With Donald Trump’s inauguration event only a week away, anti-Trump protest groups are pushing for a national day of disobedience to try and “stop the Trump-Pence regime before it starts”.
A protest group called Refuse Fascism has taken out a full page advertisement in The New York Times claiming that Donald Trump has assembled a “regime of grave danger” that threatens all of humanity and only mass protests against an “illegitimate” presidency can save us from the dangers of a democratically elected president.
The full page ad makes a series of accusations including the claim that Trump’s presidency is illegitimate because he didn’t win the popular vote. This is an old argument that holds absolutely no merit since the objective of the election was to win the electoral vote, not the popular, and the campaign would have had very different target areas if the number of votes were to determine the winner.
The group also uses the typical leftist jargon and accuses the president-elect of racism, xenophobia, misogyny and all the other usual buzzwords that liberals have tried to pin to Donald Trump without success.
One of the leading participant of this anti-Trump movement is none other than Muslim Imam Aiyub Abdul-Baki, of the Islamic Leadership Council of New York. Abdul-Baki was one of the activists lobbying to build a massive Islamic cultural center next to the World Trade Center site, sometimes referred to as the “Ground Zero mosque” or “Victory Mosque” by opponents of the project who viewed it as a moment to Islamic conquering.
The Refuse Fascism group plans to continue their protests and disruption activities at future Trump events beyond the inauguration, hoping to somehow stop America from becoming great again. However, as during the election, Trump’s “train” appears to have no breaks and cannot be stopped by any ordinary means or typical biased media intervention.
I can’t imagine a full page advertisement in The New York Times is cheap, nor is organizing the transportation of mass amounts of protesters, so I can’t help but wonder where this “anti-fascism” group’s funding is coming from since they claim to be fighting the very system that appears to be supporting them.
Perhaps when Donald Trump succeeds in improving the job opportunities in America, most of these protesters can find productive careers to contribute to the nation, rather than trying to overthrow a democratically elected president.