[April 24, 2018] While many folks believe physical courage to be the pinnacle of great individual character, it is actually moral courage that separates the beasts from the civilized. Candace Owens is bringing a message of empowerment to the black community.1
Recently, I was made aware of this young lady who deviated from the PC reservation to express her opinions and was denigrated for it. She makes use of a theme from the movie The Matrix (1999) where she urges people to “take the red pill” and become politically conservative like her.
If you’ve not seen the movie, go here (YouTube video, 2:40 minutes) to see what this means. The reference by Candace Owens is very appropriate and it drives some people crazy that she would use it. The Matrix was the impetus to popular culture where there is a choice, the red pill or the blue pill. The choice is between blissful ignorance (the blue pill) or the painful truth of reality (the red pill).
Ms. Owens advocates that people take the red pill. She works for Turning Point USA, is a 501(c)3 non-profit that has a mission to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government.2
She’s refreshing, funny, impressive, and tells the truth. People don’t like what she has to say and have attacked her repeatedly on social media and in the press because they see her as deviating from the political left. Because she is a young black woman, this cannot be tolerated by those who chose an extremist ideology.
“If you are a black person and you think conservatively, then you are instantly considered a traitor, an uncle tom, a coon; they [liberals] don’t want to hear anything you have to say.” – Candace Owens
She is under a lot of pressure. Most people would fold and change their stance because they don’t want to deal with controversy. This is a strong woman who shows more courage than the majority of people I know.