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Support for Black Lives Matter has decreased since June but remains strong among Black Americans

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By Deja Thomas and Juliana Menasce Horowitz

As racial justice protests have intensified following the shooting of Jacob Blake, public support for the Black Lives Matter movement has declined, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. A majority of U.S. adults (55%) now express at least some support for the movement, down from 67% in June amid nationwide demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd. The share who say they strongly support the movement stands at 29%, down from 38% three months ago.

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The Black Lives Matter movement has been back in the spotlight due to this summer’s protests. The new survey findings come as confrontations between protesters and police have escalated in some cities and as President Donald Trump has stepped up his criticism of the movement.

The recent decline in support for the Black Lives Matter movement is particularly notable among White and Hispanic adults. In June, a majority of White adults (60%) said they supported the movement at least somewhat; now, fewer than half (45%) express at least some support. The share of Hispanic adults who support the movement has decreased 11 percentage points, from 77% in June to 66% today. By comparison, support for the Black Lives Matter movement has remained virtually unchanged among Black and Asian adults.

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Come on now Jaydee, be nice.  The worst thing of all is to surround yourself with people who think exactly the same as you - you're guaranteed to never grow.  Are you completely right in everything yo

Hey Mitch; I have to ask; what is your reason for posting this?  Do black lives matter?  Of course they do but the phrase/slogan "Black Lives Matter! is a political statement intended to either;

Yep. Black lives matter. That phrase is used (by me and, as I understand it, by most others) because it's black people who are being discriminated against, systemically, in such a manner that their ve

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WaPo Buries News BLM Supporter Tied to Gov. Whitmer Kidnap Plot

The far-left Washington Post buried the news one of the alleged plotters in the scheme to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) is a Black Lives Matter supporter.

 

You have to trudge through more than a dozen paragraphs to find this:

One of alleged plotters, 23-year-old Daniel Harris, attended a Black Lives Matter protest in June, telling the Oakland County Times he was upset about the killing of George Floyd and police violence.

But-but-but I was told by the media, Joe Biden, and Whitmer all the plotters are right-wing, racist, militia men inspired by Donald Trump!!!

Well, like everything else the national media and Democrats tell us, that was just one more big, fat f....g lie.

So among the alleged plotters, we can add Daniel Harris (pictured) to the list of those who do not fit the fake news media’s fake narrative about the whys and wherefores behind this appalling plot.

Wait, there’s more…

Also on that list of accused plotters is Brandon Caserta, who you can watch rail against Trump here. Please note Caserta’s anarchist flag and phrases like Trump “is a tyrant!”

Wait, there’s more…

And then there’s accused plotter Pete Musico, who you can watch speak out in favor of racial harmony as he attacks the police here.

Wait, there’s a whole lot more…

Another fairly important piece of information, this time about all of the alleged plotters, is wrist-flicked by fake news artists at the Washington Post: [emphasis added]

As their anger mounted, they trained together with firearms and experimented with explosives, discussing plans to storm the state capitol building and attack police officers in their homes, authorities said.

“Attack police officers in their homes?”

ATTACK POLICE OFFICERS IN THEIR HOMES!?

Does that sound to you anything like a militant group of MAGAMEN taking subliminal orders from Trump’s secret dog whistle?

Who does that sound like?

Close your eyes and picture the words “attack police officers in their homes” and what do you see? You know what you see… You see the left-wing terrorists in Antifa and Black Lives Matter… It’s all two sides of the same coin.

Finally, let me say this…

One of the most dishonest conceits the media hang their hat on to pretend this alleged plot to kidnap Whitmer was some sort of dastardly MAGA plot is that some of the alleged plotters are in favor of less government.

Uhm…

Well…

Guess who’s in favor of less government…?

I mean, a lot less government…?

As in no government at all…?

Anarchists!

That’s right, left-wing anarchists want zero government, which is why the left-wing anarchists in Portland and elsewhere are attacking police and government facilities.

Overall, 13 people have been charged in some capacity with this plot, and we now know — according to the actual charging documents — that they stand accused of wanting to attack police officers in their homes, which is anathema to everything Donald Trump has stood for throughout his presidency and stands for now as the left wreak havoc across the country with the blessing of the national media and Democrats.

And we all know who is in favor of attacking the police, who is inspiring all of this hatred and violence against the police —  Democrat politicians like Whitmer and Biden, and media outlets like the Washington Post.

So when the media and Biden and Whitmer tell you Trump inspired this, that’s a lie.

But you already knew that.

 

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35 minutes ago, JDunkin said:

I knew De-icer wouldn't discuss the policy. Because he is a fraud.

That's OK folks, just watch the video and you will see that he was putting forth fraudulant information right from the beginning. Because he wants your money.

I would discuss policy with you, and I have tried, however, you need to start getting facts and opinions from reliable, verifiable sources.

That's why I post the links about your sources I do, they show that they are fake.

Care to try again?  Or just name call?

Like last time, you aren't interested in actual facts are you?  You just keep trying to get under my skin because of whatever shortcomings you have that are driving you nuts.

Please get help.

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rev·o·lu·tion
/ˌrevəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/
noun
 
  1. 1.
    a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favor of a new system.
     
    Trump has brought this upon the United States.  It was how the country was created, and it has happened many times since.  As always, the ruling class doesn't like it.  What can you expect from a country that was formed from the genocide of indigenous peoples and built by slaves that are still being abused. 
     
    Before you read what I suggest below, I will leave you with these George Santayana quotes:
     
    Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
     
    Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
     
    A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
     
    The earth has music for those who listen.
     
    History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.
     
    Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
     
    There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
     
    The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
     
    Sanity is a madness put to good use.
     
    The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
     
    Racial violence has been a staple in the U.S. since 1660 as per this article:
     
     
    The last  article highlights pretty clearly where the United States currently is and I copied and pasted for clarity.  Last paragraph emphasis is mine.
     
     
     
     

    What brings about a revolution?

    Of course, every revolution is unique and comparisons between them do not always yield useful insights. But there are a few criteria we identify in hindsight that are usually present in revolutionary explosions.

    First, there’s tremendous economic inequality.

    Second, there’s a deep conviction that the ruling classes serve only themselves at the expense of everyone else, undermining the belief that these inequalities will ever be addressed by the political elite.

    Third, and somewhat in response to these, there is the rise of political alternatives that were barely acceptable in the margins of society before.

    The coming of a revolution

    Before most major revolutions, there’s a substantial increase in the number of protests. Populations display their displeasure and voice their grievances via marches, petitions and protests.

    If their concerns remain unaddressed, these protests become more extreme: petitions become strikes, marches become violent uprisings. Resistance becomes a daily fact of life and political organization commonplace.

    Once the population is convinced that the system is not working, and their grievances will remain unheard, then almost anything can set off a political explosion.

    Really? A revolution in the U.S.?

    The United States is displaying all of the above characteristics. The country is experiencing tremendous levels of economic inequality that’s worsening according to every meaningful measurement.

