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... of minorities and women, then despite any law, it will be made possible. Activism can be used for both good and for bad, and Orwell sustains this by saying that despite the law, what majorities implement, majorities achieve. The law does not protect, it merely sustains order, whether it be for white supremacy and racism or for the reform of American ideals and social change. Donald Trump’s presidency was, in fact, an American tragedy because it has revealed that there are people in our nations who abide by misogynistic and racist ideals; the law will not protect us from him and the law will not protect us from the thousands of Americans who also wish to persecute minorities. The only hope in America lies in the force of activism, because despite the law that stands now, and the potential laws that may stand throughout the next four years, there is power in numbers.
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