Bad Subjects Editorials Post-2016 Presidential Election

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The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States is a sign that those of us involved in the literature of politics, print as well as social media, need to provide a level of political education essential to the critical interpretation of a complex culture, the development of an understanding of that culture, and leads to action promoting the general vitality and welfare of a real and functioning democracy. Therefore, we will be watching Trump's first 100 days.

Bad Subjects Editorials Post-2016 Presidential Election


Our Launching Editorial

Everyone who writes for Bad Subjects is a bad subject of monarchy, plutocracy, Globalized Market Rule, hucksterism, the seductions of the hyperreal, and now the hypernormal; the demagogic rulers of the mind. We are bad subjects of all regimes sponsoring racism, misogyny, homophobia, and economic injustice.

The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States is a sign that those of us involved in the literature of politics, print as well as social media, need to continue to provide, with greater emphasis, a level of political education essential to the critical interpretation of our complex culture, the development of an understanding of that culture, and leadership in actions promoting the general vitality and welfare of a real and functioning democracy. Therefore, we will be watching Trump's first 100 days with our hawk eyes.

Our mission is to present political education which  enables Americans to embody in mind and spirit, full personhood in a democracy. That is, to vote in their own best interests and the interests of an inclusive democracy; to question their own opinions in a court of reason; to dismiss all dog whistles summoning the worst devils of their nature; and to accept the responsibility in a democracy to become politically informed.

Some of the issues we, Editors, will be watching in the next 100 days: 

1. The Affordable Care Act - 20 million are currently enrolled in the Affordable Care Act, giving them health insurance they previously did not have, either because of cost or pre-existing conditions that denied them coverage with private insurers. Paul Ryan stated publically on November 9th that he had a bill to eliminate "Obamacare" ready for President Trump's signature.

2. The Paris Climate Agreement: Will President Trump follow through on his threat to cancel the emissions reductions commitments made by Barack Obama last December?

The Washington Post reports, "Given Trump’s campaign trail talk about firing up the domestic coal, oil, and gas industries, we might even see our emissions increase. . . Governing is different than campaigning,” said David Sandalow, a fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. “The Trump team is about to confront that. Following through on some of his campaign climate statements would come at a cost in terms of his administration’s foreign policy objectives.”

3. A Wall Street Treasury Secretary: "Steven Mnuchin, a 17-year-veteran of Goldman Sachs who now works as the chairman and chief executive of the private investment firm Dune Capital Management. Mnuchin has also worked for OneWest Bank, which was later sold to CIT Group in 2015." (Politico) "Mnuchin amassed a fortune estimated at over $40 million while working for Goldman Sachs, where his father had worked for three decades and had also made a fortune." (Wikipedia)

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