Twenty-four hours ago, on Daily Kos, Jeff Garrett considered the mode of our opposition to Trump’s presidency. He considers where we are at this moment and says, Now we must sustain the outrage, the unity, and continue the work. Then he gives ways of actually doing that—sustaining the outrage, the unity, and continuing the work, each of them true and important to our success. He then closes with a quotation from Frederick Douglass:
“Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” Frederick Douglass, 1857, speech in Canandaigua, New York
So, Frederick Douglass, about whom Donald Trump seems to know nothing, knew what we must do and the manner in which we must do it. We want rain, so bring on the thunder and lightning. See also this, on Huffington Post, for more on Douglass and Trump’s ignorance.
Garrett’s words are Oppose, Obstruct, Resist.