Skip to comments.The Conservative Counter-Culture: NRB Interviews Bill Whittle, Andrew Klavan, and Dana Loesch
Posted on 03/02/2011 10:01:41 PM PST by Walter Scott Hudson
Wouldn't it be nice if the best idea always won the day? Unfortunately, it often doesn't. The best idea, poorly presented, is easily passed over.
Conservatives aren't known for our presentation. We're still talking about Ronald Reagan, and looking for the next Great Communicator. But even if we find him or her, that means we're averaging one every thirty or forty years. That's not a winning track record.
We must each become great communicators in our own right. The way to do so is to set aside our great ideas for a moment, and start focusing on telling better stories. Reagan excelled at this because of his background in Hollywood, where tales are spun with a focus upon building an audience.
PJTV's Bill Whittle and Andrew Klavan share that background. They also share the sound conservative ideals which must be transmuted through effective presentation. We caught up with them and Joe Hicks after the three delivered a powerful symposium at the Tea Party Patriots American Policy Summit.
NRB: We have to direct our energy toward the culture. Politics spawns from what we think, what we believe, what we talk about. The Left is every good at the human interest story. Theyre very good at crafting the narrative of the person whos down and out.
Im talking to the choir. You guys are responding to that. You are countering that right now. How would you advise, not just the Tea Party, but conservatives in general to ease away from all the analysis were constantly doing, the fact-talking, and start getting more into telling the stories that change peoples minds?...
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Just kidding, but the conflict between Hollywood lefties and a family of rich hillbillies with 'family values' could have written the episodes themselves.
We could probably use more stories depicting the evils of collectivism/liberalism/nanny-state and it's corrosive effect on individual initiative, hard work, and success.
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