Politics should be focused on policy.
But we live in a democracy with a massive low-information electorate (only 39% of Americans can correctly name the three branches of government) and so if conservatives want our policies to prevail we sometimes have to speak at a level most voters will understand.
We need to gossip.
We need to reach down to pull people up.
If you go into the comment section of any internet forum you’ll see a lot of personal insults because so many people are only capable of thinking about politics in superhero terms (good vs. …
UFOs are real.
The first question is what are they?
Some unidentified flying objects have turned out to be airplanes, hot air balloons, atmospheric optical effects, cosmic phenomena, and kitchen plates.
The left sometimes asks the right, “What vision do you offer for the future?” I empathize with the question because after all, conservatives aren’t promising “free” healthcare, housing, university, etc. in the name of “compassion” or “equality.”
Conservatives tend to focus on why “free” is bad and suggest “tax cuts and deregulation” are better, which isn’t particularly persuasive to people who don’t pay taxes nor own much.
We need to offer our own concrete conservative vision for the future that young people can grasp onto and fight for.
So what do we offer?
We offer the future!
Specifically, the future…
On April 15, 1997, a college student asked Noam Chomsky, “What is your analysis of the obsession of balancing the federal budget? What would be the implications regarding military spending and corporate welfare?”
Noam Chomsky replied:
You’ll notice that the guys who want to balance the budget want to raise military spending.
The Heritage Foundation, which crafts policy for right-wing Republicans and has all sorts of blather about the free market, but they’re calling for increasing the military later.
In fact, right after the 1994 election, you know the big so-called conservative landslide, which actually amounted to a shift of…
President Biden asked other wealthy democracies to sign a strongly worded letter condemning China’s use of forced labor.
I will give credit where credit is due.
Despite Biden being weak on China in the run-up to the 2020 election whereby Democrats dishonestly sought to minimize America’s greatest foreign policy threat, they are now starting to acknowledge that Trump was right. Democrats undeniably put their political self-interest over national interest by downplaying China’s human rights abuses, military aggression, intellectual property theft, currency manipulation, economic colonization, and responsibility for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latter of which we should’ve been strategically…