TRS: This morning on Fox and Friends, guest Dana Loesch was on to talk about her new book, and of course, the news of the day. As part of the discussion about the midterms, Dana was asked about Mark Steyn’s commentary on Monday regarding the culture war. Dana’s answers touched on something that has been covered before here at Right Scoop: Getting into the thick of it.And the Left's constant belligerence of labeling everything traditional, Judeo-Christian or conservative in America 'extreme' and 'anti' this, that and the other, which is promulgated by a lib media, only furthers the devolution of what's normal.
Mark Steyn rightly points out that if you cede the ground to the left, then left becomes the default position. This is a critical point. What you are doing when you give up the popular culture to the left is creating an atmosphere that says “this is what normal is, everything else is a deviation from the normal.” You’re defining yourself into deviancy.
Dana hammers that point home. The ballot box is too late to try and make a sea change or shift in what is considered the “new normal.” You’ve already lost, she says, if you wait until the vote.
The Republican Party, the Church, society in general has been ceding far too much ground to the deviancy of pop culture, ultimately leftist utopianism. As such, we've allowed this to become the norm. Only by engaging within it, flooding it with an articulation of our foundational perspective, can we bring about the change required for a more righteous path.
As one of my church buddies told me this weekend, 'It should be the Church leading the culture, not the other way around.' Politically speaking, a similar perspective should be observed, particularly within a supposed opposition party. Yet, we've constantly seen, and continue to see, both Church and State, and society along with them, ceded and dragged over the cliff and towards the abyss by forces on the Left.
God Willing, this must change.