Politics is downstream of culture, which is why our moonbat rulers follow Antonio Gramsci's strategy of seizing control of strategic high ground (the media, academia) and using it to weaken the culture, rather than trying to inflict communism all at once through brute force. Our willingness to tolerate and possibly even extend the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama is a testament to the strategy’s efficacy. Though Democrats have profited enormously from induced cultural decay, now that Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) is retiring, he can tell the truth:
“Society has changed. The public is to blame as well. I think the people have gotten dumber. I don’t know that I would’ve said that out loud pre-my announcement that I was going to be leaving. [Laughter] But I think that’s true. I mean everything has changed. The media has changed. We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people.”
Virtually everything broadcast on television advances the same philosophy: moonbattery.
Soon politics will be superfluous, because the American people will have been “fundamentally transformed.” Already if James Madison came back from the dead and ran on a platform of restoring the Constitution, against Robert Mugabe running on a platform of spreading white folks’ wealth around, there is no doubt the media would stridently side with Mugabe, and little doubt that Mugabe would win.
What if George Washington himself returned and was somehow made president? His attempts to preserve liberty and honor would be met with hoots of derision by the media. It would be like making him president of the monkey cage at the zoo. Eloquent speeches have little effect when your audience is crapping in their hands and flinging it at you. In the end he would be hounded out of office for his insensitivity to the historically disadvantaged.
Consequently, even if the Democrats manage to lose, we will be left with a “moderate” who will advance their agenda, just slightly more slowly.
On tips from A. Levy and Bob Roberts.