Michael Moore’s Guide to Resisting the Trump Presidency: Holiday Edition

Dec 29, 2016 by

Activism

“Let’s get to work! All hands on deck.”


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Since November 9, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has been urging Democrats to resist a Trump presidency every step of the way. First there was Moore’s “Morning-After To-Do List.” The following day, Moore penned “7 Things We Must Do as Trump Prepares for the White House.”

Now he’s preparing to lead a Trump resistance movement “that will dwarf Occupy Wall Street.”

“If your head is still spinning from that mindf*ck, or you can’t quite believe a malignant narcissist will now sit in the Oval Office, or if you are simply still working your way through the 17 stages of grief, then I am here to say to you, there’s no crying in Trumpland—let’s get to work! All hands on deck,” Moore said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

But first things first, move on and remove all hope that the next administration might not be as bad as the Clinton camp anticipates.

“It’s actually going to be worse. A lot worse,” said Moore.

Moore encourages Americans to stop by the offices of senators and members of Congress who are home on break, and to push them to act against Trump and his Cabinet.

“You then must politely tell them you and everyone you know will work to unseat them in 2018 if they don’t act independently from Trump,” the filmmaker explained. “And tell them you want them to elect Congressman Keith Ellison as the new chairperson of the Democratic Party.”

“[Ellison] will fight to turn this around, and as a son of the Midwest, bring that part of the country back from the dark side,” Moore explained.

Moore, originally a Bernie Sanders supporter, believes “the progressive wing…must take us forward,” although he has also advocated for celebrities taking the reins of the party in the next presidential election. He urges citizens to form their “own rapid response” team, run for city office, and above all, forge a day of disruption at Trump’s inauguration.

“Everyone who can should be there,” Moore stated. “If you can’t make it, find (or organize) a local protest in your area. Take the day off. No one should be silent that day.”

Read Moore’s full statement:

Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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