Full-on Battle Won, As Street Fighting Persists, Recovery Process Embarked

Richard The Chwalek
10 min readJan 22, 2021
Photo by Chris Santilli on Unsplash

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The political fight is never over. Recovery begins in earnest. Yet, more, and better, results than before Trump’s destruction must be achieved, and soon. Urgency, stamina, and consistency, and democracy advancing are the watch words.

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Hope. Yearning. Optimism. There are many similar words that may describe your current perspective. Such emotional components must be in wide, and deep quantities, and at a high quality to make our realities possible. Of course, the emotional battery pack cannot last very long without the sustenance of real, tangible accomplishments.

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That being said, my perspective is that the same old, same old is the wrong sustenance to place alongside our always tried and true battery packs. Continuing to hit our heads against a wall harder, faster, or in another but similar place, makes no more sense in our current predicament. We must also use our minds and energies differently.

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While abandoning our current political processes is unlikely for various practical, structural, and strategic reasons, building a parallel platform can be done. Think of it as an electoral workaround with a very sturdy scaffolding. The system would raise every progressive and liberal organization higher so they are at a level similar to all the forces arrayed against them. At the same time the system is developing workarounds that effectively disrupts and overwhelms every power structure.

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After the four year plus fight we have been in with Trump, and his captured Republicans, culminating in the Biden and Harris win, it is easy to see most anti-Trump Americans becoming too complacent even before Biden’s first 100 days are up. Yes, some relaxation must take place so we can replenish for the continued fight. Then again, many Americans are never allowed rest.

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Therefore, we must plan for the time when the urge to check out, or maybe even drop out begins. Getting worn out happens to some people less than others, for good and not-so-good reasons. Taking care of ourselves is important, but forgetting about the predicament of others in worse situations…

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Richard The Chwalek

Mostly serious stuff w/ bits of sarcastic fluff. I wish more could be told yet bios have room 4 short & bold. You’ll see less length isn’t my greatest strength.