I wrote about Brandon Straka’s now massive #WalkAway movement for The Epoch Times (article linked) just as it was in its inception, and remain fascinated by it. The article went viral, and in the years since, #WalkAway has gone wildfire. There’s MAGA, Blexit, Hotep, and many other freedom movements in this time of horse-choking fascism, but this one is my favorite. I strongly recommend people seek out the #WalkAway Facebook page and listen to and read the hundreds of moving testimonies. Their YouTube page is here, in case you don’t have access to FB. Each person is so unique, (as humans, by design, are) and describing that inner breaking point when the abuse, lies, ugliness, and destructions of the rabidly PC Democratic Party became too much to bear tells a very important story. It’s not a political story, it’s story of birds. Finding ways to get the oil out of their feathers and fly again.
Back when #WalkAway got banned from two venues during Pride Month, I wrote this. And around that time I discovered this character who I grew so fond of, due to his fierce intelligence, humor, and in some sense, vulnerability. I say “in some sense” because Mike Harlow, the way I see him, and as he himself describes, only grows stronger though his “owning” of his vulnerability. He stands up to PC tyranny using only his voice and his wits; He has no “weapons,” no massive following (though he will, no doubt.)
A Russian artist I wrote about perhaps 15 years ago, Lucien Dulfan, I remember he spoke about wanting to capture a “human cry,” in his paintings.
This came to mind when I watched this testimony last night. My last thought before sleeping was: “We have to help Mike.”
Two of his videos exposing the child abuse in Big Trans are linked at the end of the article linked above. I urge you to take a moment to watch them. Gay men are not, historically, conformist. To have one this free, his voice so clear, using it to reform a tyranny imposed by his own “community,” is a rare gift. I understand exactly why Twitter shot this young star to be out of the sky.
If you feel as I do, I hope you will use your social media accounts to spread this video, and see if we can get Mike out of the Twitter Gulag. It’s hard to react when shocks abound like they do these days; When everything is a horror, we become demoralized and paralyzed. But let’s not forget: The paradox of censorship, its link to rumination; It gets more light when they try to darken it.
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