- - Thursday, August 3, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The Hollywood narrative of liberalism, pushed by the most vocal celebrities and Democrats, was a large focus of the mainstream media throughout Trump’s campaign and has continued on throughout his presidency.

From Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s support for Hillary Clinton in 2016 to celebrity endorsements of resistance, and sometimes even violence, throughout 2017, they have made it seem as if there is little worse than being a conservative in the twenty-first century.

According to those that have dominated the airways, conservatives are old, unreasonable and lack diversity. As a result of this false narrative that has been pushed in the mainstream media, conservatives have been plagued with a very inaccurate stereotype.

So, now when many people think about conservatives, they don’t think about people that are young. They don’t think about people that are diverse. They don’t think about people that are reasonable. And, they certainly don’t think about people that are cool.

But, of course, this is all very wrong. In fact, I’m sure many people would be surprised to find out that more young people are conservative now than in previous decades. That’s right, conservatives are not just white men over the age of 70.

As a conservative myself, I’m proud to be a millennial from a diverse background. I’m proud to work to help break the stereotype that Hollywood liberals have helped push.

You know, part of what made our country so great is our ability as everyday citizens to voice diverse beliefs without fear of retaliation. As millennials, we should never be pressured to feel that there is only one way of thinking or one set of political beliefs that are acceptable.

Diversity should not stop at the way people look on the outside, but should continue into thought and opinion. Due to the current political climate, I know there are many young conservatives out there, from all different backgrounds and parts of the country, who have felt afraid to speak up.

Now, more than ever before, we must empower these millennials to help break the inaccurate stereotypes by being more vocal in their support of the conservative movement. Together, we can show people that being young, cool and politically interested is not just for liberals.

You can be young, you can be cool and you can be conservative! Spread the word.

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