    The New York Times writes about the “broken economy,” The Atlantic notes the “toxic class divide” that is “fast becoming unbridgeable,” and the Intelligencer calls recent data released by the Federal Reserve “a damning indictment of capitalism.”

    Compared to the previous decade, Americans are working much more for much less pay, and they’re paying substantially more for their basic necessities. Even Fox News is having a hard time spinning the fact the more Americans than ever need to hold multiple jobs, a full-time job and part-time employment on top of that, just to make ends meet.

    While the devastation visited upon the working class by the 2008 recession is far from remedied, economists are already forecasting a new recession.

    These would be troubling signs in a country where trust in political authority is strong. In the U.S., that’s not the case.

    There has been a substantial loss of faith in the political authority. Trust in the political system is at an all-time low, and Americans also seem to have lost faith in politicians, even the rare few they believe mean well.

    Biggest protests

    Meanwhile, the last few years have seen the largest protests in the country’s history. And few of the issues that have spurred the protests, from Occupy Wall Street to the Women’s March and March For Our Lives, have been addressed. In fact, the situations that gave rise to them have either continued or worsened.

    Law enforcement, for decades plagued with justified accusations of systemic racism, is for the first time experiencing difficulties hiring and retaining new officers.

    And the gap between law enforcement and the people goes beyond just a lack of trust — there is now a diminishing faith in the ability and neutrality of law enforcement agencies.

    When that happens, people start arming themselves explicitly against the state. All the while, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is building facilities to train its officers for urban warfare.

    In response to the crises, political movements that would have been unimaginable a decade ago are rapidly, and rather visibly, rising.

    Fascism on display

    Though the U.S. system was never free of its racist and colonial roots, the last time fascism has been this prominent in the country was the brief period before the Second World War.

    But this time, it’s the government condoning fascist marches and openly deliberating whether anti-fascism is terrorism.

    It’s accompanied by a general sense of alienation from and revulsion with capitalism by Americans.

    Could a U.S. revolution be a good thing?

    No. Revolutions are never good things to live through; they bring conflict and war, pain, suffering and hunger, and plunge the country into political instability for decades.

    But also: Yes.

    Almost all political rights citizens enjoy and all the protections they have from the arbitrary use of political authority are results of past revolutions.

    And sometimes political systems remain so far behind political consciousness that revolutions become the only way to catch up.

    In places with longstanding political culture and institutions, where organized political movements engage in politics without using weapons, revolutions can be relatively better-controlled without spiralling into total chaos.

    Tunisia, for example, emerged from the Arab Spring and its political revolution unscathed. It was also the only Arab Spring country with longstanding political institutions that took charge of the process. Those four institutions later received the Nobel Peace Prize for protecting the country from absolute chaos.

    In the U.S., it’s clear the system is not working for the good of all. There are still numerous possibilities and different ways events can unfold. But unless these systemic failures are addressed soon, political scientists of the future will be explaining how a societal explosion in the U.S. became inevitable.

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1 hour ago, JDunkin said:

And now de-icer is posting about what I said he was all about, wanting a revolution. My guess is, not because he cares one bit about black lives, but because he wants your money and that of his hated bosses who own the company.

History repeats itself.

Once again, statements without fact.

How many times a troll is this?

You have once again shown statements that you are for violence, as long as it's against 'lefties'.  That is not right from anyone.

I try to put up intellectual material for discussion, yet you refuse to accept that maybe I am trying to engage intellectually with you and you continue the slander and behave as the troll.

You really do need help.

And once you go back under your rock again, you will show up under another name and continue the game.  

WOXOF, DEFCON, JDunkin, what will the next pseudonym be?

 

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wanting a revolution.

The deicers of the world stand in danger of getting exactly what they are asking for. It's a grave mistake to think this all goes away if Biden wins the WH. Up the violence a bit with IEDs, targeted shootings (etc... long list) and the reprisal attacks start; at that point it doesn't matter who wins the WH. The danger for political parties (of all stripes) is thinking they have control over their own extremist entities. 

You can't tell where people have been based on their posts.... but you can sure as hell tell where they haven't been.

 

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Just as before your psychopathic side is coming out.

You stated your had/have a flying career.  It must be a real treat to share a cockpit with you. 

Where does your frustration come from?  Not making the left seat?  IF that was the case, no wonder why.

So please, keep making false accusations, keep taking things out of context to prove your perceived wrongs.

Like trump, you live in your own world and work only to benefit yourself at the expense of others.  Let us look through the window and amuse ourselves at your shenanigans. 

Or, get help.

 

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On 10/14/2020 at 7:00 PM, JDunkin said:

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/george-floyd-protests-bail-funds-police-brutality-black-lives-matter-1008259/

This article has information on links for people like de-icer on how to bail out these criminals. 

Biden and Harris have voiced support for that. 

Vote based on policy and keep out the people who will look the other way when the brownshirts come for you.

So once again you support trump who incites violence as long as it's against 'lefties'.

Talk about dog whistles for the white supremacists.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/back-trump-comments-perceived-encouraging-violence/story?id=48415766

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At least 118 officers leave Seattle Police Department in 2020

'Your 911 call for help will go unanswered for a significant amount of time,' a police union official said

The separations included lateral-moves to other agencies and retirements. The bulk included those who resigned. 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/seattle-police-see-max-exodus-with-118-officers-leaving-department-in-2020?fbclid=IwAR2PDMXYz-BwBoAI6J56h286BiQbk8GWz5G5EW9oY-nGp1BvBrd6FoZ0yzc

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Candace Owens prostituted herself for the GOP, now they're turning their back on her.

https://newsone.com/3848636/candace-owens-receipts-con-artist/

Every Receipt Proving Candace Owens Is A Con Artist Who Is Following The Money

We have the receipts.

UPDATED: 1:35 a.m. ET, Sept. 7, 2020 —

Fresh off of being snubbed by Republicans — the party to which Candace Owens has pledged her unreciprocated allegiance — the woman who once sympathized with Adolf Hitler and has repeatedly blamed Black men for getting killed by police is now resorting to publicly attacking a Black woman in order to save her sunken career from completely tail spinning down the toilet bowl of self-hating, money-chasing con artistry.

As Democrats champion Black women, Owens on Sunday decided to mock Cardi B on Twitter as “illiterate” after the rapper’s recent and widely viewed interview with Joe Biden. Cardi clapped back in the realest of ways by part by mentioning how the Republican National Convention didn’t invite Owens to speak despite her devotion to all-things Donald Trump.

“You want to call me a dumb bitch, you want to call me illiterate … girl, you’re getting pimped out by White men,” Cardi B said in part of a video she posted to Instagram on Sunday night. “You have been this man’s cheerleader. You’re a beautiful Black woman, you talk great, amazing … and this man didn’t have the decency to let you talk at the Republican convention.”

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CE0Mu3OAZKY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

To be sure, Owens has repeatedly made her anti-Black platform clear.

