Since before the Myrtle Beach City Council election day on November 7th, we have received numerous emails highlighting Myrtle Beach City Councilman John Krajc in relationship to his history of cross dressing, promoting drag shows, and attending drag shows.
One such email we received two days ago states:
“John Krajc sold and promoted tickets to a drag show at Mr. fish and attends drag show.“
What this conservative Myrtle Beach resident is unaware of is something Democrats like John Krajc have known for more than 50 years.
POLITICS FOLLOWS CULTURE
Democrats have done a full court press through media, public schools, bureaucrats, and government policy to change the idea of what is good and what is evil in America.
What Democrats know: Change the culture and the votes at the election booth on election day will always follow.
Democrats normalized the culture of drag shows in America. John Krajc is unlikely to lose votes over this one issue in the upcoming runoff.
In an effort to minimize future emails into our news organization like the one above, MyrtleBeachSC News explains the dynamics of culture and politics to our readership.
Introduction to the relationship between politics and culture
Let’s take a facts based deep dive into the relationship between politics and culture. While these two aspects of society may seem distinct, they are intricately entwined, shaping and influencing one another in profound ways. Culture not only shapes political beliefs and decisions but also plays a significant role in the strategies politicians employ to gain support and win elections.
In this article, we will delve into how cultural values influence political landscapes across America. From examining specific examples of how culture impacts politics locally to understanding the pivotal role that media plays in shaping both cultural and political narratives, we will uncover the intricate connections between these seemingly separate domains.
The influence of cultural values on political beliefs and decisions
Cultural values play a significant role in shaping our political beliefs and decisions. Our cultural background, traditions, and social norms influence the way we perceive the world around us, including politics. These values act as a lens through which we interpret policies and candidates.
For example, in some cultures that prioritize individualism and personal freedom, there may be a greater emphasis on limited government intervention and individual rights. On the other hand, cultures that value collectivism might lean towards policies that promote shared responsibility and social welfare programs.
Moreover, cultural values can shape our priorities when it comes to policy issues such as healthcare, education, immigration or environmental protection. People from different cultures may have varying opinions on these issues based on their underlying values.
It is important to recognize how cultural influences impact political discourse because it helps us understand why certain groups hold specific viewpoints. By acknowledging these differences, we can engage in more constructive conversations rather than dismissing opposing perspectives outright.
However, it is crucial to remember that culture is not static; it evolves over time. As societies change and become more diverse through globalization and migration patterns, so do cultural norms and values. It’s essential for politicians to adapt their policies accordingly to meet the needs of an evolving society.
The role of media in shaping cultural and political narratives
Media plays a significant role in shaping both cultural values and political narratives. This is why the Democrat party has worked to own national news and media.
Through various forms such as television, social media, newspapers, and online platforms, the media has the power to influence public opinion on a wide range of issues.
In today’s digital age, information is readily available at our fingertips. Big tech, then acts as a gatekeeper, by selecting which stories to highlight and how they are presented to the public. This ability to control the narrative can sway public sentiment towards certain cultural beliefs or political ideologies.
Moreover, media outlets often cater their content to conservative target audiences with an attempt to slowly soften their ideas about what is good and what is evil. This further reinforces existing cultural biases and creates echo chambers where individuals only consume content that aligns with their pre-existing perspectives.
Additionally, sensationalism and clickbait headlines have become prevalent in today’s media landscape. These tactics grab attention but often oversimplify complex issues or present them through a particular lens. As a result, it becomes challenging for individuals to form well-rounded opinions when bombarded with biased or incomplete information.
Furthermore, politicians understand the power of media in influencing public perception. “Leftist think tanks” and political operatives strategically use interviews, press releases, speeches, and social media platforms to shape their image and communicate their policy positions. By leveraging popular culture references or tapping into prevailing societal sentiments, politicians can connect with voters on an emotional level.
However beneficial this may be from an electoral standpoint for politicians seeking support from specific cultural groups,
it also raises concerns about whether politics is truly representative of diverse cultures within society.
