Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Meet Brandon Straka, a gay former liberal encouraging others to #WalkAway from Democrats

This #WalkAway thing is another dead end. The Left has accused #WalkAway of being a Russian front operation the same way McCarthyites used to claim everything on the Left was a Soviet front. It seems more likely that all of these “back and forth” groups are being encouraged by the power elite in order to keep any actual anti-System movements from developing. “You’re pissed at the SJWs? That’s cool. Just join this #WalkAway pro-Republican group.” “You’re a disillusioned neo-Nazi? No problem. Wanna buy some ‘social justice,’ kid?”

The unfortunate thing is that most of these people, whether Brandon Straka, Derek Black, etc. are probably sincere (not so sure about Heimbach, though). Regrettably, most of them seem to have never actually learned how “the System” actually works. We definitely need better political education. Antonio Gramsci was right. You have to win the war of ideas before you can win any other battles. Most of these fringe or subcultural political sects are the equivalent of African or Native American tribes that were too busy fighting each to put up a united resistance to the European colonial invaders, or the Greek cities that continued to fight with each other while they were being invaded by the Persians.

By Tim Fitzsimons
NBC News

Three months ago, Brandon Straka was a New York City hairstylist and aspiring actor with a small social media following. Now, he’s a frequent Fox News contributor with nearly 70,000 Twitter followers, whose posts have been shared by Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Palin.

His ascent to conservative-media darling began on May 26, when Straka posted a now-viral video describing why he fled the Democratic party.

“Once upon a time, I was a liberal,” Straka says in the six-minute video, looking directly toward the camera. “For years now, I have watched as the left has devolved into intolerant, inflexible, illogical, hateful, misguided, ill-informed, un-American, hypocritical, menacing, callous, ignorant, narrow-minded and, at times, blatantly fascistic behavior and rhetoric.”


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