Prior to her social media showdown with Cardi B, she doubled-down on her self-hatred with despicable comments trying to criminalize George Floyd in his death. The sunken conservative pundit who seemingly outdoes her hate each time she says something accused Floyd of having drugs when he was arrested and scoffed at people treating him like a “martyr.” Those comments came after she tried to criminalize Ahmaud Arbery with comments that disgusted even her fellow Black conservatives. The woman who sympathized with Hitler even defended Amy Cooper, the white woman also known as Central Park Karen who called police on a Black man who asked her to leash her dog while bird-watching.

All the while, Republicans had been embracing her stunts, like when they had her tap dancing before Congress to downplay concerns of white supremacy and white nationalism. But now, even they seem to be finally realizing that Candace Owens is a fraud; and we have endless receipts.

Lawsuit With the NAACP

Owens now calls the NAACP “one of the worst groups for Black people,” even though the organization helped her win a racial discrimination lawsuit. In 2007, she accused some white boys of racially harassing and threatening to kill her. Owens claimed the boys were the son of then-Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy, Connecticut’s former governor. Because of the NAACP, Owens’ family received a settlement of $37,500 from Stamford Public Schools.

Scot X. Esdaile, the Connecticut NAACP president who helped Owens with her lawsuit, was shocked to hear she had become a conservative. Esdaile told Mic, “We’re very saddened and disappointed in her. It seems to me that she’s now trying to play to a different type of demographic.”

He also said, “It’s the same type of thing Clarence Thomas did. [Thomas] reaped all the benefits of affirmative action and then tried to roll over on it. It’s that kind of mentality and disrespect.”

Anti-Trump Website

In May of 2018, BuzzFeed reported that Candace Owens was the CEO of an anti-Trump, liberal-leaning website called Degree180. Owens wrote in 2015 that it was “good news” that the “Republican Tea Party … will eventually die off (peacefully in their sleep, we hope).”

Degree180 also talked about Trump’s penis size and him being racist with an immigrant wife.

The site reportedly shut down by the end of 2016 and Owens magically “came out” as a conservative on YouTube a few months later.

Fox News

By March of 2018, Owens was slithering onto TV stations and finally made it to Fox News. She spit out a line that went viral and made her a darling of pseudo-conservatives. Owens said the National Rifle Association was founded as a civil rights organization that protected Black people from the KKK. Even the Fox News host said, “I’ve never heard that before! That’s so interesting!” She never heard it before, either, because it was a lie.

 

Watch the insanity below:

 

PolitiFact confirmed she lied or is just willfully ignorant. According to the NRA’s own web site, “Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops, Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to ‘promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis,’ according to a magazine editorial written by Church.”

However, her fraudulent comment made her a media darling.

Another Lawsuit

Back in January of this year, Owens attacked New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez for being “fiscally irresponsible” because the newly elected congresswoman couldn’t afford an apartment in Washington, D.C. However, reporter Nathan Bernard exposed Owens by posting a lawsuit that showed “she rented a $3,500 apartment, lived there for six months rent-free, then claimed she had gotten ‘toxic mold sickness’ and threatened to sue her landlord to avoid paying rent.”

 

 

She allegedly stopped paying rent in September of 2016 and was evicted in January of 2017, which coincides with her “coming out” as a conservative only months later.

As for the mold claims, a legal analyst told Bernard Media, “The obvious question is if the place was so unlivable why stay there 6 months, even rent free? Why not get out of there especially if you can afford an apartment for $3,500? It’s not difficult to identify a toxic mold infestation either. If you started to exhibit symptoms that seemed related to the infestation, why not notify a doctor immediately? Also, why sue a year later after moving out? There are a lot of questions that arise on first glance at this case. She’s going to have a huge burden of proof at trial.”

Social Autopsy

In the spring of 2016, Owens launched an anti-cyberbullying website called Social Autopsy. She reportedly started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $75,000 (she sure likes money she doesn’t have to work for). CTPost.com described the site as a “searchable database of offensive speech found on social media.” Owens wanted to expose people who anonymously harassed others online, which is known as doxing and is a huge no-no among conservatives. She claimed she got pushback from the left, which was allegedly one of the sparks that lit her conservative fire.

However, Quillette.com reported, it was the right who attacked her.

“While Owens portrays herself as a victim of leftist persecution, the fact is that the initial backlash against Social Autopsy came mostly from the ‘cultural libertarian’ opposition to the authoritarian left. YouTube video bloggers Matt Jarbo (“Mundane Matt”) and Chris Maldonado (“Chris Ray Gun”), both strong critics of ‘social justice warriors,’ were among the first to blast the project as a terrible idea. Another early negative report came from none other than Breitbart; it was written by Allum Bokhari, a frequent co-author of the not-yet-disgraced Milo Yiannopoulos and a leading foe of the ‘SJW’ left in digital and tech culture,” the site wrote.

This would make sense because it is clearly people on the right or MAGA crazies who don’t want to be exposed for their hatred. You can hear Owens doing the voiceover for the Social Autopsy video below:

 

Blexit

Her term Blexit, which got her embarrassed by Kanye West who implied she “used” him, is a slogan that was stolen from the Bank Black movement. Listen to the actual founder of Blexit, Me’la Connelly, explaining how Owens stole her slogan:

In addition, Owens’ Blexit site is packed with historical inaccuracies. Historian Kevin Kruse broke this down for her on Twitter and he was blocked. The thread is an excellent read packed with facts.

 

Within only a few years, Owens had two failed internet projects, didn’t pay rent and then somehow became a conservative, landing a job at Turning Point USA. She is now known for outlandish language. She said Hitler only wanted to make Germany “great again.”

After the horrific mail bombs sent to Democrats back in October, she tweeted then deleted, “I’m going to go ahead and state that there is a 0% chance that these ‘suspicious packages’ were sent out by conservatives. The only thing ‘suspicious’ about these packages is their timing. Caravans, fake bomb threats—these leftists are going ALL OUT for midterms.”

There are true conservatives out there who have been involved in politics for years, but Owens does not appear to be one of them. She is clearly in this for fame, attention and is following the money.

SEE ALSO:

Black Conservatives Denounce Candace Owens’ After ‘Hateful’ Comments About Ahmaud Arbery

Hitler-Sympathizing Candace Owens Had A Twitter Track Record Of Inspiring Lawlessness Well Before Michigan

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Candace Owens Is a Willing Tool of Republican Racists

Candace Owens’ BLEXIT Foundation—founded to give people the false impression that Black voters are abandoning the Democratic party en masse for Republicanism—reportedly put together Saturday's campaign event thinly disguised as an official government function, where Donald Trump spoke to a pro-police Black and Latinx audience from the Truman Balcony during what was in effect his first in-person rally since his trip to Walter Reed. Two thousand people were reportedly invited to hear his “Remarks to Peaceful Protesters for Law & Order,” but many of the few hundred who showed up had their travel and lodging costs paid by Owens’ group, which described the official White House event as a “HUGE outdoor rally,” ABC reported Saturday morning.

