Rules for Counter-Radicals
Andrew Breitbart, Internet juggernaut.
By Kathryn Jean Lopez
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything. That was Democrat Joe Trippi’s 2004 manifesto. Taking On the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era was the title of another guide, by Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, issued last fall.
Well, the system has been taken on. And it wasn’t televised: It was YouTubed. But it wasn’t Trippi or Markos. It happened on the other side of the World Wide Web street: Andrew Breitbart didn’t write the book, he did the deed...
The frustration has been the inability to connect through facts with the American people. Emotion overrules logic. Look at how long it's taken the gun control debate to swing from post JFK hysteria back to the founders wisdom of "shall not be infringed." It took the visuals of the likes of photographer Olek Volk to connect with the clear thinking of freedom.
Somewhere in the middle Ms Lopez article is today's sound bite. It relates that need to connect with the brain via the heart.
“Aim for the Gut, Not for the Brain."
...In his chronicle of how Howard Dean was changing the world with new technology, Trippi wrote what he called “the story of a person who spends his life reconciling two vastly different worlds — politics and technology — and wakes up one morning to find himself standing at the place where they’re about to converge, to crash together and begin reversing fifty years of political cynicism in one glorious explosion of civic re-engagement.”
That, Mr. Trippi, is where Andrew Breitbart lives. Exposing and getting results, from Congress, from the White House, even, reluctantly, from the media. The left-wing emperor issued many orders, but he has no clothes. If you thought the Right wasn’t competing online, and wasn’t capable of doing some organizing of its own, September 2009 has been an education.
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