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A Liberal for Trump: I’m voting for Trump because the Democratic Party is no longer liberal
medium.com ^ | August 12, 2020 | Keri Smith

Posted on 08/13/2020 12:29:17 AM PDT by grundle

Hello, my name is Keri and I’m a liberal who is voting for Donald Trump.

A little background, I used to be a “Social Justice Warrior.” For 20 years I was a true believer, who preached this evil ideology, fully convinced that it was the way to end racism and sexism. It took me two decades to realize it IS racism. It IS sexism.

Before the 2016 election, I went down a rabbit hole of videos of Trump supporters being assaulted by people who were supposed to be on my side, who were supposed to be liberals and progressives. I was left in tears, utterly shocked and repulsed. Because the legacy media had not told me this was happening. Matter of fact, they had sold me, and I had bought without sufficient evidence, the opposite narrative.

I still cried the night Trump won. Because I still believed the things I was told to believe about him, without forming my own opinion. Social Justice Warriors do a lot of that. But it became really important for me to figure out why he won, because I wanted to prevent it from happening again in 2020. So I started leaving my carefully cultivated echochamber. I started seeking out other points of view, and actually *listening* to why people voted for him, instead of projecting and telling them what the media had told me were their reasons. I started meeting Trump voters, most of whom did not fit the stereotype I’d been sold.

And in the past four years I watched as my old ideology, Social Justice Marxism, went mainstream. In the past few months in particular it has become culturally dominant to the point where it is being spoken by all of our major corporations, by academia, by entertainment, by Big Social, by the Legacy Media, and by the Democratic Party, my old party.

Social Justice Marxism teaches us that the way to end racism and sexism is by becoming racists and sexists. It tells us we MUST treat people differently on the basis of race and sex. It teaches us it’s impossible to be racist towards one particular race or one particular sex — gee I wonder what could possibly go wrong with indoctrinating children to believe this?

Social Justice Marxists LIE. Look at their behavior and see if it matches up even with their redefined words. It doesn’t. They tell us that we must shut up and listen to black voices, listen to women, listen to gay people and trans people. Oh but, not that black person, or that woman, or that gay person or that trans person. Or that one or that one or that one or that one. What they REALLY mean is that we must speak their ideology, and only their ideology, or else remain quiet. They are the FIRST to use racist and sexist and homophobic slurs against anyone brave enough to stand up to their backwards beliefs.

This cancerous ideology is now being forced on us in cult-like indoctrination seminars in our workplaces. It’s in our churches. It’s in our hobby groups. I was indoctrinated into it in college 20 years ago, but it is now being forced on children in public schools as early as Kindergarten. Heck, it’s even being pushed on babies — babies — I kid you not, with books like “Antiracist Baby” becoming trendy in this illiberal Cultural Revolution. And the Democrats support all of this. They are no longer a party of liberalism, but a party of Social Justice Marxism and authoritarianism.

Well I AM a liberal and I will not allow these Marxist totalitarians to redefine that word, the way they try to redefine so many. There is nothing liberal about supporting censorship by Big Social OR the government. There is nothing liberal about supporting violence by speaking LIES that conflate violence with speech, in order to justify violence as a response to speech. Silence is NOT violence. Words are NOT violence. There is nothing liberal about indoctrinating generations of children into racism and sexism and saying it’s ok because you call it “anti-racism” and “feminism.” Clever, but you’re lying. There is nothing progressive about pushing escalating numbers of children to medically transition, only to mock and demean them if they later detransition. There is nothing progressive about wishing death on people who disagree with you, about celebrating when a terrorist shoots up a Republican baseball game, about gravedancing when cops — both black and white — are gunned down at a Black Lives Matter rally.

I am a liberal who is voting for Trump because I am deeply worried about the state of our country and about the erosion of cultural values like free speech, equality, the non-aggression principle, reason, logic, objectivity and individualism. I am a liberal who is voting for Donald Trump because I OPPOSE racism and sexism, and I see that my old party, the Democratic party, has been entirely eaten up with cancerous racist and sexist beliefs. A mind-virus that threatens to make monsters of men and to end civilization as we know it.

I am a liberal who is voting for Trump, because despite the names I will be called, and the friends I have lost and will lose, I believe he is the person running who has demonstrated the most commitment to ending war, the most commitment to individualism and equality, the most commitment to free speech. In short, I am a liberal who is voting for Trump because I think he is the most liberal of the candidates I can choose from. And let me say a word about others like me who are a part of #WalkAway, and those I’ve been blessed to get to know in the past year or so — nobody willingly subjects themselves to social ostracism, to name-calling and insults, to risk of losing their job, to risk of losing their family’s safety — without GOOD reason. And that reason is a pursuit of truth.

