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August 30, 2013

Rush Limbaugh: Conservatives Are 'Nowhere in the Pop Culture'

How do elections happen the way they do? We own books; we own talk radio; we own cable news.

Well, the answer is, "We're nowhere in the pop culture. We are nowhere in movies. We're nowhere in television shows. We are nowhere in music. Nowhere!" On the fiction side of books, we're nowhere, in terms of what conservatism is, being cool and plot lines and that kind of thing. We're not in the classroom, we're not in academia, we're not the professors and the presidents of universities. We are not school superintendents. Those are very crucial because they get people when they're young, young skulls full of mush. They get to make and form those brains and basically propagandize them and indoctrinate them however they wish. - - Breitbart

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 30, 2013 8:10 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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This isn't exactly true, but it is largely and generally true. There are instances of conservatism that raise their heads in popular culture (and usually are very popular) such as the movie 300 and the character Captain America. Its just rare and unusual, to the point of sometimes being shocking, such as Cap's comment in The Avengers about God not dressing like Loki. It was amazing to hear, when that would have been pretty much presumed 40 years ago or so.

And even when it does happen, its in a setting and environment that's so leftward tilted its just an aberration, not a statement, like finding a rock in the dry beans when you sort them before cooking. Toss it aside, go on.

The explosion of self publishing can change that in books at least, because there are no gatekeepers any more. Your conservative-themed sci fi book or romance won't get shot down by feminist editors and leftist publishers. As for the movies and TV? Well that worm will turn, too in time. Its just coming too late to save the republic.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 30, 2013 9:20 PM

Must Read:

Capturing the Culture: Film, Art, and Politics [Hardcover]
Richard Grenier (Author)-

Dan Kurt

Posted by: Dan Kurt at August 30, 2013 9:51 PM

Mike Adams, professor of criminology at UNC-Wilmington, is an absolute hoot. He's so cool, he outcools the left-wing flamers in academia he's forced to deal with on a daily basis. He's so cool, he's actually won lawsuits against the idiots he works for. The man's got balls. That's cool. In addition to being smart and cool, he's also sarcastic and cool, guitar-playing and cool, fag-hating and cool, gun-shooting and cool, and family-loving and cool. Since elections nowadays are based on coolness, Mike would win hands-down (with one caveat)--you have to actually work for your coolness. Here's an example of "smooth:"

Posted by: Jersey Jehu at August 30, 2013 11:21 PM

It is a clarion call to rally us.

Posted by: elr at August 31, 2013 4:10 AM

Using a football metaphor, the elephants play touch and the donkeys play tackle.

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” ~ Lombardi

Posted by: chasmatic at August 31, 2013 7:13 AM

conservatives grew up. liberals are forever pre-pubescent.

Posted by: josh t at August 31, 2013 10:40 AM

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