The problem is, every time they align with Candace Owens, white Republicans prove just how uninterested they truly are in making inroads with Black folks. It’s tempting to chalk up their use of Owens—a conservative Black woman who carries no water with the vast majority of Black voters—as a consequence of white conservatives’ ignorance about Black folks’ most pressing concerns. But that’s far too generous an assessment of a ploy that’s as tired as it is sinister.

Owens isn’t actually there to be white conservatives’ emissary to the Black community. Rather, she’s a tool of racist propaganda and deflection—a Black mouthpiece who propagates and validates anti-Black talking points, while exploiting her own race to shield white racists, like Trump, from charges of racism.

Owens gets trotted out when white conservatives want to illustrate their idea of a “good” Black— willing to label Black culture pathologically “broken,” claim Black people are “pretending to be oppressed,” and smear Black Lives Matter as “domestic terrorists.” (And also, to misquote Harriet Tubman in a glorious display of historical ignorance and white supremacist revisionism intent on construing Black folks as their own oppressors.) Owens is the tokenized Black messenger white racists rely on to discredit millions of other Black voices demanding racial justice, whom they had no interest in hearing or heeding anyway. Her transformation into Republicans’ Black mascot just proves that their gestures toward Black voters are always made in bad faith.

None of this is to suggest Owens is without agency or a naive victim of the Republican party. Rather, she seems to eagerly and proactively do white racists’ dirty work, often in ways that conflict with her own past actions. As a teen in 2007, Owens sued and settled with the Stamford Board of Education after charging the district with failing to protect her from racist hate crimes by white classmates. But at a 2019 House hearing on hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism, Owens described the proceedings as Democratic “fearmongering, power and control.” She has called the NAACP, the same group that helped generate the press that likely helped her secure her settlement, “one of the worst groups for Black people.”

 
 
“Owens consistently promotes the racist idea that Black people are indolent and lazy, and suggests we lack the intelligence to synthesize information and make critical assessments about which political party best serves our needs.”

In 2016, Owens oversaw a website that suggested Donald has “a penis the size of an infant” and compared him to Hitler. Just three years later, she suggested the biggest problem with Hitler was that he dreamed too big. “If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, okay, fine,” Owens stated. “The problem is he wanted—he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize.”

Owens regularly traffics in misinformation, hypocrisy, and just straight-up getting facts wrong. She repeatedly maligned Ahmaud Arbery, once writing he was not “gunned down for the crime of being Black,” an assertion that even earned her the ire of other Black Republicans, and a strangely racist hill to die on considering the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed that Arbery’s white racist murderer called him a “**bleep** n—r.” She has repeatedly insisted that the Exonerated Five of the Central Park jogger case are guilty, a contention countered by DNA evidence and the confession of the actual perpetrator. Owens blamed the September shooting of two Los Angeles police officers on what she labeled the “hyperbolic, dishonest rhetoric” of Black Lives Matter and LeBron James. It was an incredibly rich take coming from Owens, considering a New Zealand white terrorist murderer of 49 Muslims identified her by name in his manifesto, writing that she “influenced me above all.”

Owens has called victimhood “a mental plague on Black America,” but when protesters confronted her in a restaurant and pelted her with food, she readily played the race card. “I, a Black woman, was eating breakfast,” Owens tweeted. “Is this the civil rights era all over again?” She testified before Congress that “white nationalism ranks nowhere near the top of the issues that are facing Black America” on the same day the Department of Homeland Security released a report identifying white terror violence a pressing threat, and despite the FBI’s qualification of white supermacist violence as the greatest terror issue facing the country.

 

Identity politics are a frequent target of Owens’, despite the fact that her Blackness is the only reason she’s become such a vaunted figure within the GOP. She seems not to have noticed that Fox only brings her on when a Black face is needed to nod along as Lou Dobbs rants about BLM, to back up Laura Ingraham’s assertion that police were justified in murdering Breonna Taylor, to bolster Tucker Carlson’s attacks on Michelle Obama.

And then, there is Owens’ consistent references to the Democratic Party as a “plantation” that has again made slaves of Black folks. She argues that Black folks vote for Democrats in exchange for various handouts, such as food stamps and welfare. It’s a superficial, patronizing, and dumb political take that again shows Owens’ glaring lack of historical knowlege or insight. Never mind that Black people are politically diverse, as study after study shows, but have always had to make self-preservationist voting choices based on which party demonstrates even the most feeble commitment to civil rights. Forget how that has meant that post-emancipation, freedpeople voted for Republican advocates for Black rights, that they began defecting to Democrats in 1948 when Truman desegregated the military and the federal workforce, that Black folks became a solid Democratic bloc after Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 passage of the Civil Rights Act.

Instead, focus on how Owens consistently promotes the racist idea that Black people are indolent and lazy, how she suggests we—innately, presumably—lack the intelligence to synthesize information and make critical assessments about which political party best serves our needs. She’s echoing a Republican talking point, and the fact that the GOP elevates her for pushing that idea shows how deeply held their racist beliefs are.

People often suggest Owens is a grifter profiteering off the appearance of self-loathing; that she’s merely playing the part of a Black woman who—her words, not mine—”proudly self-identif[ies] as an Uncle Tom.” Maybe that was true once. But at a certain point, you are the performance. (Nigel Farage was at her wedding to the scion of a Tory fortune, so I think it’s safe to say it’s no longer a put on.)

Owens, by now, is probably a true believer in all the racist filth and nonsense she spouts. As are the Republican who sponsor her.

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Inside Candace Owens’ Misinformation Campaign

With Blexit, Owens is pushing black people to leave the Democratic Party. But is anyone buying in?

by FABIOLA CINEAS· 9/4/2019, 8:00 a.m.
 

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Candace Owens. Photograph by Ryan Donnell

To understand what Candace Owens has become, consider the scene at the University of Pennsylvania one evening in April. The school’s College Republicans and conservative news publication, the UPenn Statesman, invited the young black conservative commentator to speak at College Hall. But before she took the lectern, observers steadily gathered outside the building. When I showed up — a half-hour before the 7 p.m. talk — the scene was simply bizarre. An eclectic group of about 20 antifa protesters, some clad in dark hoodies and black bandannas, clustered together, chatting jovially while they blared music from a large portable speaker. Every few seconds, as if jolted by electric shock, a few of them used bullhorns or the naked might of their voices to shout phrases like, “The alt-right **bleep** kills!”

Others present were observers — Penn students hefting backpacks, recording the ruckus on their phones. Security guards lined the premises like chess pieces, having moments before escorted Owens indoors.

At the center of the commotion was a group of black high-school students on a campus visit. Moments before, Owens, whom they had never heard of, had invited them inside for her talk. Now they were caught in a crossfire that’s become so common, it was as if everyone was operating from a script.

