Friday, August 21, 2009

A Culture Warrior's Manifesto: Introduction

You read that right. I now style myself a Culture Warrior. What's a Culture Warrior, you ask? Well, I'll be more than happy to tell you. According to my favorite newscaster, Bill O'Reilly, who coined the phrase "culture warrior" on his show, the O'Reilly Factor, a culture warrior is a person who vigorously promotes a deeply held set of convictions and values. "What values are those?" might be your next question.For me, those values are what people call "traditional" values. Freedom of Religion, for one, support of traditional marriage for another, and numerous others that you will no doubt hear about in future entries. I don't know how many people actually read this blog, but assuming I'm not the only one, I've got a few things to tell you all about why I have become so forthright about politics and values in recent years.I first became aware of what is known as the "Culture War" after the California Supreme Court decided to overrule a piece of legislation that banned gay marriage in the state, claiming it was unconstitutional. When I saw that four million voters were overruled by four judges, I couldn't help but be outraged by the decision. This, in turn, sparked my interest in the campaign to pass Proposition 8, which, thankfully, did in fact pass with 52% of the vote. All throughout the campaign, both sides pushed their respective agendas: NoOnProp8.com pushed for "Equality for All", and championed the defeat of this proposition, while ProtectMarriage.com - Yes On 8 obviously championed the passage of the new constitutional ammendment. So much for recognizing traditional marriage being "unconstitutional."After both sides spent literally millions of dollars fighting to advance their side, with the supposedly "tolerant" members of NoOnProp8.com promoting physical attacks, death threats, and outright slander against those who supported traditional marriage. The more I heard about traditional marriage being under attack, the more I felt I should do something. As it turned out, all I could think of to do was vote Yes on the proposition and do what I could to get the message out. It proved to be enough. Traditional marriage prevailed, to my great surprise and relief, signalling a major victory for the traditionalist faction of the Culture War.It was also about this time that, thanks to the anomoly of an African American man on the presidential ticket for 2008, I took an interest in the presidential election that I didn't have before. For the first time in ages, real history stood to be made, depending on the choices of the American people. As it turned out, they chose to elect our first African American president that year, and Barack Obama, despite much heated discourse from the conservative right, achieved the goal of attaining the White House, and history was made yet again. Though I voted for his opponent in the election, largely because John McCain came across as much more trustworthy, I still respected the significance of the event.

Then came the accusations of his being a Socialist, Communist, and just about every other negative "ist" there was. I continued to watch the O'Reilly Factor and other news programs like it through the campaign, and still do so to this day so I can keep the fight going through blog entries like this one. It wasn't until much later that I really started to see a certain type of agenda begin to rear its ugly head: Secular Progressivism."What's That?" you ask? Well, I'll tell you: Secular Progressivism is the attempt by so called "progressives" to radically change the country known as the United States of America into a secular nation by discouraging public displays of religion, encourage "minority rights" by allowing unrestricted free trade and provide no sanctions or consequences for illegal drug use, child abuse, or terrorism.According to the "SP's" as Bill O'Reilly refers to them in his book Caulture Warrior, are out to undermine every traditional value that Americans hold dear, and many don't even realize it's happening. Ever hear of George Soros? No? How about George Lakoff? No again? Well, these people are real and I encourage any and all who read this to Google them and look them up. You won't have any trouble finding out who they are.Another place you can learn many useful and disturbing things about such organizations as NAMBLA, the North American Man-Boy Love Association, the ACLU, and such people as George Soros, John Lakkov, and everyone's least favorite extremist director Micheal Moore in the book "Culture Warrior" by Bill O'Reilly.

Yet that isn't all. Many of our elected officials are themselves Secular Progressives, most notably among then Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives. She is, as many say, "San Francisco Values Plus". She supports such things as the "Fairness" Doctrine, which is designed to destroy concervative talk talk radio, since it is the only branch of the media that the SP's and liberals do not enjoy dominion of.