The Rally That Changed My Mind

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Psychologist and author Karlyn Borysenko wouldn’t be caught dead at a Trump rally. So what was she doing in a New Hampshire arena, surrounded by 11,000 cheering Trump supporters? And what did she take away from the experience? She explains what happened when perception met reality in this eye-opening video.
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I wouldn’t be caught dead at a Donald Trump rally.
I mean, come on-I’ve given money to Bernie! And yet, there I was-February 2020, listening to the President of the United States address a crowd of 11,000 supporters.
How in the world did ​that​ happen?
Well, it all started with… knitting.
I knit to relax-to escape the drama of real life. But like almost everything nowadays, even knitting has become political-to the point that only those with politically-correct views are welcome in the online knitting forums.
You think I’m kidding? I wish I were.
But I’m not. The online knitting mob is real. And like all mobs, it’s mean. That always made me uncomfortable-the insults and the name-calling. But I despised those knuckle-dragging Republicans as much as the next knitter. So, despite my discomfort, I never gave it much thought.
Truth is, I’m more interested in mastering a three-needle bind-off than discussing immigration policy. But the knitting mob wouldn’t drop it. It became a fixation-a daily litany of how horrible the president and his followers were.
It started to bug me. All I wanted to do was knit. But then I began to wonder: Could those Trump supporters, some of whom were literally my neighbors, really be as irredeemable as they said? I assumed the answer was yes, but I had to find out. And that is how I came to be at a rally for the president on the eve of the New Hampshire primary.
My friends urged me not to go. They feared for my safety. One offered me her pepper spray for protection. I declined, but I won’t pretend I wasn’t nervous. I had no idea what to expect.
I arrived four hours early. The line outside the arena was already a mile long. At first, I said nothing to those around me. I didn’t want to provoke a scene. But then, as people are wont to do when stuck in a long line, we started to chat-first pleasantries, and then to more serious topics.
And here’s what I discovered: These people were soooo nice! No one harassed me. No one intimidated me. No one threatened me. In fact, when I mentioned I was a Democrat, their response was invariably a smile and “welcome.”
These were decent, hardworking people from every walk of life: electricians, lawyers, schoolteachers, small business owners, veterans. I might question some of the policies they supported-they were only too happy to debate me-but I couldn’t question their good intentions or decency.
Inside, the atmosphere was electric-more like a rock concert than a political event. People were dancing and having a fantastic time. They were actually enjoying themselves.
As it happens, two days earlier, I had been in this same arena for a Democratic Party rally. The contrast was stark. Whereas the event for the president was full of optimism and enthusiasm, the Democrats’ event was all doom and gloom: the country was wracked with racism, sexism, and xenophobia. At the Trump event, the participants were bursting with national pride.
Of course, the president touted his achievements-especially the economy, and attacked his opponents. But I was surprised how funny he was. And his energy never flagged. He seemed to be enjoying the event every bit as much as his audience.
Here’s something else that surprised me: While the crowd had obvious affection for the country’s chief executive, there was nothing slavish or mindless about it. These people were not stupid, not brainwashed, and, as far as I could tell, not racist, sexist, or phobic-anything.
So, did going to a Trump rally change me? Well, my values are the same, but my perspective is different. I’ll even say the experience made me a better person.
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GoodPooch 18 минутын өмнө
3:45 huge in accuracy trump supporters are dumb as a rock and so is the person reading this
Uh Oh Soaghetti O’s
Uh Oh Soaghetti O’s 19 цагийн өмнө
this has popped up a few times and every time i just think about how pathetic this is
Ryan Couture
Ryan Couture Өдрийн өмнө
There are mean people on knitting forums = Donald Trump should be president.
Cheryltwin2012 Өдрийн өмнө
Civility would be wonderful and a welcome relief to all the hatred coming from both sides. However, it was Hillary Clinton who said there would be no civility with Republicans until Democrats regained total power. And her views were echoed by many others. Maxine Waters told her followers to harass Republicans in restaurants, stores and gas stations. To get in our faces and tell us we were no longer welcome in our own country. Eric Holder, the former Attorney General of the United States, said that when conservatives are down, we don't help them up. We kick them. Every olive branch that has been offered by the President and House and Senate Republicans, has been slapped away by Democrats who sound more like petulant teenagers than lawmakers. The reason for this is simple: they would rather Americans suffer than give Trump even one victory. So while civility would be nice, I don't see a return anytime soon. PS: I wonder if she ever learned how to do a 3-needle bind off?
