To counter the decades-long pursuit of “fairness” fostered by the nation’s left-leaning educators, producers of a new film believe that the educational process should be a “no-holds-barred” affair of thoughtful exchange, not one-sided dogma that stigmatizes success and prosperity.
The Young America’s Foundation has teamed up with director Stephen K. Bannon to produce a film called “The Conservatives” to combat the flagrant inculcation of class warfare, collectivism and hostility to the principles of individual liberty at America’s places of higher learning.
Bannon and Kate Obenshain, YAF’s vice president, will speak at The Bloggers Briefing at noon ET today to preview the film, which will debut Wednesday.
“The Conservatives” features commentary and analysis from Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin, Walter Williams, Jonah Goldberg, Monica Crowley, Stephen Moore and Peter Schweizer. They seek to inspire a new generation of conservative activists on the nation’s college campuses by making the moral case for the unexcelled benefits of free enterprise.
“It is the only system that creates wealth for the most people. No other system can. No other system will,” says Levin.
“The American individual entrepreneur, those free-market job creators and wealth creators who give us the future that we have, who are the bedrock of economic success in this country” are the ones to admire argues Malkin in the film. Her words seem especially prescient in light of President Obama’s recent “you didn’t build that” speech:
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
Bannon and Obenshain will lead off The Bloggers Briefing. Their presentation will be followed by author Fred Lucas, whose new book, “The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment,” will be available Friday. Lucas, the White House correspondent for CNSNews.com, argues that while the story of conservative talk radio is much indebted to radio icons like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck, the real story begins much earlier.
In previewing the book, Fox News political analyst Dick Morris offered his assessment of “The Right Frequency”: “Talk radio destroyed the liberal media monopoly and gave the conservatives a voice. But precisely because it brought the giants low, the publishing industry has ignored its history. Fred Lucas now fills that void, explaining from where it came and where it might be headed,” said Morris.
That history extends not just to the heady days of the 1980s, when radio talkers like Limbaugh first began their media ascent. Lucas says one must look back to the halcyon days of the 1930s and 1940s, and the radio personalities like Walter Winchell.
The Bloggers Briefing will also feature a presentation from Reason Polling Director Emily Ekins about the Reason-Rupe Public Opinion Survey, which measures what Americans really think about government. Ekins plans to discuss why most polls show favoritism to big-government policies.