Jacquerie, you’ve really latched onto something here that I think is deep, substantial and needed. There’s so much in it that I have to take time, perhaps a long time, to formulate an outline of a practical philosophy just so I can savor its benefits.
So much of everything in popular culture is driven by fashions and habits. The question is can popular culture be steered to a new view of virtue? To an awakening of how virtue and morality underlie principles of freedom?
Lots to think about.....
I think repeal of the 17th is something that conservatives groups can latch on to. Our various groups have great ideas on what needs to be done with excessive spending, regulation, border security, voting integrity, etc., but they are all pipe dreams as long as the Senate is subject to popular whims and a media that does the bidding of democrats.
Generations of Americans have been taught that democracy is swell, the more of it, the better. So yes, as you say, it will be incredibly difficult to take on not just the rats, and media, but a pop culture ignorant of history.
I know this: The rat party is ascendant, on the offensive. We conservatives are on continual defense, back on our heels. Until we start setting the terms of the debate, offer and fight for better ideas, our republic will continue its slide into tyranny.
On the bright side, the people and states may be p!ssed enough to do an end run around congress and get the ball rolling for reform via Article V.
I have great hopes, perhaps to be dashed, of Mark Levin providing the spark among conservatives to get things going.
Heck, we may be too far gone, too corrupt as a nation to return to sanity, but I think it is worth the effort.