This whole mess in which we find ourselves is made up of numerous strands, each interwoven with the others. But underneath the fabric it creates lies perhaps the real root cause and that is an overall shift in cultural norms. Certainly the media has always had a rather liberal bent; indeed, liberalism is rather the media’s very DNA for it has historically been the herald of every people’s movement away from tyranny and abuse.
When the media moves as far to the left as is the case in America and such overarching abundance as is found here deteriorates into materialism, things quickly begin to sour. Andrew Klavan is a screenwriter, author, and contributor at PajamasMedia and one of his recent posts looks at the souring American culture from a unique perspective. I recommend it highly.
But it was one of the comments on this piece that caught my attention. One “Paul from Hamburg” posted, “The coverage of the tea parties did have one positive effect. It is now incredibly easy to separate the serious journalists and commentators from the Democratic shills: Anyone who said “tea bag” can’t be considered a journalist.”
Touche. In a nutshell, this statement authenticates Klavan’s exhortations to set aside the need for validation from those who wish the country to have only a single voice and to pursue excellence in the creative arenas based on the time-honored principles that are now so often met with ridicule.
For it is only by standing up for what is right and doing what is right, in all areas, that we can make the positive difference so desperately needed to save this country.