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One of the things I've talked about before on the radio program is the attempt by liberals to redefine the political spectrum in the country. They label far left views as mainstream liberal, they paint liberal as moderate, moderate as mainstream conservatism, and mainstream conservative as far right nuttiness. By moving the center to the left, it skews what is viewed as "mainstream." And that's exactly the purpose - carried out from the left-wing college professoriate to the left-wing media establishment.
This also fits in with what I just recently talked about with regard to social conservative views that the media tries to paint as lunatic fringe thinking. I've asked before and I'll ask again, what is more radical: to believe that every human being has an unalienable right to life (ala the Declaration of Independence) or that you, or anyone, has the right to kill your offspring if you want to?
Yet the media paints a staunch pro-Declaration of Independence view as "extreme" while they describe those who believe in a right to kill human beings they see as inconvenient as "mainstream." Hogwash. I don't believe for a second that's what the majority of Americans believe. Not even close. In private, if you ask Americans what they really think about the killing of children in the womb, you would be blown away by what the numbers really would be. But perception is huge. And the left-wing propaganda works in this area just like it did when they started redefining what was "normal sexuality" in the 1950s and 60s where the left used the child-molesting pervert Alfred Kinsey's fraudulent research to redefine sexual norms.
People feel prudish or out of the ordinary if they hold to mainstream, traditional conservative views. So many just keep their mouths shut or don't take a stand for it. At least not publicly. An interesting piece about this very reality came out just a day or so ago. Written by Terence Jeffrey, it argues exactly what I'm talking about - that what is mainstream thought in America is not what the media portrays it to be:
Why did the Democrats run Bob Casey Jr. in Pennsylvania in 2006 against Sen. Rick Santorum? Why did President George W. Bush win a higher percentage of the African-American vote in Ohio in 2004 than he won nationwide? Why did Proposition 8 win in California in 2008, while Sen. John McCain was losing the state in the presidential election?
The answer: The middle in American politics is not where the liberal media or establishment Republicans want you to think it is.
Jeffrey goes into detail on each of those points, exposing the reality that none of them would have happened if what the media preaches and teaches about "the great center" being evenly split between conservatism and liberalism were true. Each example proves how people's views are far more right-leaning than what you're being told. Of course that's true - which is why it fits with polls that show conservatives outnumber liberals in America by a 2 to 1 margin.
Why is that an important concept to grasp and to be able to cut through the bull from the liberal media? Jeffrey explains it:
Every four years, the establishment media and members of the Republican establishment try to convince conservatives they need to support a moderate ? that is, a social liberal ? for president, so they can reach out to voters in the middle of the political spectrum.
But the middle of the American political spectrum is not with the liberals on cultural issues. It is with the conservatives. Otherwise, Pennsylvania would not have a Democratic senator who claims to be pro-life. John Kerry might be president of the United States today. And same-sex marriage might be legal in San Francisco.
It also explains why left-leaning "moderates" nominated by Republicans don't fair nearly as well in general elections as right leaning conservatives do. That's an important lesson to learn and spread.