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Outgrowing Leftism: I used to be that!!

Christopher Harris

You know, I wasn’t always such a staunch Conservative, and I certainly wasn’t always an Unhyphenated American. Like the overwhelming majority of Blacks in America today, I used to be a solid, straight-ticket voting Democrat. So today, as a grown man, who has put away childish thinking, I have to shake my head when my more Leftist minded friends tell me that I should be more open to hearing “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ARGUMENT”.

I find myself thinking, “Hello?!?! Have you not listened to anything I have said?!?!? I USED TO BE ON ‘THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ARGUMENT’. Everything YOU are saying, I USED TO SAY!! EVERYTHING!!” I used to believe in the theory of Leftism.

Unhyphenated America - I used to be that - Donkey

Virtually every argument that the Left told me (and the Black Community) to support, I supported.

Pro-Abortion (also known as “Pro-Choice”)…I USED TO BE THAT!


Angry at White People…I USED TO BE THAT!

Pro-Welfare…I USED TO BE THAT!

Believe that the Constitution said that a Black person was only 3/5ths of a human being…I USED TO BE THAT!

Believe that Republicans want to put Blacks “back on the plantation”…I USED TO BE THAT!

Believe that “Conservatives” were nothing more than closet racist…I USED TO BE THAT!

Believe that the 2nd Amendment ONLY applied to a “militia” and that the average citizen has no need to own a gun…I USED TO BE THAT!

Believe that the DNC truly “cared about the little guy” and Black folks in particular…I USED TO BE THAT!

Believe that without the power of the Federal Government there to “redistribute wealth” and “PROVIDE for the GENERAL WELFARE”, little children would be half-naked, starving and living in the streets because we are all too selfish to help our fellow man…I USED TO BE THAT!

Believe that the “Christian thing to do” was to abdicate the responsibility of taking care of our fellow man to the Local, State and Federal Government…I USED TO BE THAT!

Believe that the personal conduct of our elected officials shouldn’t really matter, because that is a personal matter between them and their family…because after all, we should “judge not, lest we be judged”…I USED TO BE THAT!

Believe that we need the government to step in and “manage the economy”, because only the wise people who work for the government and our elected officials really know or care about creating jobs and growing our economy…I USED TO BE THAT!

Believe that Teachers Unions actually cared about the education, welfare and future of students…I USED TO BE THAT!

Believe that, if we don’t bother them (our enemies overseas), then maybe they won’t bother us…I USED TO BE THAT!

Believe that “Multiculturalism” makes perfect sense, because a person shouldn’t have to try to integrate into the culture of their adopted country…because only a racist would be so crazy as to suggest that…if YOU left YOUR HOMELAND to come here for something better…that is by default an admission that in some significant way, your homeland was inferior to this country…YEAH, I USED TO BE THAT!

Believe that America is NOT the “Greatest Nation on Earth”…because of the false notion that PERFECTION is required to be GREAT…I USED TO BE THAT!

Now, the question is…CAN YOU say that YOU have been on “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ARGUMENT”?  You see, the “change” for me began with me being humble enough to ask myself this one question. “What if most of the things I have been taught (either directly or indirectly) are wrong?”

Most people are either way too arrogant, or way too insecure to ask themselves that question…and then follow it up with action and research!! But if you ever do humble yourself like I humbled myself, I can all but guarantee you that, you will begin a journey of tremendous growth. And like me, you will look back upon your time as a believer in Leftist/Regressive/Socialist ideology, and say, “WOW!!! I can’t believe that I USED TO BE THAT!!”

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  1. Leslie Brown

    Holy cow I love this guy! Chris and I have more in common than what my blood brother and I do, and THAT is no exaggeration! Leslie Brown

  2. Dale Dor

    I don’t blame young people for such beliefs. It shows how they are brainwashed and fed lies from the socialist left. Now some ‘educators’ would give bad grades or flunk you if you don’t goose step to their teachings – not educators but propagandist brain-washers who probably were educated by brain washed educators.

