The Three Choices: A Direction for Action against Trumpism Everywhere



  1. Context 
Today November 9 2016 is the day of the KristallNacht (9 to 10 nov 1938) and the similarity of Trump speeches to that of Hitler addressing the Reichstag in 1937 is chilling.
Transcript of that Reichstag speech in English:   Do not read it if you want to sleep at night.

Frightening about the Hitler Speech 1938 is the chilling concensus of the whole German population (not only H and his friends) to choose to do the wrong thing: “Us against them”, which can only result in disaster and millions killed and suffering.

Trump c.s. and his colleagues elsewhere in the world seem to have made the same choice as the National Socialists. The hate of others : People who are different– xenophobia of Trumpism is to mask the real cause of the middle class anger: the greed and collapse of the financial sector (failure of all out Market NeoLiberalism). The 1%ers did choose to get a fascist regime into power instead of sharing their wealth in a circular economy. Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a very to the point speech for the Senate about the real cause of the crash in 2008 !
What frightens me is the PROCESS that Trump c.s. set into motion. Bad forces have been summoned, just like in the post Crash 1930’s. Look at the statistics of the election: it is the white middle class from Pleasantville who have voted for T. The white collar office middle managers who have no skill at all who are out of jobs.
My hope is that young people and digerati will rally around the PROGRAM that Sanders wrote down and get his points into effect, by whatever means and groups. This is a worldwide effort, which the new Pirate Parties who are entering into parliaments in many countries, will work on, connected by the Net.
I hope and pray the American people realize that this choice for Trump and what he stands for is the wrong one. There are other choices possible. Schoolchildren and students, more sensitive for reality as ever have demonstrated their unhappiness already today so there is a rebellion brewing against the coming Trump regime.
2. What are the “Three Choices”?
Since ancient times  small groups of families/tribes roamed the desert / savanne / forests. When these groups suddenly ran into each other they could choose from three possibilities:
Choice 1. Attack the Others. War. Fight for domination, power, resources, areas.
Choice 2. Turn away and disregard the Others by isolation (building CLOSED walls around your tribe) and separation, discrimination,  (it is not so long ago that aboriginals in Australia where registered under “plants & animals”). The inwards looking tribesmen (scientists!) continuously confirm eachothers views, which is very comforting in uncertain times but leads to a dangerous blindness for Reality since together conflicting views are filtered out so it is a dead end street. The latest version of filtering for confirmation is done by FaceBook with their algorithms to show you those views you like. Beware of that !!
Choice 3. CONNECT Enter into OPEN dialogues with The Others. Get to know and understand them. They are a mirror for yourself, and you can cooperate and learn together to face problems and solve them. Synergy is the incentive by different views and different skills combined.
Trump and his friends have made choices 1 and 2. which both are dead ends because attack is a form of suicide and walls and self-centeredness leads to stagnation and suffocation. It was a dead end for the nazi’s and stalinst &maoists too.
To be frank I have leased this line of thought from a lecture text of the late Ryszard Kapuscinski :
Yes that is a long read but reading it and spreading it widely in this moment of history may be a chance to survive together. In many countries around the world Trumps are appearing and elites baffled by the anger of their population. And if we sit still a lot of things will be destroyed. IMHO Trans-Tribal Collaboration (choice 3) is the only feasible and practical way ahead !
The following TV ad , which was not shown widely, shows that Sanders made Choice 3 too,
as did the protesting schoolchildren, brought up in Diversity.

I hope we can soon see this connectivism movement start to have worldwide results.

#Choice3 applies not only between tribes but also inside the tribes between the leadership and the workers . They somehow lost contact, The same applies to the loss of contact between cityfolk and farmers. The anger from the English countryside towards the yuppies and govt in London was one of the main reasons for the #Brexit votes. Nearly every referendum recently failed in the eyes of the governments not because of the content choosen (with yes/no , a rather silly way to dialogue) but because the population wanted to send their govt a message: “You fucked things up”.

It is interesting to watch the various Pirate Parties getting organized in Europe and the USA to coordinate #Choice3 based actions> Their basis are the young digerati constructing distributed (city-based) cooperatives. Similar to the groups of programmers that helped to set up the social network apps to coordinate Bernie Sanders volunteers.

The Clinton elite was afraid of them, and instead of connecting with them they sidetracked
that energetic group. Big mistake,
The Digerati have however not stopped …….and their work may grow into a mass rebellion of progessives.

jaap van till, The Connectivist and count of Corridoria


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