David Hogg: "We're losing market competition and innovation because of this system to keep things complicated."
You gotta love when the former Progressive babies start seeing Progressivism for what it truly is: economic oppression.
Many Beloveds in the Twittersphere are well-acquainted with David Hogg. He rose to prominence after the Stoneman Douglas High School shootings and helped launch a national movement to advocate for more gun control (a racist, Progressive policy, but let me stay focused).
Among his many angst was the influence of capitalism and its destruction in our nation.
Like so many other young activists who hardly read books or engage with communities suffering from Progressivism, he became a strong advocate for bigger government.
But more recently, it seems his views about Progressivism have changed, and not because he came into some academic enlightenment.
No, his shift emerged as a result of his desire to start a legitimate business, forming his corporation as an LLC.
Take one look at his thread, and you'd swear you were reading a post from a Conservative or Libertarian.
It's funny how a Progressive's attitude changes once he is ready to build something lasting. It's funny how when they want to build generational wealth, suddenly Progressivism isn't so attractive.
These economic frustrations are nothing new to Black Americans who are building.
In my recent book, Progressivism is NOT Charity, I discuss the rise of Black Wall Streets and how Progressivism via racist legislation continuously raped Black Economics.
The problems persist today, for Progressivism continues making it difficult for Black creatives to build their own businesses without fear of heavy regulations and taxation.
For example, in this same book, I discuss how Progressive politician, Lorena Gonzalez in California, formed AB5, which basically made it illegal for companies to hire freelancers. That one law completely destroyed my livelihood as a single mother, forcing me and my daughter to move to Georgia just so I could work.
At every turn, whenever Black people are building, Progressivism rears its ugly head to strip us of our economic opportunities.
And they aren't hiding this fact either.
According to an Axios report, Biden wants to "return the top individual rate for those making more than $400,000 to the pre-Trump rate of 39.6%: $110 billion." (Source)
What Biden's Administration WON'T tell the public is Black Wealth is included in those numbers.
Today, it is much easier to generate $400K, thanks in large part to the virtual market. Add to this, when a Black couple marries and combines their incomes, their wealth is immediately targeted.
(Almost like there's an incentive to keep Black marriages from forming, but I digress.)
And yet, the same Democrats continue telling Black folks that the government is oppressing them.
If that's the case, why should Black Wealth pay for more oppression?
Or as I have famously coined in Twitter Class, "Exactly how much does Black Wealth owe White Supremacy government?"
I've learned over the years to let Progressives hang themselves on the political gallows. If Conservatives would do their own due diligence, we could build a strong alliance with Black Americans who are BUILDING!
Because Progressivism is NOT charity, and the alliance is needed to get government's hands off our wealth and remove the barriers that prevent "market competition and innovation."
Certainly, if David Hogg can come to this realization, then so can other young voters once they are sold an empowering, authentically conservative message.
As my Kindred Fire, Sonnie Johnson, says, "It's time to activate."
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