Hiding Under the Bed

I have been reading a lot of history lately. The biography of John Adams. The biography of Alexander Hamilton. The story of the b-17 bombing of the Nazis during WW2.

Americans of the distant and recent past put their lives on the line. Whether they were right or wrong can be debated. Was Vietnam worth it? Was Afghanistan necessary? Was Iraq a proper response to 9/11?

Whatever your political philosophy it seems as though Americans have always stood up and faced whatever “evil” they needed to face. Even if some of that “evil” may be imaginary.

Until recently.

Over the last few years we have seen a new American emerge. This is the American of the political right wing. Just as American as you or I.  But Americans who have redefined what it means to be a “patriot” or a “citizen”

These Americans, unlike their forefathers, live in a state of constant fear. They are constantly horrified. Perpetually frightened.

They reject  the liberal FDR who, when faced with the most devastating economic disaster the US had ever known, responded by telling Americans, in his first inaugural address. “The only thing we have to fear is  fear itself”. A statement FDR repeated in 1941 in response to the Nazi menace.

They reject the words of another liberal president, JFK, who pronounced, “Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate”.

We might even try Ronald Reagan, the patron saint of the GOP, who said, ” Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts.”

Well. Not so.

Today, the entire right wing seems to be hiding under their beds, teeth chattering. To hear some of these new Americans talk you would think we are a nation of cry babies and cowards.

What are they afraid of?

Gays.

Transgender people using bathrooms.

Gays getting married.

People who want to take away their guns.

People without guns.

Women who want to control their own bodies.

Blacks.

Blacks voting.

Old people voting.

Anyone voting.

The government.

Muslims.

Foreigners.

Mexicans.

Atheists.

Teachers.

Gays in the military.

Black Lives Matter.

Communists .

Socialists.

Libtards.

Did I mention gays?

Perhaps we need to get these grown men out from under the beds. Be gentle with them. Pat them on their heads. Hold their hands. Tell them it will all be okay. Nobody is going to hurt them. No gays are going to attack them. No one is taking away their guns. Heat up some cocoa and give them a cookie.

The poor darlings are frightened out of their (half)wits.

Perhaps Plato said it best over 2,000 years ago.

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light”.

 

 

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6 responses to “Hiding Under the Bed

  1. Deb Meeker

    You’ve offered a fresh perspective. However, those you call new Americans are the same old Americans dressed in refreshed attire. Their fears and hatreds have been with us since the country began. In earlier days, they labeled Native Americans as savages, therefore believing they were “right” in killing and stealing lands. Now they just roll over treaties to extract the last vestige of Native American’s religious and honored lands – for mineral rights.
    They used to wear white sheets that covered their faces, but now proudly and overtly – carry their guns and flags into any community they wish to terrorize. Having lost the battle of the Civil War, and now dealing with laws that prohibit the worst of their actions, they seek new federal leadership which will give their milk and cookies by authoritarian decree.
    Their “fear” of Gays has more to do with jealousy and the desire to always feel *better than* someone – anyone. When their cries that gay marriage would ruin their own marriages died with real Americans pushing for equal rights, they decided the only way they can be kings and queens of the hill, is to remove any and all rights to bathrooms and dignity as best they can.
    They are the very monsters they fear hiding under the bed. They don’t deserve milk and cookies, they deserve a humiliating punishment – one that sends them to their rooms ( forever) with a stinging behind.

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  2. Well said, thank you.

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