Philip Coates Posted November 2, 2009 Share Posted November 2, 2009 (edited) > it is curious that Republicans (and Reagan, especially) have won so many state and national elections, since the lib intellectuals despise and scorn Republicans and conservatives. So, if they completely dominated the political culture, we would have had practically zero elected Republicans. [Jerry]The red states tend to be the ones where the liberal press and media and academics have less sway. Also, the Republicans are pussy-whipped, cowed, timid products of that same intellectual dominance. They "me to" whatever the intellectuals and their college professors have repeated to them for enough years, only dragging their feet a few steps behind, like ultimately obedient but superficially rebellious children. And they constantly give ground...well, yes, we have to accept social security...then medicare..then prescription drugs. And now, they won't oppose Obamacare, they just want to insert some amendments. And postpone the day when the public option will be added.Anyone who boldly challenges cowardly Republicanism - like Limbaugh or Beck or Cheney or Palin - is immediately smeared and has their character assassinated [[ in the same way that some posters on olists imitate and operate in their ridiculously tiny little spheres - the savage, belittling, value-attacking culture rubs off - on those who never fully understood Objectivism or who think it's as easy as falling off a log or or who have never fully integrated the high and elevated standard of behavior, of emotional and psychological integration, of productiveness, and of writing and speaking that being a "man of reason" requires.]]> The liberal intellectual domination in the book publishing field is so overwhelming, that "The Death of Conservatism," by Sam Tannenhaus (editor of The New York Times Book Review), a longish article in The New Republic, has been quickly and pretentiously transformed into a hardback book (of around 50 or so pages!). I found it very prominently displayed in the local mass market book store chain, Borders.I seem to recall whole shelves of glossy books by and about a smiling and photogenic Obama in the months leading up to the election. Not one title, but two or three. Big, heroic photographs, excellent production values, very slick. No comparable space for anything called "John McCain, War Hero".> I have found that many chain book store managers are frustrated left wing intellectuals. Given their beliefs I'm surprised that you can even find Rand or any other right wing thinker. [Chris]They can't get away with refusing to carry an enormously popular author. Too blatant. Too obvious. Edited November 2, 2009 by Philip Coates Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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