Two young white men were vying for the students’ attention. One of them, a chemical engineering major at Penn, held a red MAGA hat that was still wet with the ink Owens had used to autograph it. He urged the students to watch Owens on YouTube: “She’s the only person who’s not afraid to talk about issues that might affect the black community in America!” He screamed loudly enough to drown out his opponent — the other white guy, a visitor to the campus who advocated against Candace Owens and in favor of community control politics.

A few steps away, two members of Penn’s Philomathean Society tried to sign the antifa protesters up for a “civil discourse” with campus Republicans. “We don’t think this is productive for anyone,” one of the pair said of the protest.

A young black antifa woman seized the moment: “You’d call supporting Hitler civil?”

“No,” the Penn student replied.

“So why is this bitch here?” the black woman pushed back.

“There’s no discourse when you’re supporting Hitler!” a voice from the back chimed in. “And fascism, my nigga!” the young black woman added.

By this time, the high-school students had backed away from the crowd and disappeared. The scene ended with the opening chords of “Old Town Road.” Protesters sang along and even swayed in unison under the evening’s overcast sky.

TWO YEARS AGO, Candace Owens was virtually unknown to the greater public. Today, the commentator, who until recently lived in Philadelphia, appears regularly on right-wing media platforms like Fox News and boasts 1.6 million Twitter followers, more than a million Facebook followers, and 328,000 YouTube subscribers. The Candace Owens Show is broadcast on conservative Prager U’s YouTube channel, which has 2.2 million subscribers.

Owens started garnering mainstream attention when she began releasing videos on her own YouTube channel in July 2017, with content related to her supposed dramatic shift from liberalism to conservatism. Her first video, “Mom, Dad … I’m a Conservative,” has almost 500,000 views. In it, Owens, via a fictionalized skit, suggests that it’s more difficult to come out as a conservative than to come out as gay.

Other videos amplify her right-wing views. In one, she says that being transgender is “a disorder between your physical and mental.” In another, she says that African Americans suffer from a “hamster mentality … each and every time they invest in a Democratic candidate.” In a third, “I Don’t Care About Charlottesville, the KKK, or White Supremacy,” Owens says black people shouldn’t be concerned about white nationalism: “There are, what, 6,000 Klansmen left in our nation? And you want me to actually process that as a legitimate fear every day when I wake up?”

Until this spring, Owens was communications director of Turning Point USA, the national right-wing nonprofit focused on organizing young conservatives. The organization’s founder, 25-year-old Charlie Kirk, is apparently cozy with the First Family. While Turning Point supplies college and high-school chapters across the country with “activism kits” (stickers, posters and brochures) and funds for campus politicking, the organization also maintains national projects like its controversial Professor Watchlist, a roster of more than 250 professors who Turning Point says “advance a radical agenda in lecture halls.”

A trail of racism follows the organization like a stench. A 2017 investigation by the New Yorker reported how Turning Point is alleged to have fostered an internal environment hostile toward minorities. One of the organization’s former national field directors sent a text to a fellow Turning Point employee that read, “I HATE BLACK PEOPLE. Like **bleep** them all … I hate blacks. End of story.” The organization replaced this field director with a woman who had a record of racist and homophobic tweets, according to screenshots obtained by the HuffPost. In May, the president-elect of the organization’s University of Nevada Las Vegas chapter could be seen in an online cell-phone video shouting, “White power!” (He was asked to leave the organization.) In June, Harvard rescinded its acceptance of Parkland survivor and former Turning Point USA high-school outreach director Kyle Kashuv for a series of racial slurs in Google Docs and private chats.

Interestingly, it was Turning Point that would bankroll and elevate Owens in her rise to right-wing stardom. She officially joined the nonprofit in November 2017 as director of urban engagement. In the role, and subsequently as communications director, Owens traveled the country to speak at summits and rallies, proselytizing young minds to conservatism and Donald Trump, with a focus on the supposed ills plaguing the black community. (Chief among them, according to Owens, is the Democratic Party.) Her talks were often streamed live online and later compressed into video bites, adding to the growing genre of content that shows conservative commentators using rhetoric to “own,” “destroy” and “slam” liberals for sport.

One such video, in which Owens berates the aims of #BlackLivesMatter, caught the attention of rapper-producer Kanye West. (In the video’s Twitter caption, she called the activists “a bunch of whiny toddlers, pretending to be oppressed.”) “I love the way Candace Owens thinks,” West tweeted in April 2018. Though Owens once made a ­video — “Dear Celebrities: NOBODY CARES WHAT YOU THINK!!!” — telling stars to pipe down about politics, she gleefully welcomed West’s warm thoughts, seeing them as an endorsement of her message. The tweet remains one of Owens’s biggest “wins” to date — though six months later, West would say he wanted nothing to do with her movement and felt used.

In the following months, Owens continued to do what she does best — talk fast and loud at gigs across the country and the Western world. Praise from her conservative fan base swelled; controversy followed in lockstep. In May 2018, for example, Donald Trump tweeted:

Candace Owens of Turning Point USA is having a big impact on politics in our Country. She represents an ever expanding group of very smart ‘thinkers,’ and it is wonderful to watch and hear the dialogue going on … so good for our Country!

Owens and TPUSA would later gather a few hundred black conservatives for a Young Black Leadership Summit in D.C., with Trump addressing the group at the White House. And in February 2019, the internet erupted over a December 2018 video clip in which Owens, speaking before an audience in London, discussed nationalism and defended Adolf Hitler. After she was widely called a Nazi sympathizer for her statements, Turning Point and Owens claimed that her comments “are of course being misconstrued and taken out of context” by “leftist journalists who are crazy.”

The full segment, which I’ve watched many times now, doesn’t suggest that journalists took Owens’s statement out of context. Responding to an audience question about whether the momentum behind nationalism will last, Owens said, “I actually don’t have any problems at all with the word ‘nationalism.’ I think that the definition gets poisoned by elitists that actually want globalism. Globalism is what I don’t want. So when you think about whenever we say nationalism, the first thing people think about, at least in America, is Hitler.” She went on to explain: “He was a national socialist. But if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, okay, fine. The problem is that he wanted, he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize. He wanted everybody to be German, everybody to be speaking German. … To me, that’s not nationalism.”

Three Turning Point USA chapters even stepped forward to condemn Owens’s comments. Columnist and historian David M. Perry tweeted to her: “I’d like to assure you that the problem with Hitler wasn’t that he wanted to conquer other places, but that he wanted to kill Jews, disabled folks, Roma, Communists, and others.”

Controversy didn’t go away. This past March, the white supremacist who murdered 49 worshipers in two New Zealand mosques claimed Owens as his biggest influence “above all.” In a rambling Q&A-style manifesto, the shooter wrote, “Each time she spoke I was stunned by her insights and her own views helped push me further and further into the belief of violence over meekness.”

Many observers viewed the manifesto as trolling, arguing that the shooter “shitposted” to intentionally confuse, provoke and misguide the public. Owens’s first response in the moment was, in Trumpian tweet fashion, to laugh off the reports that she’d inspired the horrific events. It wasn’t until the next day that she released a statement calling the New Zealand massacre a tragedy.

