Just finished the book Breitbart published just before his death.
You are correct in what you say, but it’s even worse than that.
Breitbart pointed out very clearly that the true war is not a political battle. In the long run elections are not relevant.
The true war is cultural, always has been, always will be.
We have abandoned the culture-making organs of our society to the Left for over half a century, assuming that enough Americans would always see thru their propaganda to allow us to compete politically.
We were wrong. We have to compete culturally, and unfortunately I don’t think anybody but Breitbart had a clue how to go about it. The most depressing part is that shifting a culture is a decades-long process and we are presently WAY behind the curve and going backwards.
One of the old Greek philosphers said that he didn’t care who made the laws if he could write the songs. Look who’s been making the popular music for 50 years.
Thank you. You have nailed it.
The battlefield of ideas is waged in the schools and universities, and in the news media, and in the entertainment media. We have abdicated all of these to our enemies.
When your enemies get to write your history for you, and train your children, and decide what happened and what mattered, and what is beautiful and true, you will have no chance. You can't turn around in a couple of one hour TV debates, or in an election season, a culture that has been deformed and denatured over decades.
As long as they educate us, and inform us, and entertain us, and tell us who we are, we are beaten before we start. This is the problem and therein lies the solution. Politics won't solve this; we have to build the culture we want to live in.