A movement to abandon liberalism and the Democratic Party has gained some serious traction after a video featuring a gay New York hairdresser went viral.
“Once upon a time, I was a liberal. Well, to be honest, less than a year ago, I was still a liberal,” Brandon Straka said in the video seen by some five million people on Facebook and YouTube that ignited the #WalkAway campaign.
“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 declared in the video. “I reject hate.”
The Epoch Times reported:
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 video on May 26, his life as a New York City hairdresser and aspiring actor has been overtaken by a tidal wave.
“These are the reasons why I became a liberal. And these are the same reasons why I am now walking away,” Straka said in the video.
Twitter has been inundated with testimonials and personal videos of those who, like Straka, have awakened to the lies of liberalism. Conservative actor James Woods, who frequently uses the phrase in his tweets to his 1.5 million followers.
I was a registered Democrat for the greater portion of my voting life. The #Clintons cinched it for me. I was an #Independent through the Bush years. Obama was an eight year blank. The hatred and violence the @Democrats now promote convince me I was right to #WalkAway…
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 25, 2018
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 30, 2018
But according to Straka, this is “so much more than a hashtag on Twitter.”
“This is a testimonial campaign, a grassroots movement that is going to change the political landscape of this country,” he said.
— The Unsilent Minority (Brandon Straka) (@usminority) July 1, 2018
Those who are part of the campaign are not typical conservatives, and seem to escape being stereotyped.
More from Epoch Times:
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.”
While Democrats continue their anti-Trump propaganda and fuel hysteria over anything the president does while calling his supporters racists and Nazis, it seems their divisive and violent rhetoric is backfiring. If they are still looking for a “blue wave” in November, they should check out the #WalkAway movement on social media.
This is a MUST watch! https://t.co/xa0apuUVqD
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) July 1, 2018
The #WalkAway campaign is so incredibly important. Work like this has never been done before in the conservative movement.
Every single day, in every corner of America, black and brown Americans are opening their eyes.
In 2020 – Democrats will be hit harder than ever before.
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) July 1, 2018
I didn’t vote for Trump. I wasn’t sure he was right. But after seeing the vitriol from the left, and a recent incident where my close friends were called Nazis for supporting Trump when they’re they most accepting and loving people I know, I’m choosing to #WalkAway. For good.
— SB (@quiksilver661) July 1, 2018
I was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to America to find freedom and a better life. When I came they told me immigrants have to be Democrat, but they don’t stand for freedom. They want to tell you how to live. That’s why I #WalkAway
— Tanya Tay Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@realTanyaTay) July 1, 2018
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 30, 2018
My Mother was a Democrat and I was too. I volunteered for Clinton campaign, voted for Obama twice but then I started to realize that the things I really wanted for this country were not what the Democrats were offering #walkaway
— Kimberly (@Kimpossible727) July 1, 2018
I love the #walkaway movement. I feel like finally I’m not the only one. Im walking away from the Democrat party and all of the fake news, emotional manipulation, identity politics, hate and censorship that I see from the “Social Justice Warriors” on the Far Left. #ByeFelicia
— lil Miss Tata (@lilMsTataS) June 30, 2018
I moved to California 30 years ago. I was registered democrat. After three decades of watching liberals destroy our state I decided to #WalkAway.
— IGotAClue (@PetCareCoach) July 1, 2018
This was me in 2008. In 2013 I woke up and saw that Democrats weren’t interested in representing ALL the people.The change I hoped for never came because they focused on revenge politics and gave a platform to ignorance rather than true equality. So I decided to #WalkAway pic.twitter.com/pLaEjzuP5F
— Charles Robert (@TheGr8Historian) July 2, 2018
The more Maxine opens her mouth, the more people will #WalkAway
— Steven Jenkins (@nuovoinizio) July 2, 2018