created: 2/8/2018 6:56 PM in OPINION
Conservative Television: A Counter Culture Becomes Mainstream
Television was once a reflection of life rather than a blue print for how people should live their lives. At some stage in the mid-twentieth century traditional American values were replaced with progressive values in order to invoke a cultural change. This includes many sitcoms and films which have not so covertly promoted values supported by leftist groups. Exemplifying this is Modern Family which has plotlines promoting same-sex marriage, and feminism. Americans are tired of seeing a weakening of the family in which patriarchs are portrayed to be of half the intelligence of their wives and daughters. This has been observed on the ABC sitcom American Housewife. In one episode, Katy Nixon’s character essentially parents her husband played by Dietrich Bader in which she assumes the role of the voice of reason when Bader makes poor impulsive financial decisions like buying a brand new car. Americans are tired of having the platform of the Democratic Party jammed down their throat every time they watch network television. Product placement can be used for promoting political ideologies too, it is simply harder to see. Fortunately, many viewers are opening their eyes to see this as propaganda campaign rather than innocent entertainment, and the ratings reflect that.
According to The Los Angeles Times the network television industry has taken an 11% dive from just last year. Although it may not come as a surprise that is still a staggering piece of data. At this rate traditional networks will have essentially no viewers in slightly under a decade. Presumably the exec’s understand this is and are in a state fight or flight, so they are beginning to respond to the market. Some welcome changes to the status quo include the new Rosanne rival in which female lead Rosanne Barr is a supporter of Donald Trump, which apparently runs parallel to her in real life. Another example of this frame shift is Trump supporter Tim Allen’s wildly successful show Last Man Standing which was cancelled despite being ABC’s 2nd most popular prime time program. The cancelation however was not illogical from a leftist perspective as it conflicted with their views. It features a strong family structure with a conservative patriarch rather than a babbling beta-male void of a spine. Allen himself has shown anxiety surrounding being a conservative in Hollywood equating it to “’30’s Germany” stating that “you'll get beat up if you don't believe what everybody believes.” Luckily for us market incentives are like physics so if there is demand someone will provide a supply. According to avclub.com, Allen is in talks with Fox to bring back the beloved series. Hopefully together they will put something truly special together.
This a unique time in America. After a long night of leftist dominance in government, and society alike we, the silent majority, are finally seeing some light, and sanity in the world. Events like these are stark indicators that things are changing for the better. However, there is still much work that needs to be done to conquer the issues that all Americans are facing. We should never allow any person, or organization to force a conflicting belief system upon us. We are the are the silent majority, and this is our time.
Article by: Conner Daniel Schultz
created: 2/8/2018 6:56 PM in OPINION
ghostcomanche commented on 8/15/2018 11:41 AM
Ring back “Last Man Standin”. Love Tim Allen, and all his shows. Clean, conservative and funny!
HoorayBeer commented on 7/28/2018 4:37 PM
LAST MAN STANDING BACK IN SEPTEMBER - FOX
saw an advertisement for it about a week ago. Thanks Armslist Opinion page.
love this article.
WDCUTTR commented on 7/23/2018 1:14 AM
How true. My wife and I have never subscribed to any TV sources. If it isn't over the airways, it isn't for us. When we do watch airwave TV, it is channels like METV(not MTV)and Decades, and others that show programs more inclined to promote traditional family, etc. We sincerely hope and pray that Fox will take on Tim Allen and Last Man Standing. We enjoyed it very much and know that it will continue to be the type of broadcasting we enjoy. Hope you agree, MAGA, and God bless America!!!
FREEHAND1 commented on 4/28/2018 6:13 PM
Bring last man standing back please.
Northerner commented on 4/19/2018 3:45 PM
i love watching Last Man Standing with Tim Allen, his show is/was so great. what more could you ask for in a sitcom? funny, family values, guns, hunting, politics, etc...
i have heard it might get rebooted so i hope everyone will make a push for it to happen!
PaddyFitz commented on 4/12/2018 4:13 AM
The demise of the media as a non-biased provider of information, news and entertainment is no accident. At the risk of sounding like some kind of cold war era relic, I would like to direct you to the book "The Naked Communist" written by Cleon Skousen in the late 50's. In the book he outlines the 45 goals of communism in the United States. in 1963 they were entered into the congressional record. They are available for your edification at:
Several of 1-10 are, for the most part, negated by the fall of the Soviet Union.
Here are 11-45, feel free to check off the goals they have already accomplished;
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.
43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.
ALLMAC00 commented on 3/30/2018 5:44 AM
So now that Tim Allen no longer has a show maybe he would be a great conservative late night talk show host. I am not aware of one and he would kill all the liberal snowfalkes nightly. Imagine the ratings!!!
BigGameHunter commented on 2/26/2018 2:59 PM
The only redeeming quality of the Left is that they don't breed ;-)
9SecVmax commented on 2/19/2018 7:41 PM
Please bring Last Man Standing back. Allen and Leno is just.... perfect.
sro140 commented on 2/19/2018 2:58 PM
Great show. Bring it back.
glove commented on 2/15/2018 10:26 PM
Last Man Standing
This show needs to come back.
jcjarmon commented on 2/14/2018 5:03 AM
For to long we have allowed Hollywood to tell us what is right, and just. If we don't take back our society from these animals, we will not see another generation. Our founding fathers, our grandfathers, and ourselves have fought for the freedom to live and prosper. We cannot allow them to take the rights we now enjoy. If they means we have to fight for them again, then so be it. But the fight will be short, we're the only ones with the desire to fight for what we believe in. The left simply enjoys what rights we allow them too. If they infringe on ours, we can infringe on theirs.