Last night I saw a man on The Glenn Beck Show who made me feel really good. The man's name is Andrew Klavan and he's a conservative in Hollywood. Glenn Beck had Klavan on his show to promote his new novel "Empire of Lies", a political thriller with an evangelical Christian as the hero.
What I liked about Andrew Klavan was that he echoed an issue that weighs on my own heart; an issue that I feel too many conservatives still don't fully grasp the significance of. Klavan said that conservatives have lost the culture and that we have no one to blame but ourselves. He said the Left dominates the entertainment industry--publishing as well as Hollywood--because conservatives surrendered it to them without a fight. Oh, we complain loudly and righteously about the corruption coming out of Hollyweird, but we don't counter it with anything better. And we are often the people watching the stuff. Glenn Beck concurred, pointing out that the most popular tv show among professedly Christian women is "Desperate Housewives".
Klavan, who's worked with some big names in Hollywood, wrote his novel to try and change things. He said conservatives must start creating high quality art and entertainment that winsomely conveys our point of view. That's something I've been saying for a while; that's why I feel vindicated. I was beginning to think I was alone in my opinon. Most other conservatives are dogmatically committed to politics as the sole means of advancing our cause. They refuse to acknowledge that while we were winning elections and running the country the culture became more and more liberal. That's because liberals control the culture. Klavan understands that and is working to beat the liberals at their own game. I'm cheering for him, and I thank him for vindicating me.