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Democrat Goes to Trump Rally and Realizes Dems Are SCREWED in 2020 | Glenn Beck

Democrat Goes to Trump Rally and Realizes Dems Are SCREWED in 2020 | Glenn Beck
first of all thank you for coming on I would imagine this is the last place you ever thought you would be on oh never in a million years that I think that this would happen right right you are a

Democrat

and are you were you were a

Democrat

you're an independent now and it's my we had an argument back and forth it's my understanding that you are still going to be voting for a

Democrat

or possibly voting you're not you haven't changed to a

trump

supporter or voter right well I
democrat goes to trump rally and realizes dems are screwed in 2020 glenn beck
really don't know I mean I frankly don't know who my options are in the general election and I think that there are absolutely some some pretty high-profile contenders that I will not vote for under any circumstances so we'll see so tell the story for anybody who didn't read tell your story yeah so I you know I had been going on this journey for the past you know six months or so where I was really starting to feel very uncomfortable in an echo chamber that I had created for
myself and I started listening to just different conservative voices and they kind of all culminated when I decided to go to the

Trump

rally

in Manchester New Hampshire last week I thought if there's anything I I can't think of anything bigger I could do to break out of my very liberal echo chamber and everyone that I talked to you about this idea was genuinely concerned for my safety and that includes people on the left and the right they were both really concerned that I was going to
be physically harmed at this

rally

either by the supporters or by Antipa or whoever but I decided to go anyway and I discovered that you know hey shocker they're just average normal people that are really really nice and welcoming and so I wrote about it and you said at one point you thought those people were despicable and even deplorable oh yeah absolutely I definitely went through a phase probably for about a year and a half where I really thought that you know anyone who supported
President

Trump

was at best supporting racism and it worst downright racist themselves yeah and where did that come from I was watching a lot of MSNBC all right and then why did you become uncomfortable well I I'm a knitter and in the Knitting community and I know this sounds bizarre but it is a hyper political community at the moment where they have these kind of roving gangs of social justice warriors just attacking people and mobbing them indiscriminately and stuff stuff you're asking
democrat goes to trump rally and realizes dems are screwed in 2020 glenn beck
me to process way too much first of all most people didn't even know that there was a knitting an online knitting community and now I'm seeing knitters and roving gangs of social something just doesn't fit here it's not what I expect well listen I understand the feeling because I didn't expect it either but I started seeing this happen just over and over and over again and at some point I started speaking up within the knitting community and saying guys this is wrong we
shouldn't be doing this and then they came after me and at that point and I I didn't get it as badly as a lot of people did but at some point I just said I cannot align myself with these people politically it's just it's wrong what they're doing you talked about how one person was bullied so bad online that they they became suicidal yes yeah what what what are they what were the arguments about so in his case in particular he started speaking up when the mobbing first started
happening and i swear i'm not making this up all he did was post a poem on instagram asking for kindness and asking for people to see each other as human beings and he was mobbed by thousands and thousands of people and when hit and he eventually did go into the hospital and then his husband posted on Instagram that you know please stop the hate he's in the hospital and it just got worse and kept escalating after that so it was really it was really too bad but thankfully he seemed to
have really rebounded and now is getting a lot of support from people like me so who are these people that are in these roving mobs they're just they're people on the very far left that anytime something sticks out to them that is outside of their ideology they try to pressure people into kind of bending the knee and and issuing these massive apologies and you know pointing out all the areas where they are wrong in their lives and transphobic and homophobic and fat phobic and all these
democrat goes to trump rally and realizes dems are screwed in 2020 glenn beck
things and it's just they're there I mean to be blunt I think they're kind of just horrible miserable people that want to make other people miserable as well well you're starting to sound like a conservative I know because I mean this is this is the thing that really we've been warning about there's there's disagreements on things that we can disagreements on policies we can go on but when you're trying to shut people up and you do it through fear and intimidation
it's it's a very foreign kind of concept to America that's not who we were that's not what made us great that's not what made us big and anyone who's doing it on any side is is really engaging in some really dangerous stuff because it always ends the same way I totally agree and when people started telling me to shut up specifically that was when I started really taking a look at it because for me expression is a gift that we've all been given and and if you want to
change people's minds you have to do it through conversation not through intimidation so you said the day you went to the

Trump

rally

MSNBC was there and so you you wanted to you you wanted to go among some familiar territory first so you went and what was your experience there that morning well I was wearing a red hat that looks kind of like a

trump

hat that says make speech free again it's my little protest against canceled culture and you know it's always a conversation starter
and people struck up a conversation and I said oh I'm thinking about going over to the

Trump

rally

and they were like don't do it they're going to hurt you they're going to harass you and one woman even offered me her pepper spray and I just said I you know I think I'm gonna be fine it's going to be okay so what was the what were you what were your thoughts because I'm sure these people were being genuine yeah so what were your thoughts on on that as especially
somebody of your profession that you look and say these people genuinely care about my safety they're really warning me and it's almost unhinged from reality well yeah and I think that you know whenever when lite

rally

every single person around you is in fear of your safety it's really hard not to question and say what are they seeing that I don't see but it's also an indication that I knew I had to do it at that point because I knew I had to see for myself what was going on