Friday’s Question is a Lesson

I can’t help but wonder if there are others besides myself who think they see what is really going with all these demonstrations and protests against everything President Trump attempts to do for our country. I’m going, to begin with defining four words:
  1. Protester:  “a person who makes a public protest; synonym demonstrator.” (Oxford Learner’s Dictionary)
  2.  Bully:  “a person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable.” (Oxford English Dictionary
  3. Terrorist: “an advocate or practitioner of terrorism as a means of coercion.” (Miriam-Webster Dictionary)
  4. Coercion: “The intimidation of a victim to compel the individual to do some act against his or her will by the use of psychological pressure, physical force, or threats. The crime of intentionally and unlawfully restraining another’s freedom by threatening to commit a crime, accusing the victim of a crime, disclosing any secret that would seriously impair the victim’s reputation in the community, or by performing or refusing to perform an official action lawfully requested by the victim, or by causing an official to do so.
My question is this: When does protesting become terrorism? Here in America, we have the legal right under our Constitution to Freedom of speech and freedom to protest without fear of retribution; I’m all for that. However, in this era, we seem to have less real protesting and more real bullying capped off with organized domestic terrorism. In my opinion, protesting becomes unacceptable bullying when one side denies the other side their freedom of speech, and choice; rights guaranteed under our Constitution. As bad as these types of bullying are, they often do escalate to more severe types such as uncensored cyber attacks, gossip, negative allegations, and prejudical commentaries directed at both the person and family in an attempt to discredit.
It is when a protester crosses the line from mild verbal attacks on an opponent to coercion in the form of physically blocking movement, using bullhorns in very close proximity the victim’s head – specifically ears, screams at, throwing objects, feces and urine at, physically assaults, threats to family and home, or damages personal property that bullying becomes criminal intimidation. They are no longer protesters, they are criminals who must be arrested and charged for their crimes.
However, when they turn to coercion with threats of exposing their victim’s address and phone number, health and schools records, school,  and death threats, they’ve gone beyond criminals, they are terrorists.
Lest they feel left out, I will comment on those “protestors” who receive compensation for their efforts. For me, these people are no better than paid thugs, the Sturmabteilung (SA – Brownshirts) of Nazi Germany.
I have a question for these people: Do you know the fate of the SA when Hitler finally gained power? What about Stalin’s purge of his military officers after defeating the Nazi’s?
As vile as they are, these bullies and terrorists are merely puppets on a world stage; their value to their leadership is very transitory. Their lifespan, questionable and their cause is defeatable. However, in the interim, Americans need to stand up and fight back against the violence and terrorism spawned by our own politicians with their hate speeches, sponsorships of harassment and intimidation and above all, their abuse of the powers granted to them by Ameican voters. I personally feel that the actions and words of the alleged victim, her attorneys and the Democrat Senators on the Judicial Committee were a gross attempt at coercion of the truth. What I saw, and continue to see is an attempt at a soft coup de tat of our government by the left. Do you?  

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