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I came across this fascinating article that was published a couple weeks ago in the Atlantic.

I’ve been wondering lately if Americans had really tilted as far left as the media and “popular” culture would have you believe. Apparently we’re all anti-capitalist, socialists who must all do penance for our inner -ism. Remember kids, everyones a victim of some oppression.

I just don’t buy it because I don’t see it in the real world around me.

Of course America has changed, and in many ways, I think it has changed for the better. But in our politics, at times it appears that we’ve lost our minds.

If recent recent social science research is accurate, it appears that I’m not the only American who thinks this. Americans are getting really tired of the social justice warriors who seem to terrorize our every political conversation online.

“Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that “political correctness is a problem in our country.” Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke are in a clear minority across all ages.”

And, more encouragingly, few of us are “progressives”. Actually it appears that progressives are such a minority you’d do well to just ignore them.

“According to the report, 25 percent of Americans are traditional or devoted conservatives, and their views are far outside the American mainstream. Some 8 percent of Americans are progressive activists, and their views are even less typical. By contrast, the two-thirds of Americans who don’t belong to either extreme constitute an “exhausted majority.” Their members “share a sense of fatigue with our polarized national conversation, a willingness to be flexible in their political viewpoints, and a lack of voice in the national conversation.””

Read that bolded sentence again.

By contrast, the two-thirds of Americans who don’t belong to either extreme constitute an “exhausted majority.”

People are getting tired of the SJW crowd and they just want to go back to their lives.

The problem is that many people that are in this 8% of “progressive” crybabies actually occupy positions (academia & media) where they’re able to amplify their voice to a much larger level than they should normally be able to. Sometimes these positions give them larger power than they should have, and I think many Americans wrongly think that they occupy a larger percentage of the population.

We’re allowing ourselves to be bullied by an insane minorty who do not share common values with the overwhelming majority. You’d need over 10 people just to find one of them.

Remember that the next time you see some apoplectic nut on the far left screaming about whatever harm that has supposedly befallen one of their precious protected classes of victims.

It’s probably not that big of deal, and most Americans are as annoyed as you are with it.

To read the full article, click below:

Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture

My newest column is up over at TheNorthlandPost.com.

I came across this article, it is a must read if Republicans and conservatives who truly want to take back this country. If not, we can keep doing the stuff that isn’t working and losing elections.

First of all, we need to understand that popular culture trumps politics every time. Why? Simple: logic and rational arguments are not cool, they’re not fun, they’re not easy and they’re not inspirational. Pop culture on the other hand, is – by definition – all of these things. Pop culture is what we do every day. Pop culture influences what we say, what we think, what we watch, how we dress, what we eat, what we buy and how we act. Ultimately, pop culture is what defines us both as people and as Americans.

Right now, as pathetic as it may be, our front line in the culture war is the Tea Party movement. Unfortunately, these organizations and their events are about as far from “parties” as humanly possible. In fact, the whole thing is more like a tea funeral, actually. Sure, they were effective for a year or so as a way of galvanizing support and aggregating people who felt frustrated and alone, but in reality these groups – especially given they way they are currently run – are completely unsustainable. After all, there are only so many times you can stand there and watch the same twenty people screaming at a podium about the same twenty things for four or five hours at a time. Yes, they truly are funerals in every sense of the word – boring, dreary, draining, unappealing, exhausting and most of all – they are killing the conservative movement.

The same thing seems to be true of the RNC itself, as well as the vast array of non-profits organizations that are supposed to be helping us educate voters, grow our base and win elections. From what I’ve seen, they’ve failed miserably at all three. Not only have they failed, they’ve absolutely refused to do anything innovative, to change their thinking in any manner whatsoever or to make any attempt at all to leverage the power of popular culture. Now maybe I’m biased, because you see, the focus of my life is on using popular culture to get pro-American messages out to people. To fill a void in the entertainment industry. To show the world that American culture is alive and well, and that it’s okay to love your country, respect our troops and show some gratitude for all the things we so often take for granted as Americans.

The way I do this is through music. You might have heard of the band I manage – it’s called Madison Rising. We’re somewhat of an anomaly in the music industry, being a pro-American rock band and all. Turns out we’re not really very welcome in that environment. Fortunately though, that hasn’t stopped us from becoming a #1 best selling artist, spending 15 weeks on the top 100 list on the Amazon music charts this past summer and having over 3 million people already watch our rock rendition of the Star Spangled Banner on YouTube.

Read the rest here: http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/how-short-sighted-leadership-has-sabotaged-conservative-pop-culture/