Mostly people who feel threatened by it.
When things change, power shifts. From carriage making to newspapers to massive music distributors, markets change and grow. Those who've made fortunes and grown powerful in old industries are never happy to see that happen.
But some changes are inevitable - and all-but-invisible. That gives the people in power a lot more time and space - and privacy - to fight change. It's something we're seeing right now from a number of institutions. The Heritage Foundation, for example, or Koch Industries. The world that made them strong or that made their benefactors powerful, is changing. That's how the world works.
And when change happens, you can either evolve or become extinct. But you can't keep the world the way it was forever, no matter how hard you try.
By making it harder to oppose the future.
That means a few things. It means helping people understand why these organizations oppose the future. It means bringing to light their efforts to turn back the clock.
And it means understanding how the world is changing and leveling the playing field for it to do so. There are advantages that established, powerful organizations and systems have: existing markets, relationships, subisidies. These advantages are often hard to see, and sometimes don't even seem like advantages. But they're often a massive stumbling block to progress.
America is a nation built on enterprise and entrepreneurship. Built on hustle and energy. America is a competitive nation, in which the best idea should dominate in commerce or policy.
What's at stake is America's global leadership. We're already seeing ourselves fall behind in the development of green technologies, in large part because the political climate has been poisoned by those who oppose the future. We're falling behind in education, in innovation, in jobs and job quality, in growth… partly because the powerful feel an urgent need to remain powerful.
That can no longer be acceptable.