Ironically, in April, the GOP selected Owens to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on the rise of hate crimes and white nationalism. On the party’s behalf, Owens said white nationalism wasn’t a threat and then claimed that the Southern Strategy, a well-documented racist tactic on the part of Republicans, never existed.

Owens resigned from Turning Point in May to focus on what she deems her calling: getting the black community to leave the Democratic Party, or to “Blexit,” as she has termed the movement — a nod to the U.K’s Brexit enterprise. Her stated goal is to “move the black vote 20 percent by 2020,” which would destabilize the Democratic Party.

I FIRST MET OWENS on that unseasonably chilly Monday at Penn, three hours before her talk. Our meeting came at the tail end of her time as a Philadelphia resident.

“There’s a certain heartbeat to the city,” she told me when I asked why she chose to live on City Avenue for a year. Like lots of other transplants to the city, Owens — who said she travels six days a week for work — cited Philadelphia’s location, specifically its proximity to New York (where she lived before) and D.C. (where she lives now).

Her presence in Philly became more widely known in August 2018, when she was confronted by protesters at Green Eggs Café in Center City. Soon after she sat down for breakfast there with TPUSA’s Charlie Kirk, water was thrown; Twitter fodder was born. Owens called the event an attack on a black woman for eating breakfast. She preaches against self-victimization, but that ideology didn’t stop her from tweeting: “Is this the civil rights era all over again?”

“[That’s] not real life, obviously,” Owens told me, reflecting on the incident. Of antifa, she said, “I don’t think they’re the best representatives of Philadelphia.” Our conversation about the city didn’t last long, however. “I tend to move every year. It’s kind of bizarre. I hop around,” she told me.

Her relationship with Philadelphia was an example of true commensalism. In various interviews, I’ve watched Owens invoke the city’s name for street cred, to prove her proximity to black communities, and to verify her brand of bootstrapperism. But black communities in Philly didn’t seem to know or care that she was here.

“I think we’ll be in D.C. for a minimum of two years,” Owens said of her and her fiancé, former Turning Point UK chair George Farmer, who was seated next to her in the University City restaurant where we ate dinner. Farmer, who travels with Owens, is the son of multimillionaire British hedge funder Lord Michael Farmer, and a steadfast Brexiteer. Owens’s young Romanian executive manager joined us, too, for a meal of sliders, fries, hummus and Cobb salad.

When I set out to meet Owens, I wanted to gauge how wide the gulf between us — two young black women — might be. I also wanted to get a pulse on the state of facts and discourse. Owens, like many young right-wing-commentator peers, often laments the death of vigorous dialogue. “Liberals won’t debate me,” they argue, saying that if progressives would just talk to them, we’d see the levelheadedness of their ideas.

Owens spent her childhood in Stamford, Connecticut, one of four children. As she often explains during her appearances, she grew up in a low-income housing structure, in a “tiny little apartment” that was “infested with roaches.” She’d eventually go to live with her grandparents, and her Christian grandfather in particular would help her see a different way of life — one based on hard work and courage. Yet Owens said she “conflated freedom with liberalism” and felt pressure to go against her grandfather’s conservative values.

When I asked Owens, a college dropout, about her schooling, her biggest takeaway concerned political parties. “You come out believing that Republicans are racist and Democrats are your saviors. It’s wrong. It’s a lie,” she said. That thinking made her a Bernie Sanders supporter leading up to the 2016 election. She liked Bernie culturally, but, she said, she wasn’t considering his policy. “[That’s] the mistake that a lot of black Americans make,” Owens told me, in her signature tone of chastisement.

“In 2015, when Trump came down the escalator, I didn’t think he should be president,” she explained. But “watching how quickly the media went from hailing him as a hero […] They said we had to believe he was a racist. It just didn’t really stick for me. If you have common sense, something was up. It was a little weird. Why did no one call this out for the last 20 years that this man has been in media?”

Owens went on to repeat a frequent refrain about Trump and the hip-hop industry: “All the rappers were listing him in songs. They wanted to be like Trump. To them, the name represented status and partying, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé were sipping poolside at Mar-a-Lago in their songs.” Owens used a similar line in a CPAC speech she’d delivered a month earlier. I’ve scoured the internet and can’t find a single reference to Mar-a-Lago in Jay-Z’s or Beyoncé’s music. (Easy to find, of course, were reports of Trump being sued for racial discrimination as early as 1973.)

It didn’t take long to recognize that Owens and I were operating from vastly different pools of information.

Owens said she doesn’t believe Trump is racist. When I asked about his record on the Central Park Five rape case (Trump called for the death penalty in New York in response to the arrests of five black and Hispanic teenagers), she interrupted: “They were guilty. They were actually found guilty.”

“Weren’t they exonerated?” I asked her, as if I didn’t know the answer. The five were indeed cleared in 2002, after another man confessed — a claim supported by the DNA.

“No, no,” Candace responded firmly.

“Yes, I believe they were. There was evidence,” I retorted.

She then backed up. “Were they? Can someone fact-check that?” she said, turning to her fiancé and manager. “Was the Central Park Five exonerated?”

At the core of Owens’s platform is her argument that the Democratic Party has done nothing but brainwash the black community and exploit black people for their votes. Democrats encourage a victim mentality. Democrats think black people are stupid. She simply wants us to recognize that we don’t have to be Democrats.

While there are plenty of reasons for black people to be disillusioned with the Democratic Party, I wanted to know why Owens wasn’t advocating for some kind of third party through Blexit, and why she made the leap to being a Republican.

Owens told me she didn’t vote in 2016; in fact, she said, she was an independent and didn’t register as a Republican until last year. What turned her completely for the conservative party was the Brett Kavanaugh hearing.

“I had never seen more unity on the right,” she said of what she called the “social lynching” of the now-Supreme Court justice. The moment should have been a wake-up call for all black Americans, in her opinion. The cry to “believe women” is “how our ancestors got lynched,” she told me. “No evidence, but believe all women.”

I asked about the evidence that Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, did, in fact, present during her testimony.

“Name one piece of evidence she presented,” Owens said.

I tried to convey to Owens that Ford talked about the incident to others back in 2012: “She spoke to her therapist about it. She spoke to her husband. She spoke to her friends.”

Owens responded, “She spoke to her therapist about it 34 years after. She didn’t speak to a single friend about it. Her friend actually supported Brett Kavanaugh.”

Owens’s facts were wrong, and I attempted to stand my ground. But Owens snapped back quickly.

“There is not a single solid piece of evidence, including she could not name a place where it happened,” she continued. She went on to say she was confident Ford was lying “because she was infantilizing her voice” during testimony.

Since we weren’t going to agree on the facts, I decided to move on to a case that I thought hit closer to home for both of us, since a black woman was at the center of it. “What do you think about Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas?” I asked.

“I didn’t really follow that case. I wasn’t really … ” Her voice trailed off.

“What do you think about people who have drawn similarities between the two cases?”

