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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
#WalkAway Movement to Abandon Liberalism Goes Viral
article appeared in Breitbart on July 1st
By Thomas D. Williams
The #Walkaway movement that began with a popular Facebook
video featuring a gay hairdresser in New York City explaining why he was leaving
the Democratic Party has quickly morphed into a major force on social media and
According to an article last Thursday in the Epoch Times, some five
million people on Facebook and YouTube have seen the groundbreaking video
showing a “very handsome gay man” who describes his awakening to the inanities
of liberalism and the Democratic Party.
“Once upon a time, I
was a liberal. Well, to be honest, less than a year ago, I was still a
liberal,” begins Brandon Straka, the unlikely face of the new “silent minority”
“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,”
he says. “I reject hate.”
“These are the
reasons why I became a liberal. And these are the same reasons why I am now
Straka published his
original #WalkAway video on May 26, and since then his life “has been overtaken
by a tidal wave,” the Epoch Times reports.
The movement has been
especially successful because its spokespersons have not been the sort
typically associated with conservativism. Young and old, black and white, men
and women, gay and straight—the campaign seems to elude stereotypes and
The popular young
conservative commentator C.J. Pearson, for instance, has given the movement a
significant push by highlighting the Democratic Party’s racist past. “The
Democratic Party is the party of slavery. The party of Jim Crow. The party of
segregation. The party of the KKK,” Pearson tweeted Saturday.
away from black folks long ago. Now, it’s our time to #WalkAway,” he added.
It is enough to
search for the hashtag #WalkAway on Twitter or Facebook to see how the campaign
has taken on like wildfire, spawning an entire cottage industry of personal
testimonials and “conversion” stories of how people woke up to the false
promises of liberalism.
And yet, according to
Straka, this is “so much more than a hashtag on Twitter.”
Some Democrats say
they are still expecting a “blue wave” come November. If social media is any
indication, there seems to have been a sea change.