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A statement by the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
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Six years ago, the David Horowitz Freedom Center invited the then little-known Candace Owens to its annual Restoration Weekend gathering of conservative movers and shakers.
“This really is the conference where everything started for me,” Candace later said. “I started my career, my political career on YouTube making just funny, satirical videos, and I got an email from David Horowitz inviting me to this conference, and let me just tell you what a big deal it was for me. I had no connections whatsoever.”
At this conference she met Charlie Kirk, and connected with his nationwide student organization Turning Point USA, and became a national figure.
In 2018, Candace tweeted that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was clueless. She’s “programmed to hate Israel and she has no idea why.” Now she has become AOC. Candace hates Israel for the same reason that AOC does.
The David Horowitz Freedom Center wishes to express its deep disappointment with Candace’s ignorant, hateful and morally obtuse remarks about Israel and the Jews. But, of course, it’s not just about the Jews. The Jews are the canaries in the mine. The West is next and America above all.
It’s one thing to have been alive in the Thirties and not realize where the Nazis were heading. It is quite another to be alive during a 75-year campaign by Islamic jihadis to “finish the job that Hitler started,” and fail to stand against their open campaign to create a second Holocaust.
We are in a civilizational war and Candace is either on the sidelines or actively supporting the crusade against the West.
Goodbye Candace, we will continue to support those who truly strive to raise up the movement for liberty and life, not selfishly tear it apart.
This editorial from the DHFC also mentioned her support for the loathsome Andrew Tate, which they did not jump on in the hopes that she would get better — she didn’t.
I have to agree with the DHFC’s take on this, as Owens’ position has not been one of fairness or objectivity, and frankly, that’s not what I’m after anyway. I don’t want a referee; I want accomplices. But even objectivity would be better than what we’re seeing recently. I want people I know I can count on in a fight, and increasingly, this is not Candace Owens. I hate saying that, but she has worked hard to get herself into this quandary, and has worked even harder to avoid getting out of it.
I’ve grown embarrassed by her comments if I consider myself a supporter, so I gotta say thanks but goodbye. I don’t believe that I have any single “litmus test” that she has failed, but this Israel/Hamas war has been clarifying around the world. Increasingly, I find that Candace Owens is defending things I am against and questioning (at minimum) things I support. Not that anybody cares about supposedly anonymous internet gadabout BDB withdrawing his support, but there it is.
Good call, Horowitz, and it has helped make my mind up. Perhaps someday she will come back with explanations and apologies. Probably not.
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