I watched your video about how you think BLM and the LGBT are acting similarly. I agree. I’ve basically been excommunicated from the LGBT group as a transsexual man because of certain beliefs I hold about the trans community itself. They tell me that I’m not really trans since I don’t follow their group think logic or that I hate myself. BLM is the same way. I mentioned today in a Facebook post that I don’t agree with defunding the police. I think that there are other solutions that they can consider, but defunding the police is not the answer. I threw out statistics and facts that I’ve looked up and basically got attacked online by people who I had thought to be friends of mine for many years. To be told I’m a brainwashed sheep, and that I’m a racist Nazi. Just for thinking that defunding the police might not be a great idea. I had to block the on social media because they were harassing me. I joined the #walkaway movement after that. I even purchased a t-shirt. I’m tired of people silencing and canceling other people’s voices because if they don’t think like them they think they are the problem. Arielle, thank you for all that you do. You have been a voice of reason in these crazy times, especially for the LGBT people. Much love and respect for you.
Your story sounds all too familiar to me.
I'm a trans man, 34 years old. I lost an entire friend group when they became an SJW echo chamber around me. I've always been a critical thinker, but when I posed questions or challenged viewpoints, I was ganged up on and called a Nazi, transphobe, fascist, misogynist, etc.
Eventually, I separated myself from them. I'm much happier now that I don't have to choose between silencing myself or being furiously silenced by all my "friends."
Send me a message sometime if you want. I bet we have a lot in common.
I watched the video also - and commented over on Patreon, but add this comment: Political activists on the Left do NOT care about the rights of the people they say they 'represent'. They don't care for the entire community, only that part that supports their political positions. They don't care about rights, only political power. BLM was based on a lie. BLM is a marxist, anti-white, anti-capitalist, anti-US "organization" seeking to destroy, not help.
I strongly support #walkaway, blexit (and Brexit for that matter) because I support INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS. Not group rights, not 'ideological rights'. And like so many others, I am vilified for it. So be it. I can listen and respect opinions that I disagree with - I can be friends with people I disagree with - I can hang with and support people I disagree with. And I have found, that many people 'on the Left', can do the same. But the "political activist" woke Left? Destructive, bigoted, hateful, intolerant....and in many regards (generally not physically) violent: riots, destruction of property, screaming hysteria.
Sigh - so much can be done, is being done, in the face of so much destruction and hatred by the 'woke Left'.