My personal understanding of The Resistance
The way I see it the resistance has been with us throughout history although it might not have been named the resistance. It has been with us whenever a person or a group of people are resistant to the presence of oppression exploitation and injustice.
When President Obama was elected I experienced the beginning of what seems to me has grown and is now called the resistance. I have always understood President Obama to be a liberator and the very symbol of him as president was in itself an expression of liberation. I felt a deep need to protect and defend him and what he stood for and what he was trying to accomplish and although I didn’t use the word resistance that was how it felt to me. The pursuit of the defense of President Obama motivated me to find TPV where I found people of like mind.
As we know the attempt to erase President Obama lead to the election of Donald Trump. On the day of the inauguration of Trump I experienced what I sensed was a tipping point and that the resistance as we see it today was solidified into a powerful force.
The difference between the resistance of the past and the resistance that is now present is that now it is connected to the unification of diversity. There have been various groups of people who have been in the minority who have been in resistance but they were largely separate from other groups of people who have been in the minority. The inauguration of Trump catalyzed these diverse groups of people into a force that now has the potential for a lot of power.
At the present we are also reaching another tipping point in which the various groups of minorities are about to become the majority. The vast number of people who have been part of various minorities have been the recipients of the experience of oppression and exploitation coming almost exclusively from what has been the white majority. A vast number of the groups of minorities have reached the end of their tolerance for this state of affairs. If you add to that group a significant number of white people who have become part of the resistance it becomes clear that the power has shifted.
It’s no longer just this group that is experiencing injustice or that group that is experiencing injustice it is the coming together of all groups and all people who are sensitive to injustice and the ongoing oppression and exploitation not only of their fellow humans but also of the earth whose resources must be protected nurtured and shared in order for the earth to be able to continue to sustain us.
We are no longer acting separately, we are one group coming together each with their own concerns and with the understanding that we have common cause. It’s no longer just this group that is experiencing injustice or that group that is experiencing injustice it is the coming together of all groups and all people who are sensitive to injustice. And it is not just in this country but anywhere people have hit the end of their tolerance for this unacceptable state of affairs they are all a part of the resistance.
It may seem to appear as if this is not the case but humanity as a group has hit the end of its tolerance. We hit the tipping point. The balance of powers has shifted. The election of Trump sparked the resistance and although it may appear that those who would seek to oppress and exploit still hold the power, the balance of power has now shifted. But the way things work is that in order for this change to bare fruit what is now needed is steadfastness and tenacity and for each individual to look inward in order to see how they can bring who they are into the service of the resistance and of bringing about change.
Those who are part of the resistance are unlikely to become complacent and disappear. They have seen the light and understand that this infection that has now come to the surface cannot be allowed to continue to fester. Trump might have been the straw that broke the camel's back but what the outcome of his presence is that it is shining a spotlight on injustice the roots of which are deeper than Trump. Therefore it makes no sense that the end of Trump would be the end of the resistance. The resistance will only continue to grow as the awareness for the necessity for change remains. The time for change has come. We all can play a part in bringing about the changes that are needed.
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