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System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan took to his Instagram yesterday (June 14) to fire back at fans who have been critical of his conservative political opinion; he also wished President Donald Trump a happy birthday.

Dolmayan wrote, “The reason I post my opinions on this forum and open myself up to attack and ridicule is for you, the silent ones who think they are alone in a world where their thoughts are alien or wrong. You’re not alone, millions are with you.”

Dolmayan continued, “For those of you who think you are coming from a morally superior position, therefore, any differing opinion or viewpoint is invalid think again. It’s the easy path to think like you, it’s in their best self-interests for celebrities and politicians to support you but you will lose in the end because you are the very thing you pretend to fight against. The true fascist, the true bigots hidden in plain sight from the same party who fought to maintain slavery, Jim Crow, non-voting rights for women, and who are directly responsible for 70 plus million abortions, a large majority of whom were black.”

Dolmayan added, “You don’t want free speech, you can’t handle free speech because you are cowards and need to be herded along with the rest of the sheep. I’m lucky, I’m in an industry where you CAN be honest about your views wherever they fall with little to no repercussions. I don’t rely on a movie studio, label, media or anyone else who will bow down to pandering political correctness and am in no danger whatsoever of  ‘losing my job’ because you don’t like what I have to say.

Dolmayan concluded, “This is a dangerous time where free thought and speech is under attack but it will pass, the next generation is watching as they always do and they will overcome your insanity. Oh, happy birthday President Trump and good luck in November!”

Earlier this month, Dolmayan made headlines with another Instagram post in which he referred to President Trump as the “greatest friend to minorities.”

The reason I post my opinions on this forum and open myself up to attack and ridicule is for you , the silent ones who think they are alone in a world where their thoughts are alien or wrong. You're not alone , millions are with you. For those of you who think you are coming from a morally superior position therefore any differing opinion or viewpoint is invalid think again. It's the easy path to think like you , it's in their best self interests for celebrities and politicians to support you but you will lose in the end because you are the very thing you pretend to fight against. The true fascist, the true bigots hidden in plain sight from the same party who fought to maintain slavery , Jim Crow , non voting rights for women , and who are directly responsible for 70 plus million abortions ,a large majority of whom were black. You don't want free speech , you can't handle free speech because you are cowards and need to be herded along with the rest of the sheep. I'm lucky , I'm in an industry where you CAN be honest about your views wherever they fall with little to no repercussions. I don't rely on a movie studio , label , media or anyone else who will bow down to pandering political correctness and am in no danger whatsoever of " losing my job" because you don't like what I have to say . This is a dangerous time where free thought and speech is under attack but it will pass , the next generation is watching as they always do and they will overcome your insanity. Oh , happy birthday President Trump and good luck in November!

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Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.