Austen Fletcher has a simple goal: “amplify the voices of leftist protestors.”
Now, he isn’t doing this because he believes in their message. Quite the contrary. He does is to expose “the radicalism, hypocrisy, and lunacy common in these movements,” as the Dartmouth Review put it.
“I am a recent conservative and I wasn’t really following politics while I was in college that much and this past election really woke me up,” he said in an interview. “I think that was the case for a lot of people that weren’t taking politics too seriously in their day-to-day lives. So then I started my channel about a year and a half ago, called FleccasTalks, and basically I go to protests and I interview protestors, just to see how much they know about what they’re protesting.”
I hadn’t seen any of these FleccasTalks videos before, but I sure am glad to have stumbled upon “Fleccas” channel.
His most recent video is incredibly troubling, but first allow me to set the stage. Austen had found himself in the midst of yet another anti-Trump protest in Los Angeles, and he wanted answers. More specifically, he wanted to know why people thought Donald Trump should be impeached.
People told Austen that they wanted President Trump to fail at his job, even if it meant the economy would suffer. Throughout the video one thing remained constant: nobody was able to stick behind a reason for impeachment. When pressed on the subject, they either shoved a sign in his face, or began yelling.
At one point, Austen encountered a hispanic man wearing Pro-Trump attire, and that’s when the video REALLY gets good.
Austen asks the man to “dispel some of the rumors” regarding the president’s views towards Hispanic-Americans, to which the man laughs at the notion that “the president incites violence”, and other hysterical rhetoric the protestors were shouting.
Then, the white liberal savior walks in, and totally makes the video worth sharing over, and over, and over.
When the hispanic Trump supporter is approached by the white liberal, he is immediately demeaned for not following the crowd.
“What’s your education?” the man asks. “I want you to learn, I want you to listen to facts,” he says, as though he holds the key to all the information.
Then he goes on to talk about how the El Paso shooting had something to do with the president…
“The shooter in El Paso was shooting at Mexicans,” he says. “I think Trump enables that!”
The man proceeds to further insert his foot into his mouth. He just can’t help himself.
“If you were in that mall, you look… I don’t know what you are, but you look hispanic. That guy would’ve targeted you.”
Now, a liberal protestor would’ve responded with some form of screaming, or perhaps a bat, but not this man. Not this sane American. No, he just goes on about his day.
When asked, he says that folks are just trying to use propaganda against him, but it won’t work. He sees right through it.
“They just start blowing a whistle in your face, or a sign in your face, you know? Just petty kid stuff, man.”
Not that it’s relevant at all, but a fun bit of info. Austen was apparently a MONSTER on the offensive line.
Keep up the good work!