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trying to either be one of the boys or something different. >> to watch the rest of the program visit our website, book tv.org. the doctors blackwell. >> hello everyone. how are you? who's excited? that was weak. i know it's like is it twos-- i don't even knowdo what day it is. it's's tuesday night, but we are more excited than that.. thawesome here well, first and foremost thank you so much to dylan and cassidy and everyone else for making this event possible. i'm so excited to connect with you in person again and i know you are all probably feeling exactly the same wayg . arm most of you still online or hybrid in school? i'mm very sorry. and very glad we are here at turning point making this event happen. thank you to mckenzie,
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amy and our awesome production team for making the space look so awesome.k let's give everyone on our staff around of applause for the. as you guys all know we are here to celebrate the launch of my book which has been an incredible few weeks and many years in the making writing this book going through the publication process and nowth going on my book to her which is been such an incredible last couple of weeks soin we will talk a little bit about that tonight. you will get some really cool behind the scenes insight into some new projects we have goinghe on here at turning point usa and i really want to talk to you guys about why your voice as high schoolers and young people in our country honestly is the thing we desperately need the most when it comes to american culture and saving not justt america, but the free world and the next few generations,. after that we will have a q&a and you can ask me anything under the sun whether it's about myyo book, the projects i do at turning point or
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anything else you and talk about. if you have read my book or have been following me, you may know a bit about my story, but a few years ago and never ever ever would've thought that today march, 2021, i would be sitting here talking to you at the turning point usa headquarters office working as a spokesperson for anything let alone a political organization and being such an outspoken conservative. i went to college to become a doctor and my dream was to become a trauma surgeon after college and after medical school, so i very specifically chose colorado state university in my home state of colorado, a big research institution with an amazing biomedical sciences program for college. i never thought that indoctrination and hatred for conservative ideas, for christians and honestly objective truth would be such a huge part of my college experience, but lo and behold that defined the four years of my experience at colorado state and now beyond doing what i get to do professionally here for
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tp usa. i love the truth. that's the entire reason i decided to study science to begin with. i love running after this clear dichotomy between what is right and what is wrong, what we can prove and what we can't prove. what i know is objectively true and what i know is some fabricated reality from someone who clearly doesn't understand how thend universe works. i love that in elementary school. i loved that in high school with what you guys are learning and your biology and chemistry cast was in understanding the scientific method and i wanted to continue doing that in college, graduate school and beyond professionally as a doctor, but even in my classes like anatomy and physiology in organic chemistry-- by the way if any of you have to take of cam in college i'm praying for you now because it's the hardest because she will ever take and it definitely tested my patience but may be a stronger student in the end it.
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even in those classes i was told free speech should not be a part of our american society, that we should rewrite the first amendment. i was being taught strong border security wasse racist in science classes or that anyone who voted for our former president was some sort of white supremacist. of course, even the objective truth that was supposed to be driving all my curriculum in those classes, things i expected to be in my multiple-choice exam or things we talked about in essays, black white, white and wrong, even those things were tainted by my professors political ideology. you will read a bit about this in my book if you have a copy but for example in my physiology class we learned yes there are two sets of chromosomes xx and x why only to be told later in our psychology class oh, yet that thing you learned about chromosomes, forget about that, at site date-- outdated science we don't talk about that anymore, gender is a social construct in a state of being when the same class we would
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spend months learning about everywe tiny thing has to happen in the womb for a baby to be conceived and make it through nine months of pregnancyon when this beautiful little fingerprints are formed almost immediately, when d his heart starts beating, whened it can feel pain and it has a unique set of dna different from any other organic being on earth only to be told later after the exam that a baby in the womb was actually a fetus with its own specific name and abortion or as they called it termination of a pregnancy wasn't ending a human life or even a unique biological life. it was just a medical procedure. i was told in my eukaryotic cellular biology class that i had to choose against a test answer option saying that god created the universe. that was the wrong answer on my test i had to say that life just spontaneously erupted from a single cell billions of years ago
