Remember This? …. A 1969 Lesson From Easy Rider:

George Hanson : (Jack Nicholson)  They’re not scared of you. They’re scared of what you represent to ’em.

Billy : (Dennis Hopper) Hey, man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody who needs a haircut.

George Hanson Oh, no. What you represent to them is freedom.

Billy What the hell is wrong with freedom? That’s what it’s all about


George Hanson Oh, yeah, that’s right. That’s what’s it’s all about, all right. But talkin’ about it and bein’ it, that’s two different thangs. I mean, it’s real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of course, don’t ever tell anybody that they’re not free, ’cause then they’re gonna get real busy killin’ and maimin’ to prove to you that they are. Oh, yeah, they’re gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ’em.

Billy Well, it don’t make ’em runnin’ scared.

George Hanson No, it makes ’em dangerous.


A distinct characteristic of society is that it reacts quickly and often violently against anyone or anything it perceives as a threat. Many people see Donald Trump as a threat because he didn’t become president the way those people think he should have. He did it on his own. He was free to do it that way and it scared them. ….”When they see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ’em”… And so he did.

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