As a Trump presidency looms around the corner, progressives are rapidly transitioning from depressed and angry, to fearful and anxious. Reports indicate that many on the left are now buying firearms in anticipation of the chaos that is guaranteed to ensue under a Trump presidency. Normally, I wouldn’t condone owning firearms under any circumstance, but in the case of a Trump presidency, it seems prudent for the left to amass firepower in anticipation of a militaristic fascist takeover.
Many Americans on the left have also taken heed to the numerous reports of Russia’s collaboration with Trump, and they worry that the alt right may team up with Russia to carry out a global campaign against progressivism. Progressives are well versed in history, and are well aware of what happened to left wing revolutionaries in Chile under Pinochet, and in Russia under Putin. The left can see the writing on the wall, and are aware of what may be required of them if Trump’s administration goes too far.
Educated progressives have read about the struggles of communist revolutionaries like Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, and have often dreamed of engaging right wing fascists in guerrilla warfare. But few believed that they would ever be part of a real armed struggle against fascism. With the rise of Trump and Putin however, it’s looking more and more like a real possibility.
Leading the resistance against Trump is popular news anchor and awarding winning accredited journalist Keith Olbermann, who runs the show “The Resistance” for the highly acclaimed GQ magazine. Below is a sample of his most passionate work, warning Americans of Trump’s collaboration with Russia, and the urgent need for an investigation into the legitimacy of Trump’s victory.
With leading political authorities such as GQ magazine, CNN and MSNBC on our side, along with loyal factions of our intelligence agencies, we have what it takes to pull off a revolution against Trump’s tyrannical regime. But it’s going to take a ground level effort too, just as communist revolutionaries around the world have had to fight in the jungles with machine guns and machetes in the past. As progressives, we stand united against Trump, ready to do whatever it takes to restore America to its former state of peace and prosperity, and to put equality, justice and diversity once again at the forefront of global politics, where it belongs. For this we are willing to lay down our lives, and make the ultimate sacrifice. Because a world that allows sexism, racism, xenophobia and Islamaphobia, is not a place that we want for ourselves, or for our children.