Andrew Klavan sees the culture the Left has built — feminism, social justice warriors, etc. — crashing all around us, so how can conservatives build it back up? He explained on Tuesday's episode of "The Andrew Klavan Show."
“The other thing about this is, if we are going to restore the idea of what men and women are, what they really are, not going back into the past, not saying ‘Oh women have to do this, this, and this, and can't leave the home, and can't vote,’” Klavan said. “Not restricting people, but just recreating the ideas on which our ideas of ourselves are founded. Recreating the culture in which our ideas make sense.”
Part of retaking the culture would also involve faith and restoring trust in Christianity.
“If we are going to do that Christianity also has to be held to account,” Klavan said. “It also has to be held to account for the ways in which barnacles have accrued on it over the years that we don't need, that are not part of the kingdom of Christ, that are not the things that Jesus was talking about, and that's why I've been hammering the Catholic Church.”
Video and transcript below:
Our job now I feel, as the feminist model falls apart, the feminists attack on masculinity and femininity falls apart, is we as conservatives have to start to build a new culture of masculinity and femininity. It has to be a modern culture, it has to be based on Christianity as we understand it in the modern world, it's not gonna be medieval Christianity, it's not gonna be medieval manhood, it's not gonna be superhero manhood either – because none of us is really superheroes.
We have to invent this new idea, and the thing is, we always hear about the fact that the left owns the culture – and that was true up until about 10 years ago when people, including me, guys like Andrew Breitbart, went out and started saying "Hey take back the culture!" and the tool we used was the internet.
It has been like the first movie in this thing – "Culture Wars 1" – was us kind of like the revolutionaries in the Revolutionary War, little guys shooting from behind rocks and trees at this monolith of the movie studios, and the television studios all left-wing, the Academy all left-wing, the comics all left-wing, and we started popping up and shooting back.
At the end of "Culture War 1" we had kind of got the Death Star on the run, you know the Death Star of their culture was starting to fall apart. Donald Trump's victory in a way was us kind of coming back and winning, starting to show that people were not entirely buying into the culture of the left.
Now in "Culture Wars 2" the Empire is striking back, they're coming after us trying to shut us down – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, all of them. Twitter's been playing it a little bit cagey but they're still very left-wing, the thing they did to Dennis Prager where they took his videos basically and shadow banned them so suddenly they weren't reaching any of his millions of followers.
These are these videos – they're the most unhateful videos – I mean Dennis Prager is one of the most unhopeful people you can ever meet, I mean it just as a person and he would not allow his videos to be hateful, they're not hateful they're just instructing people on conservative values and they've reached millions and millions of people so Facebook takes them down and then when they get called out on it because it's really hard to turn Dennis Prager into a bad guy. When they get called out it's "Oh it's a mistake."
When they say "Oh we just made a mistake," what it reminds me of is "Mars Attacks" – you probably haven't seen it, it's an old conservative movie making fun of liberals for trying to make friends with the Communists, and the communists are represented by Martians who come to earth to destroy it and all the intellectuals are saying "but what do they really want?"
There's one absolutely hilarious scene, hilarious in kind of a grim, dark way, where the Martians go about killing people with their ray guns – just blowing them to pieces – while screaming "We come in peace! We come in peace!" That's what I feel that Facebook is doing when they say, "Oh no we're not banning you, we come in peace!" They're blowing you up.
I think that we just have to remember that this whole thing is a plan that was put together by the George Soros' funded "Media Matters" run by David Brock, remember him? David Brock is this Clinton/Obama operative who has gone about using the internet to silence and attack conservatives, and a year ago the Washington Free Beacon got hold of this memo that David Brock put out – and let's just remember who David Brock is. David Brock was the lover of the guy who ran the pizza place in Washington D.C. that Pizza-Gate was all about. Remember a guy went in and shot the place up because he thought there was some kind of weird conspiracy where Hillary Clinton was peddling child prostitutes, it was nuts, it was nuts.
But Sharyl Attkisson who wrote the book "Smear" has put forward the theory, she can't prove but it's pretty well supported, that this was all David Brock creating this fake news situation so that he could then go in and attack "fake news", and let's not forget, even though Donald Trump has taken over the phrase "fake news," this was put forward by the left first. David Brock had a memo that he sent out where he said:
David Brock memo: "We will fully adapt to the new reality and we will win, in the next four years Media Matters will continue its core mission of disarming right-wing misinformation while leading the fight against the next generation of conservative disinformation, the proliferation of fake news, and propaganda now threatening the country's information ecosystem. Here's what success will look like, serial misinformers and right-wing propagandists inhabiting everything from social media to the highest levels of government will be exposed and discredited. Internet and social media platforms like Google and Facebook will no longer uncritically, and without consequence, host and enrich fake news sites and propagandist. Toxic alt-right social media fueled harassment campaigns that silence dissent and poison our national discourse will be punished and halted."
I'm laughing because who's trying to silence dissent? Brock, Media Matters, George Soros, and they are doing it with the help of the social media corporations and they're winning. They're actually pulling it off. They put forward this plan, and now all these social media systems are using people that David Brock installed, like PolitiFact and Snopes, that are left-wing “fact checkers,” so-called fact checkers – using them to vet their material. They do not want to give up their power that they have had over the culture, and we have got to stay vigilant.
Donald Trump is talking about this now, and they're actually suing Facebook over another matter but I'm sure it has a lot to do with this, and Trump is starting to talk about it, we all have to talk about it, and we all have to hold them to account, because they are basically corporations, as our god-King Jeremy Boreing was explaining to us, they're acting like publishers but they're getting the privileges of platforms.
A Platform is like the phone company, you and I talking, and we can talk if we want to talk Nazi talk, we can talk Nazi talk, we want to talk commie talk, we can do that and they can't stop us on AT&T as long as we're not committing a crime. If you're a publisher then you are responsible for what people say, and you can be sued, and if I went out and sued every person who has said dishonest things about me, let alone me, if Ben went out and sued every person who said dishonest things about him on Facebook, Facebook would collapse. So, they want the privileges of being a platform but they want the power of being a publisher – they can't have both and they should be stopped, and they deserve to be stopped. I mean this is what entrenched power is.
The other thing about this is, if we are going to restore the idea of what men and women are, what they really are, not going back into the past, not saying "Oh women have to do this, this, and this, and can't leave the home, and can't vote." Not restricting people, but just recreating the ideas on which our ideas of ourselves are founded. Recreating the culture in which our ideas make sense.
If we are going to do that Christianity also has to be held to account. It also has to be held to account for the ways in which barnacles have accrued on it over the years that we don't need, that are not part of the kingdom of Christ, that are not the things that Jesus was talking about, and that's why I've been hammering the Catholic Church.