Jeff Berry
Jeff Berry Өдрийн өмнө
My goodness, is the polarization *that* real?
Ethan Wright
Ethan Wright Өдрийн өмнө
“The online knitting mob is real.” How is this comment section not exploding over that? 😂
J Scott Upton
J Scott Upton 2 өдрийн өмнө
If Trump loses, the republicans will be very disappointed but they won't riot and loot. If democrats lose what do you think will happen?
Noose916 2 өдрийн өмнө
Go TRUMP!! Great video, PragerU and super hope she in fact lived that story.. it was a great one.
The steam kid
The steam kid 2 өдрийн өмнө
Simple rule of thumb that so many people forget: If you act like a decent human being, you'll be treated like a decent human being. If you start to be super provocative and rude, expect the same to be turned towards you.
Nick 2x opoku
Nick 2x opoku 3 өдрийн өмнө
Not much has changed in 4 years, Dems still have TDS.
Nick 2x opoku
Nick 2x opoku 3 өдрийн өмнө
“The election of Donald Trump did not create the left’s revealed it.”
Nick 2x opoku
Nick 2x opoku 3 өдрийн өмнө
It is free speech, as long as it is liberal free speech!
3 өдрийн өмнө
I’m a trans and bisexual left leaning teenager but if I lived in the US I would love to go to a rally for each party and see the differences, meet new people, and understand why they support that party. Republicans seem like nice people, and although I strongly disagree with some of Trumps values, I can appreciate his enthusiasm!
Mark Frazier
Mark Frazier 5 өдрийн өмнө
Great video. Too bad few will see it
Gerald Holtzclaw
Gerald Holtzclaw 5 өдрийн өмнө
Karlyn being an intelligent women you have probably figured out that is is the media causing this divide. As the saying goes we can agree to disagree.
P Ariza
P Ariza 5 өдрийн өмнө
I love Karlyn's videos.
cas tiger
cas tiger 6 өдрийн өмнө
Trump 2020
cas tiger
cas tiger 6 өдрийн өмнө
You have to bow to the left bow to them or pay
Blue Water
Blue Water 6 өдрийн өмнө
Why mobs go unpunished, if bad punish if good not punish
poot and beans
poot and beans 6 өдрийн өмнө
This was a good one.
No Spam
No Spam 6 өдрийн өмнө
What a wonderful video.
MomMyth 8 өдрийн өмнө
It's happening again on Ravelry - anything related to JK Rowling is now anathema because it is offensive, harmful, hurtful.
Hannah King
Hannah King 8 өдрийн өмнө
Deplorably_Deranged Dispicable_Bidon_Supporter
Deplorably_Deranged Dispicable_Bidon_Supporter 8 өдрийн өмнө
CDC data as of Oct. 15, 2020 death rate difference % of infected AGE DEATHS DEATH RATE %of Population on may 18 100 All ages 198809 2.84% 0.0606125 % 4.24% -33.02% 0.01107 >1 yr 220. 00036% .71X(10 -6)% 0.00755 1-4 yr 150 .00022% 4.58E-06% 0.01760 5-14 yr 350 .00051% 1.07E-05% 0.18561 15-24 yr 3690 .01% 0 .00011% 0.77512 25-34 yr 15410 .02% 0 .00047% 2.03160 35-44 yr 40390 0 .06% 0 .00123% 5.34533 45-54 yr 106270 0 .16% 0 .00324% 12.7866 55-64 yr 254210 0 .37% 0 .00775% 21.6036 65-74 yr 429500 0 .62% 0 .01310% 26.4666 75-84 yr 526180 0 .76% 0 .01605% 30.7692 +85yr 611720 0 .87% 0 .01865%
Lori 3791
Lori 3791 8 өдрийн өмнө
She just registered Republican. ❤️🇺🇸
Nikolajnen 8 өдрийн өмнө
Nice propaganda.
