Liberals sick of the alt-left are taking 'the red pill'
Some liberals are seeing what many of us have already observed about the current state of liberalism. Unless you consider censorship of conflicting ideas and beating up people (both figuratively and literally) who disagree with you moves in a positive direction, liberalism isn't very liberal. More and more liberals (even Jewish liberals) who are willing to accept the responsibilities of personal freedom are becoming former liberals.
The mainstream media failed to see the rise of Donald Trump in 2016. Now it’s overlooking another grassroots movement that may soon be of equal significance— the growing number of liberals “taking the red pill.” People of all ages and ethnicities are posting YouTube videos describing “red pill moments”—personal awakenings that have caused them to reject leftist narratives imbibed since childhood from friends, teachers, and the news and entertainment media.
You might say that those who take the red pill have been “triggered.” But instead of seeking out “safe spaces,” they’re doing the opposite, posting monologues throwing off the shackles of political correctness.
Their videos can feature the kind of subversiveness that was once a hallmark of the left—before the movement lost its sense of humor.