“I can’t speak on the Anita Hill case. I wouldn’t feel comfortable speaking on the Anita Hill case.”

And just like that, discourse on that topic was dead.

WHEN I ARRIVED at the South Side Ballroom in downtown Dallas, I was greeted by a black woman holding up neon yellow t-shirts marked with the letters B-L-E-X-I-T. She told me that if I wanted one, I had to don it on the spot. (I didn’t.)

I made my way into the third-ever Blexit rally, which, Owens had told me two weeks before, over our dinner, was sold out. The mood was cheery. There were young people and older people. There were families and people who had just made new friends. There were lone attendees. There were conservative “celebrities” who walked around with an air of joy. People were dressed in MAGA hats and pro-Trump t-shirts. One man stood out for wearing a kippah decorated with Trump’s face.

The crowd was definitely diverse, but for a rally aimed at black people, the number of non-black people was overwhelming. From what I could see, Hispanics and whites definitely outnumbered blacks. And once attendees officially settled into their seats, it was clear there weren’t the promised 800 people present — it was more like half that.

Fetty Wap and a soft-rock version of Kevin Lyttle’s soca hit “Turn Me On” blared in the background as people took photos and talked. As I mingled, I asked people why they were there.

KC Robinson, a sweet 50-year-old black woman who’d traveled from Oklahoma City to volunteer at the event, told me she had her own Blexit story: She left the Democratic Party at age 31, when she converted to Christianity. She told me she sees no evidence that Trump is racist or responsible for white supremacy. She plans to vote for him in 2020. Another 50-year-old black woman I spoke to came in from Houston because she believes that Trump is “a man of God.” “He’s still accomplishing what he said he would,” she told me while she smiled and gyrated with excitement. “I’m here because I love my president!”

Del Williams, a 59-year-old black man wearing a cowboy hat, told me he’d decided to stop by after he heard about the event last-minute. “Blacks have been brainwashed,” he told me. He was excited to see Candace Owens, though he admitted with a chuckle that he didn’t know much about her: “I have a lot of white friends who know more about Candace Owens than I do.”

Two middle-aged white women wearing Trump t-shirts were thrilled when I stopped them. “Thank you for talking to us!” they told me. “We’re here to support anyone who isn’t straight-up Caucasian,” one of them said. The other broke down in tears as she explained how everyone in her neighborhood supported Beto O’Rourke. The two were sad that they had to suppress their support for Trump lest they be labeled racists and bigots. They’d come because they follow Owens on social media. “She feels my pain,” one said.

Over time, I became fatigued. People, particularly white people, were overjoyed to speak with me. I felt like I was on the menu, there to offer forgiveness and redemption. Like in the party scene of Get Out, I was the star of the show.

Onstage during the four-hour event, Blexit’s ideals came to life, and right-wing pro-Trump talking points got their due. The speakers, all men, were finally free to say how they really felt, with Owens as the emcee. Topics for the evening addressed “how Democrats are the real racists” (from far-right author, filmmaker and conspiracy theorist Dinesh D’Souza) to why cultural appropriation is a hoax (according to young white conservative YouTuber Will Witt).

There were talks about the state of the black community as well. Black conservative speaker and former police officer Brandon Tatum delivered a message of personal responsibility and “no more excuses” geared toward black men. He spoke with a passion that resonated across the venue. As I began to bop my head to the cadence of Tatum’s forceful voice, I turned around to see if any brothers were feeling the spirit, too. But I couldn’t see past all the old white people whose eyes were glowing, and who sat entranced as Tatum made pronouncements like, “I don’t want to hear nothing about the crack cocaine epidemic” and “Pull your doggone pants up and become a man!” It was clear that in that moment he was talking about blacks but not exactly to us.

That night, I saw Candace Owens as a celebrity. People smiled and became giddy when she walked across the stage in her strappy nude heels. They were thoroughly entertained when she denigrated the leading Democratic presidential nominees. They felt safe when she explained that the night was all about coming together.

That day just happened to be the eve of Owens’s 30th birthday, and it ended with her being hailed as our generation’s Martin Luther King Jr. With the aid of prayer and a major come-to-God procession to cap the evening, attendees assured Owens her name would be written in the history books. I was ready to get back to Philadelphia.

Published as “Candace & Me” in the September 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

 
 
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8 hours ago, deicer said:

Candace Owens prostituted herself for the GOP, now they're turning their back on her.

https://newsone.com/3848636/candace-owens-receipts-con-artist/

Every Receipt Proving Candace Owens Is A Con Artist Who Is Following The Money

We have the receipts.

UPDATED: 1:35 a.m. ET, Sept. 7, 2020 —

Fresh off of being snubbed by Republicans — the party to which Candace Owens has pledged her unreciprocated allegiance — the woman who once sympathized with Adolf Hitler and has repeatedly blamed Black men for getting killed by police is now resorting to publicly attacking a Black woman in order to save her sunken career from completely tail spinning down the toilet bowl of self-hating, money-chasing con artistry.

As Democrats champion Black women, Owens on Sunday decided to mock Cardi B on Twitter as “illiterate” after the rapper’s recent and widely viewed interview with Joe Biden. Cardi clapped back in the realest of ways by part by mentioning how the Republican National Convention didn’t invite Owens to speak despite her devotion to all-things Donald Trump.

“You want to call me a dumb bitch, you want to call me illiterate … girl, you’re getting pimped out by White men,” Cardi B said in part of a video she posted to Instagram on Sunday night. “You have been this man’s cheerleader. You’re a beautiful Black woman, you talk great, amazing … and this man didn’t have the decency to let you talk at the Republican convention.”

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CE0Mu3OAZKY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

To be sure, Owens has repeatedly made her anti-Black platform clear.

Prior to her social media showdown with Cardi B, she doubled-down on her self-hatred with despicable comments trying to criminalize George Floyd in his death. The sunken conservative pundit who seemingly outdoes her hate each time she says something accused Floyd of having drugs when he was arrested and scoffed at people treating him like a “martyr.” Those comments came after she tried to criminalize Ahmaud Arbery with comments that disgusted even her fellow Black conservatives. The woman who sympathized with Hitler even defended Amy Cooper, the white woman also known as Central Park Karen who called police on a Black man who asked her to leash her dog while bird-watching.

All the while, Republicans had been embracing her stunts, like when they had her tap dancing before Congress to downplay concerns of white supremacy and white nationalism. But now, even they seem to be finally realizing that Candace Owens is a fraud; and we have endless receipts.

Lawsuit With the NAACP

Owens now calls the NAACP “one of the worst groups for Black people,” even though the organization helped her win a racial discrimination lawsuit. In 2007, she accused some white boys of racially harassing and threatening to kill her. Owens claimed the boys were the son of then-Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy, Connecticut’s former governor. Because of the NAACP, Owens’ family received a settlement of $37,500 from Stamford Public Schools.

Scot X. Esdaile, the Connecticut NAACP president who helped Owens with her lawsuit, was shocked to hear she had become a conservative. Esdaile told Mic, “We’re very saddened and disappointed in her. It seems to me that she’s now trying to play to a different type of demographic.”

