Angela Mitropoulos on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:18:37 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> What is the meaning of Trump's victory?

Brian, re this:

The great achievement of the US Democratic Party since 1968, which I
don't mean to deny in any way, is to to have made all those groups
formerly called "minorities" into crucial components of a voting bloc.
That's a starting point. Now let's ditch the financial elites that
currently control the Democratic Party, and replace them with at least
a part of the working class, or the so-called "majority" (which is
another desperate minorty in its own right, like all of us).


Is "the working class" is not composed of "minorities"?
Here are some thoughts the (let's be honest, very white)
'anti-globalisation' and Occupy generations, some of whom are
at present making less than veiled overtures to the alt-Right
over their shared opposition to "the financial elites" and
delaying, constantly, the difficult conversation about the racism
of economic nationalism that is implicit in such formulations.

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