A compilation of articles, essays and commentary documenting
the ongoing battle to overcome those who would dominate
the heart, mind and soul of this generation of Americans

What is the "Culture War"?

It is actually a war of competing ideas and worldviews. The Conservative side believes in living by a set of moral absolutes (which are divinely inspired). And that adherence to that moral code represents the best way to avoid chaos, instability and the ultimate destruction of our society. The Liberal Left believes that morality is simply a personal decision. Any attempt to enforce it is viewed as an oppression of their free will.

America is moving toward Socialism and Statism**. 

**Stateism differs from socialism only in that the type of domination is not based on group ownership and control of the means of production and power. The means of production and the power associated with it does not belong to the whole of the people, but to the state and to the elite politicians and bureaucrats who control it. In the last analysis, it is these politicians, bureaucrats, technicians, directors, and specialists holding key positions in the government --who exploit the people and steal the surplus value of their work in the form of higher and higher taxes, and who steal the God given rights and liberties  of the people in the form of an endless chain of new laws and regulations (many of which are clearly unconstitutional).

We are in fact, moving in that direction because conservatives have lost control of cultural institutions.  The left has been very successful because it understands the importance of culture; of framing the debate and influencing the way people think about problems. In the early 1900s, an Italian communist by the name of Antonio Gramsci theorized that it would take a 'long march through the institutions' before socialism and relativism would be victorious. He theorized that by capturing these key institutions and using their power, cultural values would be changed, traditional morals would be broken down, and the stage would be set for the political and economic power of the West to fall. Gramsci succeeded in defining his strategy for waging cultural warfare -- a tactic that has been adopted by the Liberal Left.

The Elitist Liberal Left is the dominant fundamental group in the sphere of civil society, where the people are not militarily or legally coerced, but convinced to give their spontaneous consent to the general direction imposed on social life by that dominant group. They are there because they control the nation's cultural institutions; Newspapers, Television, Radio, MTV, NPR, PBS, CNN and the like, the movie and music industry, and, above all else, colleges and universities  

The good news is that the Culture War is a bi-lateral conflict in which conservatives can take part.  Although it is difficult to start competing for the key cultural institutions controlled by the Left,  we can fight back over direct domination!  We need to open people's minds and encourage them to be confident in themselves and the principles and values they have always held sacred. Just as pro-lifers have schooled themselves in the aggressively non-violent tactics honed in the 60s and 70s by left-liberal demonstrators for civil rights, environmental causes, and the peace movement, Conservatives must champion the cause of Moral Absolutes. When we challenge notions which many people now take for granted, it is necessary that we never tire of repeating our arguments, ideals and principles (though offering literary variation of form), because repetition is the best didactic means for educating the popular mentality.  

What Arguments, Ideals and Principles?   That is what this Site will offer.


 Culture War  
NRA President Charlton Heston's speech
at the Harvard Law School Forum - February 16, 1999

". . . Americans know, something without a name, is undermining the nation, turning the mind mushy when it comes to separating truth from falsehood and right from wrong. And they don't like it.. . ."

You Can't Fight a Culture War
If You Ain't Got Any Culture
L. Neil Smith's speech  at the Annual Convention
of the Arizona Libertarian Party - April 19, 1997
". . . They know that there isn't a microgram of difference between their innermost philosophy of governance and that of their sadly fallen comrades. They hate, loathe, and despise the free market system. They hate, loathe, and despise private industrial capitalism. They hate, loathe, and despise the Bill of Rights. What's more -- and if you doubt me or think I exaggerate, just have a conversation with any cop, any judge, or any city councilman -- they perceive even the slightest manifestation of individuality (let alone of individualism) as an administrative inconvenience and a potential police problem. . . ."

Eight Positive Results of Election 2000
by David Barton.
The WallBuilder Report -- Winter 2000/ 2001

". . . 
Election 2000 was described by reporters with phrases ranging from "roller coaster" to "confusing" to "fictitious." However, Election 2000 represented much more than just an opportunity for colorful rhetoric; it also represented what was apparently the most prayed-for presidential election in American history. . . ."

Political Correctness and the Coming Culture War
By Andrew Sandlin
". . .  Almost everybody has heard about political correctness. It is the policy on numerous American campuses to stifle discussion deemed to threaten the sensitivity of "under-represented" groups: homosexuals, blacks, women, the handicapped, etc. The supposed liberal tenet of free speech must now yield if under its protection comments are made that might offend the easily offended "minorities . . ."

Military Tradition, Virtue and Post-Modern Morality
The Great Culture War

Peter S. Bowen
". . . 
While powerful, the American military tradition does not possess the depth or breadth necessary to counter post-modern attacks or prevent the continuing alienation of the military from American society. In order to prevail in the conflict with post-modern moral and social thought, the American military should articulate military tradition in terms of the philosophical tradition of the virtues. . . ."

The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood- dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its' slow thighs, While all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches toward Bethlehem to be born?

                                -- William Butler Yeats

"There is a good reason why William Butler Yeats' "The Second Coming" is probably the most quoted poem of our time. The image of a world disintegrating, then to be subjected to a brutal force, speaks to our fears now. When Yeats wrote that in 1919, he may have foreseen that the twentieth century would experience the "blood-dimmed tide," as indeed it has. But he can hardly have had any conception of just how thoroughly things would fall apart as the center failed to hold in the last third of this century. He can hardly have foreseen that passionate intensity, uncoupled from morality, would shred the fabric of Western culture. The rough beast of decadence, a long time in gestation, having reached its maturity in the last three decades, now sends us slouching towards our new home, not Bethlehem but Gomorrah."

Judge Robert H. Bork:
Slouching Towards Gomorrah-
Modern Liberalism and American Decline

Shooting Holes in the Race Card
"Intellectual Ammunition to Destroy Gun Control"
by Dr. Joanne Eisen & Dr. Paul Gallant  
". . . Today, the most dreaded trump card in America is a simple 6-letter word "R-A-C-I-S-T". It has been hurled reflexively at anyone who does not kneel before today's god of political correctness. More than any other name, this one has the power to instantly turn the backbone of some Americans both in and out of politics into quivering masses of Jello. . . ."
Raging Against Self Defense:
A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality
By Sarah Thompson, M.D.
". . .  By better understanding advocates of civilian disarmament, and by learning and practicing some simple techniques to deal with their psychological defenses, you will be much more effective in your efforts to communicate with anti-gun people." . . ."
School Shootings ALERT  FROM:
Jews for the  Preservation of
Firearms Ownership

". . .  The main reason that school mass murders by students were almost unknown prior to the 1990's (is it only coincidence that school shootings blossomed during the Clinton years?) is the fact that society as a whole had some concept of morality and taught those precepts to the children. Morality was taught, not just in the home, but in the schools, churches, neighborhoods, the courts, the news media, and even the entertainment media (remember when movies and TV shows had "a moral to the story" and the good guys won while the bad guys were punished?) . . ."