:
  • Creating politically, environmentally and socially aware art, music, and performance. This bleeds over into the education category as well.
  • Creating new methods using existing tools and supplies for sustainable agriculture, transportation, forestry, politics, social media, clothing, lawn maintenance etc. 
  • Developing new substances and compounds to replace existing harmful chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers, flame retardants, food preservatives, teflon (Polytetrafluoroethylene), refrigerants, plasticizers etc.
  • Developing new machines and technology to automatically plant trees, to produce energy from our roadways, store energy from windfarm surplus, develop land sustainably, programming a website as an eco-hub tfor people to report environmental issues, etc.


Many people feel hopeless regarding the law and the subsequent legal system. Many feel dejected and hopeless with this subject. Indeed, we have seen too many cases won by corrupt corporations. We have seen too many laws passed by greedy lobbyists. It is these absurd legal situations that do not have the best interest of the common people and environment that make us feel powerless.

But this is what they want you to think. The corporations and people who have lost their humanity want you to believe you cannot affect laws. They want you to feel hopeless because it is the hopeless that do not act.

The earth needs lawyers to counteract the lawyers from the "machines". Corporations and their lobbyists often have the best lawyers. Imagine if as selfless people with the interest of humanity and earth, we diligently studied law, passed the bar exam and fought against special interests. What if we as a new generation of lawyers could work alongside nature conservancy groups to fight mining, pipelines, and rampant over-development. What if we as a aggressive savvy lawyers could pass laws prohibiting the chemicals that are causing the mutation of our genes and creating the scourge of cancers.

It's time to stop imagining and start doing. If you are the type who can delve into subjects and retain information, then you would be wise to use your skills in the field of law.\

Good progressive laws and cases do happen, but they need diligent lawyers working for the good of the earth and of society. Education as integral to law as well because an overwhelming public can influence the courts and judges.

War Against The "Machine"


As progressive forward thinking people we value peace, love and harmony.
However, it's time to wake up to war that we are fighting. It is not a war against people or humanity; it is a war against inhumanity. We must fight against corporations who are driven by profits not people for this corporations have lost their humanity. We must rail against institutions that are influence by greed and corruption as these institutions have lost their humanity. Indeed there are people within these corporations and institutions that have lost their humanity as well.

Entities that lack humanity are machines. It is these machines that we are fighting against because machines have no respect for sustainability, our finite earth, or human rights.

With Trump as the new president, it's time to not be afraid of anger. It's time to become impassioned because the whole world and our children's future is at stake. Let's take our emotional state of despair, anger, fear, and confusion and redirect it into education, innovation, and law for the good of the earth and people. It's time to stand up. It's time to fight the machine. We live in a new era and we can only move forward not backward.

Fifteen Minutes A Day

The key to withstand Donald Trump and the subsequent changes that will happen is to step away from social media, the news, and technology in general. To step back inside ourselves and to become aware of our own thoughts and feelings. To think for ourselves and to act for ourselves. To reject outside programming. From this place of centeredness and personal truth we must do something that we have not done before. There is no time in delaying what needs to be done regarding education, innovation and law for the sake of sustainability and justice.

If you haven't begun speaking your is the time.
If you have begun drawing up a new is the time.
If you haven't begun researching the subject that's been on your is the time.

If you had the time to read this article then you have time to do something for progress. Start taking fifteen minutes out of your day in the morning or night to work on the world that you want to see.

It's time for action. It's time for passion.