Our Take: College Campuses are Ground Zero for the Culture War
All of the FAKENEWS media’s focus may be on impeachment, but we must never forget the hundreds of untold battles that are taking place for our culture, all across America. And few settings better represent the state of our culture war than America’s college campuses.
Last night Dr. Gorka addressed Turning Point USA’s 2019 Student Action Summit, featuring over 4,000 young patriots from across the country; it is the largest such gathering of young conservatives of its kind ever. Two of them made guest appearances on yesterday’s broadcast of AMERICA First, telling of their struggles against political correctness and suppression of their views on campus.
As Dr. Gorka noted in his address, there is one thing Ben Shapiro gets wrong about his approach to conservatism. While he has made popular the phrase that “facts don’t care about your feelings,” as Andrew Klavan has noted, the truth is that feelings do matter. And in this culture war, we are not going to win by simply repeating basic talking points and listing off boring numbers and statistics about free-market economics or unemployment figures.
We will only win the culture war by combining that truth with an appeal to emotions, through compassion and love, to show that we are the ones who actually care about our fellow citizens and want to help people, unlike the Left that simply wants more control over your life to engineer a Utopian future that is in fact impossible.
AMERICA First is the newest nationally-syndicated radio show in the United States, part of the Salem Radio Network. The host, Sebastian Gorka PhD., served most recently as Deputy Assistant for Strategy to the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and is author of the New York Times bestselling book “Defeating Jihad.” His latest book is “The War for America’s Soul.” You can follow him on Twitter @SebGorka, on Facebook, and on Instagram @sebastian_gorka. AMERICA First is available on the iTunes podcast app, streams live at www.sebgorka.com, and is on YouTube. You can contact him here.