The right took power in Britain and the United States in 2016 because those who represent the left in electoral arenas failed to provide a compelling vision of a better world, according to Gary Younge at The Guardian.
To withstand and ultimately overcome the imminent Trump regime, "American activists must move from detached indignation to revolutionary engagement by using the techniques of social movement creation to dominate elections," says the co-creator of Occupy Wall Street.
As Hurricane Sandy swept through the Eastern Seaboard, there was much concern about how it would affect the presidential elections. The implication is that a natural disaster may undermine the electoral process. But the equation of the electoral process with the highest measure of democracy rests on two mistaken assumptions.