We're excited to introduce our first Political Punks podcast! Find out who we are, why we think "political punks" can save the liberty-movement, and our pop culture obsessions.
My latest column at Breitbart highlights three 'feminist' characters who got fairy tale endings. I'm not a fan of calling too much attention to the rantings of feminists. Like car alarms, they go off so much that most people just ignore them. Feminists, aided by the media who prop them up, want women to have fewer choices when it comes to career and family. However, there's some hope on the culture side because time and time again, audiences don't want to see the strong female characters they like end up as lonely, bitter feminists. From my column:
See which 'feminist' role models I picked here.
In February 2015, I wrote an article coining the phrase "political punks." So, what is a political punk?
They appreciate mainstream culture for the power of the parable in furthering a message of liberty. They also understand that unlike the perpetually outraged on both sides, Americans don’t view everything through politics. They are anti-authoritarian. They are punk. They go against the liberal culture scene and the conservative political scene. These punks are our best hope for engaging new audiences on the importance of liberty.
Last weekend my Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds were flooded with Comic-Con news and movie trailers. The comic book world is no longer just for nerds thanks to their success on TV, in movies and in licensing merchandise. What was once a subculture is now pop culture.
I’m sure many people can identify with Groundhog Day and feeling like you’re living the same day over and over. I often feel like I’m writing the same article over and over, but with a different hook. I imagine Andrew Breitbart felt that way, which is why nearly everyone who ever met him heard him say, “Politics is downstream from culture.”
An estimated 130,000 people attended the San Diego Comic-Con this year. As one website noted, that’s more than a lot of cities, including some state capitals. Many brands that have nothing to do with the entertainment industry go. We often forget that we have a brand — freedom. Another thing Breitbart said was, “If you can’t sell freedom and liberty, you suck.”
Full article at Breitbart