That’s the unmistakable message which Americans are incessantly fed, be it from the Media, from Religious figures, from Politicians..
Your freedom, your family, your children, your home, your job, your religion, all that defines you, all that you hold near and dear, is in a constant state of peril, at risk to be taken from you at any moment.
Lock your doors, look over your shoulder, be on the lookout for “strange characters” or “questionable activity”, and remember-you have the second amendment as a “God Endorsed” means of defense.
Because you will of course, be inevitably forced to defend yourself. Minorities, immigrants, gays, the mentally unstable, drug addicts, sexual deviants, shameless sinners…the Government, they’re all continually lurking, eying all that you have, all that you love.
They’re coming for you…and for America.
The America you love, the America our Founding Fathers Envisioned.
Yes, be afraid.…of the insidious epidemic of fear.
Fear breeds misguided and unwarranted mistrust… it breeds inhibiting and dangerous hate…it breeds irrational and unpredictable behavior.
It’s why we avoid those who are “different, why we love our guns rather than our neighbors, why we constantly are nostalgic for a fairy-tale past which never existed.
It’s why gay’s must fight for the right to love, why women must fight for the right to choose, and why minorities must fight for the right to live.
It’s why we sadly focus on not being our brother’s victim, rather than on being our brother’s keeper.
It’s why Trayvon Martin was shot dead, ‘armed’ with nothing else than his black skin.
Irrational fear closes our minds and our hearts, it imprisons us.
“Who sees all beings in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear”.
Isa Upanishad, Hindu Scripture
“Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out”.
Karl Augustus Menninger
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy”.
Open your mind…open your heart.
Don’t be afraid.
Be Good Friends,