The Humanist Cafe

   Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
     James Bay New Horizons
     234 Menzies Street James Bay

  Topic:  The US Election – Part 3: Trump Wins – What Now?

Business tycoon Donald J. Trump is now President-elect of the most powerful nation on earth. He has the support of a majority of Republicans in the House and Senate, and he will be personally appointing 3 Supreme Court Justices. He is also Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces. That means, if the House and Senate support him, he will have the power to fulfill all of his bold and controversial campaign promises.

A quick review of our two previous Cafes on the US election gives us a backdrop for our discussion:

*The February 17 Cafe compared the two candidates who were leading their Parties at the time: Bernie Sanders for the Democrats, and Donald Trump for the Republicans. The Cafe discussed the possibilities of a Sanders or a Trump US Presidency.

*The Oct 5 Cafe compared Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.  By a show of hands that evening, 3 of the 18 people at the Cafe thought Trump was going to win the election, most believed Clinton would win, and there were a few abstentions.

The Cafe, in Part 3, will discuss the US election, and what it means to the US, to Canada, and to the World.


Here are some points to ponder:

Most of the polls were wrong.

Because of the antiquated electoral system in the US, the candidate with the most votes did not win.

Thousands across the country protested the result – some violently.

There is a recount going on in three US states with only a faint hope of overturning the results.

President Trump is surrounding himself with people whose views are even more extreme than his own.

Trump has already reneged on several campaign promises.

Wall Street has viewed the Trump election favourably.

Both the mainstream and the alt-news sites have benefited tremendously from the Trump spectacle.



Will the world survive Donald Trump’s Presidency?

Which campaign promises will Trump keep?

How does Trump’s election affect Canadians?

Is Donald Trump fascist?


See you there! Bring a buddy.