Concerning my comments yesterday on winning back the culture, and having more than a few tell me, “easier said than done,” “we should just move to Texas and wait for the inevitable Texan Secession,” “how do we go about doing that,” or my personal favorite, “just give it up already, The GOP has no interest in winning elections or giving up their move towards the left.” I believe the time has come to fight on even harder, that America is worth saving from the Marxists who have recently taken control of the nation. I also do not believe that the majority of Republican Officials actually believe in Marxism as a solution, but merely see it as the pathway to greater electoral success.
Milton Friedman once said:
Our problems will never be solved by electing the right people to office. Our problems will only be solved by making it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right things.
Phase one of learning how to win back the culture is understanding how it was lost in the first place. Where did we lose it, when, how, and how can we go about the business of replicating that success for ourselves? How can we hasten the process, as we haven’t got the same amount of time as was enjoyed by the leftists when they embarked on this path?
Step one for them was to completely infiltrate our entire public education system, and they began this back in the 1960′s. Today, no matter who controls the executive branch of our government, the only message that ever reaches our children in our public schools is that which is approved by the left of center crowd. Hard Sciences have been largely halved in their class room exposure time, and such feel good nonsense as conflict resolution and gender empathy has taken up the slack. History lessons have been revised to reflect a more central committee approved tone, as well as a revised history of our economic system and success. Andrew Carnegie has gone from being an industrialist with vision and initiative who became a philanthropist during his later years to a robber baron who held the advancement of common folk at bay with his rapacious heel.
When most of us went to school, we learned of the things that made America unique. We learned about our nation and how our founding fathers eschewed the temptations of claiming to be royalty and instead decided upon a representative republic for our form of governance. We learned that rather than having class lines determine the futures of any who were born here, each person would be allowed to determine his or her own path in a society where class lines would no longer exist, and in a society where we each would be allowed to self determine how the fruits of our own labors would be allocated.
Those things have not been taught in our schools for quite some time. A more Keynesian view of economics has replaced the virtues of the free market system. Our founding fathers have become racist, out of date, antiquated, cranky old white men. The Constitution, and its guarantee of protecting the freedoms endowed by our creator has become uncool, and thus transformed into a, “living,” document so that it would lend itself somehow to concepts which carried more, “empathy,” for those deemed worthy of such consideration. Public Largess became cool, and those who get be robbed of their hard earned rewards for their life’s labors in order to pay for the free goodies for others became greedy evil corporatists, and it only took 50 years to accomplish this.
Getting our own concepts taught in schools, while possible, will take another 50 years to accomplish, longer if we are forced to fight for that lost ground. What we can do immediately is to begin the process of deprogramming our children when they return from school each and every day. Discuss the day’s lessons, and counter the narrative, and do it every single day. When I was a child, my family ate dinner together, as a daily family event, and this happened without exception. Use that time to turn the conversation to deprogramming your children, and do this with an intensity that should be applied to saving our country.
Believe it or not, our message can be made cool again, and we can find methods of getting it out into the culture.
To those kiddies who are at or close to 18, we need to make, “self determination,” our message of the new cool. Living life on the public dole comes with strings, and living life with no strings attached is much more fun than having to answer to, “the man.” In the following clip, offered by John Stossel and the folks at LibertyPen, it is absolutely astounding to me that this group of Obama voters have absolutely zero concept of what freedom actually means. It’s not that they’re against freedom of choice, it is that they have absolutely no idea what freedom of choice actually is. In short, we have no idea how many of these people would actually embrace the concept of freedom and self determination if they actually understood it, or at any point in their lives had been exposed to this as any kind of a working concept. If that number had been as high as 5%, Barack Obama would not have won a second Presidential election.
It is not too late to turn this around.