RESIST. That is the word that has been moving around progressive, moderate and even some conservative circles inspiring people who disapprove of Trump and his administration to rise up against the policies, actions and rhetoric of the White House. Whether you oppose Trump and his administration because of racism, sexism, bigotry, unconstitutionality, national security threats, conflicts of interest, climate denial, damage to international relationships, alternative facts, lack of experience, destabilization of the markets, threat of a constitutional crisis or any other reason, we believe that the best resistance comes from understanding exactly what it is that you are up against.
Therefore, this call to action is purely educational — an opportunity to learn about Trump, populism, shock events and resistance from people who have lived through this before, have studied events like this in history or are in the trenches and making real progress.
CALL TO ACTION
Take some time over the holiday weekend to read the following articles in order to better understand Trump and how to successfully resist him.
- Washington Post: “In Venezuela we couldn’t stop Chavez. Don’t make the same mistakes we did.” – Understanding Trump and populism from the perspective of experience
- Dallas News: “Trump’s travel ban bears the hallmarks of historic ‘shock events;’ don’t let it fool you” – Understanding shock events and how to navigate them from a historic perspective
- Vox: “The psychiatrist who wrote the guide to personality disorders says diagnosing Trump is ‘bull$%#!’” – Summary of the debate about whether Trump does or does not have narcissistic personality disorder.
- Mayo Clinic “Diseases and Conditions: Narcissistic Personality Disorder” – A definition of narcissistic personality disorder, along with symptoms and causes
- Washington Post: “John McCain is quickly becoming Trump’s chief antagonist in the Senate” – A look at how same party resistance is effective
- Fox News 13: “Utah GOP asks Congressional leaders to delay events, citing ‘acts of intimidation and violence” – How some forms of resistance can bite back
- ThriveGlobal: “How to get out of the cycle of outrage in a Trump world” – Tips on how to cope with stress stemming from Trump’s antics and rhetoric.