Thursday, July 15, 2010

A blood Rush to the brain?

I have always considered Rush Limbaugh as more of a Howard Stern type than a political figure. A comedian. A beefier version of Jon Stewart or something.

But his latest spew really made me take notice. Here's Rush's quote:

"George Steinbrenner, that cracker was a great capitalist, and he made many African-Americans who worked for him millionaires, as a lot of capitalists do. But he also, as a good capitalist, knew when to die. There is no death tax. George Steinbrenner's family this year will not have to cough up 55% of what they inherit and perhaps lose the New York Yankees. "



Okay, first of all, George died less than 24 hours from your statement. Where is the respect for the dead? The man "knew when to die"?

Secondly, why did you target African-Americans when mentioning he made them rich? He made whites and Latinos rich, too, didn't he? Let's be real, this isn't the NBA. Major League Baseball is less than 11% black and I'm positive those blacks didn't all play for the Yankees. Rush went out of his way to not only talk about a dead man, but also single out a race of people (who currently have very little impact in baseball) as some sort of indication that they couldn't have gotten rich without Steinbrenner.

I'm all for free speech. Heck, that's why I have a freakin' blog in the first place. And I don't dislike Rush. I think he's an idiot, but I don't dislike him. He does what he has to do to make money.

I am concerned about the people who believe he speaks the gospel. They're the ones who scare me. The people who heard this statement on the radio and thought to themselves, "You go, Rush! Speak the truth"!

Conservative and Liberal media has fried our brains. We believe everything we see/hear on MSNBC or FOX News instead of making an educated decision on our own. People like Rush, Sarah Palin, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews make their money by getting us to hate another group of people we know nothing about other than what we see/hear on TV/radio.

Wake up. Stop being a slave to the machine. Stop being fooled. Wait. No. Stop fooling yourself.

2 comments:

  1. "You go, Q! Speak the truth"! for real.. you hit the nail right on the head.

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  2. Thanks, John! I just try to call it like I see it.

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