At best your post infers Power>culture>politics but I still think you're wrong. Conservatives have been anti-immigration for a hundred years and it has never stopped once. Not for even one year under any administration, Left or Right.Hmm, I have to think about this a little. I’m not sure I entirely agree with this. While it’s true “heritage America would not be facing demographic annihilation” if the elites didn’t want it, that’s still downstream from culture insofar as the culture itself pushes the idea that multiculturalism is the highest good. Conspiracies do exist, but not everything is a conspiracy.
For example, no one forced Ayn Rand to develop and promote and propagandize for her philosophy of Objectivism. That was something she believed in and she wrote all her novels and got them published and they became bestsellers. And many people believed that this was the answer, this is the truth of things, and some of those people became people with real power, like Alan Greenspan. It happened organically, that people like Greenspan who believed Ayn Rand was in possession of the truth conducted their professional lives accordingly. So we have to recognize that Rand, an enormous bestseller, has had real impact on our world - much of it negative (she had great contempt for “ordinary” people, for the very idea of community, and expressed contempt for religion, Christianity in particular). There were positives too, and admirers Ron and Rand Paul are far less contemptible than most politicians - but her impact on society was real, and it emerged organically. She did change, to a considerable extent, the contours of conservative thought and politics.
Likewise, many conservative authors like David Horowitz and Roger Kimball, and even many old school leftists, have bemoaned the Long March through the universities of radical leftists, starting mostly in the sixties, accelerating in the seventies and eighties, and now totally dominant. This was a conscious strategy sixties radicals employed to take power. And it worked. They’ve long controlled the humanities and have tremendous power even in STEM. Many former leftists like Horowitz or Mallory Millett (sister of radical feminist zealot Kate Millett, whose books are the Bible of second wave feminism) have discussed how this was a conscious tactic and plan eagerly discussed in radical circles back in the day.
These people took over academia, used it to proselytize and propagandize, sent out millions of brainwashed students into the world and from there they flooded Hollywood and the media. Harry Warner of Warner Brothers had the motto: “We make movies - let Western Union deliver the messages.” i.e. audiences want to be entertained, not receive some political lecture. But that attitude is gone because of the type of people who now run the studios. But it wasn’t all planned and designed by our elites. Elites were involved, but it wasn’t all top down planning.
Politics IS downstream from culture insofar as culture is what people absorb and internalize. When Ayn Rand did become enormously popular in conservative circles, she did influence and alter the texture, the fabric, the weft and weave of the political landscape, at least in America. Likewise, when the sixties radical leftists took the campuses, they displaced old school liberals like Lionel Trilling. These people were very left leaning in their politics, but they still felt a commitment to teach and respect the traditional classics and ground students in The Great Tradition. But with the radicals in charge, the face of mainstream Leftism has changed. Now they don’t dream of teaching Plato or Tolstoy, their goal is to shove Franz Fanon, Che Guevara, and Kate Millett into the canon - or even worse lunatics. One of the BLM founders talked about how she experienced an awakening after studying Lenin and Mao.
People’s minds are shaped by the culture and literature they ingest during their formative years. And when you have influential people on the right shaped by Rand and Friedman, and on the left shaped by Millett and Mao, that’s a recipe for disaster. And it’s too simple to just suggest that’s all a consequence of elite plotting and masterminding. To an extent at least, it’s an organic process. Just not in a good way.
Read the Jim Jordan Antitrust Memo here:
Highlights of Jim Jordan’s Antitrust Memo
- The Memo gives Republican talking points needed to defend Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook.
- The Jim Jordan Memo is clear. Zero antitrust action against Apple, Google, or Amazon will be supported by the GOP, and the memo is loaded with talking points defending Big Tech’s monopoly power.
- “Even if this hearing suggests that Google, Amazon, Apple, or Facebook have acted unlawfully, that would not necessarily mean underlying antitrust law needs an overhaul.”
I was reading a book about monks in the Soviet Union and it mentioned how even Soviet dissidents were still communists. There weren't really libertarians or conservatives to speak of. You had syndicalists, Marxism purists, and Trotskyites against the Soviet establishment.And the past few years was the time to confront this head on as if Biden wins it's pretty much over for conservative voices. That will brainwash many more young, impressionable minds.
The bulk of the GOP has never embraced Trump and his supporters. They thought those people were banished forever with the exile of Pat Buchanan.Trump and his son get censored on twitter yet the GOP has done nothing
Its actually a big deal. The problem is the average American didnt even know it existed much less how harmful it (AFFH) would be in the long term.
Yep.^^ hard to believe given
- Joe Bidens' deteriorating state
Cue up the fake news going back to complaining about Trump's "dog whistles" in his tweets.Funny how “low income” means “black”.