He also said, “It’s the same type of thing Clarence Thomas did. [Thomas] reaped all the benefits of affirmative action and then tried to roll over on it. It’s that kind of mentality and disrespect.”

Anti-Trump Website

In May of 2018, BuzzFeed reported that Candace Owens was the CEO of an anti-Trump, liberal-leaning website called Degree180. Owens wrote in 2015 that it was “good news” that the “Republican Tea Party … will eventually die off (peacefully in their sleep, we hope).”

Degree180 also talked about Trump’s penis size and him being racist with an immigrant wife.

The site reportedly shut down by the end of 2016 and Owens magically “came out” as a conservative on YouTube a few months later.

Fox News

By March of 2018, Owens was slithering onto TV stations and finally made it to Fox News. She spit out a line that went viral and made her a darling of pseudo-conservatives. Owens said the National Rifle Association was founded as a civil rights organization that protected Black people from the KKK. Even the Fox News host said, “I’ve never heard that before! That’s so interesting!” She never heard it before, either, because it was a lie.

 

Watch the insanity below:

 

PolitiFact confirmed she lied or is just willfully ignorant. According to the NRA’s own web site, “Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops, Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to ‘promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis,’ according to a magazine editorial written by Church.”

However, her fraudulent comment made her a media darling.

Another Lawsuit

Back in January of this year, Owens attacked New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez for being “fiscally irresponsible” because the newly elected congresswoman couldn’t afford an apartment in Washington, D.C. However, reporter Nathan Bernard exposed Owens by posting a lawsuit that showed “she rented a $3,500 apartment, lived there for six months rent-free, then claimed she had gotten ‘toxic mold sickness’ and threatened to sue her landlord to avoid paying rent.”

 

 

She allegedly stopped paying rent in September of 2016 and was evicted in January of 2017, which coincides with her “coming out” as a conservative only months later.

As for the mold claims, a legal analyst told Bernard Media, “The obvious question is if the place was so unlivable why stay there 6 months, even rent free? Why not get out of there especially if you can afford an apartment for $3,500? It’s not difficult to identify a toxic mold infestation either. If you started to exhibit symptoms that seemed related to the infestation, why not notify a doctor immediately? Also, why sue a year later after moving out? There are a lot of questions that arise on first glance at this case. She’s going to have a huge burden of proof at trial.”

Social Autopsy

In the spring of 2016, Owens launched an anti-cyberbullying website called Social Autopsy. She reportedly started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $75,000 (she sure likes money she doesn’t have to work for). CTPost.com described the site as a “searchable database of offensive speech found on social media.” Owens wanted to expose people who anonymously harassed others online, which is known as doxing and is a huge no-no among conservatives. She claimed she got pushback from the left, which was allegedly one of the sparks that lit her conservative fire.

However, Quillette.com reported, it was the right who attacked her.

“While Owens portrays herself as a victim of leftist persecution, the fact is that the initial backlash against Social Autopsy came mostly from the ‘cultural libertarian’ opposition to the authoritarian left. YouTube video bloggers Matt Jarbo (“Mundane Matt”) and Chris Maldonado (“Chris Ray Gun”), both strong critics of ‘social justice warriors,’ were among the first to blast the project as a terrible idea. Another early negative report came from none other than Breitbart; it was written by Allum Bokhari, a frequent co-author of the not-yet-disgraced Milo Yiannopoulos and a leading foe of the ‘SJW’ left in digital and tech culture,” the site wrote.

This would make sense because it is clearly people on the right or MAGA crazies who don’t want to be exposed for their hatred. You can hear Owens doing the voiceover for the Social Autopsy video below:

 

Blexit

Her term Blexit, which got her embarrassed by Kanye West who implied she “used” him, is a slogan that was stolen from the Bank Black movement. Listen to the actual founder of Blexit, Me’la Connelly, explaining how Owens stole her slogan:

In addition, Owens’ Blexit site is packed with historical inaccuracies. Historian Kevin Kruse broke this down for her on Twitter and he was blocked. The thread is an excellent read packed with facts.

 

Within only a few years, Owens had two failed internet projects, didn’t pay rent and then somehow became a conservative, landing a job at Turning Point USA. She is now known for outlandish language. She said Hitler only wanted to make Germany “great again.”

After the horrific mail bombs sent to Democrats back in October, she tweeted then deleted, “I’m going to go ahead and state that there is a 0% chance that these ‘suspicious packages’ were sent out by conservatives. The only thing ‘suspicious’ about these packages is their timing. Caravans, fake bomb threats—these leftists are going ALL OUT for midterms.”

There are true conservatives out there who have been involved in politics for years, but Owens does not appear to be one of them. She is clearly in this for fame, attention and is following the money.

SEE ALSO:

Black Conservatives Denounce Candace Owens’ After ‘Hateful’ Comments About Ahmaud Arbery

Hitler-Sympathizing Candace Owens Had A Twitter Track Record Of Inspiring Lawlessness Well Before Michigan

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8 hours ago, JDunkin said:

Candace Owens has more intelligence to give in one sentence than de-icer can give in an entire week of copy and pasting, or his own words.

Now Candace Owens is a racist. Yeah thats right, she's a nazi. Just like so many Jews are too if they support Trump. 

The congressman is pathetic like you De-icer. Using your fake racism narrative for political gain.

 

 

This is a real portrait of Owens at congress interview. The woman is a fiery stubborn ass female! Love her and anyone like her, no matter her skin colour.

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39 minutes ago, JDunkin said:

Did anybody ever notice that deicer barely ever gives an analysis. Candace Owen gives her opinion and deicer’s argument is a link to Wikipedia.

I understand that it can be useful to provide links to articles but how about deicer gives us the full force of his intelligence to show us why he disagrees with Owens beliefs that blacks should vote for Trump.

Could anyone imagine what a debate between the two of them would be like.

 

 

I put up that she's a paid shill for the gop, what more do you want?

Anything else you just use to mis-quote and take out of context, just like you've done as Woxof, and Defcon.

 

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NYPD woes mount: Patrol chief's sudden retirement part of 'troubling' exodus

Largest police force in nation sees 87% uptick in retirement filings compared to 2019

 

Union officials and others say the exodus is being fueled in part by pressure by racial justice advocates to defund police departments or impose major reforms.

The NYPD said in an email to Fox News this week that 2,385 officers have submitted their retirement papers this year as of Oct. 6 – an 87% increase from the 1,274 retirements reported during the same period in 2019.

The department said 372 others have resigned as of Oct. 6, five more than last year.

This is what happens when elected officials play political games with police department operations.

— PBA President Patrick Lynch 
https://www.foxnews.com/us/shakeup-nypd-new-york-city-police-chief-retirement-department-departures?fbclid=IwAR2DjI3tw51_OUs6jQFt9awQD2CCtwDIuY650zoMV2YcjacaP99H4B8pobk
 
 
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