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just because. was this reality over and over and over again that proved it to me even those subjects and even those classes that are supposed to be driven by objective truth, the things we can prove, things we study over and over and over again and. review and debate and go back forth on, those things are even subject to the extreme indoctrination that's happening on our college campuses. i experience all that in my four years there and now doing what i do traveling the country and visiting high school and college campuses all over america, i'm learning you guys are getting some of that also in your high school experience. i want you to raise your hand if you've ever been told in your classes by your teacher that gender is a sociall construct quarks how about that america was founded to be a white supremacist country box how many of you have been called by
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yourhe peer's or your teacher and or white supremacist or trans- phobicn or anti- women or any other crazy names people associate with conservatives today? that's notto normal. it is today, but it didn't used to be and even when i was in high school and i graduated in 2015, we never talked about politics outside of government class or ap u.s. history and even then my teachers never told me what their personal political beliefs were. we never debated whether or not our current president was a racist or if allid conservatives were all of af sudden whiteer supremacist, but this is becoming the norm thanks to what's been happening on college campuses for decades in the united states and is trickling down to high school and believe you're not middle school and elementary school in a kindergarten. avenue--oo have you heard about these new kids books like antiracist baby and emesis--
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feminist babyin? they ares being taught at two and three that they as a baby are racist or they should be confused about what their gender identity is that it might be different from the gender they were born with. in california next door -- i should love california, it's beautiful, but i cannot love it. they have literally built in the state legislature right now that's being debated to become a law that would make it illegal in any store in the state of california to separate sections for little boys and little girls for clothing, for toys, for books or anything else and all of this has started at the heart of our nation's culture war on the front lines as i like to say in this culture war we are fighting on america's college campuses. i experienced a lot of the stuff in the classroom, but most was the craziest stuff that happened outside of the classroom.pp i was really involved in my college community and
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going to a big public school gave me lots of opportunities to have leadership to moment, joy and relief on clubs on campus and get to know a lot of my peers. and my admissions office job for example, i was hired to become an admission ambassador. what does that mean? it means i give tours to people like you and your parents when you came and visited colorado state university to see if that's what you wanted to go to school i bet you may not know, i had a formal letter written in my file for disciplinary action after i dared to address a group of people as "you guys", turns out that's gender exclusive and i'm not cognizant of the fact that women in the group were people who i don't identify as a man or woman might feel excluded when they say "you guys". in student government over and over again we debated the most progressive legislation possible saying that for example the keystone pipeline and ending that project was the right thing to do and all
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33000 students on our campus believed that. we paid tens of thousands of dollars to a lobbyist on behalf of the student government to go to the state capital and lobby on behalf of every student on ourlo campus for instituting free speech zones or for impressing the most possibly leftist curriculum in every single department possible on campus. it was through engaging in more leadership developing opportunities that i realize the goal of my university was not education at all. it's what they claim to their was on their website, but in reality they were much more interested in operatinginnt a factory of little leftist soldiers that would graduate and take those crazy ideas withh them be on campus. one day in student government, i had enough with the extreme leftism, enough with passing yet another bill that said all 33000 students on the campus were extremely leftist and i did something that would forever be what i like to call my snapping point in my college
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experience it wasn't anything that controversial and honestly shouldn't have had that alchemy did, but i raise my hand and i said i disagree. i don't think every student on this campus believed extreme left is and we talk about every week you're in the student senate at least one person on this campus disagrees and even if i'm the only one who thinks to the contrary, we aren't doing our job in a sitting here talking about politics appear we are supposed to create student programming that benefits the student body that create stronger students and stronger adults that can survive in the reall world and you probably would have thought the sky was falling inu that student government meeting. from that moment forward, i experienced what it meant to be a conservative student warrior, activist surrounded by the extreme leftism of today's academic environment. instantly, in front of everyone in a big crowded room like this i was called a racist and a white supremacist
