In the Brexit referendum, almost all UK artists and the entire cultural establishment voted fervently to Remain. They got trumped at the ballot-box.
In the US presidential election, the vast majority of cultural votes went to Hillary. She got Trumped on the stump.
In both cases, a clearly defined, positive message outvoted a cause that represented more-of-the-same.
So what now?
We don’t change our ethical view of Brexit or Trump. If we found them abhorrent before, abhorrent they stay.
The situation is as it is.
The psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, a survivor of four Nazi concentrations camps, wrote that when you cannot alter your situation the way to survive is to change your attitude towards it. Preserve an open mind. Find a different angle. Seek holes in the wall and opportunities in the system. Hang on in there.
Hope did not die.