Stephen Aitcheson
Stephen Aitcheson 8 өдрийн өмнө
That online knitting mob, appropriately filled with raving Knit-wits🧶
Kathryn Dennis
Kathryn Dennis 8 өдрийн өмнө
Absolutely a good choice she made to think for herself!! God BLESS her and God Bless America!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸👍👍💪💪
Brian Jordan
Brian Jordan 8 өдрийн өмнө
Let's make america civil again. Vote Trump out.
vault13le 9 өдрийн өмнө
Greetings from Germany. Remember: A devidet nation won't stand up. Stop lisening to the media, start listening to your heart, brain and the people around you.
Michael Buchholz
Michael Buchholz 9 өдрийн өмнө
...... recognized the difference from personal experience! Independent thinking and leaving one's own filter bubble happens so rarely that it is worth my deep respect. Greetings from the sinking Germany from a AfD member. We keep all our fingers crossed for Trump!!!
Kalbo Tan
Kalbo Tan 9 өдрийн өмнө
Brendt 9 өдрийн өмнө
Politics isn't a weird party sis... Vote blue 💙💙💙
Dante Harris
Dante Harris 9 өдрийн өмнө
ur dum
Gary Goldman
Gary Goldman 10 өдрийн өмнө
There's nothing that makes me happier then a Democrat looking at our side just to get both sides
lemon water
lemon water 8 өдрийн өмнө
Admittedly there is one uncle that I'm cool with still because he just seems confused
Wilhelm I
Wilhelm I 10 өдрийн өмнө
Guys help the online knitting mob knows my address
Jackie Kester
Jackie Kester 10 өдрийн өмнө
That was awesome!! It’s always so refreshing to come across a “free thinker.” Keep being you!👍
88mroux 10 өдрийн өмнө
I love this!!!
JustHereToHear 11 өдрийн өмнө
I like her poncho, very intricate work! And i like her too
Greenstr117 11 өдрийн өмнө
Ex Democrat that gave to Bernie. Now I’m a registered republican. I’m in a blue state.
Rs Royte
Rs Royte 11 өдрийн өмнө
That's why they are called," The happy side."
J P 11 өдрийн өмнө
I'd love to see someone freak out over a Let's Make America Civil Again hat in a public fashion
Grandpa English
Grandpa English 10 өдрийн өмнө
Ha! The Cancel Culture would say it's racist because the hat has while letters.
Thies 11 өдрийн өмнө
Interesting bait in the style of the response to an "orgasmic" fit by someone exclaiming without further questioning: "I want what he/she/it is having !" Good feeling rules, not social orientated values. "Nürnberg Rally" at its best, Hitler and Goebbels resurrected. USA, wake up !
Lydia Robinett
Lydia Robinett 11 өдрийн өмнө
I have had to leave so many craft groups because they just got insane and started attacking people! It's crazy!
Rex Bentley
Rex Bentley 11 өдрийн өмнө
Simple, carry out the golden rule.
Rattlecan Restorations
Rattlecan Restorations 12 өдрийн өмнө
Amen sister amen I love you
Smookie 12 өдрийн өмнө
Nicely done! You somehow managed to get brainwashed first by the left, than the right. People like her are so easy to manipulate, because they're so naïve...
Scott Summers
Scott Summers 12 өдрийн өмнө
I really love Karlyn. Her sincerity and her testimony really speaks to what makes America great. She of course is only heard by those who will listen and as always it is us....but she is still serving the cause of unity.
Mark Satterfield
Mark Satterfield 12 өдрийн өмнө
Violence on the campaign trail
Mark Satterfield
Mark Satterfield 12 өдрийн өмнө
Assaults Increased When Cities Hosted Trump Rallies, Study Finds,
Self37 12 өдрийн өмнө
Lol.. she probably should have taken the pepper spray and looked out for her safety... for when she walks out and gets attacked by protesting dem supporters/antifa.
VolDep45 12 өдрийн өмнө
Good for her!! Too bad most in the left don't know how to explore, investigate and analyze what they are told anymore and are just too willing to be sheep to pelosi, aoc, sanders and the other mouthpieces.
Anthony Richardson
Anthony Richardson 12 өдрийн өмнө
“I refuse to add to the decisiveness” but hates on Democrats lmfao.
Buster04 13 өдрийн өмнө
In my opinion, there should be more than 2 major parties. The electoral college doesn't allow this, therefore I think we should get rid of the electoral college in favor of a system that doesn't force 2 major parties.