Mark Granovetter proposed threshold theory as a way of understanding riots. He said that there are those in a riot who have a threshold of zero, who will be the first to throw a rock, and there are not many of those. But then there are those with a threshold of 1, who will be emboldened to throw a rock as long as one other person is already doing it. And then there are those with a threshold of 2, and so on, until you get a full on mob or riot happening. I think this theory explains what is happening in the Democratic party today — not only in regards to actual riots, but in regards to why so many are now mindlessly parroting racist and sexist social justice beliefs. Because others are doing it.

Well the opposite is true too. I believe in a threshold theory for truth. I believe there are those, and there are relatively few of them, who have a threshold of zero and who will be the first to speak truth, even when they are mocked and maligned and threatened and lied about. And those brave people encourage others, they encourage those with a threshold of 1, to start speaking truth because they see at least one other person doing it, no matter the consequences. And those people inspire those with a threshold of 2, and so on, until truth prevails. One person turning on their light, can spark others to turn on their light. Martin Luther King Jr famously said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Or in the words of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a man who brought down a version of this ideology once before, simply by speaking the truth: “To stand up for truth is nothing. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph…. But not through me.”


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The writer also has a bunch of videos where she explains why she quit being a social justice warrior:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=keri+smith

1 posted on 08/13/2020 12:29:17 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

She gets it. Amazing what a little research and an open mind can do.


2 posted on 08/13/2020 12:34:23 AM PDT by Bigbrown
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To: grundle

Good article! She’s a good writer. Thanks for posting this.


3 posted on 08/13/2020 12:40:14 AM PDT by jocon307 (Dem party delenda est!)
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To: grundle

Can I see a show of hands that indicates how many here believe that Democrats can employ logic, and discover that they are being lied to?


4 posted on 08/13/2020 12:40:37 AM PDT by jonascord (First rule of the Dunning-Kruger Club is that you do not know you are in the Dunning-Kruger club.)
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To: jonascord

A conservative is a liberal that hasn’t been robbed yet.


5 posted on 08/13/2020 12:48:32 AM PDT by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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To: grundle

Save.


6 posted on 08/13/2020 1:25:37 AM PDT by elengr (Benghazi betrayal: rescue denied - our guys DIED - treason's the reason obama s/b tried then fried!)
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To: grundle

I don’t like Trump but it’s either him, or a third party like Jo Jurgenson at this point because the alternative is a man who has problems remembering and saying full sentences and a crazy woman, not to mention the fact that the other side is asking to vote for the VP over the P. Sorry, I vote for the President, and I like it when you have actual confidencell in your president lasting.


7 posted on 08/13/2020 1:28:16 AM PDT by Morpheus2009 (If you want me to be afraid, then be consistent in your logic, standards, and your lies!)
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To: jonascord
Can I see a show of hands that indicates how many here believe that Democrats can employ logic, and discover that they are being lied to?

Very few. This author is an extreme outlier. Thank God for people like her who have seen the light, but the vast majority of them have self-reinforcing ideologies. It's almost impossible to escape their ideology because escape is believed to be "hate."

8 posted on 08/13/2020 1:29:13 AM PDT by fwdude (Pass up too many hills to die on, and youÂ’ll eventually fall in to some ocean and die anyway.)
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To: jonascord

They can employ logic, but following the crowd tends to make someone do and say what they feel is good for the group, unless the person is a leader and not a follower.


9 posted on 08/13/2020 1:29:35 AM PDT by Morpheus2009 (If you want me to be afraid, then be consistent in your logic, standards, and your lies!)
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To: jonascord
Can I see a show of hands that indicates how many here believe that Democrats can employ logic, and discover that they are being lied to?

The evangelist doesn't think about the multitudes who reject the Gospel but rather rejoices at the few who have their eyes opened and can now see.

The mob will still be the mob. And now that mob has the power to get you fired or get you banned or deface your property or throw you out of the store because you didn't wear your mask, etc. they will continue to exercise that power until, one by one, they realize that they have become the very thing they thought they were opposing. Social Justice Marxism didn't begin yesterday and it won't go away tomorrow.

Michael Moore said the 2016 election was a giant middle finger hoisted at the elites. He was right about that. We need to keep that middle finger hoisted in 2020 because this is a stare down between capitalism and Marxism. Which side will blink?

10 posted on 08/13/2020 1:57:35 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Face masks are simply mouth diapers for liberals.)
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To: grundle

>>Social Justice Marxists LIE.

Stalinists lie. Always

And I was called out (not on this site much) for calling them Stalinists. The same Western Communists whom George Orwell was writing about in 1984 and Animal Farm. The Leftists who turned him off of Socialism.

After the Left’s total support of criminals and AntiFA and other far left groups, there is no doubt.


11 posted on 08/13/2020 2:08:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: grundle

I no longer call it the “Democratic party”. It is now the “Revolutionary communist party”.


