Ever since I became a political commentator, I’ve been preaching about how the right getting involved in the culture is a top priority.
I’ve made the argument that the right has focused so much on politics that we essentially abandoned the far larger, and far more important battlefield of western culture. Once a person has moved into the realm of politics, their mind has already been made up on any given issue thanks to their time spent in the cultural realm. We can throw as many facts and figures as we want at them, but it won’t matter. Their hearts were already seized.
This is why, in an age where we have access to the accumulation of the world’s knowledge and historical accounts, so many people are enthusiastic about things like socialism. We can point to the fact that it has never worked all day, but they were sold on it way before they began to even discuss it thanks to friendly brushes with it in movies, television, books, and more.