Do you know that old adage, “Truth is stranger than fiction?” Well, this story about students from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government just proves it to be true. Political writer, Brian Tyler Cohen, says that these Harvard students just took a page out of Harry Potter’s book by banding together to fight back against President Trump.
In the vein of “Dumbledore’s Army,” a group of students that Harry Potter assembles in secret to fight the villainous Ministry of Magic, Harvard’s “Resistance School” is a free four-week practical training program created with the aim of fighting Trump’s agenda and, more importantly, sharing the knowledge of how to do so with others, Cohen wrote.
The School of Government students wrote on their website on the “About Us” page: “On November 8, we lost more than just the presidency. We lost yet more ground in the decades-long campaign against progressive values. Republicans now control the Senate, House, and more state legislatures than they have in almost 200 years. Those losses have emboldened the right to launch an all-out attack against our nation’s creed – that all are created equal.”
And these students are not fighting alone. If you look at their website, they have collaborators that include former staff of the Obama, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns. They also have community organizers and advocates for human rights, campaign finance reform and veteran affairs in their corner. This newly organized “Resistance Army” also has journalists for publications in the United States and abroad in their pocket.
Yasmin Radjy, one of the group’s co-founders, said, “The energy in the country right now is amazing. There are so many people who want to do things around how to be politically active.” Brian Tyler Cohen finished his article on this movement with magical optimism: “With the nation’s sharpest minds now banding together to defeat Trump’s backward agenda, a progressive revolution is imminent.”
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