“Politics is downstream from culture.” To my knowledge, this truism originated over 20 years ago with conservative social commentator Don Eberly, but most political conservatives, including many Christians, seem not to be convinced.
The idea that culture shapes politics, and not the other way around, they might possibly acknowledge, but this acknowledgment apparently doesn’t dictate their strategy of social engagement. They act as though they believe political victories will ordinarily translate into cultural victories. This notion is so documentably false that one would have to ignore the lessons of 1960–2020 to affirm it.
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