Steve Jobs was one of the greatest sales people of all time. His persuasion technique and ability to get people to buy into his ideas was so good, it had a name: The Reality Distortion Field. He was a man capable of convincing people they just saw the second coming of Christ, in a technology product. He was capable of making impossible deals happen, on the strength of his persuasion and will alone. As a salesperson myself in a previous life, I know some of these techniques well.
There’s another aspect to it. The Bubble. In Steve’s case, it applied to Apple. He wanted you inside that Apple Bubble. He wanted you invested in their ecosystem, services, and products. So much so that not only were you happy in the Apple Bubble, but you couldn’t imagine being out of it, and would evangelize to others about how awesome the Bubble was.
What we have now, is a Liberal Distortion Field and Bubble.
In today’s modern world we have all the technology available to make our lives easier. Not only that, but we can customize most of this technology to suit our personal interests. It is possible for me to customize all of my technology to only ever see what I like. I am perfectly able to go through the news app on my iPhone and add Fox News, Breitbart or any conservative source I like. Conversely, I can add MSNBC, CNN, and Vox if I want liberal information all day. On my television, I can only watch the news shows that reinforce my own beliefs, if I am so inclined.
So, there is most definitely a conservative, and a liberal Bubble.
There is one massive difference though: You start in the Liberal Bubble.
Let me explain. The education system is overwhelmingly Progressive liberal. Especially in Higher Education, progressive professors outnumber conservatives 10 to 1. In the 60s, liberals knew if they really wanted to propagate their ideology, they had to indoctrinate the kids. So, it became a major focus to dominate the education arena, and they pursued this dominance with a relentless fervor. They got liberal, tenured professors and took over school boards. They got into teaching fields, and took over Teacher’s unions. They altered curriculums and changed what was taught.
This is why liberals want Common Core so badly. They have to control education and what’s fed into the brains of kids. They do not want independent, strong, beautiful, free thinking individuals. They want indoctrination. They have largely succeeded. Civics, Bible class, Shop, Home Economics, Penmanship, and to a large degree Physical Education have all but been eliminated. American History has been altered to focus on our sins, not our triumphs and the millions of lives we’ve saved. Colleges now have Gender Studies degrees, and an overwhelming amount of hyper-Progressive professors. Graduate Degrees keep students in school even longer, to further solidify the ideology. Now they are even trying to normalize that little kids as young as 4 can pick their gender, and actively promote Transgenderism.
Then there’s Hollywood and the Music industry. Celebrities are overwhelmingly Liberal. Why? Because they don't have to worry about the economy, jobs, corruption, or national security any longer. That leaves them with social issues and climate change. Katy Perry has over 100 Million followers on Twitter, Lady Gaga another 70 Million, and children idolize celebrity.
So what you have now is your child going to grade school, then off to college, all the while listening to Katy Perry and her ilk cry about Climate Change. How do you think it turns out? I dare you to try to find a conservative, especially female, under the age of 24.
Then there’s another element: Technology. I already established you can create your own Bubble via technology. There is however, one massive difference in the Conservative vs. Liberal Bubble:
The Liberal Bubble is the default position.
Check your Google, Apple, and Microsoft news feeds. Overwhelmingly liberal sources. Twitter, FaceBook, and YouTube routinely censor conservative voices. CNN is on in every airport and gym in the country. The MASSIVE difference with the conservative bubble is that you have to GO OUT OF YOUR WAY to get into it.
Accordingly, is it any wonder that millennials are overwhelmingly Progressive? If conservatives truly want to keep winning, then this has to be addressed. In an upcoming post, I’ll identify some ways Conservatives can crack the liberal bubble. To a large degree, I’m not sure conservatives understand how significant this issue is. They know education is liberal and so are celebrities, but don’t understand the scope of the problem or how to combat it.
I’m here to deliver a message to Conservatives and the right:
There was a Culture War. And you lost, in devastating fashion. However, I believe we are in a new Culture War. Conservatives, powered by the new right, have finally won a lot of elections, and have a lot of people in power. There’s a new national pride and populism sweeping from the wings of Donald Trump. The left is more rabid than ever, so if conservatives want to keep winning, then they have to go on offense and attack the liberal bubble.
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Steve is the founder and CEO of Americana Prime.