Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Friday, January 27, 2006

Daily Rant

Why are there so few cool conservatives? Sure, there are Rush, Arnold, Rudy, and O’Reilly, but compared to the laundry list of celebrity liberals it seems entirely disproportionate. In fact, there are so few conservative popular/cultural icons that they are all recognizable with one word names. And even in this list, Rudy is Pro-Choice and hardly a “conservative,” Arnold is a Republican but being Austrian and the Terminator gives him more conservative credentials than anything he has done, and O’Reilly refuses to admit to being a conservative. But, look at the number of proud-to-be-liberal popular/cultural icons who regularly expound to us their entirely uneducated views: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez (I know this is a stretch anymore but he was a member of the Brat Pack), Michael Moore, the Dixie Chicks, Stuart Smalley, Howard Stern, Ben Affleck, Tim McGraw, Sean Penn, Kanye West, Barbara Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, and the list goes on and on. Hollywood and the music industry seem to be full of liberals. Although in the stand-up comedy circuit, conservatives have Dennis Miller and the Blue Collar Comedy Tour guys, but how can they compete with the likes of Bill Maher, George Carlin, and Jon Stewart? Stewart was a relative no-name, until he took over as host of the Daily Show, the fake/real news show on Comedy Central where a deceptively large number of people between the ages of 18 and 29 get their real news, and who now hosts Hollywood award shows, although still surrounded by like-minded individuals, his rise to fame was precipitated by his attacks on conservative ideology. Considering America’s youth is constantly bombarded by the views of these liberal celebrities it is amazing that anyone under 30 is a conservative anymore. Liberal vs. conservative indoctrination has become a battle between what is popular and what is correct. God Bless you, Toby Keith and Mel Gibson, two of the few icons of conservative belief, whose popularity is both appreciated by conservatives and misunderstood by liberals.
- Publius

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