It is essential for citizens not only to critically evaluate the information provided by the media but also actively seek out alternative viewpoints from different sources.
By understanding how different cultural backgrounds shape political narratives,
we can engage in more inclusive discussions that bridge divides rather than reinforce them.
Ultimately, the role of media should be one that fosters open dialogue,
encourages diversity of thought, and presents unbiased information to help citizens form their own informed opinions.
As we all know, media really doesn’t work this way at all in America. Main Stream Media’s main goal is to persuade independents and marginalize any conservative thoughts from becoming normalized.
How politicians use cultural issues to gain support and win elections
Politicians have long recognized the power of cultural issues when it comes to gaining support and winning elections. They understand that aligning themselves with certain cultural values and beliefs can help them connect with voters on a deeper level. By first changing and then tapping into the cultural zeitgeist, politicians can shape their campaigns around topics that resonate with their target audience.
One way politicians use cultural issues to gain support is by positioning themselves as defenders of progressive values. They tap into a narrative which states that conservatives are from an outdated era, promising to preserve newly, inclusive traditions and protect against perceived threats to cultural identity. This strategy claims inclusion as its mantra, yet inclusion of conservative thought is rarely tolerated.
Progressive politicians may also leverage popular social movements and changing societal norms to build momentum behind their campaigns. By championing causes such as LGBTQ+ rights or climate change, they tap into the evolving cultural landscape and appeal to younger, more culturally indoctrinated, liberal-leaning voters.
Cultural issues are also used strategically in political messaging. Politicians employ rhetoric that speaks directly to specific communities or demographics based on shared culture or experiences. This allows them to forge an emotional connection with these groups and cultivate a sense of belonging among potential supporters.
Furthermore, left wing politicians often utilize symbols and rituals associated with culture during campaigns. Whether it’s wearing traditional clothing at events to hide their liberal leanings or attending religious ceremonies, these gestures signal “supposed” alignment with particular cultures or belief systems – fostering trust among those who identify strongly within these communities.
However, it’s important not only to recognize how politicians use culture but also critically analyze whether they are genuinely committed to addressing underlying concerns or merely exploiting them for electoral gain. While leveraging cultural issues may help win elections in the short term, creating meaningful change requires genuine understanding and commitment beyond mere election cycles.
The potential consequences of a disconnect between politics and culture
A disconnect between politics and culture can have far-reaching consequences for a society. When politicians fail to align their policies with the prevailing cultural values, it can lead to a breakdown in trust and legitimacy. This can result in widespread disillusionment among the population, leading to apathy and disengagement from the political process. We are currently witnessing this in America with President Joe Biden’s campaign.
Biden promised progressive enlightenment and the wonders that would come from diversity, inclusiveness, equity, climate change, and government spending. In reality, what America is dealing with includes inflation, wars, a confused normalcy to culture, a border invasion, rampant city crime, and lawless government that is going after its political opponents.
Moreover, when there is a mismatch between political decisions and cultural norms, social tensions may arise. Communities that feel marginalized or ignored by their leaders are more likely to become polarized and divided. In extreme cases, this can even fuel social unrest or conflict.
Another consequence of a disconnect between politics and culture is the erosion of democratic principles. When politicians prioritize their own agendas over the needs and aspirations of the people they represent, it undermines democratic governance. This lack of responsiveness can breed cynicism towards democracy itself, weakening its foundations.
Furthermore, a misalignment between politics and culture hinders progress on pressing societal issues such as climate change or inequality. Without recognizing cultural attitudes towards these challenges, policymakers may struggle to effectively address them through legislation or public initiatives.
Failing to bridge the gap between politics and culture risks perpetuating inequalities within society. It reinforces power imbalances by privileging certain groups’ interests while neglecting others’. To foster inclusivity and ensure effective governance, it is crucial for politicians to be attuned to cultural shifts and responsive to diverse voices within society.
By understanding how politics intersects with culture – shaping beliefs, narratives, policy choices – we can work towards ignoring the propogandist nonsense and bringing back sanity into what our national identity truly should be, standing for what is truly good.