I typically don’t care about personal petty fights between semi-celebrities, but this one serves a purpose.
Glenn Beck and Milo Yiannopoulis are having a tiff.
No worries… if you care enough you can look it up, or click on the link above. But the names and personalities don’t matter all that much for what I’m about to offer.
Allow me to sum this up quickly: Beck called Milo a “hurt 13-year old Boy”, and he may be right. Milo called Beck a ‘Pontificating, Self Absorbed, Unaware Leftist attempting to elevate himself above others’ (my words as Milo uses a lot of them), and he may be right. Bare in mind I like them both for different reasons.
What I’m interested in here is the ’13-year old boy’ comment.
Our politics and the approach to voters has been designed to appeal to 13-year old boys.
Some of us, for various reasons, were taught early on to craft messages that could be easily understood by 7th and no more than 8th grade educated individuals. It has been the approach of mass media since mass media has been around. And… it works.
The Left has mastered this.
I expect no one here will recall, but I have compared Lenin to reading the diary of a petulant 12-year old. Agree or disagree, I’ve read lots, and lots, and lots, of him and that’s my take.
If you have read Alinsky… you will get the same feel. From dedicating his most famous work to Lucifer… for the shock value (as he was making money at the time training Catholic Priests how to ‘Community Organize’ on the South Side of Chicago), to explaining the benefits of staging “Fart protests”. (I kid you not. Fart-ins. But I will not do the work for you. Makeaneffort.)
Even Abby Hoffman was clear in his communication to young Leftists that no one over 30 can be trusted.
The Socialists in this country have been treating their followers as 13-year old boys, well basically, forever.
It has given them full control over the United States.
So, in many ways, Beck is right about Milo. (If you don’t follow Milo you are not paying attention. Some of you know I have a list of people to pay attention to. Add Milo to that list. I’m not saying you should like the way he presents his opinions… but that’s the point here.)
Milo has taken, as I believe the entire Trump Campaign has taken, a page out of the Leftist playbook and is hammering them with it. They are treating the voters like they are 13-year old boys.
And… it is working.
You might be saying to yourself; “I Don’t want to be treated like a 13-year old boy!”
Me neither. I consider myself closer to 11-years old in most ways.
But let me state this one more time…
I have to confess I have moved away from the Breitbart website as it has become the Everything Trump is Awesome site. And I know, from his own words, that Andrew did not favor Trump. But I think the tactic of using the Left’s Demeaning and Elitist Approach to Everything against them fits comfortably within a strategy Andrew would embrace. In other words, I think Breitbart would be okay with what his heirs are doing as it relates to fighting an entrenched Socialist Establishment on both sides of the aisle.
Think about this for a moment, we see the media in this country claim the aura of superiority over you, the unwashed masses, by simply not acting like 13-year old boys. I’m not implying they are smarter or better educated, I’m simply saying their positions of authority are based entirely upon talking down to you. The Press behave just like a 13-year old boy would… they act ‘older, wiser and more experienced’ when in fact they’re not. They are that 13-year old boy that lies about having had sex and then goes on to instruct everyone else on how’s it’s done.
This is also true for the Elitist A-holes like our Progressive Political class. It keeps them in charge. They act as though they have the answers… but they have failed to solve a single problem… ever. Not one. Not Poverty, Not Equality, Not any single problem they have defined as needed fixing have they solved and they’ve been in control for almost 110-years.
But here’s what they know…
You don’t need to fix anything, you just need to act like you have the answers. You need to act like you care. The 13-year old’s will believe you.
They are taught this.
I know this to be true. I have taught it.
Because… it works.
So if you’re going to allow them to get away with it then why shouldn’t we embrace these tactics when so much is at stake.
And that is the question, isn’t it?
Do you think there is any hope left of returning The United States of America to the brilliance it once held as the Greatest Experiment in Self-Government the World has ever known?
Or, have you given up?
For the record, I am an Ideological purist. I’m not going to go into Trump or anything else beyond that in this post as there are over 1300 bits right here on this site which you look at on your own if you care. The reason I’m stating it outright is I share many Libertarian traits with Beck… and Milo… So, while Milo is acting a child, Beck is indeed a pontificating A-hole.
In the end, nothing can be worse than electing an Effectual Socialist (Hillary) to control over 1/3 of our government. (Someone want to fight with me about ‘over’ the 1/3? It’s not a mistake I tapped it out that way intentionally.)
Whether we like it or not, we are a Nation of 13-year old boys. (Even the Girls.)
It’s right here in front of us; the poor excuses passing for logic, the feelings over solutions, intent instead of outcome, the importance of looking cool and caring at the cost of genuinely helping, the demand of an allowance from your parents, the obsession with undefinable platitudes like Fairness and Love, the overwhelming drive to offend but never to be offended, the attempt to elevate ourselves above others by appearing smart when we are not and, of course, the potty jokes. The fact we accept all, let alone any, of this illustrates what we face.
In the end, these two semi-celebrities are right about each other. One is clinging to the approach of educating the public and bringing them to an elevated understanding of the world. The other has that higher level of understanding, but is attempting to appeal to a constituency who has been fully indoctrinated by Leftists… not to be educated thinking humans… but to nurture their low self-esteem, to covet their victim-hood and… to respond favorably to potty jokes.
These two are on the same side in the end… and they should refocus their energy on the real enemy which is Socialism.
Leaving no insult un-turned is a Classic Leftist tactic.
It’s the Trump Campaign… and it’s working.
We just need to make sure we continue to use it on the right folks.