    The fact is that as a person grows older, if their existence is not subsidized by Big Brother Government, and if they work hard for their money – then they wake up and see past the lies. Welfare often is a form of subservience (slavery) to the Government. Taking money from your paycheck to give it to ‘ILLEGAL’ aliens or ‘Welfare Loafers’ (disenchanted about getting work or plain ol LAZY BUMS living off others) or to WASTE on things you don’t even want is so diabolically evil that it is INCREDIBLE!
    If the Government did not regulate so many employers and companies as well as our personal lies – spying on us vs enemies (calling terrorists independent agents rather than Muslim or who they are and calling ILLEGALS unregistered citizens, etc, etc)— these are a few of the plethora of ABSURDITIES pushed on us and causes people not to have much of the money they earned. “OH but I get most of my taxes back!” Then someone else pays and it goes on the American National Debt, which we as citizens owe under their system.

    What about CHARITY/Helping people out? If they did not do the above them people, most who are generous, would help out people that want to do better. Challenge with the people – if you don’t want to work then why should we feed you – HOWEVER – “If you do want to work or can’t we will help you.”

    Isn’t that what the Government does? NO! When the Government helps they make sure that you know that you are dependent upon them. The illegals are pushed by Obama to be able to vote. Who do you think they will be encouraging to vote for a specific party? The Dems now, Bush just copied the Dems when he pushed to legalize illegals. This is bipartisan corruption, buying votes. The Dem’s have done this for years. Confused on this, why are some Repubs, like Bonehead, helping the Dem’s to buy illegal votes??

    The point is that as you get older and see and are bit by this corruption then you wake up from the euphoric socialist promises – promises that always empower and make super Capitalists of socialist/Communist leaders while everyone else is a common slave with ‘equal rights’ granted by the leaders.

    Karl Marx wrote the 10 Planks of Communism and The HCommunist Manifesto and Das Kapital – etc. The Planks show what is going on in America right now. Karl was a cousin and friend of the Rothschild family (who are the ones behind the New World Order, pulling Bush’s, Clinton’s, and Obama’s strings). To get people to buy into the NWO our society has to be torn down. Chaos is the best mode created via government, controlled media, educators, etc to create the desire for something better. Young people see the challenges and are promised better with a socialistic state (that the NWO controllers would control). Propaganda is so consistent and repeated so much that they believe it. Only the real world wakes them out of the slumber otherwise we are fools for not desiring socialism.

    Thank God you woke up! Even in the working world people assume things problems exist because of those magical “right wing conservatives” rather than the mind manipulators that have them under their control.

    When we learned that work is not an entitlement but a privelege and doing a good job should not be viewed as drudgery but a delight and when you get your paycheck, you don’t start out a Rockefeller (without hard work or taking advantage of others generosity or gullibility).

    • Christopher Harris

      You are so right.

    • Christopher Harris

      Most people have absolutely no clure of what “Charity” actually is.

  3. Timothy V. Kumler

    Thanks for being brave enough to speak out against the popular notions of most of the people around you. That takes courage. I find myself drawn into, and sometimes baited into debates with the “left”. What bothers me the most about these collisions of views is….the “left” always tries to start these conversations under the auspice of an open and free exchange of ideas and thoughts. What always occurs however is, once the “left” is presented with a very logical point of view from the “right”, they find themselves painted into a corner so to speak. They then, always revert to their same old tactics of accusing the “right” of being a bunch of rich fat cats, who are spewers of hate, trying to keep a boot on the black man’s chest. In reality, I believe the “left” (DNC) to be power hungry elitist who, if successful, will have their boot on everyone’s chest.

    • Christopher Harris

      Thanks so much for your kind words. I appreciate you taking the time to read the article and respond. Please share it, and check out some of the other articles.

    • Christopher Harris

      History, especially in the 20th century, has proven that assertion to be absolutely true, every single time. Thanks for taking the time to read and reply. Please share the article with your friends, that would be greatly appreciated.


  4. Jacqueline Frajer

    Thank you for articulating so well what so many of us are slowly realizing. Let’s celebrate our growth, not hide and not be ashamed of it. More power to you, sir!

    • Christopher Harris

      Ms. Frajer,

      Thanks so much for you kind and uplifting words. Outgrowing Leftism is definitely a journey, but once you leave, you can’t imagine going back.

      Please do share the article far and wide. I’m sure there are other friends and family members who might need to know that it is possible to “Outgrow Leftism”.


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