Our system has been hijacked by Russian-backed fascists. The fake news media continues to disseminate alt right propaganda to the masses on the unregulated internet. Minorities face daily harassment by right-wing extremists; and millions of undocumented families live every waking and sleeping moment in fear of deportation. This is the America that Trump has created, and many progressive Americans have lost hope that anything can be done to end his wrath. But from the ashes, a movement like no other is arising to confront this wave of fascism and take back our country. We call ourselves, the resistance.
Millions of people from across the country and all across the world are standing up to Trump’s bigotry, and refusing to recognize him as President of the United States. This movement is growing fast and will stop at nothing to remove Trump from power and elect a sensible replacement who will uphold American values such as equality, justice, diversity and tolerance. This movement is a true grassroots uprising, consisting of Americans of every color and creed, from inner city progressives to senior ranking politicians, from public school teachers to executives at top corporations. Americans of all backgrounds, both rich and poor, are working together to restore this country and resist the right-wing extremism that has captured this nation.
We are fighting this battle on many fronts, the first of which is on the streets of every major city. Protesters are demonstrating against every aspect of Trump’s campaign and the alt right, including protests against Islamaphobia outside Breitbart, blocking highways in support of Black Lives Matter, and storming Trump Tower itself in New York City. The second front is at the ballot boxes, with Jill Stein and others leading efforts to get recounts in key states that are likely to swing to the Democrats. The third front is at the electoral college, where many brave Republican electors such as Christopher Suprun are pledging not to vote for Trump in the upcoming vote. Simultaneously, hundreds of top cyber security experts are working to uncover possible Russian hacking of our voting machines, and preparing hard hitting lawsuits that could completely overturn this election result.
America will not simply lie down and accept this hijacking of our country by the extreme right. We are strong, we are many, and we stand with the downtrodden people of this country who cannot defend themselves. We stand for the little man against tax cuts for big corporations. We stand with the third world against Climate Change deniers who choose to ignore the scientific consensus that burning fossil fuels puts millions of the world’s poorest people in harm’s way. We stand with every decent human being who simply believes that racism, sexism, xenophobia and transphobia should not be tolerated in the 21st Century. We are the resistance, and we are rising.