“I think your book is right. The desert is an ocean in which no oar is dipped. And on this ocean, the Bedouin go where they please and strike where they please. This is the way the Bedouin has always fought. You are famed throughout the world for fighting in this way and this is the way you should fight now.”- T.E. Lawrence to King Faisal in Faisal’s tent…from my favorite movie, Lawrence of Arabia.
The words above pierced the heart of the King, and thusly rode the red carpet to his mind and his reason. And from reason, an easy step to the previously unthinkable…the unity of the Arab Tribes and the turning point in the war! That which is born of mind alone is doomed to the shadow-boxing failure of half measures. But that which comes to the mind by way of the heart is the present value of future victory pure and simple!
The Liberals have known this for some time. The Conservatives are totally asleep at the switch here in this treasure trove of political capital! And it gets better. There is great parallel irony here! While the Liberals, like the British don’t own what they attempt to occupy, we Conservatives own the precious ground of foundational bedrock we stand on …just as the Arabs, with one small exception. Where the primary resource of their exceptionalism literally welled up from beneath their feet, ours is derived from the Grace of God above!
Here are just a few examples to make my point…
Lets take a major Conservative issue and a major Liberal issue side by side, show how they are presented and how, on a 1-10 scale they register on the Emotion Meter:
Issue Presentation Emotion Meter
1) Global Warming Cute Polar Bear struggles 10
to stay atop a melting ice-cube.
2) National Debt We owe $15 Trillion! 1.5
3) Political Shtick Sean Hannity & Rush Limbaugh 2 & 3 respectively
4) Political Shtick Steven Colbert & Jon Stewart 9 & 10 respectively
5) Music Mike Huckabee playing Bass
6) Music Sting, Seeger, Springsteen
I’m thinking you’re catching my drift! But how…why? Why has the Conservative surrendered such valuable ground? It’s kind of like the question, why did we surrender Public Education? As far as education goes, more and more people are home-schooling their children…and the movement to eliminate Public Education at the Federal Level is gaining traction. BUT…
How do you spell a young Conservative’s chance to break through as an actor in Hollywood? N-O-T!
Or how about a Conservative Singer-Songwriter’s chance to open doors and gain access to vital airplay and key industry showcase opportunities? L-A-U-G-H-A-B-L-E!
And yet we must, and here’s why. I guarantee you that the vast majority of those on the left who believe in their hearts that they are liberals, believe so because of the exclusive cleverness of the messenger far above the quality and content of the message itself! In other words, that Polar Bear is far better off than you are! In other words, many of our Liberal brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, friends and neighbors need to be rescued from the Great Lie!
And we do this by first understanding in our Conservative Heart that we need to do for ourselves what T.E. Lawrence did for the Arabs! We need to promote and unite each other…we need to ignite the spark in the Conservative Heart to reach the Liberal Mind!
I can tell you from the singer-songwriter’s perspective; it’s as easy as sharing a song or YouTube with your network of friends and encouraging them to do the same!
In that spirit, I would like to introduce you to two of my favorite new Conservative singer-songwriters I’ve discovered at http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com/
Colleen Gray and James Hooker!
Colleen Gray http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com/profile/ColleenGray All her songs are great, but I especially love #8 on her song list- “Hold on to Love”.
James Hooker’s “Hangin’ Out with the Boys” goes straight to the heart! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB8woPey3Vk&list=LLylGpxksCcBSEfzJd3h8zIQ&index=1&feature=plpp_video
Finally, help us to spread the word through song by voting and encouraging your friends to vote for their Top Ten favorite BigDawg Artist songs each week here: http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com/forum/topics/culture-warriors-the-fan-jam-archived-shows?commentId=3460570%3AComment%3A131098
Like say, for instance you could pick Chip Murray’s “Independence Day” as just one of your Top Ten favorites (shameless) :-) But you must name the song and the artist and send your picks to firstname.lastname@example.org Ya just never know…