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Toward A New American Culture
Pajamas Media ^ | April 29 | Andrew Klavan

Posted on 04/29/2009 12:04:53 PM PDT by AJKauf

So all right, now we know. The media are the enemies of the people and they are protecting the culture for the proponents of the state. And now that we do know, it’s time for us to fight back. By us, I mean artists, journalists, thinkers, foundations, investors—anyone who tells stories, makes music or pictures or reacts to them with criticism, ideas, money and praise.

We need to build a New American Culture, and turn our backs on the culture of the state. We need to stop according respect or credence to reviews and awards that are used as social engineering tools to force the culture into anti-American state worship. We need to build an infra-structure of funding, review attention and awards to give praise, purpose and prestige to those artists who stand outside the MSM’s climate of opinion.

It would be wrong to say too much about what such a New American Culture would look like. Individualism is the very essence of both conservatism and art. But I think we can say that such a culture would reflect and uplift the values and perspectives that made the west and America the greatest and freest places on the globe; it would put forward an image of man as our founders knew him to be, flawed and sinful yet capable of striving toward dignity and salvation through self-reliance and sacrifice....

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1 posted on 04/29/2009 12:04:53 PM PDT by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf
GREAT piece.

The quote at the end is outstanding tagline material.

2 posted on 04/29/2009 12:17:31 PM PDT by skeeter (“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you. Then you win.” Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: AJKauf

I may sound way out there but we need to charter our own schools.


3 posted on 04/29/2009 12:22:54 PM PDT by scottywr ("Birth Certificate? We don neeed no steenkeen birth certificate!")
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To: AJKauf
We will take back the culture and if we take back the culture, we will take back the country too.

There is a reason John Wayne's movies still attract an audience.

4 posted on 04/29/2009 12:29:26 PM PDT by Bearshouse
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To: AJKauf

“...and turn our backs on the culture of the state”

This concept, the “culture of the state” needs to be objectified and portrayed as an oppressive agent - i.e. “State Culture”, “Federal Culture” or “American Imperial Culture”. It needs to be portrayed as a “top down”, monolithic, inflexible and intolerant of alternative cultures.

Christian, Judeo-Christian or Conservative culture can then be portrayed as the underdog, revolutionary, “freedom fighter”, rebel culture.


5 posted on 04/29/2009 12:30:03 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: AJKauf

There only two ways to recover.....

It can only be accomplished by force of arms and that will not happen because the public lacks the gumption.

The other way would be for AQ to take out New York or Philadelphia with at least 2 million casualties and, and, a massive earthquake that destroys LA or San Francisco.

Until 2 of the 4 cities are gone, there can be no recovery


6 posted on 04/29/2009 12:36:02 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Crucify ! Crucify ! Crucify him!!)
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To: AJKauf

BM


7 posted on 04/29/2009 12:40:12 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is a jive turkey)
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To: AJKauf

He’s dead on. Thanks for posting this. We need to as bloggers/citizens, etc. start attacking these “critics” directly. I mean fire with fire. Find out their tax records, their connections, write searing articles about them. Drive them into the sea, essentially.


8 posted on 04/29/2009 12:45:54 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Clock King

You mean using Boydian Moral Isolation war tactics like a ‘progressive’.


9 posted on 04/29/2009 12:55:41 PM PDT by griswold3 (a good story is more compelling than the search for truth)
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To: AJKauf

First of all we have to understand that the hippys have taken over the culture. Their revolution has succeded. America as we knew and loved it is DEAD. There is little if anything in current American culture to be proud of. They have taken all traditional American values, thrown them away and replaced them with those found in a San Francisco bath-house. What is needed is a COUNTER-REVOLUTION to RE-ESTABLISH traditional America. We start by taking back the school and the media.


10 posted on 04/29/2009 1:06:08 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: griswold3

We need to face facts. These people are evil. They will not respond to a dignified statement of moral principle. They DO want to eliminate/break us. If they can’t muzzle us, then they will lock us away, and in the end kill us. So, yes, I will give up a piece of my soul to fight that others may survive.


11 posted on 04/30/2009 5:09:17 AM PDT by Clock King
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