Because we’re not loud enough

The reason that conservatively minded people are losing the war of ideas in the United States is because they are not loud enough. They content themselves by claiming their morality, productivity, and work ethic say enough, meanwhile newspapers, magazines, the radio, television, and the internet are overrun with the never-ending barrage of the message of their opponents.

As a result, the opponents of conservatism are winning the battle for the hearts and minds of the people who have not decided or who do not know any better.

If you want to know what you need to do in order to do something about what is happening, get loud and get loud now. Start a weblog, debate on message boards, attend Tea Party rallies. If you think you don’t have the time, then stop complaining about the results.

It’s lonely out here, folks, but at least I will die trying.


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8 Responses to Because we’re not loud enough

  1. didymus 53 says:

    I’d like to offer one slight correction to your description of conservatively minded people: We’re not “claiming” anything. What are doing is BEING moral, BEING productive and BEING ethical. And, in doing all these things, we don’t readily find the time to be LOUD because it doesn’t fit our moral, productive and ethical lives. And, yes it should be noticed, and it is, by others of the same ethic. But it’s my observation that the majority of people, educated in liberal controlled government schools, don’t notice much and don’t have much of a clue about about anything.

    That being said, I completely agree with the rest of your message that we do need to get loud and get loud now. What’s been going through my mind for the past few weeks is “WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE” among true Americans. The answer is we moral, productive and ethical Americans don’t know how to show outrage and be LOUD ’cause we were always busy working hard and being productive. Thus, for us to be LOUD, it’s going to take additional sacrifice which is also a characteristic of true moral, productive, ethical, and dare I say, heroic Americans.

    I have lots of tea bags. When’s the next party?

  2. dlhitzeman says:

    Didymus 53,

    My attempted point was that the claim was that the being was enough, when, in fact, there is another aspect that conservatively minded people seem to miss, which is that they also need to make their point to everyone else.

    If you look at like-minded people (note: I am not talking about “conservatives” here because that definition has changed) throughout history, the thing that distinguishes the culturally successful ones from the unsuccessful ones was their willingness to accept activism as part of their calling. I think it is also probably historically true that there have always been a few people on one side, a few on the other, and that most of the people in the middle remain to be convinced. It’s in that conviction that modern conservatives are falling down.

    The next Dayton Tea Party is July 3 at Golden Gate Park in Brookville, Ohio, starting at 7 p.m.

  3. Seagull says:

    I love the new humorous, ironic point of view you’re adopting here. It’s good to see the Worldview demonstrate a sense of humor.

    I think this is a great way to combat the prevailing attitude among liberals that conservatives are humorless and self-aggrandizing people who see themselves as constantly beset hero-victims without whom it would all fall apart. This humble and funny post (and the comments it generated) are the perfect anecdote for that illness.

  4. dlhitzeman says:

    I find it ironic that there exists a mindset that is willing to dismiss half the people in the country as being irrelevant.

    I’m presuming sarcasm here.

  5. Seagull says:

    Yeah, that was sarcasm. It doesn’t dismiss half the people in the country though. (Although, if you really want to contemplate the ironic, I’ll point out that you routinely do as much here on your blog.) Like you and the other commentor, I was sloppy and used “liberal” and “conservative” as labels. We get fed a steady diet of infotainment that attempts to divide the country with this over-simplification.

    I don’t think anywhere near half the country holds the same views as are expressed on this blog. In fact, I think it is a significant minority position (again, an oversimplification since you present opinions on a variety of subjects that it would be silly to think everyone agrees with — in other words, some people agree with some of what you write, but not necessarily all of it).

    It is the minority position part of it that made me laugh when I read your post. I think people who share a similar mindset are plenty loud enough — loud enough, in fact, to distort the perception of just how many of like-minded people there are.

    From the comments you make in your blog and the sources you cite, you sound very much like a Libertarian. Not so many of those around as the echo chamber makes it seem.

  6. dlhitzeman says:

    You are right that half the country does not hold to some of the ideas that I write about here; however, I think there are far more people who believe in smaller government and increased personal freedom than many people who oppose my point of view allow.

    Which brings me to the point I was trying to make in my point: there are more people who think the way that I do than are expressing that opinion on a daily basis. The reason the “echo chamber” effect functions the way it does is because so many of those people are willing to let others speak for them. I know a lot of these people and their continued silence troubles me because it allows their beliefs to be marginalized.

    As for my own point of view, there are points of compatibility with the Libertarians, but there are enough differences to make me shy away from accepting such a label.

  7. djhitz says:

    The “outrage” Mr. Didymus 53 is being served, daily on the telly. I’d say. What do you think?

  8. djhitz says:

    Rather the “outrage” is being quelled by the pacification, the telly provides.

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