“We are just seeing the consequences of 50 years of the Right ignoring the culture while focusing on politics. It worked for a while and we had some victories, notably the (possibly temporary) defeat of Communism. But we are now beginning to pay the price for abandoning the culture.”
How could you possibly have arrived at such reasoning?
Don’t you know that “it’s the economy, stupid!” ??
Jes’ kiddin’, of course.
Here’s a direct personal question:
When Patrick J. Buchanan stood before the Republican National Convention some years ago, and declared that there was a cultural war in this country, how did you regard his remarks? (Aside: many Republicans and even conservatives then mocked him as a nut, as do many of this forum still do, today)
That cultural war was ragin’ back then, and it’s burning even hotter today. And the wind is NOT fanning the flames in our favor.
What I mean by a culture war is much broader than what Pat meant. It refers not just to family and sexual issues, but to the entire field of culture, most of which is subconcious.
The type of stuff nobody argues about because they are just taken for granted are by far the most important issues in any society, and these are established by the culture.
For instance, in the ancient world nobody, or almost nobody, argued about the morality of slavery. It was just taken for granted. It would have been like arguing about whether water was wet.
We are approaching the end of the culture war on American society, with (near) total victory for the aggressors.
I posted that entire speech on this forum several times challenging several bed wetters to tell me what was so damn wrong with it.
No one could. They were just afraid of the rhetoric.
Right Pat spoke with wisdom on many matters but his mere name brought out hatred from those who disliked his America first policies in both economic and in foreign affairs.