Make Conservatism Great Again

To make conservatism great again politics is not the way to go. Political discourse is mostly Liberal.  Even your so called conservative parties and leaders in the western world aren’t really that conservative. They think they need to promote liberal policies because they believe that’s where the electorate are at.  What’s going on?

It’s mostly a culture war. Conservatives have allowed liberals to take over that area. They dominate the education institutions, the arts etc. It’s a fact that it seems that liberalism/socialism is the mainstream today.   Schools from Kindergarten to College and University are mostly left wing.  Most in the news media lean left, so the stories they report are from a leftist point of view.  They very rarely present the other side.

It’s hard to find a television show, a movie or a piece of music that isn’t left leaning expect maybe for “Last Man Standing” with Tim Allen who portrays mostly conservative values on the show.

What do conservatives do about it?  How do we make conservatism great again?  Conservatives have to fight back using culture.  Most of the public are not political junkies, they don’t pay attention, they don’t care.  They do pay attention to movies, TV, music etc.

We need to have conservatives publishing music, art, books.  Conservatives need to produce television, movies with conservative values etc

Use your your wallet. Stop supporting the music, television shows and movies.  Don’t buy the music, the books, don’t go to those movies who don’t promote conservative values.  Don’t spend your hard earned money  on the left wing propaganda and for goodness sake STOP watching the news on TV, it’s bad for the blood pressure levels.

Conservatives need to take over the news media, like The Rebel Media for example.  You can start your own media.  Everyone has a cell phone, everyone can be a citizen journalist.  More and more people are turning away from the traditional media everyday anyway and turning to the internet for their news and entertainment.

As far as education goes, parents need to keep watch what their children are being taught and demand some this stuff be taken out of the classroom.  More conservatives should run for a seat on their local school board etc. to be an influence.  Just get involved!  Don’t send your kids to left wing universities.  Teach your children conservative values right from the start.  These kids are smart and catch on pretty quickly.

So if we want to make conservatism great again, we have to get involved in the culture wars.  Roll up your selves, write a song, make TV show or movie and post it online or start your own news media outlet.  Get involved in your local school board.

 

 

 

 

 

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Piers Morgan is Right

I haven’t always agreed with Piers Morgan especially on gun control but he’s been making quite a bit of sense on various issues lately. He’s right that this Christian genocide in the Middle East is not getting the media attention that it should. This is a huge story should be on reported extensively.  As Tucker points out, where are the Christian leaders?  They seem to be MIA on this issue.  I say to them “Shame on you!” You’re letting these people down. Come out, Come out where ever you are and say something! These people are being slaughtered!

Polls Are For Dogs!

 

“I’ve always been fond of dogs, and they are the one animal that knows the proper treatment to give to poles.” – From the great John G Diefenbaker 13th Prime Minister of Canada

 

 

 

When we see a political poll being reported in the Main Stream Media, we should take it like a grain of salt.  Why?  Because they’re generally skewed toward a certain result.  The media has an agenda and it’s usually against anything conservative.   Polls are not meant to reflect public opinion but are meant to drive public opinion.

During last year’s Presidential election in the US most polls had Hillary Clinton in the lead and predicted she would win.  We all know how that turned out.  The reason these media polls were so wrong is because they over sampled Democrats and under sampled Republicans and Independents thus the skewed results. The media is the US clearly supported Hillary. Also some of those polls I believe were probably “push polls.”  What is a push poll?

A push poll a seemingly unbiased survey that is actually conducted by supporters of a particular candidate that intends to disseminate negative or misleading information about an opponent. Its intent is primarily to distribute propaganda rather than to understand the views and opinions of the public

 

With Brexit, pollsters got it wrong. The polls consistently showed the remainers were in the lead but the day of the actual referendum, Brits voted to leave the EU.

 

In Canada the media polls are usually done by Liberal pollsters commissioned by the Liberal media party so of course the polls always favor Liberals over Conservatives. Conservatives are always underestimated come elections day.

Important things to remember about polls:

Margin of error. The lower the margin of error number the more accurate the poll.

Sample size. The fewer people sampled, the less the poll is accurate. Smaller sample sizes usually do not reflect the population at large.

