Republicans really need to pull their heads out of their butts and read McLuhan’s “Understanding Media” for starters and then return to the Party of Lincoln for finishers. Then you old boy rural Americans need to generate a capacity for empathy. That social Darwinist “dot eat dog” crap is neanderthal.
Then you need to discover the real reasons why the media is 90% liberal. They didn’t get that percentage by being stupid or obsolete. Conservatives have got to learn that “culture” does not mean the ballet and opera. In the electronic age (McLuhan is your bible here) warfare means psyops not set piece territory warfare. There is no “territory” in an electronic environment, there are “points of view”. All media is psyops all the time.
Then you need to understand the term “oligarchy” and understand that our support for oligarchs in the 3rd World destroyed America’s reputation as a fountainhead of democracy. That’s what “republican” means- ANTI-oligarchy, anti-aristocracy. That’s who this nation launched a war against in 1776 and that is who our true enemy is.
Then you need to understand the difference between “capitalism” and “monopolism” and stop rubber stamping everything that the monopolist oligarchy stuffs down our throat in the guise of “conservatism”, such as the Federal Reserve System and Wall St. as an engine of progress. Wall St. is a GAMBLING ARCADE. Read Carrol Quigley’s “Tragedy and Hope” today, not tomorrow, today. Then you gotta stop worshiping money as a measurement of wealth. Get this and get this straight- the wealth of a nation is the MIND OF ITS CITIZENS.
Here’s a little tip for you venture types- brick and mortar education is dead. Start developing Internet delivered education from grammar school through undergraduate. We either get smarter faster or become extinct.
A lot of what you say rings true to me.
The loss of Andrew Breitbart cannot be understated.
Traditional family values, sense of community and conservative self-reliance have nothing to do with the “dog eat dog” mentality. Go to Democrat strongholds like NYC, Chicago, Detroit etc and you will see plenty of “dog eat dog”. Go to small towns, suburban communities and church groups and you will see neighbors helping neighbors and people who care about one another.
The MSM are 99% Democrat propaganda operatives for the simple reason that anyone who doesn't say what they are told to say will lose their job. The MSM companies are losing money and readers and viewers. They are also losing jobs. The media people are extremely insecure about their jobs and know that not straying from the government/Democrat orthodoxy is the only way to keep getting a paycheck.
Oligarchy is a vague term usually used by people who are either dishonest or unaware. They third world is full of brutal dictatorships and government by thievery.
Wall Street firms were big supporters of Obama in 2008 and Democrats in general. Wall Street bankers don't like conservatives or free markets. Goldman Sacks was known as “government sacks” Where do you think Tim Geitner and the Obama people came from. Many Democrats had consulting deals with Enron. Democrats place huge burdens on small and medium sized businesses but often buy out corrupt big business types. Look where Chelsea Clinton got her first job. Look who got rich off Solyndra and left taxpayers holding the bag.
You don't have children or don't pay property taxes if you think “brick and mortar education is dead”.
Every year millions of children attend and and billions of taxpayer dollars are spent on “brick and mortar.”