Culture War is dedicated to exposing the reality behind the biggest divide in America since the Civil War. It explores how this war was instigated and kept alive for forty years by certain elite powers, revealing how and why these privileged powers chose to benefit while tearing families in two and keeping America paralyzed.
This website looks into why America's "privileged class"—its "royalty," "blue bloods"—started a "culture war" against the middle class, working class, the poor...and the educated, artists, and humanists in the early 1970s. We discover how their fear of 60s activism panicked them into an all-out assault against elements that threatened their wealth and privilege in all institutions of American society—media, education, medicine, government, politics, publication, religion, especially higher education, and so on—and restructured them.
Finally, we see how this culture war continues today: blatantly so in the Tea Party movement, the Republican Party, the Wall Street giveaways at the expense of jobs, tax cuts for the "filthy rich" and corporations, budget battles and cuts in government services and entitlement programs, rampant anti-environmentalism, and anti-minority, anti-immigrant laws and attacks.
For example, we see rabid culture war in the abortion debate; attacks on unions in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, and many other states; ever shrinking civil and human rights, including suspension of habeas corpus; runaway imprisonment of minorities and free-thinkers through egregious anti-drug and anti-sex/anti-gender laws; indefinite imprisonment without trial and torture of political prisoners; and much, much more. A few recent examples of the extremes of this attack include politicians like Congressman Barton who kowtow to corporations, even defending British Petroleum from having to pay for its atrocious oil spill, and a candidate—Republican of course—for the Arizona Senator's race who actually ran on the platform of doing away with Social Security and Medicare.
The audio readings of relevance, in order:
Part Two of Culture War, "The Why of Obvious Truths" is also called "The Killing of the Sixties: The Once and Current Generation." It deals with the fear "my generation" engendered in the privileged and the all-out campaign against the Sixties Generation and everything they stood for. We see how this last free-thinking generation was slandered; how their values were ridiculed and distorted through a well-funded media campaign; and how they were scapegoated for all the ills of society and especially the crimes of the privileged. Importantly, we address the reintroduction of The Big Lie as a tool used by one side of the Culture War--the right wing, conservatives, the "filthy rich" and their lackey media--to direct the flow of culture change in a direction to benefit them and increase their wealth and profits.This can be considered an introduction to Obvious Truths, which follows, beginning with Part Four