The shock of a Donald Trump victory in the US presidential elections may finally jolt Americans into rethinking their country’s political structures. And the post-election riots, along with plans for a general strike, may well be an outlet for citizens’ democratic frustrations. The US model of democracy, meanwhile, is not just flawed. It’s also an insult to the intelligence of American citizens; the idea that an occasional choice between two corporate-funded parties is democracy. While Trump may have convinced some voters that he was an anti-establishment candidate, he very much represents the establishment. A slightly different one from the one that Hillary Clinton represents. But still an establishment.
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