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barbie i suppose because of my blonde hair, anti- woman, homophobic, you name it, the discussion went on for our members of my administration where the crowd and said nothing and all of this diatribe of leftist comments, these labels the left loves to throw conservatives was allowed to continue for hours but the second i raise myco hand it to defend myself i was gaveled out by the person running the senate meeting saying i was too emotional and wasn't keeping the quorum. a couple weeks later i was in student government office really avoiding any conversation whatsoever with these people who were convinced i was some radical crazy right wing white supremacist on campus and i was scrolling through my social media on facebook only to find and add popping up that was in pink and purple and sparkly and had the faces of a few people i recognize, carly fiorina who ran for president couple years before, ben izshapiro because i'm so
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his videos recently and tommy larry who i didn't know that much about, but someone said i looked like her once i recognized your name and it was advertisingso something called the young women's leadership summit for some organization calleda turning point usa. i had no idea what it was and actually at the conference i had to google who charlie kirk was which was a great story we love to tell now, but something in my gut told me i had to attend this conference that may be this is the answer for how isolated and alone i was feeling in my community so i went. i dragan my younger sister with me because i didn't want to go all alone and instantly from the first moment of that first turning point usa conference i feel in love with what this organization is doing everyday. finally, someonene got it. as a young woman in america i didn't need permission from the government or from my professors or other people in the community to do whatever i wanted to do in life. as an american, i had a
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right to my american dream and nothing could hold me back from that as long as i had my own passion and drive and determination to make that a reality. i went back to campus the ball and started a turning point usa chapter at colorado state university and ifat i thought backlash was for conservatives was bad before that, i was about to see how bad it was because i instantly was called that's conservative girl and was literally the only person ted-- setting up a table in the heart of campus. i often was yelled at, screamed out with every profanity under the sun. you f die. i can't believe you are promoting this ideology, but every once in a while people would come up, look around making sure noun bun they knew was around them and they would whisper at my table thank you for doing this. for the first time i see another conservative in my community and i really thought that i
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was the only one and that community continued to grow as the backlash continued to grow. with our first speaker coming to campus, charlie kirk february 2018 i was informed by the local police department that it had been at least 10 years since a notable conservative had been can-- invited to speak on our campus and meanwhile bernie sanders came twice during my freshman year end we hosted known communists activist angela davis paying for that was student fees and former msnbc host melissa harris perry who if you know anything about is an extreme leftist. these police officers were quietly so supportive of our event that they knew we were standing for what was right on campus and they were excited to help us out.to they had a tough job to do with an xp weeks because as the turning point usa chapter president i was given countless death threats, threats of violence, threats of rape even from individuals i worked with in student government, that i sats next to in class and even professors on campusan and older people
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in my community. the day before the event, the one bedroom apartment i was living and had its addressed leaked online because i gave an interview to our local newspaper on behalf of the turning point usa chapter so all of a sudden nowhere was safe, campus was not safe, student government office was not saved and even where i lived alone in myy apartment was not a safe place to be all because i didn't do anything that conservative. i just wanted progressive dialogue and debate truly progressive, by the way, not like the left is advocating for about ideological diversity, i want to talk about differences of opinion and bridge the divide and comei together. that's what college is supposed to be all about, challenging your viewpoints, exposing yourself to new ways of thinking and maybe even changing your mind. despite all that insanity, it was absolutely worth it that first event had 800 people come to see charlie kirk speak with lots of discussion and debate, crazy protests outside as i'm sure you
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imagine the national guard even had to come, c the state of colorado's national guard and we had snipers on top of our computer science building because our campus was so afraid of debate and discussion and asking questions of a guy whos had been halabeled as a crazy white supremacist also being conservative. over the next few years we really built such momentum with our turning point chapter on campus that i did not even recognize my own community anymore. we held events with candaceit owens on the cs plaza which basically is an open space. she changed people's mind at a tabling event. we brought dennis prager to campus where 1200 students came to hear a different perspective and a different point of view. by the time i was a senior, i saw hundreds of people walking around with turning point usa stickers on their water bottles, socialism sucks pins on their backpacks and even. >> hats and don't tread
