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There’s a difference between a victory and a non-loss. But at the end of the day, winning by defeating an opponent or not losing because an opponent forfeits both count the same on the scorecard. That’s what’s been happening in the so-called “culture war” that’s been waged in America for decades. As the left ramps up their efforts, too many on the right have chosen to focus on less controversial topics.
Looking around, it’s clear the left is winning. We have masturbation being taught in grade schools. The LGBTQ community is pushing for superior rights (since they already have equal rights). Social justice warriors are dominating most information institutions from the media to college classrooms. Meanwhile, anything tied to religion (other than the CCCH – Church of Climate Change Hysteria) has been rendered anathema in the public square. Cultural progressivism is ahead in the game and running up the score.
Was their message superior? Are there more people who are passionate about the topic on the left than on the right? Has the left planted itself on the morale high ground? No, no, and no. The problem isn’t that they’re fighting better. The problem is many conservatives have abandoned the fight altogether.
We’ve abandoned it at the corporate level…
Conservatives are in mental prisons to corporate power
Show them evidence that their corporations are directly funding their enemies, they get upset and make every excuse to continue doing business with them
This is why conservatives lose
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) November 27, 2019
Many didn’t just abandon the fight, but are also going after those who didn’t…
Then, there are the worst of us, the conservatives who dip our toes tepidly into hot topics so we can earn our culture war merit badges…
The Democrats are fighting the culture war in America like die-hard communist soldiers: they take no prisoners.
The Republicans are fighting the culture war in America like a prep school debate: winning is OK but just "showing up" is enough to qualify later as a lobbyist, right?
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) November 18, 2019
Conservatives are at a crossroad. We must choose whether we’re willing to take the abuse that comes from both sides of the fence in order to do what we know is right in our hearts. Unfortunately, too many have become comfortable planting themselves securely in the “no comment” section when clashes erupt in the culture war.
Sure, we’ll scream “MAGA” and decry socialism as the failed economic model that it is, but will we stand up and say it’s not okay for a “Christian” business like Chick-fil-A to donate to the anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center? We’ll call for religious freedom, but will we send letters to those blocking a Catholic charity from helping human trafficking victims because they won’t drive people to abortion clinics or help them get a sex change operation? We laugh at and criticize Hollywood for promoting radical progressive ideas, but are we willing to stop supporting them, to stop giving them money they can use to promote Democrats and fight for their side in the culture war?
Many radical progressives are willing to do whatever it takes to get their message out there. I saw plenty of people on social media getting upset about a school board opening up bathrooms and locker rooms to boys who claim to be girls, but where’s the real activism? Watch the video below. The audience seems overwhelmingly supportive of the transgender initiative. Where are the conservatives who should have been at the school board meeting fighting for the rights of the girl who was holding back tears over the decision?
Take a minute & watch this: A teenage girl fighting tears because her school board ruled that bathrooms are open to anyone who identifies as a girl. She is terrified that a boy will see her naked, & her privacy concerns are dismissed. She is collateral damage for trans activists. pic.twitter.com/DdecRzbZZh
— Jonathon Van Maren (@JVanMaren) November 18, 2019
Much of this comes down to a fear of being labeled a bigot. That’s the left’s ultimate weapon and they wield it relentlessly against any hint of social conservatism voiced in public or on social media. Big Tech is on their side; one has a greater chance of being purged from social media sites for using the “wrong” pronoun than for making threats against someone voicing conservative perspectives. This has made some people gun shy, but it shouldn’t. Thought leaders who protect their blue check marks by not speaking out on cultural issues are not really thought leaders at all. Now is not the time for caution. There’s more at stake than bathroom policies or bakers’ rights.
Elections have always come down to, “the economy, stupid,” since long before James Carville uttered those words. But things are changing. The economy is doing great, but our prosperity is being pushed aside over cultural issues. Many on the left are willing to sacrifice their own financial future if it means pushing Christians and/or social conservatives out of office. They will denounce anyone who speaks in favor of the sanctity of marriage, rights for preborn babies, homeschooling, All Lives Matter, vaccination choice, or business owner rights to refuse service. At the same time, it’s “inappropriate” to say anything negative about LGBTQ superiority, Black Lives Matter, militant feminism, or radical progressive education topics.
We must not be complacent. Too often I see Christians fighting for inclusion and conservatives trying to prove they’re not bigots. In both cases, the boogeyman isn’t real. We aren’t called to give a watered down version of our faith. We’re called to spread the Gospel to all. We’re not beholden to the left’s labels unless we willfully acknowledge them, thereby giving them power. Fearing a label and changing our actions or words as a result of that fear is neither noble nor warranted, even in today’s polarized society. We must fight for what’s right regardless of how we perceive our audience is going to react.
Gay marriage, for example, is settled law thanks to the cultural shift prompted by President Obama and a Supreme Court that got the issue wrong. If someone wants to call me a bigot because I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman, I don’t have to prove to them I’m not a bigot. Science, religion, and common sense are all on my side on this one. I’m not promoting sexuality conversion therapy or demanding homosexuals should be treated differently from heterosexuals. I’m defending the institution of marriage as laid out in the Bible centuries before the rainbow flag was mainstreamed. What anyone does in private is not my concern as long as it doesn’t harm others. I’m not their judge.
We are on the verge of losing everything because cultural progressivism is reaching into every facet of American life. It’s not enough to decry the Green New Deal or Medicare-for-All. The culture war will determine America’s future.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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