12 posted on 08/13/2020 2:17:38 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary Clinton remains free equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)
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To: grundle

>>Silence is NOT violence. Words are NOT violence.

https://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/11/books/no-regrets-for-love-explosives-memoir-sorts-war-protester-talks-life-with.html
See the article in its original context from September 11, 2001;

‘’I don’t regret setting bombs,’’ Bill Ayers said. ‘’I feel we didn’t do enough.’’

...Mr. Ayers, who in 1970 was said to have summed up the Weatherman philosophy as: ‘’Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at,’’ is today distinguished professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. And he says he doesn’t actually remember suggesting that rich people be killed or that people kill their parents, but ‘’it’s been quoted so many times I’m beginning to think I did,’’ he said. ‘’It was a joke about the distribution of wealth.’’

...Today, Mr. Ayers and Ms. Dohrn, 59, who is director of the Legal Clinic’s Children and Family Justice Center of Northwestern University, seem like typical baby boomers, caring for aging parents, suffering the empty-nest syndrome. Their son, Malik, 21, is at the University of California, San Diego; Zayd, 24, teaches at Boston University. They have also brought up Chesa Boudin, 21, the son of David Gilbert and Kathy Boudin, who are serving prison terms for a 1981 robbery of a Brinks truck in Rockland County, N.Y., that left four people dead. Last month, Ms. Boudin’s application for parole was rejected.

... In 1969, after the Manson family murders in Beverly Hills, Ms. Dohrn told an S.D.S. audience: ‘’Dig it! Manson killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach.’’

...charges were dropped in 1974 because of prosecutorial misconduct, including illegal surveillance.

...After the birth of Malik, in 1980, they decided to surface. Ms. Dohrn pleaded guilty to the original Days of Rage charge, received three years probation and was fined $1,500. The Federal charges against Mr. Ayers and Ms. Dohrn had already been dropped.


Somewhere I recall an Ayers quote that “to do nothing would’ve been an act of violence”

The rhetoric is nothing new


13 posted on 08/13/2020 2:22:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: grundle

She isn’t entirely new to this awakening but it is still welcome

Here she was in 2017

https://medium.com/unsafe-space/on-leaving-the-sjw-cult-and-finding-myself-1a6769b2f1ff
On Leaving the SJW Cult and Finding Myself
Keri Smith
May 13, 2017 · 5 min read

...I see increasing numbers of so-called liberals cheering censorship and defending violence as a response to speech. I see seemingly reasonable people wishing death on others and laughing at escalating suicide and addiction rates of the white working class. I see liberal think pieces written in opposition to expressing empathy or civility in interactions with those with whom we disagree. I see 63 million Trump voters written off as “nazis” who are okay to target with physical violence. I see concepts like equality and justice being used as a mask for resentful, murderous rage...

...In a particularly vocal part of the left, justification for dehumanizing and committing violence against those on the right has already begun...

...The ideology is post-modernist cultural marxism, and it operates as a secular religion. Most are indoctrinated in liberal elite colleges, though many are being indoctrinated online these days. It has its own dogma and jargon, meant to make you feel like a good person, and used to lecture others on their ‘sin.’ “Check your privilege”- much like “mansplaining” and “gaslighting”- all at one time useful terms- have over time lost a lot of their meaning...

... After a lot of self-reflection, I eventually came to the opinion that if I lose friends or jobs over trying to speak and find the truth in situations, and to do so in a way that reflects my belief in compassion, then perhaps those were not friends or jobs that were healthy for my growth...

...Instead of trying to fix others, these days I try to focus on improving myself, which I can tell you is a *much* harder though less futile endeavor...


She gets it


14 posted on 08/13/2020 2:35:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: Morpheus2009

Not a one in Democrat leadership is condemning the riots, the lack of prosecution, the violence, the lack of civility and tolerance.

They all hang for this offence.

From the top down there can be no Democrats elected to office. Doesn’t excuse RINOs and moderates but the “other side” is far far worse. Elect them and you will not recognize America.


15 posted on 08/13/2020 2:38:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: jonascord

No sale


16 posted on 08/13/2020 2:38:52 AM PDT by stanne
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Communist Party USA endorsed Obama and now Joe Biden. You know these candidates by the colors (party not skin).

Dirty Reds


17 posted on 08/13/2020 2:41:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: TheZMan

“A conservative is a liberal that hasn’t been robbed yet.”

Shouldn’t that read the other way around?


18 posted on 08/13/2020 2:42:14 AM PDT by billyboy15
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To: Morpheus2009

Why don’t you like Trump?


19 posted on 08/13/2020 3:10:40 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: TheZMan

SOME of them. Remember that woke bicyclist that got mugged continued to ponder how he deserved it.


20 posted on 08/13/2020 3:12:39 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Amount of "child" support paid is inversely proportionate to mother's actual parenting of children)
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