While liberal heads exploded all across the internet and celebrities attempted an intervention on Kanye, while politicians like Maxine Waters declared he was "talking out of turn," and suggested he needed help thinking, because he was encouraging people to "think freely" and break out of their "mental prisons," something else started happening, as exemplified in the image above, which we are starting to see more and more of from a number of different social media accounts.
Ignore the "Go Trump" shirt Mr. Henry Davis is wearing, shown in the image above, this has nothing to do with President Trump, although his commentary (LANGUAGE WARNING if you click his Twitter video link) is pro-Trump, because the focus of this article isn't in who Kanye, Owens, Davis, and the hundreds of others I am seeing on social media, supports, but what they are saying, how they are breaking away from the Democratic "party line," or as Ms. Owens calls it, the "Plantation," where everyone has to be 100% on-board with every single issue or they are being told to sit down and shut up.
Kanye catapulted Ms. Owens' name into the social media of million upon millions of people that most likely never heard of her, many of which are black liberals, which now include some "former" black liberals, showing them that not all members of the black community have to think the same, hold the same opinion on each and every issue, specifically indicating that they did not have to adhere to the Democratic mindset just because of the color of their skin.
The Democratic party, liberals and their politicians, are not happy at all with the message these individuals are spreading, because while it may sound controversial for me to say this, the Democratic party quite literally believe they own the black community, which explains quite clearly why they are willing to attack any African American of prominence that does not toe their line and push their narrative and encourages others to be "free thinkers."
On the flip side of the coin, we have establishment-minded Republicans offering dire warnings about treating Kanye as a "hero," because media claims he has become the hero of the "alt-right," and rushing to warn people that Mr. West is not a conservative.
Questions: Who cares if Owens is a conservative or that Kanye West is not? Do the Republicans criticizing others for appreciating that the conversation has begun, not understand that those watching this play out do not have to agree with what Kanye thinks on individual issues, just that he is encouraging his brethren to just think for themselves?
Each and every one of us should be encouraging every one to do the same and absolutely no one should ever attempt to force others to "agree" with all of their ideological stances.
Those establishment Republicans are no better than the liberal Democrats that think they own the black community vote, a true conservative, or an Independent thinker, should never feel they are entitled to any demographic of voter, they are not. Asking people to think, research, listen to both sides of an argument or debate, before making up their mind, is the endgame, not insisting that someone should be ignored because they don't toe the official "party line."
As to the liberal media, Kayne's exposing his tens of millions of followers to Candace Owens, followed up by President Trump highlighting Owens in a tweet, meant that they thought it was their job to then attack Owens, claiming she defends "neo-nazis," in order to ruin her reputation, to which she is now threatening to sue them for, stating "Excuse me, @JamilesLartey but when did I ever “defend neo-nazis”? I suggest the @guardian lawyer up ASAP. I will make suing for libel a sport, and your publication will be ground zero. This is not a game you will win."
While liberals, the far-left media, Democrats, and some establishment Republicans, are busy attacking Owens and West, others all across the internet are running with the "free thinker" message they are spreading, to the point where other liberals are complaining about seeing so much of it, with comments like "Its like everyones drinking the "free-thinker" kool-aid."
I have been watching social media closely to see if this "free thinking" movement fizzles out or grows, and it is amazing how much it has grown in just a few short weeks, seeing more and more of the black community using the term "free thinker," or "think freely" in their bios, and posting videos talking about "mental slavery," and spreading the message.
The following video was shared by Dark Kent with the message "I got my free thinking from Mom... Here is my free thinker video of the day."
Deplorable Melissa: "As a black woman I stand with Kanye West. The Democratic Party feeds black people a defeatist victim mentality that has stifled black progress. All so they can pose as our saviors to manipulate us into voting for policies that destroy us. #MAGA #FreeThinker #TheGreatAwakeing"
The push back against these people standing up and speaking out, shows conclusively that the conversation has officially begun. That push back is not just happening within the black social media community, but the "free thinker" message has become so prevalent that it appears the liberals running Twitter are also marking the image above by Melissa, as "sensitive material," as they attempt to stifle this conversation because so many are awakening.
COMING TO A COLLEGE CAMPUS NEAR YOU
In yet another sign that things are changing we note another story, not specifically related to West, Owens, and the debate raging across social media, yet also inherently related, as there is also signs of change happening at college campuses.
While for years we have been documenting the liberal indoctrination occurring at our nation's colleges, the censoring of conservative speakers, the "safe space" mentality, and overall not much has changed over the last year, but that is not to say we are seeing no changes.
Lauren Cooley, a conservative speaker, who for the last year has been on a "Make Campus Great Again" speaking tour, where she encourages right-leaning college activists to play offense instead of defense.
Recently, I’ve noticed a growing number of left-leaning students at my events — and not to protest as you might assume. Instead, self-avowed Marxists and DACA-supporting students have been showing up to hear what I have to say. These students are starving for diverse ideas.
Timidly, they’ll admit to me after my speech that they can’t get along with their leftist peers. They’re too emotional in their arguments and aren’t interested in deep, challenging discussion, they tell me. Their professors aren’t much better, so they say. Frustrated, they find themselves in a classroom, listening to a 25-year-old Trump supporter talking about how to make campus great again.
I find this both incredibly sad and highly laudable.
It's sad because students should encounter varying viewpoints on campus every day. It's laudable because some students are recognizing that their universities are failing them, and they’re seeking out alternative means of education.
Ms. Cooley also explains that "many of the leftist students I speak with find free speech zones and safe spaces to be an affront on their civil liberties, progressive values, and academic merits."
The point here is that while there are still huge problems in American colleges, the fact that liberal students are actively attending conservative lectures, not to protest but to expose themselves to new ideas, rather than being trapped in the liberal bubble of the indoctrinated, or hiding out in a safe space, shows a change in "tone" from what I have been documenting for the past four years.
From social media to college campuses, we are noting changes occurring, little things that have started to snowball, ideas that have become a movement, national conversations that are long overdue, and while we will most likely always have divisions, whether on social issues or on fiscal issues, no one party owns any one segment of the population.
That appears to terrify both the Democratic party and the establishment Republicans, and watching their public statements when confronted with more and more "free thinkers," it also appears they are running scared.
They should be, because a nation of free thinkers means the media nor the politicians can control us anymore.
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