culture |ˈkəlCHər| noun
1. the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively: 20th century popular culture.• a refined understanding or appreciation of this: men of culture.• the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group:
Not for nothing but every corner of punditry and aloofness is trying to smack Mitt Romney at every chance they get. The latest is trouncing on his comments about the “culture of Israel” being a driving force for that nations success.
Some of the talking heads are on him that he doesn’t know what culture means. As per the referenced dictionary definition in my opener I think Mitt has the working meaning down.
For the talking heads that give Romney the props on the social institutions angle but bash him on the lack of free market capitalism early on in Israels history. STFU !! Many of the nations that follow capitalism today lack the Adam Smith/John Locke lovefest these internationalist douche bags think is the ideal. Funny thing is these same douche bags are secretly, or not so much so, rampant socialist or at least democratic socialists in their leanings on domestic policy.
Lastly there are the scholars who moan that Romney has misunderstood and or misrepresented their books,essays or what have you. Fuck you guys too!
Bottom line is thus….
It has always been widely understood that culture and geography play the highest order of roles in a nations success. This has been used time and again to point out Americas success with many of the same talking heads trying to reduce the cultural angle all too often.
This is a major case of Mitt Romney (and others) being right and a ton of other folks being dead wrong. No matter who you vote for in November know that!