In the coming months, especially if Trump delivers on his promises of torture, attacks on the media, stepped-up deportation, and religiously selective exclusion, massive displays of peaceful resistance and refusal will be absolutely necessary. This may be the start of four years of vigils. It will be time for serious discussion about the ethics of civil disobedience, not as an academic question, but in lived practice. The first concern must be for the immigrants, women, people of color, and so many others that Trump attacked and belittled throughout his campaign. We also must prepare for the likelihood that Trump will move from attacking the most vulnerable to betraying the rural and white working people who turned out for him.


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