I had an email exchange with a friend tonight (or this morning if you’re checking). I’d have to scroll back down to see where it started, but the gist of it is that the conservatives just aren’t getting it. At least the big-money conservatives who fund campaigns and maybe a think tank or two. They’re looking for an instant return on investment, which is natural, so I’m not necessarily knocking them for that. What I am knocking them for is not understanding and emulating the enemies of freedom and capitalism.
These progressives have been at this for a very long time. Longer than I’ve been alive. They loved FDR for getting the ball rolling, but he didn’t give them enough. Hence, the steady and progressive march toward an ever-larger state that provides more and more unsustainable services to the voting populace. They know that most people won’t vote against their own benefits, and they disguise the fact that the voters’ kids and grandkids are going to pay the price for their largess.
So, what do we do about it? What do I know? I’m not a big money donor to conservative causes. I’m just a blogger who is blessed to have a husband with a business that allows me to limit my outside work to part time. But here are my suggestions.
What we need to do is recruit (or raise) a whole new generation of singers, songwriters, entertainers, reporters, actors and actresses to change the way people think about issues. That’s the problem, people get their news from the MSM and their biases from the songs they hear and the TV shows and movies they watch. How do we combat that politically? I think it’s why so many republicans just fold. The old “if you can’t beat em, join em” mentality that is going to be our downfall. We need to find a way to join them, and then beat them.
Easier said than done, I know.
Like I said, easier said than done. Then again, the other side has been quietly doing it for years, and we’ve been funding them. We need to find a way to join them, and then beat them, the way they did to us. It could take a generation or two, just as long as it took them to get us here. But isn’t it worth it to start now?
Exit Question: Why is Karl Marx so well known, while Friedrich Hayek is so obscure?