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by Johann Hollar 2 years ago in opinion

Why the next decade should punish fear rather than give it power

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During my grandpa's generation the Japanese were illegally detained from 1942 to 1944 because Americans were afraid of them, but not the Germans living in America.

During my mom's generation it was the anti-war protestors, the Civil Rights movement and pretty much anyone who challenged authority figures.

Today, it's Muslims, Liberals, Blacks, Immigrants, those who are LGBTG, Asians and pretty much anything that even remotely promotes progress.

If you are wondering what I am talking about, it's fear.

Not fear like being afraid of heights, spiders or something as silly as cotton balls.

I am talking about fear of people.

It seems like that every-time a new decade comes in, people within the United States of America find some newer, lamer reason to lose their spines about an issue that if passed would be beneficial for both the country and humanity.

But sadly, Americans choose to piss it all away.

We as a nation when from eight years of having the first mixed President who served the American people in the White House, to a 73-year-old crybaby who throws a fit when he doesn't get his way.

Further proving my point and another point I am wanting to make.

The United States of America is a nation of wimps.

I may be an American too, but I am not a wuss and unlike the Republicans of today, I would say to Donald John Trump before kicking his ass "No".

Fear is neither a right nor a privilege

Not trying to deny you all the rights under the heaven to be afraid.

As I said earlier, being afraid of common things is normal. Being afraid of getting raped is also not uncommon, but would that not give the rapist more power? Children have to the right to be afraid of the bogeyman or whatever creepy, crawling things are out there.

You do not have the right to be afraid of those who are different than you.

People in poverty, blacks, immigrants, non-Christians, LGBTQ, Socialists, Communists, the physically/mentally challenged, free-thinking anarchists, liberals, are not the threat to America.

It is those of you who are stupid enough to believe this crap.

During the first term of President Barack Obama, there was protests about a mosque being built near the 9/11 site. (1)

I don't think I need to say anything the shooting of Trayvon Martin. (2)

(1) https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-10973459

(2) https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2018/07/31/631897758/a-look-back-at-trayvon-martins-death-and-the-movement-it-inspired

What should be done after them bum is thrown out?

Provided that me and my fellow Americans throw out the sack-of-crap that dares to call himself President, there needs to be a more permanent solution to dealing with his breed of scum.

I am not just talking about the privileged white folk or the Republican politicians and judges. I am talking about all of the American people who chose their fears over their freedoms.

There should be laws against giving into/promoting fear. How intense the punishment would be based on the level of fear.

Which is why I feel that the First Amendment should be re-written so that the rights of anything that is Anti-Trump, The Occupy Movement, Black Lives Matter, anti-war and pretty much anything that is Liberal should be given more freedoms and no harassment whatsoever from law enforcement.

Any files on such groups must be tossed out and any previous charges against them should be dismissed. People like them since the Abolitionist movement have been treated like scum for far too long. It's time for people who want to stand on the right side of history to get treated as people.

As for those who rally in defense of Trump and spent years dismantling the country in defiance of great people like Clinton and Obama, defying the laws that grant equality, and putting the fear of God in those who are not them, they deserve no rights.

If anything they should be treated as enemies of the America State and have any attack against them be legal.

Need I remind you of the Bundy Militia? Armed protestors outside Mosques? What about the many threats against Obama and his supporters?

Caring about the rights of hate groups like that of the KKK or Christian Nationalists like that of the Fellowship that sponsor Jim Inhofe is exactly why we have the problem of fear these days.

It is they who sponser fear and we as a Americans must stand united against such scum and say with one voice:

"The United States of America has never been yours and never again will it ever be yours."

opinion

Johann Hollar

I had attended Minnesota State University Mankato where I received my Bachelors in History with a Minor in Philosophy and has yet to find work with such credentials. So here I am to write up a storm.

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