Civil Disobedience: Michael Moore Suggests 5 Steps to Oppose Trump

President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

On January 20th – Inauguration Day – a call has been sent out to non-violently disrupt the proceedings. Learn about civil disobedience on that day. ~ Michael Moore

By Rakesh Raman

Leading filmmaker Michael Moore, who is a fierce critic of the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, has suggested 5 different things that you can do to express your resentment against Trump.

In a long-winded Facebook post, Moore said today that Hillary Clinton had defeated Trump by nearly 3 million votes in the November presidential election but lost the presidency to him.

Moore also dismissed the election of Trump by the Electoral College electors saying that the process has benefited the candidate who spewed racism and hate.

The filmmaker suggests that if Americans are willing to take the right steps, the Trump presidency can still be terminated.

[ Filmmaker Michael Moore to Disrupt Trump Inauguration ]

“The roadside is littered with the ended careers of self-absorbed, narcissistic politicians whose arrogance led them to do things that caused their early resignation or impeachment. Don’t think that can’t happen here,” Moore said.

His first advice to people is to meet the Senators and Members of Congress to show their opposition to Trump. Moore also suggested the Clinton supporters to send emails to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) asking it to elect Congressman Keith Ellison as the new chairperson of the Democratic Party.

In his next suggestion, Moore asks people to form Rapid Response Teams, comprising 5 to 10 friends, family members, co-workers, classmates, or neighbors, who should be ready to protest. “If we wait till late January to organize, it will be too late,” he warns.

Moore’s fourth step suggests people to participate in the inauguration weekend protests. The Inauguration Day ceremony will take place on January 20, 2017 when Trump is scheduled to begin his four-year term as President.

“On January 20th – Inauguration Day – a call has been sent out to non-violently disrupt the proceedings. Go to http://www.disruptj20.org/ and learn about civil disobedience on that day,” Moore said in his Facebook post.

Finally, in his fifth suggestion, he asked people to join politics and run for office. He asked them to form their own campaign committees now for future elections.

Count My Vote Campaign

Meanwhile, former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who had warned that the November election may be rigged, will hold a rally Tuesday (January 3rd, 2017) and launch the Count My Vote Campaign.

[ Trump Election: Jill Stein to Launch Count My Vote Campaign ]

Stein has been spearheading the campaign to highlight the flaws in the U.S. election system. Last week, she had approached the U.S. Department of Justice through her attorney demanding a probe in the election process.

Stein’s attorney has written a letter to the Attorney General Loretta Lynch, asking for an investigation into the integrity of the U.S. election system generally, and the voting machines specifically.

Earlier, the Stein campaign had applied for vote recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Now, the letter from Stein suggests that the attempted recount process has uncovered that voting machines relied on in these states and across the country are prone to human and machine error and vulnerable to tampering and hacking.

Although Trump has received majority of the 538 state-by-state electoral votes to win the presidency, his rival Hillary Clinton won 48.2% of the popular vote compared with 46.1% for Trump.

In other words, Clinton got nearly 3 million more votes than what Trump got in the November election. But the U.S. election system declared Trump as the winner.

Besides the hacking of Democratic Party’s emails, the Stein campaign alleges that the touchscreen voting machines were also hacked and voters’ databases were stolen to facilitate Trump’s win.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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