At it’s heart, the American democracy is for the people, not for those in power. It is supposed to ensure that every individual American citizen has a voice and the freedom to live as they wish.
But even with the guarantees of personal freedoms, and the right to voice our opinions without fear of reprisals, there is a catch. We have to fight for our democracy and we have to remind the politicians who is truly in charge of the country.
Last year, Naomi Klein released her latest book/manifesto, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. In the book, she describes how certain behind the scenes forces led the Donald Trump winning the 2016 Presidential election and what we, as the average citizen, must do to make sure that these forces do not win.
I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it not only because it made me uncomfortable, but also because it is a reminder of what we as Americans citizens must do to make sure that our freedoms and our voices are not squashed by those with money and power.
I absolutely recommend it.