Has Greg Gutfield banned the term "culture war" yet? If not, it's time we figure out what it means and how we fight it before he does.
As Animal House said it, "Fat, Drunk and Stupid is no way to go through life." Yet, on the "culture war," conservatives continue to act just like that -- with those who would rather invest in establishment instead of TV, film, music, art and literature, people ignorant that they're losing ground to Progressives every day.
The late Andrew Breitbart famously said "politics is downstream of culture." Years earlier (5th century BCE, actually) it was Damon of Athens who stated "Let me write the songs of a nation, and I care not who writes its laws." Buffalo Springfield's 1967 hit "For What It's Worth" had more impact on the votes of members of Congress than the actual results of the Vietnam war. "For What It's Worth," which originally described riots on the Sunset Strip, was co-opted by the anti-war movement in the years that followed. The premature withdrawal that resulted from this cultural takeover cost many thousands of lives and set the American psyche in a horrific direction.
Exactly how long will conservatives wait to get in the game?
Glenn Beck has ventured forth with The Blaze and has a struck a chord based on his tremendous cult of personality. His TV network is now available on DISH and multiple cable outlets. I applaud this, but it is far from enough.
Sean Combs (P-Diddy to his friends, and self-proclaimed servant to President Obama) announced that he is starting a new network to rival MTV, which has enjoyed multiple decades of unmatched and unchallenged "Progressive" success. His project, called Revolt, is designed as a, "...multimedia platform with an emphasis on music programming, live content and social media, and distribution in urban markets." Combs' launch will be seen in 25 million homes via Time Warner Cable.
So we have Beck and FOX News (home to Howard Kurtz and key "Gang of 8" supporter Bill O'Reilly) versus ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, MTV, Revolt, Pivot (starring Meghan McCain), Al-Jazeera and whatever other Progressive networks I missed. In 2014, Saturday Night Live's Executive Producer Lorne Michaels will control 11.5 hours of late night TV each week -- Jimmy Fallon, Seth Myers and SNL.