Supertrump just did it. Liberal, progressive, identity politics-obsessed America should face it, regroup, and antagonise it. A little soul-searching in the so-called left-wing moderates won’t do any harm either: the antiphon hammered for so long that the class conflict had been superseded, alongside the categories of left and right, has just been dramatically contradicted. The society of spectacle of course played its part. After all, you cannot bombard an impoverished and neglected section of society with decades of Darwinist trash television (the Apprentice) and not expect a backlash. Hillary Clinton has been consigned to history and this is not too bad either, considering her foreign policy record. Better female politicians will get there, eventually. It is a long journey, but the Suffragettes have shown us the way. The repulsive individual that has just been elected will radicalise the struggle against him and this can only be a good thing. Politics in the good old modern sense has come (back?) to the Usa. Sorry, postmodernism.
Just like Brexit England, US capitalism is retrenching, withdrawing from a global stage it has no enough economic energy or will left for hegemonising or directly command. Such energy has now to be redistributed to make up for the monstrous wealth gap itself has for so long been feeding from. The historic, structural weakness of the radical Left in the so-called post-industrialised and virtualised West and the factual political aphasia of the centre ground-obsessed, moderate Left have created a vacuum where an obscenely rich, greedy, misogynistic white male can connect with the working classes better than a standard representative of the establishment, like Clinton. The fact that she is a woman played undoubtedly a part, but maybe less so than we think.