Given the media’s comprehensive coverage of D.C. marches, you’ve surely heard about Saturday’s #WalkAway event.
But if not: On October 3rd, crowds gathered to oppose the Democratic Party’s modern migration.
Speaking to The Daily Caller, WalkAway founder Brandon Straka explained the point of the anti-woke weekend #walk:
“The purpose of this event is to get the silent majority to show we are not going to be silent anymore, we are going to stand up, we are going to fight for our country, we are going to fight against the radical Left, because freedom in America is worth fighting for.”
At the #WalkAway Unsilent Majority March on Washington there are about 8,000 registered attendees for the main rally. They have ex-military including #NavySEALs and Army Rangers in plain clothes doing recon to prevent any disruptions by counter-protests. pic.twitter.com/S6RqROaylN
— Kevin R Hogan (@KRHogan_NTD) October 3, 2020
They’re walking away, of course, because the (extreme) Left has walked away — from virtues liberals have famously embraced.
Not so long ago, the far-siders of politics were a bunch of anti-violent, live-and-let-live hippies:
Anniversary – March on the Pentagon. George Harris III aka Hibiscus puts flowers in MP's guns. Photo Bernie Boston pic.twitter.com/Ql2bzdbxlB
— Caravan to Oz (@caravantooz) October 22, 2014
But that flower power’s wilted, and it’s been replaced by thunderous thorns (Language Warning for all videos):
"If they don't give us our sh*t, we'll shut it down." Black Lives Matter protesters in Rochester demand reparations, or else. pic.twitter.com/FEiXubjfnK
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 6, 2020
*Largely peaceful* rioters interrupt violent diners at local Rochester restaurants claiming "It was self defense, they all had knives, and I couldn't just stand by and let them murder my friends. We had no choice". #FakeNewsMedia #RochesterRiots #AntifaTerrorists https://t.co/Srl0As9GHa pic.twitter.com/k6BEsCHbQJ
— 6% BlueState 94% Vacatur (@ShoreProgress) September 5, 2020
Woman business owner beaten by mob while her husband pleads for attackers to stop
We need the National Guard in every city with a riot and we need it NOW pic.twitter.com/rnXy1qkx2t
— Rogan O’Handley 🇺🇸 (@DC_Draino) May 31, 2020
Portland: A man accused of trying to run over protesters crashed his vehicle. BLM & Antifa militants then pull him from the car and violently assault him. pic.twitter.com/DiUbV9Mcy5
— Kalen From Scriberr (@FromKalen) August 17, 2020
Tonight in Portland BLM terrorists and Antifa murdered a Trump supporter in cold blood.
No altercation, no fight. He walked up behind him and assassinated him because of his political views.pic.twitter.com/jNDs0YJcGn
— Mike Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) August 30, 2020
And the sector responsible for the Free Speech movement? They’ve moved on:
In Washington, Brandon continued:
“Many of us have walked away from the radical Left, we’ve walked away from the lies, the division, the hate, the violence, the vandalism, and we just want a more beautiful, more loving, more unified America.”
A black woman named Alexis told the Caller she wanted to “show that there are black conservatives that do support Trump.”
Not that it’s all about race:
“We are all Americans, but people still see color, and I just feel like it’s important to have people of color on the front lines walking with the rest of the patriots.”
Of course, black voters leaving the Left has its own initiative — Blexit.
In January of last year, Candace Owens championed an exit from the yarn of victimhood:
“[We’re exiting] from the victim narrative. It’s time for us to come together and realize that we are a part of the American picture. … We’ve been abused, we’ve been used. We were constantly force-fed this fearful narrative. It’s time for us to take authority over our lives and to say, ‘We want to be victors of our experiences. We want a piece of this, too.’ … I think leaving the Democrat Party is almost embracing your future and the potential of your future at this point.”
Back to the march, a Trump supporter from Florida — Nico — noted it’s “time to stop being quiet.”
“We should not be ashamed of supporting our own president,” he said.
The rally had a list of distinguished guests: Rep. Vernon Jones and Rep. Dan Crenshaw.
Amid COVID-19 concern, Vernon gave props to the Prez:
“Donald J. Trump cares about this country and he puts this country first which hasn’t happened in 50 years. I stopped by Walter Reed this morning to let the president know that I’m with him, that the American people are with him.”
As you might have guessed, not everything went smoothly Saturday:
BLM rioters tried to crash the #WalkAway pro-Trump rally in DC today. The woman with the glasses screaming at the end of this video is Megan Mitra Smith. She was arrested at least three times in Portland over the past few months at violent protests. pic.twitter.com/ARJSKKj5ma
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 3, 2020
To be clear, I don’t consider those “BLM.” I figure them interested agents of anarchy, embracing the mantra of the moment. That being said, the turmoil above just might be the violence D.C.’s former Dems have elected to leave.
Indeed, where chaos is concerned, we all need to #WalkAway.
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