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June 20, 2015

The old crime thinkers who were run out of conservative politics decades ago are being proven correct about the culture war.

Culture trumps everything. The plutocrats living off the financial system will do business with the either party, but they will favor those who share their worldview. Leon Cooperman will give money to Elizabeth Warren over Ted Cruz because Warren is better for the gays.

If you look at how the people who invented Christianity converted Europe, you’ll see it was not a bottom up approach. They went for the top guys, knowing they would compel their people to convert. That’s exactly how Augustine went about converting the Anglo-Saxons. He baptized Æthelberht, the king of Kent, assuming the people would follow. That’s a lesson to consider here. The people in charge of the two political parties are wholly owned by the financial class. That financial class is culturally at odds with the people, but they control the means of public expression, as well as the dominant cultural institutions. History says they win, no matter how many times you vote Republican. - - Wall Street Versus Americans

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 20, 2015 7:32 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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That's a fairly mistaken understanding of Christianity and history, but he's right otherwise. The truth is, the culture is the soil from which the weeds and flowers of politics sprout. What kind of soil determines what kind of crops you get, and all we're getting lately is briars because that's all that will grow in this crap.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 22, 2015 6:27 AM

One reason conservatives, who outnumber liberals, are so ineffective saving America is they focus on elections. When they win, they immediately think the issues have been settled and the majority agree with them. They leave the "battlefield" and ignore culture. The "liberals" understand, as radio host Steve Deace says, politics is downstream of culture. The "liberals" infect and mold culture to eventually win elections. They understand no topic or domain is out of bounds. It's never too late or too cynical to teach even the youngest the most ridiculous talking point.

"it's a republic if you can keep it."

Posted by: tscottme [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 22, 2015 1:44 PM

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