Resistance: Secular and Religious

Any fan of the Star Trek series is familiar with the Borg, an alien species that incorporated technology into their bodies. They went throughout the galaxy “assimilating” other species, always announcing that “Resistance is futile.” Trekkers know that not only was resistance not futile. It was ultimately successful.

Resistance to the Trump Republican takeover of America on January 20, 2017 began the night of November 8th, as the devastating electoral college results came in. Resistance is growing, networking, and becoming more effective. Resistance must be broad base and inclusive. We cannot afford to be ideological “purists” and work against other progressives just because they don’t espouse our exact values.

The Egg Harbor Township Democratic Club will be the heart of resistance in this area. America, “the last best hope of earth,” as Lincoln stated, is too precious to abandon to squalid Republican leaders and their right-wing extremist program.

Jim Wallis, a progressive religious leader, has written a six-point program of resistance for Christians and anyone else who wants to take action against the incoming Trump government.

1. Engage Legislative and Legal Decision Making

2. Mobilize Your Church

3. Use Media and Social Media for Moral Purposes

4. Stand Up to Hateful Words and Acts

5. Prepare for Civil Disobedience

6. Take Action

The full article is found at Resistance is Patriotic – and Christian

A more detailed guide to resistance is found at Indivisible: A Practical Guide to Resisting the Trump Agenda. This “how to” guide was created by former Congressional staffers – people in the know! Their stated reasons for making this guide – a work in progress – is:

“We wrote this guide because we believe that the coming years will see an unprecedented movement of Americans rising up across the country to protect our values, our neighbors, and ourselves. Our goal is to provide practical understanding of how your Members of Congress (MoCs) think, and how you can demonstrate to them the depth and power of the opposition to Donald Trump and Republican congressional overreach. This is not a panacea, nor is it intended to stand alone. We strongly urge you to marry the strategy in this guide with a broader commitment to creating a more just society, building local power, and addressing systemic injustice and racism.”

Watch Rachel Maddow interview one of the Indivisible authors, Ezra Levin: Online Guide Helps Focus Anti-Donald Trump Movement | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Go to their web site, download the guide, and get to work! Indivisible

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