It’s The Culture, Stupid

When Bill Clinton won the presidency it was “The economy, stupid.” Today we can replace economy with culture to find out how we ended up here. I don’t know how any Republican wins in this culture the left has created. I’ve written about it before, and it’s still true. James Lewis noted how mean so many Americans have become.

In the last two Democratic administrations we have seen a sleazier, angrier and more selfish part of America rising up more and more in our political class. The Founders told us that ultimately our elected politicians are a mirror of ourselves. Just like you, before November 7, 2012, I lived in the fervent hope that the degradation of the Clinton and Obama years might be an exception to the long trend of American history. But two times eight years of radical leftists in high office can’t be an accident. We can’t just blame our sleazy media, or just the leftist political class, as corrupt and malevolent as they truly are.

No — the balance of decency in America has changed. Every society has normal, decent people and the other kind. The America we grew up in was fundamentally decent. Decency was the expected standard.

Now the balance has changed.

The evidence for our sleazified culture can be seen all around. It is in our pop music, which has lost melody and now just has rhythm. We have a President who won on revenge against middle class values. That’s what he meant by telling his people to vote for revenge. And they did — showing us exactly who they are.

We are now a society divided between the makers and the takers, and the takers are on a campaign of theft and revenge. (Read More)

Many of us see first hand every day just how mean, nasty and vindictive the progressives can be. Is it any wonder when their political leaders talk about bringing knives to gun fights and voting for revenge? Look at how liberal celebrities acted last night when they realized their dear leader was getting a second term, or the way Obama supporters went on the attack against Stacey Dash. Ladd Ehlinger calls it the Murphy Brown Effect.

Flash-forward to today and the “Murphy Brown effect” is still going strong. Yes, there is the New Media, and yes, there is Fox News, and yes, there is teh Twitterz. But the collectivists use these mediums, too, and they still have a 100:1 advantage against individualism in the pop-culture world. It is not just the “main stream” news organizations, it is nearly every entertainment medium that you can think of. They all slant towards turning the public into collectivist drones, salivating for their piece of the public trust.

Have a look on Twitter and you’ll see thousands upon thousands of drones who fervently aped the pop-culture memes. Romney was “pro-rape.” Romney was “pro-bully.” Romney was going to put black people into chains. Romney was a Nazi. Conservatives laughed at these memes as if they were barely worth addressing, and were destroyed by them.

Until conservatives bigwigs recognize the fundamental power of pop-culture, and start investing in the arts (movies, television, music, etc.) to counteract this trend, they will continue to remain irrelevant, continue to lose their country, and continue to lose elections. (Read More)

Think of how much network television time the super PACs could have bought up if they didn’t spend it on a losing election? Heck, they probably could have bought a few networks and turned out a profit. Maybe if conservative values were portrayed in more TV shows and movies we wouldn’t have people showing up at the polls to vote for Santa Claus.

But first, let me tell you, small things beat big things yesterday.  Conservatism, in my humble opinion, did not lose last night.  It’s just very difficult to beat Santa Claus.  It is practically impossible to beat Santa Claus.  People are not going to vote against Santa Claus, especially if the alternative is being your own Santa Claus.

Now, everybody is jumping on Romney’s chain today, getting in his chili.  Look, he may have not been the most optimal candidate, but he’s a fine man. He would have been great for this country.  Mitt Romney and his family would have been the essence of exactly what this country needs.  But what was Romney’s recipe?  Romney’s recipe was the old standby: American route to success, hard work.  That gets sneered at.  I’m sorry.  In a country of children where the option is Santa Claus or work, what wins?  And say what you want, but Romney did offer a vision of traditional America.  In his way, he put forth a great vision of traditional America, and it was rejected. It was rejected in favor of a guy who thinks that those who are working aren’t doing enough to help those who aren’t.  And that resonated. (Read More)

It resonated because the left owns the media, the entertainment industry and education. Sure, candidates like Todd Akin didn’t help matters at all. But when you see Jesse Jackson, Jr winning by a wide margin from his room at the Mayo Clinic, while he is under investigation for all sorts of crimes, you know the problem goes deeper than the GOP not running stellar candidates.

About half the country voted for Mitt Romney, and the country voted to keep the House in the hands of Republicans, so all hope is not lost. We need to support those in the entertainment industry who share and promote our values and reject the ones who don’t. Why pay your hard earned money to see movies or listen to songs made by people who hate you? Fifty seven and a half million of us voted for Romney. I think if every one of us started tuning out the liberal entertainment and media industries they would take notice.

Update: Linked by The Other McCain (who points out that the Democrats are officially the party of hate) and Republican Redefined – thanks.

Update: Linked by Zilla – thanks!