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#TheResistance reexamined

Just over a year ago I posted my first “postgame” thoughts about “The Resistance,” knowing that they were probably a preliminary draft, only.

A year later, I might say that my early assessment of The Resistance itself still seems generally correct—an unimaginative flooding of resources into essentially stale and conservative forms of protest and electoral campaigning—but the context into which that fit looks even worse.

It’s difficult to say how much “The Resistance” really accomplished at all. I suppose it’s nice in some way that millions expressed their disapproval of an abusive, corrupt, cruel authoritarian government; okay, we didn’t just go along quietly, we made vocal protest at least for a while. Maybe we deterred some greater abuses of power. I suppose I can believe that, although it seems at least as likely that we just delayed them.

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