The first element of such a vision is a realistic view of what is possible in the world that is now emerging. That world is no longer a world in which one nation, or one segment of that nation, can command all the world's resources and rule all the other peoples of the world with an iron (or velvet) fist.
The second element of such a vision is a willingness on the part of the many to create a society that provides equal and effective access to life-sustaining resources for all its members, regardless of ethnicity, national origin or religion, by means of the following:
- Effective education (teaching its members how to think, how to understand and navigate the world in which they live)
- The best health care that its members can provide by pooling their resources for the common good
- The most equitable livelihood that its members can provide by pooling their resources for the common good
- The best use of housing and land that its members can provide by pooling their resources for the common good
- An equal say for each of its members in determining the shape and course of such a society
- The safety that arises from being insulated as much as possible from supremacist predators.
Those who are involved in creating alternatives to a Trump society must maintain nonviolent discipline in their struggle. I am thinking of Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict by Chenoweth and Stephan. (I got my copy of that book on Thursday night, and have been reading it ever since.) In the book, the authors document the negative effect that the presence of violence has on a civil resistance movement, and how violence by armed resistance wings or by government-sponsored agents provocateurs reduces the likelihood that the civil resistance movement will succeed. It is thus regrettable that "anarchists" were able to infiltrate peaceful protests on the day of Trump's inauguration. Those who organize protest marches should work as hard as possible to make sure that such people are excluded from future marches or rallies. It is also necessary for the nonviolent struggle to combine tactics of concentration, such as rallies and protests, with tactics of dispersion, such as strikes, boycotts and stay-aways. (On Friday I "stayed away" from work. Instead, I spent the day reading and praying. That was my form of protest. And I did not watch the inauguration.) Movements that rely on only one or a few tactics are easy to defeat.