Author- Maria Santana
I can write a long article on experiences that pushed me to the right. It could be as lengthy as a Russian novel, but there is no need. This year has flown by and every day I am reminded of my shift to the right. Here, in this short article, I list some reasons why I am no longer a leftist.
The powder keg was Black Lives Matter movement. I have known black and Hispanic people that had been shot and killed by members of their own race. Yet people are only supposed to sympathize with blacks who get shot by white cops. I find it interesting that Michael Brown is more known than Akai Gurley. At the same time I understand Brown fits the white versus black narrative and Gurley does not.
I am sick and tired of seeing people protesting and rioting about these acts of police brutality. These social justice warriors that live in nice and affluent neighborhoods protesting about police violence and would not step foot into the ghetto.
These are the same people that think they can change the ghetto and help inner city communities. This begins in college where they assume the roles of Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Minds or Jon Voight in Conrack as teachers. Sometimes they work in these communities as teachers, advocates, and politicians. No matter how passionate they are or how much effort is placed, they leave discouraged.
The BLM movement, established and funded by George Soros, is spearheaded by three women. These women have no interest in creating black lives but preserving them. Not many people know who Soros is. It does not matter how many times you tell a leftist this, it would enter one ear and leave out the other.
If black lives mattered so much to these activists, why aren’t they in front of big abortion places such as Planned Parenthood? This organization was established by Margaret Sanger a eugenecist. Why aren’t they protesting the black slave trade in post Gaddafi’s Libya or Saudi Arabia? What about the young girls in Kenya who are kidnapped by Boko Haram, an Islamic terror organization in Nigeria. Why aren’t blacks advocating for coexistence and harmony amongst each other in the ghetto instead of relying on these white liberals with their greater than though attitudes? Many of these white people are not even genuine about caring for black lives. They just want to look good amongst their less than smart peers. This is one of the main reasons why I started shifting to the right. People did not want to help people anymore it was about social media likes, comments and worldly praise.
Another reason I stopped being a leftist was because I noticed that when other leftists couldn’t argue with conservatives, they would resort to slander and threats. I mean if leftists are praised by academia, mainstream media and Hollywood, what can possibly cause this insecurity? Personalities such as Andrew Breitbart, Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Camille Paglia, Pamela Geller, Thomas Sowell and others were considered racist without actual evidence presented to me. I was advised not to look at their work or interviews. Today I have glanced some of their work and see why the left was so insecure. They based their arguments on feelings and wearing their hearts on their sleeves while conservatives always had their facts. Even when I was a leftist, I still listened to conservative friends and associates. It is always important to hear both sides. My openness and curiosity at the time alleviated some of the indoctrination I had endured for so long.
In 2008, I was not following politics much. I did not vote but I knew that I did not like Barack Obama. For saying that, I had been called a racist many times. Even though I would make my argument by stating that I had watched a documentary on the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist group established by a white liberal spoiled brat named Bill Ayers. Also Obama’s affiliation with ACORN and he as a persona was suspicious. Howard Stern proved that he was elected because of the color of his skin.
Thankfully over the years especially in 2013 and 2014, I saw that I was right. This was proven to me during the election cycle of last year where I began reading Breitbart’s Righteous Indignation and the WikiLeaks emails. Everything with the left is all about race, race, race. This has been proven to be true because leftists consider Islam as a race.
Finally my Christian faith along with my political shift to the right. I became a born again Christian in 2009 and became a full fledged leftist in late 2012. I found myself more concerned with being liked by supporting homosexuality, gay marriage, abortion, once believing that Islam was peaceful etc. I could not believe those things as a Christian. So when Trump announced that he was going to run for president, I came out the closet as a conservative! This election even inspired me to become more spiritual and to establish a relationship with God. I am no longer worldly and am completely against all of those things and more. I am hated for this but every time I get discouraged, I turn to John 15:18. ‘If the world hates you, just know that it hated me first’.
The right is on the right side of history and we are growing in numbers but some are doing so silently.