This week I finally got around to reading Peter Schweizer’s “Throw Them All Out.” So far, it’s been blowing my mind. The corruption in our Government is the likes we of which I don’t think any of us initially comprehended. From the insider trading of John Kerry, to Nancy Pelosi’s pet projects…this stuff, frankly, is scandal. However, according to the House and Senate ethics committees, it’s all perfectly legal. Great. Another win for the Washington insiders. And why doesn’t anyone care?
This brings me to Andrew Breitbart. I also finished reading “Righteous Indignation” last week and I couldn’t believe what I was reading. His journey, from his liberal college experience at Tulane to his die-hard conservative adult years, is a journey that mirrors mine. He was and is an inspiration to me and to many of you for his ability to be frank, to the point and passionate. What I loved most about the read was his willingness to call the hard Left on their lies. He was effective. Therefore, he was threatening.
It brought to mind Sarah and all of her struggles and why the Media spends so much time trying to tear her down. She’s effective, she speaks from the heart and she has many salient points that are inconvenient for their narrow world view.
I spend a lot of time thinking about how to get our message out to young people, young voters, especially living in the age we live in. When Breitbart says it just as much a culture war, as a political war, I agree with him. The Left controls the major media outlets. So any message that is not part of their group think, thought-police dogma is not approved for prime time. And the sad part is, most of the youth just go along with it.
I had a conversation recently with two dear friends of mine. Sometimes when the talk turns political it can be very difficult to stop the ball from rolling once it starts. However, both of these friends are very smart and articulate people and were able to express themselves clearly and also hear my view. They, thankfully, have not been been swallowed whole by the liberal Left media and outrageous talking points. Part of what I encouraged both of them to do, at the end of our conversation, is continue to think for themselves, be curious and seek out information. One of my friends agreed she doesn’t really seek out the information because she feels overwhelmed and powerless. I told her that that is what the Left want her to think. They want you to think you don’t have any choice in the matter, because then you won’t vote and they can keep their dominant control over our future.
Most Conservatives may think my entire generation (the under 30 crowd) are all part of Occupy Wall Street. Palin got it right at CPAC when she said:
It’s why I say to the Occupy Protesters, you are occupying the wrong place. You are protesting the wrong thing. This crony capitalism is the root of our economic problems. It has spurred the expansion of government which diminishes freedom and opportunity for all to rise and to succeed. See, some politicians get elected just by promising more programs, and new freebies and new favors, and then government grows to accommodate their promises. It never shrinks, and that crowds out the liberating individual initiative and the equal opportunity that America was built upon. It swallows up the work ethic that we try to teach our children and it extinguishes that independent, pioneering American spirit.
It’s so important to remember we are bombarded, day in and day out, with the Liberal left messaging that wants us to give up our freedom’s so they will “take care” of us–or so they say. A lot of people in my generation have checked out. Selling themselves to Obama and his pot of gold over the rainbow.
I just want to know why?
We have to get everyone, young and old, to remember the independent pioneering American spirit, that Palin discusses.
That’s why it’s so important that we have the New Media to fight these wars with them. Taking a cue from Sarah’s book, she often uses her Facebook and Twitter to make her points and to be effective. We need to have more people on there tweeting and telling the truth. We have to go over the head’s of the media. There is so much we can learn from Sarah.
But, from my point of view, I’d like to start a discussion in how we help young people think for themselves. Is it the college educational system that promotes Marxism and group think? Is it just the media and their minions, dominating the thought?
How do we get young people involved in the Conservative moment? How do we start the discussion? The Left, with their Alinsky tactics, are very good at shouting down any opposition, but how do we over come it?
Sarah, at CPAC, also said:
This November we are going to take back the Senate and we are going to fortify the House. Be aware Washington, Tea Party Patriots are alive and we’ll elect more, and this time, establishment, we expect them to get leadership posts in Congress.
In order to do that, we need young people on board. In an order to get young people on board, we need to get the message out to them. We have to get them to care. Part of me fears it may be too late however my faith in our beautiful country will prove me wrong.