It’s been a good year for our side. Yep, the Common Sense Movement, aka Conservatism, gained a nice bit of ground, not only in the political arena, but on the cultural front as well. Of course, there is a rough and ready road ahead, but the year 2014 laid a solid foundation upon which new avenues of change and reconstruction can be built. The outcome of the November elections was exciting and a just-in-time big win for our side. But let’s not slight the victories of our Common Sense Warriors who smacked away at the crumbling cultural castles of outdated liberalism exposing, not a bulwark of brick and mortar, but a flimsy piñata of papier-mâché. As we all should know by now, culture and politics are the yin-yang of American civilization. There is no winning at the ballot box without capturing the hearts and minds of the folks on the home front.
So just how victorious were we this year? Well, if you listen a lot to the blowhard bleaters of Talk Radio, you’re probably walking around this holiday season with a sense of impending doom, just counting the days until those RINO retreads sellout our movement in January. That Conservative penchant for wading through the backwaters of hopelessness and despair when it comes to the state of American politics and culture has always been a source of head-scratching perplexity for me. Why would anyone willingly bathe in the deep dark pools of poisonous depression? Why would good, hard-working men and women cling to the capsized credo of doom and gloom, extolling the status quo as an unyielding bastion of Left-wing certitude?
Perhaps the disciples of a Constitutional perspective are harkening way too much to the horror hype of the hustling heralds of perpetual disaster, those bombastic centurions of conservative Talk Radio who preach a soul-wasting, fear-filled gospel of Armageddon to the flag-waving faithful five days a week. Tune-in to almost any syndicated or local Talk Radio program and you’ll get a hefty dose of downright defeatism packed into those sinister sermons and tyrannical tirades. With the peddling of never-ending negativity and the hawking of foregone failure so deeply embedded in these radio rants, is it any wonder that the communal slogan of so many of the truly patriotically minded is the sad-sack reactive exclamation, Look what they’re doing to us now!
I find it more than a bit bizarre that the personal responsibility constituency, the create-your-own-destiny bootstrap boys and girls, who supposedly abhor the victim-hood identity politics of progressivism, would so eagerly embrace such an unholy and unwholesome helplessness.
You better believe there will be challenges, setbacks, and failures in our future. That’s life in the big bad world of grown-ups. We’re facing the power of a corrupted America. The anti-American cockroaches infested our institutions long ago as we snored away like Rip Van Winkles, barely conscious of the wider world around us. Our reality is what it is, folks. We fight where we stand. There is no magic wand to be waved, no one election to win that will instantly save us from the divisive anarchy we have allowed to proliferate. So hunker down for the long haul. And for goodness sake, get positive! Thoughts and words matter. We can’t reach our goal if we wallow in spirit-killing pessimism.
Here’s a summary of our 2014 Cultural Victories as outlined by the liberal media:
Shell-shocked liberals are beginning to grasp some inconvenient truths. No gun massacre is horrible enough to change Americans’ ideas about gun control. No UN Climate Report will get a climate treaty through the U.S. Senate. No combination of anecdotal and statistical evidence will persuade Americans to end their longtime practice of giving police officers extremely wide discretion in the use of force. No “name and shame” report, however graphic, from the Senate Intelligence Committee staff will change the minds of the consistent majority of Americans who tell pollsters that they believe that torture is justifiable under at least some circumstances. No feminist campaign will convince enough voters that the presumption of innocence should not apply to those accused of rape. Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
And a little panic from the Left over The Bloody Aftermath of the November Elections:
The Obama presidency has been a devil’s bargain for Democrats…the administration’s political impact has been virtually catastrophic…Democrats are down seventy seats in the House and fifteen in the Senate, giving an increasingly reactionary Republican Party the power to stymie most if not all of the Democrats’ agenda. But this actually understates the damage. Democrats are now the minority in over two-thirds of the nation’s partisan state legislative chambers, their worst showing in history. In twenty-three of these, Republicans will control the governor’s office, too. Eric Alterman, The Nation
And my sense of smug satisfaction would not be satiated without highlighting the Ten Feminist Fiascoes of 2014 compliments of the LA Times:
- The “Gang Rape” Hoax at the University of Virginia
- Wendy Davis and Mark Udall Uterus Campaigns
- Rotherham Rape Culture Hypocrisy
- #Shirtstorm Triviality
- Hobby Lobby Boycott Failure
- The Nine West Shoe Ad RageFest Against Motherhood
- The Great Spider-Woman Sexist Derriere Scandal
- F-Bombs from Little Girls for Feminism
- Amanda Marcotte’s ‘Rape is a Home-cooked Meal’ Screed
- Ban Bossy Campaign Begun by Ball-Busting Bitches