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on me t-shirts when i was a freshman no one would be caught dead doing any of that and it truly spoke to the power of one person willing to be the first h person it was never easy when i did any of these things and yes like an lot of you i got failing grades on assignments that i had professors not want to be my mentor anymore and i lost a lot of friendships along the way. mymy reputation probably wasn't as stellare as i had intended when i was a freshman by the time i graduated and a lot more people knew me is that turning point coral or that conservative girl than isabel brown political scientists, so i know what that's like. i lived with that every single day but sometimes people need someone else to be the first person, the first person to raise their hand, the first person to say something back to their teacher and class, the first person to post something on social media every one is thinking but no one is willing to say in that was the most valuable lesson i learned throughout my time in my undergraduate institution at colorado
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state university. at the time i graduated, i transitioned into a very different t space in vethe conservative movement. obviously i did go to medical school so my plans changed after graduation, but today i get to do all the same things i was doing on campus professionally for turning point and i get to do it with all of you and traveling the country interacting with so many members of our amazing generation how i've learned is so muchwi about what it means to be generation z that unite, our generation born in 1997 or later in the united states. i'm 23, the first year end all of you guys who are currently in college or high school can call yourself gen c. at turning point usa would like to say jen z is j free. i talk about this a lot when i go on the news when i'm on the radio or speaking to older crowds at gop fundraisers or state conventions and a lot of people scratch their head wondering what the heck that could possibly mean. when you hear the word
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millennial what's come--wo what comes to mind? shout out a few words. liberal, blue hair, frail, weak, spoiled, like that one. [laughter] crybabies, theyth throw temper tantrums, i think socialism i think millennial because that's all true, frankly, they are the people that got down on the ground a few years ago and screamed at the sky thinking it was literally the death of our country because their candidate of choice did not win. that's what we associate with young people in the united states and especially when i speak to people who are our parents and grandparents age every time theyt think youth in america, people like you and mean they think blue hair, crybaby, liberal and all the things you just said, but that's not true about gen-z, that's not true about you and me. actually, the opposite is true, so if you have not heard this it's an important statistic to
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share with people in your communities. tell your teachers, your parents, your friends, gen-z has actually been proven to be by several national polls and surveys to be the most conservative generation our country has seen since world wart ii. yeah, that deserves's a shouting applause. that's a really, really big deal, not just because we are conservative, but think of that dramatic transformation between millennial's who i started going to college with, the blue hair, scream at the sky, temper tantrum, liberal and people like you and i am a we are proud of america. we are patriotic about the place where we live. we love free speech and the opportunity to build your american dream into a reality and most importantly we are not afraid to say it and i know how scary it can be i have lived at that. i have been called every label the left can possibly throw out a human being. i do this professionally
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that was my experience when i was a a student. i got the failing grades, i lost the friends, i walked that very difficult road of being the only outspoken conservative in my community as that group was continuing to grow in my campus, so i did it. it is a scary, but remember what i said about being the first person. sometimes that's all of the people need to create a massive movement in your high school community, in your church community, when you go to college, your college community, your sorority or other club you are a part of or something in my play outside of out of school. i'm often told from older people in particular that would people our age are extreme leftists, was to get to the real world after graduation they will just get to it, they will get a job, they will have a boss to who they have to answer to, they want to pay taxes which is seriously not fun and high schools will not teach you how to do that so ask yourdo parents. nothing to look forward
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to. people assume that young people are going to get beyond college, get beyond the crazy world of alternate reality that has rejected objective truth and they will wake up and be conservative at age 30, 40, 50, you guys have probablyti heard the saying if you are not a liberal when you are 20 then you have no heart but if you are not a conservative by the time you are 50 then you have meno boring and that's probably true for several decades in the u.s., but we just watch the results of what happened when we embrace that apathy. in 2020 and now in 2021 and an entire generation of people who were left alone by their older generation because it was assumed they would be conservative when they graduated left to their college campuses and brought that insanity with them. that insanity is now theni real world, so we can no longer take this idea of the real world for granite because look what happened lastth year.
