Dear Mom,

Hey mom, it’s Will here. Or Willy I guess. It feels strange to say that, no one calls me Willy anymore. Everyone calls me Will now, or Will Witt, or “you’re that guy from PragerU!” or “you’re the guy who does those interviews!”  It’s surreal a little bit I have to say, being recognized and all. I remember back in high school I loved it when girls from different schools knew who I was, this is a little different though, it comes with more responsibility I guess. It’s just so crazy to think back to then. I remember back then I’d tell you I was sleeping over at a friend’s house and sneak off to a party. I remember how mad you would get when you found out. It’s funny to think back on it now, how scared I was of you finding out, and now I live here in LA all by myself and I choose not to party at all. It’s strange, it’s almost like I just wanted to do it because I couldn’t.

I know we don’t talk so much anymore. I’m busy all the time and there’s always something to do out here. I’m traveling a lot and there’s always something to work on. My phone is always going off too-I think I’m addicted to it. I wake up and the first thing I do is grab my phone and check my social media. At least I can use the excuse that it’s my job, haha.

But I love everything I’m doing. My PragerU videos hit 50 million views about a week ago, and that’s insane to me. I often think back to my days in Boulder. Who could have guessed that any of this would happen? Back then I thought I was still going to be a writer, haha! Look how that turned out.

I’m so happy now though Mom. I’m making real changes in the world, you should see the things people say to me. I got this message the other day from a hardcore leftist who told me he had been following my page just to make fun of it, but as he watched more of my videos, he realized how wrong his side was, and is now he’s a huge fan! It’s so cool to be changing people’s minds.

I had this girl from Brazil hit me up a little while back to tell me how horrible it is in her country, but that my videos and PragerU videos help educate the people there. I had this guy who’s down on his luck see me at an event and tell me that my videos give him hope. I even had this boy with cancer tell me that my videos helped get him through his therapy. They kept him happy, he said. These are the moments I live for now, there truly is nothing like it.

But I think about you all the time. It definitely gets a little lonely here. The people in LA who are my age aren’t necessarily the people I want to hang out with all the time. I met a girl, but she doesn’t live here sadly. She was just visiting from the OC, which apparently isn’t LA? At least that’s what the people from the OC say…, it’s all the same to me. Regardless, you and Colorado are always on my mind. I especially miss not driving through traffic every day. And I miss Maxie too, I doubt she remembers me though!

I just want you to know how important you are to me and how thankful I am for everything. I know you were scared when I decided to leave school, but I hope you understand now that I had to. I just couldn’t stay there in those classes anymore, I hated everything about it. I hated not learning anything, and I hated being misguided. If I had to sacrifice my beliefs to stay in school, what else would I sacrifice my values for? I just couldn’t do it, and I hope now you can understand why I had to get out.

I will admit though, I never thought it would turn out like it has. I’m so grateful for everything though, and I want you to know that everything that’s happened is because of you and all of the help, guidance, and support you gave me.

I know I didn’t listen to a lot of your advice but trust me when I say everything you told me stuck, and I take what you taught me everywhere I go.

I want America to be a better place. I want my children, and my children’s children to grow up in a country that they are proud of. But don’t worry, I’m not having kids just yet! In the end, I just want you to know how much I appreciate you and care about you. Through everything and all the hardships in life, you’ve always been there for me, and I love you for that. I hope this letter reaches you soon, and I hope I can always call, and no matter what else happens, I’ll always be your Willy.

-Will Witt

A New Approach

“Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.”  -Oscar Wilde

I haven’t had a blog since back in high school. I always find it difficult to begin something new that is open to critique and judgment, it seems to be the scariest thing to take your own thoughts and ideas and put them out in the open for everyone to see. There is a certain degree of arrogance that goes into blogging versus other mediums, I think that’s why millennials love it so much. My generation is under the false assumption that everybody cares about what they have to say, they seem to be yearning for superficial attention in everything they do. The entitlement of being a young American plays a part, so does social media. When the world is always at your fingertips it’s all too easy to start believing you really are the center of the universe. The incessant influx of social media notifications becomes your drive to live.

Instead of addressing these issues, millennials choose to dig themselves deeper into the problems their generation faces.  In the face of their constitution being destroyed, they march for their rights to be taken away.  Presented with overwhelmingly costly college degrees, they choose to major in unhirable fields of study. And when confronted with the reality of responsibility and hardship, they choose not to fix their situations or help themselves, but instead rely on government to mend their issues, all the while blaming someone else for their own shortcomings.

Breaking the indoctrination of the young American is the most important issue facing this country. If my generation falls, we all fall. The leftist conscription of the millennial psyche is deeply rooted in American education and media, and without a strong and dedicated opposition, I believe we will lose. The globalist paradigm aligned with the highly toxic politically correct have infiltrated every vein of American life, using the false narrative of compassion and tolerance as their shield against logic and morality.

The only way to defeat the behemoth that is the left is through truth. Truth is not objective, it is not up for debate, it is the law of all life. The pursuit of it drives our morals, and the discovery of it solidifies it. Those who hope to dismantle truth through their malice and greed can only hope to do so at the peril of others. There is no salvation in false self-efficacy. While the right attempts to lead through sincerity and honesty, the left aims to control through falsehood and misinformation. But lies can be embellished, and the left continually wins the culture war on young people’s minds. They tantalize them with grand ideas of generous government benefits for all, faulting the right when their promises inevitably fail to come to fruition. They blame conservatives for their losses, accusing them of a lack of compassion or empathy, forever continuing the cycle of the left’s falseness versus the right’s struggle to unveil the truth.

The right believes in the power of the individual, and as an individual, I hope to spread the truth. Along with PragerU, I aim to break the narrative of the leftist claim on America. There is no greater satisfaction than knowing you liberated someone from the clutches of a lie, to bring them to understanding. I can only pray that others will join me through the journey for freedom. The road ahead sure looks daunting. We need all the help we can get.

-Will Witt