Conservative firebrand Candace Owens dropped a tweet this weekend and she wasn’t playing around.
There is a brutal honesty there that is frequently missing in media coverage of left and right.
Now, needless to say, there are liberals who don’t seem to fit that description. But more and more, they seem to be a dying or succumbing breed.
From Biz Pac Review:
During a Democrat congressional debate in Arizona Thursday, audience members booed a House candidate after she expressed support for U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement. Would you classify the candidate, Ann Kirkpatrick, as a true liberal — or her hecklers as the real liberals?
The point is that there’s a difference between the moderate liberalism of Democrats like Ann Kirkpatrick, and the radical liberalism (or illiberalism) of her detractors. What makes Owens’ remarks compelling and possibly true is the fact that the latter form of liberalism is on the rise, whereas Kirkpatrick’s brand of moderate liberalism is decidedly on the decline.
More problematic you see the rise of people embracing things like attacks on law enforcement, like the ‘abolish ICE’ movement and illegal immigration while also attacking America and American institutions. And embracing socialism and communism.
One thing that’s often not reported in the protests you’ve seen from Occupy to those against Donald Trump is the presence of some of the same people on the far-left who push revolution and communism.
You saw some of these same people at the recent rally to support Maxine Waters where they burned and stomped on the American flag, chanting “America was never great.” Some wore the Rev Com (Revolutionary Communist) shirt, “Revolution Nothing Less.” Refuse Fascism, one of the main groups behind the protests against Trump, was formed by far leftists including members of Rev Com.
A poll from earlier this year found that a plurality of millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country, while seven percent would rather live to live in an entirely communist one. Even more disturbing is that one in five 20-somethings actually consider Joseph Stalin, one of the greatest mass murderers in history, to be a “hero.”
These are striking numbers. Also striking is the fact that so many liberals both young and old alike seem to hate America and Western culture in general.
Trump delivered a great speech in Poland, touting how they “could not be broken” by Communism.
“Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken,” he said. “Our values will prevail, our people will thrive, and our civilization will triumph.”
He was attacked by those on the left for the speech being a ‘dog whistle’ to the ‘alt-right.’
That indicates a failure to understand history and the context of what he was saying. But it’s also coming from some of the same people who like socialism, who says true communism just hasn’t been tried yet, who keep attacking America and who want the fall of Western civilization.
So what would you call people who think like that?