Since around 1990, cultural power has shifted from a trio of major television networks and daily metro newspapers to new, competing sources of information such as CNN, Fox News, and news-related websites. The decentralization of information has been positive on the whole. Unfortunately, an unrelated historical trend has intersected with that decentralization and given rise to a new cottage industry in the mass media: the Pretty Blonde Conservative.
The problem is not her blondeness. In fact, there are brunette and redhead versions of the Pretty Blonde Conservative. But they are in the minority. Maybe it’s due to how inexpensive bleach and hair dye currently are, or maybe it’s due to the current prevailing notion of blondes’ greater attractiveness. (This was not always the case.) But no matter what their hair color, conservative and libertarian media have become inextricably linked with this media personality type. Without giving offense to their actual, personal differences and the value of their souls, the fact is that the Pretty Blonde Conservative is as much a fixture, and a token, of the modern conservative media landscape as is the Black Conservative. It’s like that old joke about the conservative movement, “What do you call a black guy at a conservative conference? The keynote speaker.” These individuals are done a disservice by Conservatism, Inc.’s affirmative action program. They do have distinct identities and beliefs. They do have flaws. They do need to be vetted, trained, and matured before being thrust in front of a camera with access to millions of watching eyes and listening ears. Even Herod never had that power, and God struck him dead for momentarily assenting to the divine acclamations of a small Palestinian crowd. Media power is a tool, and like a chainsaw that can do great good in the hands of a strong, capable individual, it can do great damage to the user if he or she isn’t strong or skilled enough to use it safely.
Enter the self-destructing Pretty Blonde Conservative. How many times do we have to watch these gir melt down on national television? Last year, we had to endure Megyn Kelly’s repeated betrayals of common sense in favor of feminism. Now we are watching it happen again to Tomi Lahren. Lahren has a smaller profile than Kelly, but the fact is that she has over 668,000 Twitter followers and enough street cred in the conservative world that libertarian activists like Gavin McInnes (stifle your laughter for a sec) are rallying to her side.
Lahren recently went on The View and stated that she was pro-choice, i.e. against laws protecting unborn children from murder in the womb. Interestingly, she went so far as to say that she would be a “hypocrite” if she were pro-life while also being against big government. She received strong praise and support from the progressive hosts of The View.
However, pro-life, small-government conservatives did not take that innuendo lying down. Lahren got a lot of blowback from pro-life conservatives for making her claims. Lahren responded with typical 21st-century feminist flair.
I speak my truth. If you don't like it, tough. I will always be honest and stand in my truth.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 18, 2017
I have moderate, conservative, and libertarian views. I'm human. I will never apologize, to anyone, for being an independent thinker.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 18, 2017
After its founder, Glenn Beck, pushed back hard against Lahren’s “anti-hypocrisy” stance for abortion, Lahren was suspended from The Blaze on March 20.
Obviously a “pro-choice” conservative should not be looked up to. Nor someone who praises a Christian city councilwoman for being so “unbiased” as to license a Hooters restaurant in her Denver suburb over the protests of morally-motivated Christians.
What’s crazy, though, is that we even have to deal with this situation in the first place. We Americans are in such a sorry state that:
A 24-year old, unmarried woman,
Who gets paid to lecture adult, married men by the millions,
Who goes on a very liberal talk show and openly denounces pro-lifers as hypocrites,
After getting paid by those same pro-lifers to lecture them,
Is still getting encouraged to lecture pro-life, adult men on their dimes.
I understand that imperfect leaders can be useful and that we should defend them even when they are wrong on some important points. See my recent articles about Tim Tebow and Tom Brady, and my many articles on Donald Trump. However, the usefulness of these gentlemen outweighed their errors because, on the whole, they were and are winning battles and gaining ground for people like us, even if they don’t intend to defend pro-white Christendom. If these people are useful to us, then I’ll support them as long as I can support them with reservations so as to not advocate for evils (like abortion, false religions, white genocide, or sodomy).
Does Tomi Lahren’s usefulness outweigh the insanity of having this female recent college graduate lecture us all?
I would argue that the very reason conservative and libertarian media have made the Pretty Blonde Conservative a fixture in their media constellation is because these media are at their root egalitarian, feminist institutions. That’s also why they’ve made the Black Conservative one of their fixtures, and it’s why they’ll put up with the shenanigans of a Juan Williams or Megyn Kelly far longer than they’ll put up with a white male. In their worldview white men are disposable, whereas Y-chromosome deficient people and melanin-enhanced individuals are indispensable to building a brave new future.
They’re indispensable because they alleviate white guilt and male guilt. But you knew that already.
And, on top of that, obviously, Pretty Blonde Conservatives are…sexually attractive. Big surprise. The very thing that makes Pretty Blonde Conservatives distinct — the effective use of their sexual identity — is a subconscious, but ever-present, selling point. Combine guilt relief, principled cuckservative grandstanding, and sexual tension and you’ve got a recipe for never-ending THOTs on Fox News, The Blaze, InfoWars, Right Side Broadcasting, et al.
I’m sure that conservative media honchos are reaching out to Pretty Blonde Conservative Lauren Southern about the chance to replace Lahren. If she is sufficiently cucky, that is. And so the Pretty Blonde Conservatives will march on, until (God forbid) we have the first Pretty Blonde Conservative president.
I should add a disclaimer that I do think women have something to say about political and cultural issues, but never in lieu of what experienced, mature, wise men have to say. As it is in nature and in the church, it should also be in culture and in politics. What women have to say about politics and culture should always be in lockstep with their men — husbands, dads, or brothers. And need I explain that a woman’s place is in the home, raising her children, keeping the home economy working well, and supporting her husband as an help meet for him? This is not what Lahren is doing.
Singleness can be difficult if the single person knows that it’s a temporary status. There’s a constant tension between the present reality and the desired state. I expect that such a season is difficult for single, unmarried women. I respect that and don’t look down on people going through that. For that reason, I feel bad for Lahren that she was given a chainsaw with which to gash herself. We shouldn’t expect more of her than what we’ve seen. We can, however, request and desire her to go back to her proper place, learn what it means to be a woman in the context of family and home (or supporting other kids and families as a nurse, teacher, au pair, etc.), and graduate that season of life with much more wisdom and insight for the benefit of her children and her people.
Leave the chainsaws — and the conservative movement — to the people best fit for the job: pro-white, Christian men.