Numerous right-wing commentators and LTE writers grossly misrepresent the truth when it comes to “the Resistance.” Their mendacities demand response, so here it is.
The Resistance is not about T**** — although his crassness, narcissism, greed and bellicosity would be more than sufficient to warrant resistance.
It’s his attacks on our democratic institutions and the dangerous policies he proposes that cry out for our opposition.
Those policies, which he and his minions are attempting to implement through executive orders, special commissions, administrative actions and tweeted propaganda, include but are certainly not limited to:
These policies not only run counter to the values of the United States, but also combine to create a recipe for the destruction of democracy, or to put it in a single word: fascism. And that is why they must be resisted.
Those who find this line of thought alarmist should read one of any of a score of writers who have studied T**** and compared him to well-known despots and dictators. Some deduce that he is in fact, a fascist while others find some similarities, but not enough to qualify him for membership in that club.
What cannot be ignored is that he shares a number of traits with the worst of them. From hyper-nationalism and fetishizing masculinity to zest for theatricality and lionization of the military, T**** exhibits many of the same signs we have seen in tyrants and autocrats throughout history. Time and again, in nation after nation, these behaviors ultimately, eventually, have led to the destruction of democracies.
We will not allow this to happen in America. And that is what The Resistance is about.