Caleb Pepper
Caleb Pepper 13 өдрийн өмнө
I am a no party in the center and a Trump supporter I know the man isn't perfect all of us have our vices. Not to quote a former president ,but "I don't believe there is a left or right there is only an up and a down" Ronald Reagan. Also everyone is entitled to their Opinion about a person or political Idea unless the definition and evidence doesn't support their Idea.
Hi, it's me
Hi, it's me 13 өдрийн өмнө
Great video. I will say that this is needed for BOTH sides. I am a conservative Republican, but I hate when other Republicans use hateful comments and ridiculous speech such as Libtards. It does nothing but add to divisivesness and is contrary to what we should want which is to let others know our point of view and why we feel that the facts support us. Everyone needs a healthy dose of civility (including myself).
Eric Ayala
Eric Ayala 13 өдрийн өмнө
Why was the elephant at the republican rally and the Donkey at the dem rally
Caleb Pepper
Caleb Pepper 13 өдрийн өмнө
Those are the symbols of each party In the United States.
Brad Daniel
Brad Daniel 13 өдрийн өмнө
I think it is awesome you went to a rally with an open mind. What you said is so true on, though disagreeing with you, doesn't make them evil. It is what makes America great and different. We as a country just need to start listening again to each other.
Janet Beans
Janet Beans 13 өдрийн өмнө
Teegan Lee
Teegan Lee 14 өдрийн өмнө
This is wholesome, made me smile.
anny791 14 өдрийн өмнө
Knitting mob. Now I've heard everything.🙄
Seth Kun
Seth Kun 14 өдрийн өмнө
The balls this woman has to go to a rally, she literally despises talk about getting out of the box, bravo👌
Anna Ferrara
Anna Ferrara 14 өдрийн өмнө
I love her cardigan!
Chin Jet
Chin Jet 14 өдрийн өмнө
So....they wore mask at the rally right
Dan 14 өдрийн өмнө
What's up, muh knitta?
Thora Lee Johnson
Thora Lee Johnson 14 өдрийн өмнө
As a conservative and a knitter, welcome! I had to ask my informal small group of knitters to keep our weekly get togethers a politics-free zone (and this in South Dakota). BTW, Karlyn, what is the pattern for your beautiful shawl worn in this video named?
Sebastian Samper
Sebastian Samper 15 өдрийн өмнө
A person that looks at actual data here, I hope the president who has diminished the economy and endorsed radical groups doesn't win again.
strawberry_shortcake4life 15 өдрийн өмнө
Demoncrats 😈😈😈
Renee Norris
Renee Norris 15 өдрийн өмнө
thank you sooooo much for your transparency !! what a wonderful video!!
heyoa 16 өдрийн өмнө
Biden 2020 🇺🇸
heyoa 16 өдрийн өмнө
From fake left wing to fake right wing
Shane L
Shane L 16 өдрийн өмнө
That video is what EVERYONE in AMERICA should SEE !
Sukhpreet Dhindsa
Sukhpreet Dhindsa 16 өдрийн өмнө
I love America so much because USA embraces everyone without any judgements and questions. America deserves love not hate that self righteous and virtue signaler left wing mobs have been spreading for so long
Jer F
Jer F 17 өдрийн өмнө
Great message thank you 🇺🇸
Chubie 17 өдрийн өмнө
LOL, anyone who believes this B.S is extremely gullible. - There's no way a knitting forum would be talking about politics - There's no way she told people at a trump rally that she was a democrat and didn't get harassed - 3:35 is such B.S, I'm surprised she could say it with a straight face This is just standard PragerU propaganda. And before the mindless sheep come for me, no I'm not a "lefty" or "liberal". But cmon guys, you have to smell the grift here.
Carolyn Bookstore
Carolyn Bookstore 17 өдрийн өмнө
Wow so awesome I know what you mean about the hate. I never knew hate was so real till I met democrats I have heard of prager. So glad you are connected to them. And also that god used knitting to wake you up. God works in mysterious ways. Jesus loves you
girohead 17 өдрийн өмнө
Ah, the tyranny of the knitting mob! Crocheting lives matter!
