Another thing I learned from watching hours of cable news when I was sick: nothing that happens outside the US Congress, White House, or Democratic & Republican parties is of any consequence. Except the US refusal to provide aid to Puerto Rico, which Democrats can make points from, & the US soldier deaths in Niger, reported with no inquiry into why those troops are there. There are no wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, & God knows where else; there is no Rohingya genocide; there is no occupation in Palestine or Kashmir; nor are there persecutions, torrential flooding, wildfires, outside the US. Americans are inculcated with provincialism & supremacy. But despite that, hundreds of thousands have mobilized against Trump, against his Muslim ban, for women’s rights, for Black rights. The possibilities for social transformation in the US are endless.