The following video, with commentary, was posted by Indicrat on YouTube:
It’s time for the Silent Majority to become unsilent. Join us in DC this October 26-28th. Arrive on Friday, October 26th and have dinner with us. We’ll have the march and rally on DC on Saturday, October 27th, and have brunch on Sunday, October 28th.
Gay Conservative (Ex-Liberal) Brandon Straka Starts Powerful Anti-Left Movement #WalkAway— When actor James Woods tweeted the hashtag “#WalkAway” in June, even the alt-right missed the enormity of what lay beneath it. The Democrat Party had, in fact, struck an iceberg. 5 million people on Facebook and YouTube have seen the video by now.
A very handsome gay man, who you just assume is about to scold you on progressive talking points, instead says this: “Once upon a time, I was a liberal. Well, to be honest, less than a year ago, I was still a liberal. “I reject a system which allows an ambitious, misinformed and dogmatic mob to suppress free speech, create false narratives, and apathetically steamroll over the truth.” And then this devastating line—the Rosa Parks moment of the video: “I reject hate.” If Democratic strategists were still able to watch the rest of the video without suffering a nervous breakdown, they’d see that it quickly got worse. “These are the reasons why I became a liberal. And these are the same reasons why I am now walking away.” Meet Brandon Straka, the unlikely liberator and new face of the “silent minority” of Americans who’ve been cast out by family and friends, fired from jobs, and forced into silent social ghettos for their failure to “get it” about how hateful and dangerous Donald Trump is, and why he and all his supporters should be subjected to an ever-expanding social and professional fatwah. Since Straka published his confessional, his life as a New York City hairdresser and aspiring actor has been overtaken by a tidal wave.
While speaking to The Epoch Times about the explosion of his #WalkAway campaign, Straka had to go style a client’s hair, all while fielding a constant barrage of newcomers’ testimonial letters, videos, and emails—over 1,000 a day. They gather at his two Facebook groups, “The Unsilent Minority” and “WalkAway Campaign.” Those who have the courage post their own testimonials about the moment when the abuse, rage, and ugliness of the Democrats caused them to finally leave the party and “walk away.” “This is so much more than a hashtag on Twitter,” he said. “This is a testimonial campaign, a grassroots movement that is going to change the political landscape of this country.” And that’s the astonishing twist here: If these people have been driven into the arms of Donald Trump, who’s left on the left? Those who are walking away are not Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables,” but rather, in many cases, lifelong Democrats who simply could not take it any longer and have longed for this very moment, when somebody like them would make it safe for them to come out of the closet and speak their minds. From urban gay men to staunch liberal grandmothers, from a punk drag queen with black lips to a tattooed lesbian with a mohawk, those posting testimonials all had a breaking point, a moment when they decided to “walk away.”
For gay, affluent, native New Yorker Ricky Roberts, the moment came after the Orlando nightclub shootings. “Trump said he was going to protect gay men, and he did, [with] the travel ban. Hillary was telling Americans not to ‘pick on all Muslims because of this.’” That did not feel like protection to him. “I swear to God, wanted to throw my shoe through the TV. At that point I was like, I can’t do it anymore. I really can’t. You know, listen, I’m a gay guy from NYC, but before that, I’m an American, a patriot, now an uncle.
From immigration to everything, they are just a disaster.” “They’re anti-American, anti-common sense, rational—anything good, they’re against it.” Straka, who grew up in a small town in Nebraska, was on board with the fear and loathing campaign around Trump until he began asking people back home why they had voted for him. To his astonishment, they told him about Obama-era regulations that had crippled their small businesses. He started to research media canards like the one about Trump supposedly mocking a disabled reporter. When he found that it was a total distortion, he kept going, anger rising. He eventually became “completely ‘red-pilled.’” Isolated, he told himself that he would have to give up his lifelong dream of becoming an actor if he hit the “publish” button on his video, but, encouraged by one conservative gay friend, he decided to do it. “This was a matter of the media specifically manipulating people’s deepest fears based on legitimate traumas. Many gay people have experienced serious homophobia and physical violence.
Can you imagine manipulating a domestic violence survivor’s fears just for political purposes? It’s insane.”