William F. Jasper is the senior editor of the New American who's editorial point of view is guided by support of the U.S. Constitution and the principles upon which it is based. They focus on limited government, constitutional guarantees of freedom and personal responsibility. He has researched and written extensively on foreign and domestic politics, terrorism, national security, education, immigration, constitutional issues, the culture war and the United Nations. He is the author of 'The United Nations Exposed', and 'Global Tyranny-Step by Step: The United Nations and the Emerging New World Order'.
As the presidential inauguration draws closer, resistance groups are coalescing in order to present resistance to the Trump administration. Who are these groups and who is heading them up?
After the election we had the 'Not My President' demonstrations that turned into riots in numerous cities. Those same people are back and are claiming that there will be even larger demonstrations on inauguration day and beyond with the idea of making American ungovernable.
William gave the example of a New York Times ad by the Revolutionary Communist Party. This is a long-time Maoist, communist organization. Their new group is called, 'RefuseFascism.org'. They're claiming that the Trump administration is comprised of fascists and they're misogynistic, xenophobic, racist, etc. and they claim to refuse to accept a fascist America.
What William finds interesting is not that these thoroughly anti-American individuals would take this stand. What's interesting to him is that the New York Times accepted the full-page ad when in the past they've turned down money for ads from conservative, pro-life and pro-family groups.
What's also interesting is the individuals who have signed on as sponsors to the ad. This includes the unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers, CNN commentator Marc LaMont Hill, Carl Dix, actor Ed Asner and Ayob Abdul Baki the Imam of the New York City 'ground zero' mosque.
So what exactly are these people and groups planning to do? After all, they speak about acting outside of 'normal channels'. William said such groups talk about 'direct action'. When they speak this way they're usually referring to illegal action that involves blocking traffic, confronting police, starting riots, fires and other actions that go beyond civil disobedience.
William noted that it's within the rights of American citizens to oppose policies that they find objectionable. Unfortunately, activists like Michael Moore and others are coupling legal and responsible activities with an agenda where the intent is to shut the government down so that the new administration doesn't work. He cited other examples of militant organizations that have been involved in riots for decades. They're masters at turning out their people and turning a demonstration, march or rally into a riot and that's what they plan to do again.
Their ultimate goal is two-fold. William believes they won't be able to shut down the government for good. So one goal is to de-legitimatize the new Trump administration. They're getting help from CNN, ABC, the New York Times and others who are constantly saying that Trump didn't win the popular vote, therefore he's not a legitimate president. Secondly, they're looking for the government to react by cracking-down with police-state measures so that Americans lose freedoms through increased surveillance and the restriction of our movements. That will then cause resentment of the government.