Two articles brought me here this morning and influence my own approach to resisting the current state of affairs. First was Finji’s blog entry, This Is Not OK. It was a nice summary of the sorry state that has become reality with the takeover of U.S. government by Trump and Friends. Like many others, it is a statement that they do not accept what has happened and will be an ongoing voice and force for change and resistance.
I applauded that post. The second article was about The Indivisible Guide. Like Finji, these folks want to resist the Trumpian era and do all they can to restore decency, integrity, and honor to American politics and leadership.
But the Indivisible Guide suggests tactics that I am not comfortable with. Their tactic is simple: block everything, don’t offer alternatives. Even the folks at CrimEthnic.com offer some sort of alternative (yes, I consider anarchy an alternative).
I have no problem with resisting and blocking the coming tide of indecent, dishonest, and harmful moves that are the goal of Trump, McConnell, Ryan, Roberts, and friends. But I also believe we need to provide a vision of a healthy, inclusive, and affirming alternative.