NATIONAL HARBOR, MD: Turning Point USA spokeswoman Candace Owens roused an early morning audience at CPAC with the story of her work in the Black community. She is an internet sensation with her video podcasts and is the founder of the “Blexit” movement.
Owens’ arrival was met with enthusiastic applause.
Owens has become a fixture of the conservative movement and travels with Turning Point visiting college campuses.
It is a little surprising to hear from her that she is only two years into the conservative movement. When she came out as a conservative, she says that the purveyors of diversity and inclusion on the Left greeted her with hate and tried to destroy her.
The Left, she says, was able to capture the Black vote because the Right has given up the culture. The Left doesn’t want to fix minority issues because they stump on them every year. Fixing minority issues removes a political point for the left.
She succeeds in reaching minority communities, she said, simply by telling the truth.
She offers the Friday CPAC 2019 attendees four of those truths.
- The US is not a racist country. The meme that it is racist is fueled by people who have a personal and financial stake in maintaining that it is.
- Second, abortion is murder. Black women compromise 6-7% of the population but account for 40% of abortions. She said that 18 million Black babies have been aborted since 1973. The Black population in this country would be twice what it is without that tragic loss.
- Third, police brutality against Blacks is a myth. That things are bad in Black communities is not because of police brutality but because 74% of black families are led by single mothers. The breakdown of the Black family is the result of liberal policies.
- Fourth, she says that there are 4 million Black children and an additional 3 million Hispanic children living in poverty and yet Democrats want to put illegals first. The answer, she said, is to build the Wall. That comment received an ovation and chants of “Build the Wall!”
She said that Blacks should aspire to be doctors, such as Condoleezza Rice and Ben Carson, not basketball players and hip-hop artists. Conservatives, she repeated, need to invade culture. The path of least resistance to defeating the Left is to move just 5% of the minority vote.
At Friday CPAC 2019, Owens is doing that with her Blexit movement.
It’s amazing, she says, at how quickly you can change your life around when you stop viewing yourself as a victim and start viewing yourself as a victor.
It was an inspiring speech and she received even more enthusiastic applause when she was done.