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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 utterly 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.

Dave Blount, Moonbattery 47 Comments [6/26/2012 3:41:32 AM]
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louislois

I assure if the founding fathers were to come back from the dead, the fools at moonbattery would be the FIRST to deride them and their ideas once they began to share them.

6/26/2012 4:00:28 AM

Filin De Blanc

You really think the founding fathers would agree with your attempts to turn the US into a theocracy?

6/26/2012 4:23:55 AM

Mister Spak

"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."

http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9781933392790-0


"Virtually everything broadcast on television advances the same philosophy: moonbattery. "

You can see that the most on Faux News.

6/26/2012 4:28:15 AM

Reynardine

Some days, I can't deal with the DARVO. Not before coffee, I can't.

6/26/2012 4:53:11 AM

jesus-face tortilla

Reynardine, i've had my coffee, and this level of DARVO still makes me want some fucking fentanyl.

6/26/2012 4:57:46 AM

Robespierre

This in the country where curing sick people is socialism and trying to get more kids through college is elitism.

6/26/2012 5:24:21 AM

The_L

People have gotten dumber. It's called anti-intellectualism.

However, education can in fact solve the problem. That's why Thomas Jefferson was so adamant that schools and universities be established.

By the way, the anti-intellectualism in our society is encouraged by the Republican elites, not the Democrats.

6/26/2012 5:43:24 AM

John_in_Oz

God and dead men always agree with our opinion.

6/26/2012 6:02:48 AM

John_in_Oz



6/26/2012 6:09:26 AM

Doubting Thomas

Meh, more "librul media" crap. I guess Dave has never watched Fox News.

And I'm guessing that Dave's idea of "restoring liberty" means restoring the right of white Christian males to persecute everyone else, which I doubt the founding fathers would be in favor of after they've reviewed our history.

6/26/2012 6:10:20 AM



Well, he's certainly not alone in noticing a disturbing trend in the news from telling us what's going on in the world to what we should think about it. Even the venerable Beeb does it.

That said, I rather think it's because that's what (they think) gets viewers these days, not that it's a cynical master-plot. The guy's lost me there.

6/26/2012 6:45:44 AM

freako104

Louislois got it in one

6/26/2012 7:20:28 AM

Vman

Again with the Hussein. Is his middle name THAT important that they have to say it every time, as if it's proof of him being an Evil Arab Terrorist? >_>

Also, few people in the USA would vote for Mugabe. You see, ol' Bob doesn't spread white people's wealth to the rest of the population... rather, he takes everyone's wealth and distributes it to his thug trinity: the Party (ZANU-PF), the Army (and its associated war veterans, many of them fake) & the Police (who, like the military, are essentially just glorified thugs).

6/26/2012 7:29:52 AM

J. James

From the perspective of the extreme anarchist right, everything seems like it's communism, up to and including baseball, mom and apple pie.

6/26/2012 7:52:27 AM

Raised by Horses

@Vman
"Again with the Hussein. Is his middle name THAT important that they have to say it every time, as if it's proof of him being an Evil Arab Terrorist? >_>"

Yes, they are that stupid, I'm afraid. If I named my dog Adolf Hitler, it would, in the eyes of Moonbattery posters, be as evil as the aforementioned dictator and should be put on trial for crimes against humanity. That's how their brains work.

Also, I admit that I hadn't quite finished reading that posting, owing to the fact that my eyes had begun to glaze over at the first sentence. Anyway, if Mitt Romney is a "moderate", then Cookie Monster is a dietician.

6/26/2012 8:01:09 AM

Dr. Razark

"What if George Washington himself returned and was somehow made president?"

We have the Twenty-second Amendment of the United States Constitution protecting us from a zombie Washington administration.


But you've got a point. Washington would be very much against brute force, and completely on the side of personal liberty. That's why he led the Whiskey Rebellion against taxes in 1791, right?

6/26/2012 8:55:14 AM

Berny

I will agree that the average American is becoming less well informed, but that affects the twits at sites like Moonbattery and FreeRepublic more than anyone else.
Keep watching Fox News and reading conspiracy sites, boys.

6/26/2012 9:16:19 AM

Xotan

And the alternative to Gramsci was.....?

Mussolini. the godfather of fascism.

David Blount, you have no idea of what Liberty is.

6/26/2012 9:47:29 AM

Mayhem

What if Benjamin Franklin returned from the dead? He'd tell all you people to lighten up, then take a plane to France and take up where he left off banging chicks.

6/26/2012 10:04:07 AM

Papabear

You seem just about qualified to be president of the monkey cage at the zoo. Almost, anyway.

6/26/2012 11:17:21 AM

Old Viking

Speaking of crapping in one's hands ...

6/26/2012 12:03:19 PM

fishtank

Maybe that's because it's not 1776 anymore.

6/26/2012 12:03:38 PM

JohnTheAtheist

When Ackerman said people were getting dumber he was talking about YOU. When he said we give broad cast license to philosophy he was talking about Fox News.

You, Dave Bount, are literally too stupid to insult.

6/26/2012 12:22:36 PM

Elia

More proof that these people THRIVE on others being dumb as rocks.

6/26/2012 12:25:55 PM

farpadokly

That's not quite Gramsci's strategy. Gramsci had a critique of capitalist cultural hegemony and articulated the need to create a working class intellectual culture. I don't believe that there's any deliberate attempt to "weaken the culture". If the culture is more tolerant, then it's stronger, not weaker.
"Our willingness to tolerate... the presidency of Barrack Hussein Obama" (Love the use of his middle name, by the way. Ooh, a scary foreign name.) It's not a question of "tolerating" it. He was elected fair and square.
So, let me get this straight. Communists took over the media and academia and got Obama elected. Right. That's funny. I seem to remember, back in 2008, his being supported by some of the richest people in the world, including Warren Buffett.
I'm not sure how "Democrats would profit from cultural decay". How does that work? Sounds like Gary Ackerman is talking about stuff like Fox News.

6/26/2012 12:49:11 PM
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