The exact wording of the questions asked. If leading questions are asked, it could be a push poll.

Who are the pollsters actually taking to?  Demographics. Are they polling more women than men, maybe older people vs younger people?  All that needs to be taken into account when properly reading a poll and trying to get an accurate picture.

Timing.  Are pollsters calling during the day? Evening?  What days was the poll conducted? Was it on the week days or on the weekend? That plays into who they are going to survey.

Something else to consider is that when someone is polled, are they being honest with the pollster?  Some are actually afraid to tell the pollster how they will vote so they will lie.

You have to weigh all these factors when looking at a poll.

There are basically  three methods of polling in Canada

Direct calling

Numbers are randomly dialed within a given area code, and a live interviewer is on the other end of the line to conduct the poll. These interviewers follow a precise script to ensure that every call is conducted in the same manner.

Robo-calling

Another method also uses the telephone, but instead of a live interviewer the call is automated. These are known as ‘robo-polls’. A recorded script is played, and respondents are asked to punch in their responses using the telephone keypad. Press 1 for Conservative, press 2 for Liberal, etc.

Internet polling

The last method that is becoming increasingly ubiquitous is via the internet. Polling firms assemble a panel of internet users, often numbering in the hundreds of thousands. These panelists can be recruited in various ways, including through internet advertisements and over the telephone.

Once the panel is built, pollsters then survey among the members of that panel, ensuring that those who complete the survey are broadly reflective of the target population.

The most accurate polling in politics is when each party conducts their own internal polls. Yeah, even they could be wrong but still they are the most accurate.  They usually poll more voters and ask more direct questions.

So have fun with the  polls but don’t take them seriously especially outside of an election cycle.  Remember a poll is just a snapshot in time.  You know what they say, “the only poll that counts is the one on voting day.”

 

 

 

Journalists In Bed With Government

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More and more  the news media primarily in the mainstream media are not doing their jobs. They’re not reporting the real news.  They’ve been more into spinning or presenting “fake news.”  Rather than being scrutineers, they seem to be in bed with the politicians these days. Graham Thompson from the Edmonton Journal recently put out a great piece about how in Alberta here  journalists are spinning the news in order to get a job with the government.    If you click on the link, he explains in a video very simply what’s going on.

Forgive me if today’s column is a bit too much inside baseball.

It’s about press secretaries and how Alberta’s NDP government has gone on something of a hiring spree for spin doctors since winning the 2015 election.

My colleague Stuart Thomson wrote an interesting feature on the topic last Saturday, pointing out that a whack of the new press secretaries hired by the government are former journalists. There are almost a dozen.

You might not care. But you should.

 

Journalists are jumping to the government not because they suddenly have an urge to spin the news rather than report it, but because they need a job.

The number of journalists covering news has dropped alarmingly the past few years, not just at the Alberta legislature, but everywhere.

Because of declining revenue, news organizations are laying off workers or enticing them to retire early. That means fewer reporters covering stories, fewer cameras at news conferences, fewer journalists investigating issues.

And then there’s the whole optics thing.

I worry that people who think the Alberta media are too soft on the government will think the news media is little more than a farm team for the government.

No wonder we’re not getting truthful reporting. No wonder why we’re getting fake news.  I think you’re seeing this many other jurisdictions  not just in Alberta. Most journalists seem to lean left and are propaganda arms of governments of the left.  I see this happening federally as well.  I think some journalists there are auditioning for a seat in the Senate.  This is not good for government. It’s not good for democracy as a whole.  We need a truthful media with diverse views and opinions.

We need to hold our journalists to account and demand they report the news, all sides of the issues and not tailor their stories in order to get a cushy job in the government. Call them out.  Quit watching and listening to the mainstream media. Quit subscribing to their newspapers.  There are alternatives out there.  The Rebel Media is a good example.  They will delve into stories that the other media refuse to or just ignore.  Plus none of them are not vying for a position in government.  They are equal opportunists.  They are not afraid to scrutinize any politician no matter what political stripe. images-jpg45

 

Update: Micheal Den Tandt from The National Post has just joined the PMO. Cosy relationship between journalists and government?  I would say so.