Resistance and ‘the System’

(March 5, 2017; Harry Siegel, New York Daily News): “Just as the Tea Party emerged as a model of resistance after Democrats ran the table behind Barack Obama in 2008, ‘The Resistance’ — a movement still in search of a better, more positive name — is taking shape and picking up speed following 2016’s Trump-Republican sweep. At the end of both those years, the losing party saw its more moderate representatives stripped of their seats or with their standing diminished and the true believers saw themselves strengthened, perversely, by their party’s defeats. Think about it: After five years of disruptive protest theater from the left — from Madison to Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter — culminated in President Trump, the movement’s response isn’t to patch up and expand its tent but to ‘take the streets’ in further protest….”

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