The liberal media has done its best to discredit the WalkAway movement. They have called them fake and a campaign by Russia. Anything to protect the Democrats from criticism, right?
Now Yahoo News has done a story about the movement and for once, it’s incredibly fair:
Unfiltered: ‘The left practices tolerance in the most superficial ways’
On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States — and Brandon Straka, a gay man and artist living in New York City, posted a video of his reaction to Facebook. “I was devastated. I voted for Hillary, and I was one of those people who was going on social media, crying, making videos,” says Straka.
Almost two years later, Straka posted another video that has since gone viral and spawned a movement. “I became a liberal because I am against racism, I’m against judging people based off of their sexual orientation or their gender. But what I started to see happening more and more all the time were these very same behaviors sort of in the reverse of what is stereotypical.”
It was this disconnect that led Straka to create the #WalkAway campaign in mid-June of 2018, a social media movement that encourages lifelong liberals and Democrats to “walk away” from their party and explore conservative politics with an open mind.
For Straka, the left practices tolerance and diversity in a superficial way, with no regard to individual thought or personal belief: “If you express an opinion that’s outside of what is their ideology, there is no tolerance and there is no diversity.”
Watch the video that goes with the story:
Incredible! Congrats to Brandon Straka and to Yahoo News for doing a great job!