July 2, 2015
‘I find the idea that tens of millions of American ‘traditionalist’ conservatives are going to lead their own lives immune to the broader culture somewhat unlikely’
Mark Steyn writes:
Were the same-sex marriage decision, for example, merely a judicial ruling, Barack Obama would not have lit up the White House in LGBT rainbow colors. It is after all “the people’s house” and half the people aren’t entirely on board with this. But he chose to see this not as a mere judge’s ruling but as an ideological victory – and to celebrate it as such. And he’s thereby telling you that this shift is an official one, backed by the state, and state power, and it won’t stop here. (…)
To most of the so-called millennials, conservatism is entirely invisible except as a Jon Stewart punchline – and that invisibility was largely our choice. Instead of launching another radio show or news aggregator or think-tank, never mind obsessing over whether Jeb or Jindal or Christie will play better in Iowa, we need to make like the Islamic mullahs and the sex mullahs and start competing for the space where people actually live.