A 12-year-old once raised $15,000 for a local pro-life resource center simply because he believed in the rights of unborn babies. That kid was Joel Patrick.
Patrick’s passion for activism began at a young age. Growing up, he knew that he had a calling for speaking up for others who couldn’t. The Ohio-native was first “discovered” by netizens when American internet personality Joshua Feuerstein shared one of his videos in the fall of 2017. Subsequently, Patrick has posted more videos voicing out his beliefs and stands on pressing issues in his country.
Now a rising internet personality and artist, Patrick prides himself on the platform he is given and wishes to use it for the greater good. Among the recent issues he is very much vocal about is the #BlackLivesMatter movement and how he believes the movement name is problematic in itself. In a recent tweet, Patrick says:
“We can seek justice for #GeorgeFloyd and for #AhmaudAubrey without making it about race… don’t believe me?…look at the color of the investigators that charged both the Officers and the McMichaels.
We must fight injustice together and not needlessly divide.
Patrick believes that the color of a person’s skin shouldn’t be a label used when that person commits a crime. “If you’re a black supremacist, you’re every bit a racist as a white supremacist,” he says in another a video he posted on Twitter on May 30, 2020.
He presents a similar line of thought in a video he published on his Facebook account three years ago entitled, “Perception is often reality.” Here he slams the concept of white privilege, describing it as “not a real thing” because if it was, he could not have ever been successful because he was black.
Patrick wishes to continue sharing his beliefs in light of educating his fellow Americans no matter which side of the aisle they stand for. He envisions an America that values and implements equality and—along with the rights of unborn babies and Christians in the mainstream media—this is one of the many things he continues to fight for. “I believe that hardwork, loving God, and your fellow man and woman is the way to a better, and more fulfilling life,” he says.
Garnering over 500 million views across multiple social media platforms, Patrick has built his following on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and even TikTok. He has also graced several national TV shows such as The Hodgetwins, The Epoch Times, Fox News Special Report, Liberty Hangout, ABC Nightline, Glen Beck Radio, The White House Brief on The BlazeTV, and the like.
Aside from politics, Patrick also prides himself in his being a musician and entrepreneur. His two singles released only recently, “That’s Me” and “Small Town Livin’,” are telling of his being vocal about his beliefs. These songs are currently available for download in Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play.