In a column titled “Socialism is Not Built on Compassion. It’s Built on Dehumanizing Others.” Barry Brownstein writes:
In The True Believer, a seminal book on mass movements by social philosopher Eric Hoffer, Hoffer writes: “Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a God, but never without belief in a devil. Usually, the strength of a mass movement is proportionate to the vividness and tangibility of its devil.”
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Hatred begins when we dehumanize others. We lump individuals into a single homogeneous group. This other group becomes the target of hate when we believe ‘I am suffering because of them.’ [Emphasis added]
There are those who use this tactic with minorities in America, among them the gay community.
In an article titled “Founder Of The #WalkAway From Dems Movement Explains Why Their Party Has ‘No Future’” DCStatesman.com reports:
Brandon Straka, the founder of the #WalkAway movement, cried the night Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump. Now, he’s urging Democrats to leave the party. Straka created the campaign that shares videos of people telling their stories on why they are now leaving the Democratic Party because Democrats have become too ‘divisive.’
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“I think that if you’re a minority in America … there’s sort of this assumption that you are not wanted on the right,” he said.
He added that he believes the left takes minorities for granted and makes people feel that President Trump’s administration is looking to “hurt” them.
“If you’re a minority, you have a choice,” he said. [Emphasis added]
Brandon Straka had an epiphany, an experience of sudden and striking realization that his best interests do not lie in the Democratic Party.
Here is the YouTube video that has gone viral and started the #WalkAway from the Democratic Party movement.
Watch this interview between Brandon and Laura Ingraham.
Brandon Straka has now become a classical liberal. He has walked away from the Democratic party. Wikipedia defines a classical liberal as:
Classical liberalism is a political ideology and a branch of liberalism which advocates civil liberties under the rule of law with an emphasis on economic freedom.
If these ideas fit you then #WalkAway.
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