Sunday, November 13, 2016

Chauncey DeVega Show Guest Appearance

In case you didn't know, I was a guest on the Chauncey DeVega Show podcast last week. Chauncey is an old friend from my Chicago days and has really helped me out a lot by highlighting my stuff on his much more popular site. He also was instrumental in getting me to get off my butt and submit my recent piece to Jacobin.

We talked on Sunday night, when I still thought that Clinton would squeak out a victory in a tight election. I was wrong, but at least I'm happy with what I had to say about the nature of Trump's support. I come from Trump country and lived in another corner of it not long ago; I feel like I have some insight that many national journalists lack. I'm also glad that Chauncey edited my comments down to something somewhat coherent.

My conversation with Chauncey and those with others this trying week have been crucial for my sanity. As my recent Facebook experience showed me, it's a lot better to talk about these things in person rather than online. If I can recommend anything to those hurting right now it's to call your old friends and commiserate, without the artificiality of online conversation. If we are to organize and fight we need those human connections and longer discussions to figure out just what they hell we need to do. Enough with the post-mortems for now, we can't unfry things. It's time to fight, and to do that we need to draw strength from each other.

1 comment:

chaunceydevega said...

And thank you for being a great guest. A seat at the virtual bar and salon is always open for you.