The Distributist Review has a new and much improved website, which I highly recommend. Please give it a look. On the front page you will find the following embedded video:
Now, I am not a fully committed distributist, or even a half-way committed distributist. I have lots of sympathy for the idea, but substantial doubts about its real-word possibilities. I do find, however, that distributist thinkers offer some valuable insights into the flaws of our present system. The consumerism depicted in this video is not exaggerated. Apologists for capitalism, if they are also social conservatives, need to explain their unqualified support for an economic system that is so inherently corrosive of tradition and virtue.
Whatever one thinks of capitalism, it is important for traditionalist conservatives to extract themselves and their families from the ubiquitous snares of consumerism (and that includes media and entertainment). Turn off and tune out. We can't drop out of society altogether, nor should we, but there is no reason why our lives and homes must be completely absorbed into the Machine. Even the daily news can be a problem if it sets our priorities. Part of the reason we're at where we're at is the want of imagination. There is no possibility of renewal if our imaginations - shaped by our habits of living - are confined to the parameters of the global-democratic-capitalist anti-culture.