The reactionaryism in this election highlights a rather keen American self-centeredness that fuels a harmful ignorance about the United States’ relationship with the world. Trump primarily represents a formless and racist nationalist interest. The interest is white, patriarchal, capitalist. The signified is mere affiliation. Unfortunately, investing in an affiliation leaves us without agency other than to identify. I believe this is why many of us feel so helpless right now, in spite of the social reality that the United States has been heading to this moment for some time. Being against is not organizing to offer something in place of the undesired. And being against Trump certainly wasn’t going to be enough to elect Clinton.