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those ideas have permeated the halls of congress literally right now our u.s. senators are debating whether or not u.s. 16-- you at 16 can vote in a federal election. i remember 16 and it is an emotional roller coaster so i don't know i would trust myself when i was 16 to choose the next president of the united states; right? i mean, i don't know, some of you are probably more mature than most 16 -year-olds. people are now arguing to completely get rid of that voter id requirement to vote. anyone can vote, multiple times probably if they wanted to get away with that. and they are talking about completely getting rid of the first amendment with some of these committees in our united states congress because hate speech as they define it shouldn't be free speech. these are the ideological leaders of the political left. they are open socialists. they want ideologies like what we see in cuba and venezuela and north
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korea to thrive in the united states today when the government to control your entire life. these ideas have permeated corporatent board rooms. look at what happened with coca-cola last week can someone please inform me how you can bero less why because i really have no idea what that looks like. honestly have you really tried to change her skin color, seems a little suspect to me, that's just my own 2 cents on the issue. this is the ideology driving our corporations. there's a handful of corporations that drive all of the information you see, what side are they controlled by? the left; right? these ideas are even terminating out-- permeating our streets in america as we literally saw the most impactful influential social group of our time antifa and blm burn our society to the ground last year, literally setting churches on fire , waiting businesses
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, destroying people's livelihoods because potentially all they had ever been taught on their college campuses was that our societies had to burn to the ground to make way for something that'sgh more progressive and more equitable and the future, whatever that is supposed to lookui like, socialism. that's what happens when we abandon these ideas and we abandon the call to action to influence the people who are our age right now to have these conversations like you do with the turning point usa when you have club at meetings, when you do raise your hand and tell your professor know what you just said is crazy or even your teacher in high school, when you fight back against them in these crazy decisions from your administration to stand for the things you believe in, so i get told all the time well young people will just grow up and get it and frankly you are too young at 23 to talk about this stuff professionally. you got to go get more life experience. that's interesting information that you should share with people when they tell you that.
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in 1776, what document was signed and written? there we go. [laughter] declaration of independence. that's okay you may have not taken ap history at. i want you to remember these numbers. the signatories, the people who signed the declaration of independence were not old white guys. your professor is probably telling you that and i think we have that assumption because they wear white wigs, that was a custom of the time so they look old and all of our pictures in our paintings and our understanding of u.s. history but james monroein when he signed the declaration of independence was 18 years old. john marshall was 20 years old, younger than me. aaron burr, 20. alexander hamilton 21. james madison was only 25 and thomas jefferson who wrote the whole gosh darn thing was only 33 years old in 1776.
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america has always depended on young patriots, young conservatives, young people who are proud of this country getting involved in the process. i have good news for you. in 2021 it's not that hard. you don't have to write the declaration of independence, so take that weight off your shouldersn because that's been done and i can tell you it's not rocket science. i've never taken a rocket science class but i've taken other classes and i would argue aargh-- organic chemistry is probably a bit moreis difficult than some rocket science classes and at having been a student like you guys and now doing what i do professionally, i can tell you that all of this that we do a turning point usa even at the highest levelstu of what we do here in hq boils down to one thing, tell the truth. in whatever way you possibly can to your community, maybe it's as easy as raising your hand telling your professor know or your teacher know, that's wrong and here's the
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facts behind it, here's the statistics i can back that up with. may be at sitting in your living room making a thirty second video about something crazy principles of that week that everyone's too afraid to say but everyone is thinking it to give someone else the courage to stand up and do something about it. maybe it was starting a turning point usa chapter in your high school community and handing someone a socialism socks a button. you may not think these tiny things one by one makes a huge difference but when you multiply every single one of those interactions by every single one of you and every single high school we operate in in the united states and every single college campus that we have a presence on, every time a person watches a turning point usa production or video on social media, every time you have these discussions with your family around the dinner table, that is the modern american revolution. that's how you become countercultural to the left because they are controlling every aspect ofof culture from
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hollywood to congress and everything in between. doesn't have to look all thatat difficult, but it does rely on every single one of you doing a little bit of soul-searching deciding what your place in your call to action is within this culture war. i had no idea what that looked like for me even when i started turning point usa chapter on the college campus. i thought i was going to be a doctor all the way through my last semester of college, but i've learned it doesn't really matter how you decide to make a difference in the conservative movement. .. movement. all that matters is you do decide to do something to the difference class. >> .. i didn't know what meant to be a spokesperson for an organization or go on national tv several times week to talk but gen z
