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OH, YOU'RE SUCH AN "N" WORD, YOU MEANY! LIMBAUGH IS A KICKED DOG AND HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW IT
By H. Millard (c) 2001
VCT Web Posted 3/8/01
Rush Limbaugh, who presents a socially acceptable, and shallow version of "conservatism" to a world that rewards him handsomely for presenting his Ward and June Cleaver brand of quasi-right wing thinking, found it impossible to say the word "nigger," the other day on his radio program.
In fact, Limbaugh spent the better part of an hour covering the recent statement made by Senator Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) about "white niggers." Now, Limbaugh's apparent motive was to show that liberals, and especially liberal Democrats, have a double standard when it comes to racial matters. To make his point, Limbaugh complained that Byrd wasn't getting heavy pressure for his use of "the N word " and that had a Republican used the term there would have been hell to pay. Okay. We all understand the point. However, what was also interesting in Limbaugh's PC rant was the fact that Limbaugh couldn't bring himself to even once directly quote Byrd, and instead used the euphemistic "the N word," whenever he mentioned what Byrd said.
Now, the word "nigger," when used as a racial pejorative, should not be used any more than "redneck," "white bread," "cracker," or "honky" should be used. However, when one is quoting what another has said, it is perfectly appropriate to use the words in order to convey the quotation. One might argue that if a person does otherwise, he's acting like a whipped dog, afraid to say a word lest he be kicked again.
Why is this kicked dog simile important here? Because after dancing all around the word "nigger," and never once daring to say it, Limbaugh then launched into an attack on the timidity of some GOP Congressmen and Senators in pushing President Bush's proposed tax cuts. Limbaugh repeatedly referred to those afraid to push for the tax cuts as being like dogs who had been kicked for so long that they were afraid to pass the tax cuts.
Talk about double standards! Limbaugh should check his own double standards. Why wouldn't Limbaugh say "nigger"? Because Limbaugh never really discusses race or immigration. Why? No doubt, because he's too timid. He's afraid to say a negative word used to describe blacks even when it's in a quote from someone else. This guy shouldn't be calling anyone else timid.
In fact, Limbaugh's timidity is as obvious as a person trying to avoid looking at the face of another person who has had his nose cut off. Although whites were attacked by blacks in Seattle recently, Limbaugh found it more important to talk about snow storms. Instead of talking about immigration, Limbaugh talks about golf.
Limbaugh's timidity and failure to address the tough issues in our society points up the failure of the so-called conservative movement, at least as it's represented by the likes of Limbaugh. There's no substance there. It's all happy face PTA level talk that comes from this crowd. Such talk simply masks the real problems that we face in this nation and the world generally. This is radio as an opiate. Listeners are fooled into thinking that what Limbaugh talks about is important and what he fails to talk about is unimportant.
Meanwhile, out in the streets of this nation, white people are being slaughtered by non-white people. The nation is also being invaded by millions of illegal aliens who are turning the U.S. into a Third World nation.
However, to listen to the Limbaugh's of this world, one would think that this isn't the case and that the things that are really important are the sweet nothings that Limbaugh talks about.
There's danger in listening to those such as Limbaugh who refuse to discuss the real dangers that face ordinary citizens in this nation each and every day, because such listening lulls people into a false sense of security and leaves them psychologically incapable of defending themselves against those who would do them harm.
This isn't to say that we should all listen to alarmists who seem to be constantly on the verge of nervous breakdowns about imagined dangers. However, we must use our critical thinking skills and not simply accept the sugar coated version of reality pushed by those such as Limbaugh; and we have to understand that Mr. Limbaugh is like a whipped dog when it comes to matters of race and immigration.
When you listen to Limbaugh, it's good to remember that he's essentially a disc jockey who's found a schtick that makes him a lot of money. He's an entertainer, and he wants to be as non-controversial as possible so he can have as large an audience as possible.
So, turn those frowns into smiles boys and girls, it's the Rush Limbaugh Show!