#WalkAway

#WalkAway

Updated Jul 08, 2018 at 06:25AM EDT by Y F.

Added Jul 05, 2018 at 11:18AM EDT by Don.

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About

#WalkAway is a hashtag campaign in which former liberals post videos online in which they share stories about how they grew apart from the Democratic Party and left-wing politics.

Origin

On May 26th, 2018, New York-based hairdresser Brandon Straka released a video announcing the launch of the "#WalkAway" campaign, claiming he is "walking away from liberalism and the Democratic Party" (shown below).[3] Over the next two weeks, the video accumulated 1.9 million views, 73,000 shares and 28,000 reactions.



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On May 30th, 2018, the #WalkAway Facebook[1] group was launched, which describes itself as a "video campaign movement" for former left-leaning people "who can no longer accept the current ideology of liberalism and what the Democratic Party has become." Over the next month, the group accumulated more than 62,000 members.


#WalkAway + Join Group More Join this group to post and comment. GROUP BY About This Group The Unsilent Minority 49,889 like this Description The #WalkAway Campaign is a true grassroots movement. It is a video campaign movement, dedicated to sharing the stories of people who can no longer accept the current ideology of liberalism and what the Democratic Party has become. Some left long ago. Many of us have recently been red- pilled". Some here have wanted to leave for some time, but have feared the consequences they might suffer from friends or family if they walk away RECENT GROUP FILES Join #WalkAway on Twitter Libby Albert updated last Thursday This group is here to encourage and support those on the left to walk away from the divisive tenets by allowing people to share their stories, or watch the video testimonies and read the posts of others who have walked away. See More

On June 30th, Twitter user CJ Pearson tweeted a #WalkAway video, along with the message "Democrats walked away from black folks long ago" (shown below). Within one week, the tweet gained over 25,300 likes and 11,000 retweets.




On July 2nd, The Washington Post published an article titled "The #WalkAway meme is what happens when everything is viral and nothing matters." On June 29th, the An0maly – News Analysis & Hip-hop channel uploaded a video about the hashtag campaign (shown below, left). On July 3rd, the Fox News YouTube channel uploaded an interview with Straka about the campaign (shown below, right).



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"Listen buddy i know i'm basically asking you to join to a side who completely hates you for your race, sexuality, ethnicity, religion while also trying to get your entire family deported from the country if not outright asking for your deaths….buuut have you considered you should join us anyway cause 2 days ago a liberal on twitter said mean things to me and got more likes than my responses???"

Also this goes without saying but maybe don't fucking try to identify your political alignments with a single party in a completely fucked up bi-partisan system? This shit is why so many people nowadays identify as centrists, and then they get mocked for it. Maybe if the bi-partisan system wasn't so bad more people would be happily aligning themselves with parties they can rely on? But yea no let's just mock every centrist out there for not conforming to everything our party believes and not accepting every insane extremist as just "part of the political climate".

I think the worst part in all this is i can actually see this man's point when i look past the sheer stupidity but even then the problem just starts stemming from the fact that he tries to align his entire belief system with one party alone, and when that doesn't work, he blames everyone else for it while also suggesting other people who are supposedly on his side to join a party that will treat them much worse at the end of the day.

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