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been gen free and but as a college student and a campus activist with turning opinion u.s.a. that what you do every day is a lot more impactful than what i do every day. i get to address a lot of people all at once and that's really exciting and fun and exhilarating exhilarating exhilarating exhilarating and beyond my wildest dreams but the people i talk to every day are not my friends. we're friendly but i don't sit next to them in class, don't go home to them. they're not my teachers, teaching me the subject is learn every day in school. they don't necessarily get to know me personally. but all of the anymore your community do know you. when you take the time to respectfully and patiently and excitedly and passionately explain why free speech matters, why america is the greatest country to ever exist in the
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history of the world, why capitalism is the answer to poverty instead of social jim that's when everybody our age will wake up and getting. we're starting to see a lot 0 staff in our generation, general gen z is gen free because of the conversations we have. but i want to remember and i want you guys to think but what happened last year. i don't know about you but 2020 was the worst year ever weapon can agree. if we embrace the apathy that every generation before us did 2020 will look like kindergarten recess. would like to have every single generation look like you and me, have private in our communities-want to preserve this american experience and share it with the world. so whether that's making a little vehicle raising your hand in class, writing a book, turning a show with turning point u.s.a., and there's more great comes and that's the only
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hints i can give you. it can be big or small but the actions you and i get to take in this culture war every day will make every generation to come generation free. awesome. thank you, guys so much. and i would love to take any of your questions. [applause] i thing we're walking around with the microphone so if you have a question, raise you hand and i'll come to you it and can be but anything, my book, my show or anything else. >> tell me your name because i want to get to know you. >> hi, i'm eric. i am a junior in high school. i'm 17 and my question for you is, when i think about where i want to go, like in the future, as far as, like, my career, i
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think about people like you or ben shapiro or charlie kirk and you are the kind of people i look up. to what is one piece of information you could give for somebody who is trying to go down that career path? >> great question, and just like totally warms my heart and is very humbling you'll guys think that of me because like i said, honestly, i was in your seat as a college student, so a few years older than you, but two years ago as a student, having no idea i what doing to get sunrise movement and how you get started building a following or having a show or approaching these considerations. it's trial and error and you have to dare to fail a little bit. but if you're willing to put your name out there start experimenting with what your unique brand welcome look like in the conservative movement, i guarantee you could be sitting here a year or two years from now. all it takes is perseverance and
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dill januaries and putting yourself out there some ask for opportunities . i actually asked for jobs with some of these organizations that i've been fortunate to welcome with when i was in college but didn't exist. wrote it business proposals which they did not teach me oganic chemistry, but i used the connections built through turning point u.s.a. chapters and prager force and other groups i was a part of to take that next step and move beyond what it meant to be a student activist to do this professionally. so my story is like that. so many other people i work will have similar situations to mine and we're all very excited to reach our hand down and help the next generation achieve that. it doesn't have to bev highly produced. depth have to be in a rally cool fancy studio in opt of an l.e.d. screen it but make videos, or in your living room, and just get your voice out there and start to hone in on the subjects you're most passionate about and
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i guarantee you, you will have success in the future. >> hi. i'm daniel. i'm first year grad student at g uc. 23 years old just like you. and so how too you reach out -- how the left -- how do you do the reachout to women and i say it for myself also forks reach out to my fellow latinos as we're also seen by the left we have to be following liberal prims when in reality conservative principles benefit women and in fact many at latinos like myself. we're conservative without even knowing it. >> i love what you said and that is going to be my answer to you. cease-fire, white guys that's since won't apply to you but i promise you're not the evil people the left says you are. there's this assumption because you fall into a certain group as a minority or as a certain identity, you have to be a
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leftist, and that's because the left has been so good over the last now decades over dividing america as many way as possible and you're starting to see that division to glow over again with every alphabet leaded, lgbtq plus. that's new identity all the time or maybe you have like several identities and so as a trans woman of color who is disabled you're thankfully more oppressed than everybody necessary society. so the left wants to identity you as group, not as an individual and no human being on earth wants to be identified with a group. they want to be their unique self. even if they don't realize it at the time. so regardless of what group or individual identity or person that you're trying to reach out to whether that's a woman or a latino or a black american or anybody else who has a specific identity, white guys included, bill the way, you just explain to people that the left claims to value individuality, claim to
