The Left Wants Black Americans To Be Victims
With Kanye West tweeting support for a black female conservative, the left has come down firmly on the side that the two should stop thinking for themselves.
At an event at UCLA with the college-focused association Turning Point USA, commentator Candace Owens was interrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters and her volley back at them has caught the attention of rapper Kanye West. And with Kanye’s attention comes lots of liberals lecturing the two of them on how they’re really supposed to think. Owens’ theory on the BLM protesters is that they’re “not oppressed,” which is a shocking conclusion for anyone on the left who has been taking their actions laying down.
Speaking with the protesters, Owens said:
“Victim mentality is not cool. I don’t know why people like being oppressed. We’re oppressed! Four hundred years of slavery! Jim Crow! By the way, none of you guys live through [that time], your grandparents did and it’s embarrassing that you utilize their history. You’re not living through anything right now.”
Here’s the video from the incident, which has almost 1.5 million views by now:
Black Lives Matter protesters showed up to my @UCLA event to protest. Here is a video clip of me smacking them down with the truth; they’re a bunch of whiny toddlers, pretending to be oppressed for attention. pic.twitter.com/riBA0A3J1I
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 20, 2018
Born in Connecticut, the 27-year-old Owens holds a degree in journalism and used to describe the Tea Party as “bat-sh*t crazy” before being given a job with the liberty-minded college activist group Turning Point USA as their director of urban engagement. Now, as a communications director, she uses her experience of making YouTube videos to make media appearances on behalf of conservative causes.
Kanye Tweets Support
After the interaction made the news, rapper Kanye West tweeted support for Owens:
I love the way Candace Owens thinks
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 21, 2018
Right now, the tweet has more than 20,000 retweets and almost 80,000 likes with 6,000 replies.
Some of the replies were supportive and some were very negative.
Trump is an imperfect messenger but we need to let African Americans know there are more options for them than the Democrats. It’s so sad. They are used for votes and never anything is done for them.
— Joey M. (YourVoice™ America) (@JTM_YVA) April 21, 2018
"Victims" don't like this tweet ?
— Marilena Rossi ?? (@QueenRossi) April 21, 2018
Kanye, many of us are finally "coming out" in our beliefs. @RealCandaceO has just come into my radar but man, that girl speaks for me. She simply makes sense but so many of us are stuck in our own make believe pasts.
— Stephanie (@srwjo) April 22, 2018
There were conservatives who were happy to see that Kanye agreed with the spirit of the message, but were unhappy with support for Owens herself.
This woman @RealCandaceO gives real conservatives a bad name. She is mean spirited and combative.. Her only mission is to undermine, belittle, defame and discredit the Black community as a means to get them to join Republicans.. SMH.
— Jesse Jess (@UrbanThreshold) April 21, 2018
Backlash from The Left
Among the comments were the blue-check users on Twitter who get to call the shots in the left wing sphere. One of them was Perez Hilton, who named himself after Paris Hilton and runs a Hollywood gossip website.
So over you, Kanye! https://t.co/bVt7VEl1Vz
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) April 21, 2018
Here are some more tweets from “verified” Twitter users.
She’s a minstrel show. And so are you.
— Tiq (@TheMrMilan) April 21, 2018
AKA Redpill Black — communications director of far-right campus org Turning Point USA, which has been accused of widespread discrimination against minorities https://t.co/IahPD5IQF5
— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) April 21, 2018
And then there’s actor Tom Arnold, who calls Owens an “insane alt right race pimp.”
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) April 21, 2018
When the New York Post first covered Kanye’s tweet, she corrected them:
“Far right? Allow me to clarify: I believe the black community can do it without hand-outs. I believe the Democrats have strapped us to our past to prevent us from our futures. And I won’t stop fighting until all black Americans see that.
I’m not far right—I’m free.”
Then, Owens appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss Kanye’s tweet, where she said that she was flooded with backlash almost immediately.
“In about ten seconds I became the KKK member, anti-LGBT, you name it! Just because I think differently and I refuse to accept this narrative that I’m a victim. I’m not a victim.”
Further, she explained that she had told the BLM members that they, like everyone else, was “welcome” at the event held by Turning Point USA, and invited them to line up to ask questions. But, they refused to follow the rules and instead chose to heckle her, which is what caused her to focus on them.
“I took them on because I believe that their ideas are poisonous. I also believe that they are intellectually dishonest…[as for the left], they like black people to be government-dependent.”
Owens said that in order to keep support, the left needs African-Americans to be focused on the hardships of their pasts and not on the brightness of their futures. Owens later reached out to Kanye West to ask for a meeting, and she used her time on Fox & Friends to thank him for his support saying that they are an “affirmation” and that she appreciated the support as she goes forward with her mission.
You can watch her four minute appearance on Fox News here.
Sources: New York Post, News.com.au, Fox News