This is a remarkable speech by a person who is both smart, and beautiful. About 1/2 hour long, and stick with it to the end. The preamble matters to the impact and the punch line at about 27 minutes is the “kicker” in context.
I think I’m seeing a pattern here. Folks who had some tough times and from that figured out they are NOT a victim, that they are masters of their own destiny, and reject external manipulation; they become strong independent voices.
I know I don’t “sway” easily via social manipulative practices. Here Candace shows she is no longer swayed either. We know The Donald is such a person. Kanye seems to be (but has now backed off from “politics” – so maybe everyone has limit to the abuse they can sustain).
Is it really that simple? Does the world divide into “self directed and empowered” vs “externally validated and driven”? The “I AM somebody” who does what needs doing when “somebody ought to do something” vs the “please validate me” snowflakes who melt if challenged as they have no inner strength. Though I think there is room for a third axis: Those folks of hard character who manipulate the Snowflakes to gain power over them. The Sociopath manipulators.
We the “inner driven” reject the external control. They, the control freaks, reject and hate us for that, so gin up a mob of Snowflake Rage against us. The Snowflakes “can’t understand how we think” since we don’t give a damn about what the Control Freak Authorities say to us, call us, or threaten us with. We “got over that” a long time ago in some early social hurt. (We also tend to not react to the NPC Snowflake chants and feel no need to be “socially accepted” by them – i.e. to conform to their narratives.)
There is an inner awareness of the outer social gaming that inoculates us against the “peer pressure” and manipulative verbiage. We have “fundamental truths” and “fundamental principles” that form our foundation. The place we retreated to from that early hurt / rejection / experience; and built our strong foundation. It is our rock, and we will not lightly abandon it.
They have no such place. What is “true” or “valuable” changes with the wind. It only depends on what the peer pressure approves (via what the sociopath manipulators broadcast).
We are fundamentally different in our thought structures.
There’s also a large mass of folks in the middle. Just trying to cope with the shit storm that is life. Some feel embarrassed enough or ‘rewarded’ enough to give lip service to the Controlling Narrative. “I’m for equality”… of something, whatever that is. Others just not engaged either way.
Then there is The Moment, when one of those un-engaged folks suddenly realizes the Control Narrative. They realize their own internal foundation is opposed to what is being actually done (not said) using the Mob. That is the “red pilled” moment. The moment they refuse to let go of their foundation stone, refuse to submit to the “shared narrative”, the moment they realize “I am somebody”… and my opinion matters.
Candace “is somebody”. Her opinion matters.