The Democrats, their lapdog “news media,” and their base of leftist activists collectively call themselves the “Resistance” to President Trump and the Republican Congress.
Their use of that term is shameful and disgusting.
The left have always been masters of propaganda, and they adopted the term “Resistance” because that term has always referred to those who resisted the Nazis in World War II.
The “Resistance” to Trump consists primarily of left-wing activists sitting at home on their computers spewing hate on social media. A few of the more radical (and unemployed) leftists living in their parents’ basements are paid by organizations funded by George Soros to show up and protest wherever, whenever, and whatever, Soros directs them to do.
Activists opposing President Trump and congressional Republicans enjoy the comfort of knowing that they need not fear any reprisal or personal harm because they live in a country where their right to do so is guaranteed in our Constitution, enforced in our courts, and ingrained into our national culture.
Compare that with the actual Resistance to the Nazis.
In World War II, Resistors were fighting the greatest evil the world has ever known. The Nazis were rounding up and killing innocent civilians, mostly Jews, literally by the millions. Their goal was to murder every single Jew in Europe, and eventually the entire planet. Anyone caught harboring or helping any Jew in any way faced summary execution.
As for the non-Jewish populations of conquered and occupied territories, the Nazis asserted complete domination over them, stealing their businesses, homes, and possessions at their pleasure and often using the local populations as slave laborers.
In Eastern Europe, children who had what the Nazis considered to be “Aryan” features were taken from their parents and sent to Germany to be raised by “Aryan” Germans as a way of strengthening the “purity” of their bloodlines.
Those resisting the Nazis knew that if they were caught, they would either be killed on the spot or sent to a death camp and killed there.
They operated out of cells that had little coordination between them so that if any one cell was discovered by the Nazis, the members could not be tortured into revealing the existence or location of others.
They usually lived and operated in the middle of forests to make it as difficult as possible for the Nazis to find them, and they were constantly on the move.
Their every action required intricate planning, and every step of every plan placed the members at risk of being captured and killed.
Members of the Resistance also knew that they could be exposed by Nazi collaborators at any time. Tens of thousands of Resistance members, like the one in the picture above, were, in fact, captured, and almost all of them were brutally tortured and killed.
The Resistance to the Nazis is arguably the most courageous and heroic effort against pure evil in the history of the human race.
The “Resistance” to President Trump and the Congressional Republicans, by contrast, is mere opposition to a political agenda with which the “Resistors” express disagreement from the comfort and safety of their computer keyboards.
Furthermore, there is no danger that the political agenda opposed by the leftist activists calling themselves the “Resistance” can ever be implemented without going through a constitutional process that guarantees that it reflects the will of the American people. Anything that does pass through that process is, by definition, legitimate, and any “resistance” to such laws is nothing more than disagreement on issues of policy which is protected under the Constitution.
In short, while reasonable people may disagree on the policies of President Trump and the congressional Republicans, there is nothing happening in our country to “resist.”
The Democrats’ effort, in collaboration with their “news” media allies, to equate themselves with the actual Resistance during World War II is morally repugnant, perverse, and utterly sickening. This label must be rejected, and those using it must be publically shamed.
Author: Ken Falkenstein
Ken Falkenstein brings a wealth of experience and expertise in public affairs to Committed Conservative, having worked in all three branches of the government and at every level of government, federal, state, and local. Ken served in the U.S. Army in the last years of the Cold War as a Russian linguist for military intelligence and the NSA. After leaving the Army, he earned his degree in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University, where he also wrote a popular column in the student newspaper called Ken’s Colloquium.
Upon graduation, Ken worked as a Legislative Aide to two Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates. Ken also served as Corresponding Secretary of the Young Republican Federation of Virginia, managed several successful political campaigns, and ran governmental affairs for the Tidewater Association of Realtors.
In 1995, Ken moved to Washington to serve as a Legislative Assistant to Sen. John Warner (R-VA). While working for Sen. Warner, Ken attended law school at night, earning his J.D. cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law (n/k/a The Antonin Scalia Law School). Since that time, Ken has practiced as a civil litigation attorney, including serving for three years as an Associate City Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ken previously was a contributor to the highly-regarded political blog Bearing Drift and was a weekly co-host of The Steve Batton Radio Show.
In 2016, Ken ran unsuccessfully for the Virginia Beach School Board. Ken is also a former President of the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads, and he is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Congregation Beth Chaverim in Virginia Beach.
Ken lives in Virginia Beach with his wife, Kim, and three sons, Adam, Dylan, and Joshua, who has Down syndrome and autism. Ken’s writing and activism is motivated and informed primarily by his concern for his kids’ future.