Bruce Deitrick Price
Let us now praise our Culture Warriors
By Bruce Deitrick Price
May 23, 2022

It's a safe generalization that creative people disproportionately end up calling themselves liberals. Conservatives tend to be, comparatively speaking, not so flashy.

Yes, this gives liberals an advantage when they want to mislead the hearts and minds of ordinary Americans. These liberals may care nothing about working people, parents raising children, schools turning bad, or the country generally. But because they are clever and creative, they can produce more effective marketing campaigns. Conservatives can seem slow and uninspired.

Truth is, conservatives should be grateful for any flashy talents we have. Fortunately, we have a number of them. But the second truth is that conservatives tend to be nervous when people are too flamboyant and artsy smartsy. I want to make a case for building a more roomy tent. Let’s welcome all stripes of culture warriors.

A few months ago I put a post on a conservative site about this very subject. My post was vaporized. It’s annoying when one conservative wants to censor another conservative. Secondly it’s annoying that many conservatives think that being stuffy is the only way to be a conservative, as if decorum is the main concern when our civilization is being subverted by a thousand points of darkness.

If people are fighting the good fight, let's be appreciative they are fighting. That’s what we need: fighters.

The people I want to mention are exceptionally brave, talented, and entertaining. They make people laugh, which I think is a plus. Let me start with an extreme example of all these patterns. Kid Rock is a huge cultural figure and has been for more than 20 years. OK, you wouldn't introduce this guy to your grandmother, but here's the good news. He is shamelessly aggressive in celebrating his views, which nowadays are straight-up redneck American. I played his new song for a businessman, who was offended by the curse words. For example, Kid Rock screams “F— Fauci,” which seems to me very sensible advice. I argue we should be glad that his message is drawing big crowds. His We The People video has over 5 million views.

(This link is a reaction video, i.e., somebody commenting on the performance. It’s a young woman with a young daughter, and she is clearly a fan of Kid Rock. We may be seeing a new breed of southern conservative.)

Kid Rock too much? Okay, I’ll introduce three other people doing brilliant and creative work; but you can for the most part take them home to mother, so to speak.

Rachel Maria calls herself a Conservative Christian Comedian. I wonder how many people will click on that. But most who do will be delighted. She satirizes all the people in the White House. She plays all the parts. Her shtick is weird genius, but genius nonetheless. Probably the best video to start with is any of them.

(Click on her Twitter account and you get this message: This account doesn’t exist. Try searching for another. Yet another reason to cheer for Elon Musk. If he takes control away from the twitter commissars, I bet Rachel Maria explodes on twitter.)

J P Sears is a life coach who belatedly realized he was a natural comic actor. He has a sly way with language and can outgun lawyers in making anything mean the opposite of what you thought he said. He is a fearless conservative. He aggressively supports freedom, reminding us how sad it is that this statement sounds exotic. Here's one dealing with Elon Musk and Twitter.

Finally, Tom MacDonald is a rapper, songwriter, and entertainer extraordinary. He was a professional wrestler as a teenager and now at the top of his game has many words tattooed on his face. I think you’ll find him a flamethrower of good judgment.

It's a beautiful thing about these four people, they are all true originals. The people on the Left are more or less interchangeable. They're hacks. They haven't laughed in years. They know deep-down they're bad news for everyone else.

My big point here is that we are in a profound culture war with zombies. If they win, they will have drones over your neighborhood to make sure no one laughs or expresses an opinion.

Please check out these four amazingly productive people. Appreciate how they deal with all the most difficult and controversial subjects. Find the videos you like best; and tell your friends. Let us now celebrate our Culture Warriors

© Bruce Deitrick Price


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Bruce Deitrick Price

Bruce Deitrick Price is the author of six books, an artist, a poet, and an education reformer. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia, earned Honors in English Literature from Princeton, served two years in the Army, and then lived many years in Manhattan.

Price explains educational theories and methods on his ed site (founded in 2005; now being rebuilt). He has 400 education articles and videos on the Internet. More forcefully than most, Price argues that the public schools are mediocre because our Education Establishment wants them that way. His relevant book is Saving K-12


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