I'm a conservative, have been now since 2002. It took me a long time and some heartache to come to this point, and the journey involved wandering many years in the liberal wilderness. But maybe that was a good thing because I learned some things during that time of error.
One thing I learned is that progressives don't like to laugh at themselves. And they very much don't like it when others make fun of them.
But, on the other hand, I do think they like to laugh at conservatives and conservative values and viewpoints. They really get down with that. And they actually, in my opinion, do it a lot better than conservatives. They know how to put a happy face on their ugly debt creating, dependency inducing brand and at the same time really stick it to conservatives. They learned early on (late '60s) about the power of popular culture and how it could slowly move the immovable.
Don't get me wrong. I know conservatives know how to have fun, but somehow there's a disconnect between that and their political work. If conservatives support a movie that is successful, it more than likely is a serious movie, probably a documentary. A good example would be the magnificent documentary by Dinesh D'Sousa, 2016: Obama's America. Another example is the two part Atlas Shrugged. I'm not knocking these movies; they're great.
But where is the conservative stand up comic that jabs sharp one liners at liberals? Is there anybody out there other than the great Dennis Miller? Where is the conservative writer who writes a book or a movie script that makes fun of progressives? And, if that happens, where is the conservative support for that comic or that writer? For every Greg Gutfield there are ten John Stewarts, or Stephen Colberts, or David Lettermans, or Jimmy Fallons, or...well, you get the picture.
Maybe it's because many conservative political leaders and pundits, especially in the leadership ranks are middle aged or older and understand that they're in a very serious business and perhaps mistakenly think that the best way to advance their cause is by serious dialogue. I agree that it's a serious business, but I also think there's more than one way to catch fish.
I believe it's time for conservatives to rare back and laugh! Time for us to understand that using popular culture to promote and spread our views is a good thing. Time to understand that skewering liberal/progressive views and values in an entertaining way might help spread our own ideas, especially among young people.
So, putting humility aside, I urge you to please click this link to get a Kindle copy of my very funny $0.99 ebook, Ken Tool, Or Obamaism. MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU!
P.S. I'm working on getting a copy on NOOK, uploaded my ePub file, etc., but so far I seem to be stuck at the "processing" stage.
Ken Tool, Or Obamaism is now available on NOOK! Just click this link to purchase.