Sunday, August 23, 2020

#WalkAway stories

Brandon Straka (whose surname is apparently supposed to be pronounced "strahk") is the founder of the #WalkAway movement. What "walking away" means depends on the walker. For people like Brandon, walking away meant leaving the Democrat party and eventually becoming a Trump supporter. Keri Smith thinks of herself as a "classical" liberal, but she also walked away from the lib-Dem side of the aisle to become a Trump supporter. For many black folks, walking away has been linked to the powerful metaphor of "the plantation," i.e., the mental slavery associated with marching in lockstep with the liberal-leftist-Democratic machine. Walking away from that is like leaving the plantation, leaving mental slavery. Below is the young, smart, self-possessed Sidni Standard (I'm pretty sure that's her online moniker, not her real name), talking about her own #WalkAway experience. It's worth a listen:

And here's the man himself, Brandon Straka, sitting down with Tim Pool:

Many on the left are trying to paint the #WalkAway movement as little more than a rabble or a myth—something insignificant. This is just more evidence of the left's detachment from reality. The movement is huge, and it's only gaining momentum. Ignore it at your peril.

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