CHARLOTTE, NC: Regardless of your political persuasion, there is always a strong sense of validation when someone crosses over to join the ranks of your beliefs. Conservative political activist and commentator, Candace Owens, is someone who once wrote about the “bat-shit-crazy antics of the Republican Tea Party.”
“The good news is, they will eventually die off (peacefully in their sleep, we hope), and then we can get right on with the OBVIOUS social change that needs to happen, IMMEDIATELY.”
In 2019, the Candace Owens is not the same person she was four years ago. Owens had an epiphany in 2017 with a 180-degree swing in her political views by launching a website and YouTube channel called Red Pill Black. Today she is known for her pro-Trump activism and her criticism of Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Party, Owens’ is also known for promoting black conservatism in the U.S.
A year ago, the President was quoted as saying:
Owens’ testimonial responses to questions from Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) during a House congressional hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism, someone with any modicum of common sense would have to be impressed by Ownes straightforward answers and eloquence.
There was no beating around the bush, no “I don’t recalls” or any of the other evasiveness that typically surrounds such sessions. No, this time Owens was dead-on the mark with concise, convincing, cogent remarks that were almost scary in their refreshing honesty.
Owens bluntly testifies “There is no skin color in patriotism.'” And that black people are “not owned by the left.”
The Left chooses not to hear
Her commentary would have had far more impact, of course, had her opposition bothered to listen, but therein lies the flaw, because in the liberal cathedral choir of public opinion, Owens is nothing more than off-key and out of tune.
Writing on Facebook, recently Owens described herself saying “I proudly self-identify as an Uncle Tom.”
That sort of rhetoric makes liberals puff up, pontificate and wag fingers even more because it’s so easy to appeal to those who represent the lowest common denominator of public opinion.
Owens argues that African Americans have a “victim mentality” and frequently refers to the Democratic Party as a “plantation.”
The American left “like(s) black people to be government-dependent,” says Owens who also claims that blacks have been brainwashed to vote for Democrats.
It’s not difficult to understand given the history of slavery in the United States. On the plantation, the “Massa” provided everything; food, shelter, clothing. There is no need for blacks to gain eduction or to think for themselves.
Today, in the 21st century, “Massa” still thrives in Washington with massive hand-outs such as welfare, food stamps and similar incentive killing programs.
Remember the video of the \woman screaming her delight at receiving her “free” “Obama-phone”?
That system has been self-perpetuating for decades. Democrats want it that way because it translates to power which conversely translates to power, control, and money. Nothing will change until people like Candace Owens begin to awaken the attitude of our give-away Massa-ruled government and direct it toward self-reliance.
No one can dispute Donald Trump’s unorthodox style or his ego-driven abrasiveness but, that said, unlike his enemies who still cry impeachment and conduct investigations on Russia, Trump accomplishes things rather than merely throws hollow words at the issues.
If you don’t like it, there’s a system in place to change things. It’s called “elections.”
Candace Owens on President Trump
As Owens points out,
“Trump as neither engaged in rhetoric that is harmful to African Americans nor (has he) proposed policies that would harm African Americans.”
“Black Americans are doing worse off economically today than we were doing in the 1950s under Jim Crow (because) we’ve only been voting for one party since then.”
Though fact-checkers dispute Owens’ claim, saying the trend toward change began under Barack Obama, there is always overlap and gap between leaders that provides more than its share of loopholes for debate.
In another endorsement of Trump’s style, Owens says
“In every room that I’ve been with the president, he talks about real issues, and he doesn’t pander to us, he doesn’t do Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s southern drawl accent and speaking to us like we’re slaves. He asks us important questions, and the most important question he could’ve asked was, ‘black America, what do you have to lose?’”
To be honest, the truth truly does lie somewhere in the middle. No president or leader, no matter how intelligent or qualified he or she may be, can be 100% right all the time.
The difference, however, is that rather than wet your finger and stick it in the air, the American people desire actions rather than fancy words.
The black, and white, communities need more advocates like Candace Owens who can bring about change from within.
Lede Image: Candace Owens speaking with attendees at the 2018 Young Women’s Leadership Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Image by Gage Skidmore available for attribution license free to use
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