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let you have awe autonomy and do what you want to do but in reality whenow look at policies and how they're specifically identifying you as group they're not interested in that at all. so i think the easee way to reach people in grad school or college or high school as step number one is, do you want to have autonomiy. do you want to make your own doses or went somebody else like your parent, government, boss, telling youthful what you need to do every day. they're of course going say, no, i want to make my open decision and that's a perfect catalyst to get the conversation started. >> hello, i'm -- >> i can hear you. >> i'm jay and my question is, like, news stories are getting -- is this working -- >> i'll repeat your question. >> news stories are getting re-diculous and even the onion is posting real news stories because they're more ridiculous
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they can bring it up. the coca-cola thing i had no idea it happened until you said it. so much happening right now. where do you get you news from and what news sources other do are you recommend. >> i get this question all the time. most frequently asked question every week on my monday q beas and instagram and when i speak to you guys. the news is crazy and actual the news because the media today is a lot more interested in driving your interests than reporting what is actually happening in current events. so when things that are absolutely crazy and need to be reported, are happening in real life you hear nothing. from the media. for example, all of you sexual harrassment against andrewwoman. we wanted to address that so every single day for one minute we are giving you facts and information and data and statistics but every subject under the sun. it's not my opinion, it's not
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what isabel brown think 0 charlie kirk think but xyz. it's giving you the facts and places to go to learn more with the hope you can take that information into the world and use that as your metaphorical ammo to win america's culture war. do all the research and wright of scripts for that so i have few places that it if you're looking for that more in depth information i suggest you go first, avoid mainstream media, always, aft all times end don't type regardless of which side of the aisle. objective media does not exist in 2021 and that's very frustrating but we're trying to fill that gap in the market for you guys. the library of congress. i know. lamest thing you have ever heard but bear with me because it is really help. of the this congressional research service, so there's this massive part of the federal government that most people don't know exists, called the library of congress, and we employ people from literally every country around the world
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who are experts in the most minute subjects that exist to write reports for policymakers, for members 0 congress, people in departments and agencies in easy to understand ways. so bullet points and you can get the information. so the congressional research service and if you're looking for more of a conservative leaning aspect but maybe that's not overtly political, the heritage foundation provides really great briefs that are two to four pages on any issue under the sun with other data and statistics and sources you can jump to from there so utilize those when you write papers or trying to prove somebody wrong. you won't hey bias but they're kind of hard to read to be prepared. definitely academic and a little stuffy. >> him drew. i'm an officer for the gcu
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chapter, and my question is for when you were writing your book, what was like the most difficult aspect or kind of like one of the biggest obstacles you had to overcome when you were getting your book written or published. >> great question. raise your hand if you love writing. handful. raise your hand if you hate writing. most people who are young do not love writing. was in the love writing category and even as somebody who loves writing and loves ready, you would always find my nose in a book when i was kid it's really challenging to take the story of your life and what you experienced and put that on paper in a book that you think people will want to read. so first, anybody can write a book. any of you could write a book tomorrow and i encourage you, go write books about the things you're passionate about and what your experiencees have been in this movement. i self-published my book because it's veri' rick for first time authors to get connect witness publishing houses and aused a company and i own all rights to
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my book there's no big publisher and i have it on amazon and barnes & noble so you can make it help. when it comes to he thankful writing my best advice is don't do it chronologically and all at wons. i he you're. i packet about that day, one particular story or how you felt about one particular instance that happened to you write about that for a few payment order ten or 20 pages and then walk away for several days and then come back and rearrange things and piece things together but your best writing will come in short blocks, instead of all at once. so happy to provide any of my own experience to you guys and some guidance in that process, too. >> i think that was our last question but i'll stick around for any other ones if you want. if you haven't purchased a copy of my book and want to we have a few copies, but enough for some of you guys we can sell and i'm happy to sign any of your books and take some pictures after the event. so thank you so much for coming.
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i'm so appreciative of you guys am round of applause. >> some funding for booktv comes from these television companies who support c-span2 as a public service. >> here's a look at books being published this week. form president george w. bush presents a collection of his oil paintings of immigrants and tells their stories in out of many, one. andas today washington bureau chief sues pan page looks at the career of nancy pelosi in, madam speaker and in heart of fire, democratic senator maisy her reason know of his recounts her life as an michigan and her journey politics and then chuck
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robb reflects on his life called in the arena "and the explosion of the we were examination thereon thumb eyes of daniel boone and the new breed, kate darling explains how a relationship with animals can define how we design robots. watch for many of the authors in the near future on booktv on c-span2. >> -- lauren p jackson is the author of the award winning books, just the behind a biography published by ww norton in 2017. the indignant generation, history of african-american writers and critics published by princeton, 2010, and my father's name, a black virginia family after the civil war, published by university of chicago

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