Animal queen
Animal queen 18 өдрийн өмнө
Wow, I have to say - I am very impressed with this video! I usually disagree with most of Prager U's videos, but I actually really liked this one! Please make more videos like this!!!
MsDarby64 18 өдрийн өмнө
I have always said that Dems and Reps want the same thing... we just disagree about how to achieve those goals. Thank you for taking a chance and following your curiosity.
Quan Le
Quan Le 18 өдрийн өмнө
I just lost a lot of respect for this channel. More likely to press the dislike button from now on... like I just did.
Troy Carr
Troy Carr 18 өдрийн өмнө
If you're an independent voter, I urge you - I DARE YOU - to #votethirdparty. 😎
Bill d
Bill d 19 өдрийн өмнө
You used your brain, and that's not allowed
Kusha Karvandi
Kusha Karvandi 19 өдрийн өмнө
Jen loves life
Jen loves life 19 өдрийн өмнө
WOW! you are amazing! LOVE you and Love the USA , too!
gcmbaw 20 өдрийн өмнө
So cool you made a PragerU video!!
FYRFOX198 20 өдрийн өмнө
SJP 20 өдрийн өмнө
Anyone else start laughing as soon as they saw what she looked like?
Manny Wallace
Manny Wallace 20 өдрийн өмнө
Gee, maybe she doesn't support looting and rioting like all the hateful Trump bashers.
Perry the corpse Flower
Perry the corpse Flower 21 өдрийн өмнө
She’s very racist for not wanting to hate people. The worst type. Everyone should be hated equally.
Tom Palmer
Tom Palmer 21 өдрийн өмнө
The stridency of the left has always been a sore spot for me, but I still don't support Trump. He's too erratic. He doesn't have good political instincts. He completely mishandled the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are all paying for it. This next election will be a free for all.
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson 21 өдрийн өмнө
Congrats! Escaping the victim mentality is the first step.
kaleena otey
kaleena otey 21 өдрийн өмнө
Wow.....this is a damn shame. So so shameful. As a non-binary individual in a same-sex marriage, it's people like you who infuriate me. This administration aims to end our rights as a married couple. They aim to increase police presence (which, with it, will come more brutality against BIPOC communities) and the only American they truly fight for are white, cis-gendered individuals. They refuse to believe that in immigrant internment camps despite so much evidence to the fact, and to think that ignoring a deadly pandemic is somehow 'smart' and 'patriotic'? Girl, bye. Bye. To believe anything else other than the very real danger these people pose in their beliefs is inherently ignorant and dangerous. I'm sure you'd have found some lovely people who also adored Hitler and I'm guessing you'd have made a similar video then too. What a very Karen view this video presents.
Nova Flares
Nova Flares 20 өдрийн өмнө
How do they aim to end your rights as a married couple? How do they aim to increase police presence and even if they do only a very small minority of police will bring police brutality. How do they only fight for white, cis-gendered individuals, especially when before the pandemic black unemployment was at an all time low. Also his immigration policies are similar to Obamas, in fact Obama deported more immigrants in his first 3 years than trump did in his first 3.
Leave me Alone
Leave me Alone 21 өдрийн өмнө
dboley1950 22 өдрийн өмнө
ssjwes 22 өдрийн өмнө
Not all the people that were at the rally were republicans. I heard one time something like 30% of the people there were democrats at one rally. I never liked Trump before he ran for President, it's nuts.
God Bless The USA
God Bless The USA 23 өдрийн өмнө
God Bless our Moral President! The China virus was FAKE, and now it's real, since it affected Him. God will protect Our Strong president, but some others may get infected with the Virus. Maybe they should have believed in our Moral President. God Bless!
R Man L
R Man L 23 өдрийн өмнө
I hear Trump is planning a rally in WV soon.
Gabe Smith
Gabe Smith 24 өдрийн өмнө
Well said
MaxKol 24 өдрийн өмнө
God bless President and Mrs. Trump. MAGA 2020
ChampChamp 24 өдрийн өмнө
🇺🇸 MAGA 🇺🇸
Hakuraita 25 өдрийн өмнө
The liberals moved right the moment those in the left traded Voltaire and Locke for Marx and Engels.
cupcakebby 25 өдрийн өмнө
I left my mermaid groups for the same reason. I just wanted to mermaid in peace.
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