- Deport the undocumented.
- Build “the wall.”
- Ban Muslims.
- Crack down on Black Lives Matter.
- Overturn Roe V. Wade.
- Fight “voter fraud.”
- Destroy ISIS.
- Cut welfare and taxes.
- Bring back U.S. manufacturing.
- Re-negotiate trade deals.
- Get rid of Obamacare.
- Place a 45% tariff on Chinese imports.
Non Violent Principles
Mainstreaming the Resistance
The Same Ole Struggles
What’s At Stake
Those who voted for him figuring they had nothing to lose are in for quite a shock. There’s plenty to lose. With GOP control of all three branches of government, anything is possible. The modern Republican party is every bit as radical as they accuse the Left of being.
No established norm is safe. Entire government agencies could disappear. Some of them protect us from the worst abuses of private industry. Get ready for dirtier air. Polluted rivers. Uninspected food with no nutrition labels.
Safety net programs are in danger too. Don’t count on Medicare as it exists today. Expect deep cuts to Social Security benefits. We’ll get higher health insurance premiums. Costlier drugs.
Oh yeah, our public schools might go down as well. Betsey Devos is Trump’s Secretary of Education. She promises to do everything in her power to promote charter schools. She even has a charter school of her own in Michigan.
New Attorney General Jeff Sessions has plans to fight for civil rights. But who’s civil rights? Sessions is all about protecting “religious freedom.” And I’m sure he’ll fight reverse racism with everything he’s got.
Once these things happen restoring normalcy won’t be easy. Taking stuff away is always easier than bringing it back. The Democrats happen to suck at pointing this out, but it’s still true. The resistance needs to expose this truth, while reaching out to Trump’s victims. They’re not all racist idiots. Maybe the resistance can reach enough of them to stop the Donald from bringing this country to its knees.