First they came for Limbaugh, then they came for


Right now he's on the trail of others, but he's got his sights on you.

Re: Rush Limbaugh is facing the consequences of the buffoonish, offensive cartoon persona that’s made him a gazillionaire: The controversy-averse brotherhood of NFL owners harrumphed disapproval of Limbaugh’s role in a bid to buy the St. Louis Rams, and within a few days the group Limbaugh was part of dropped the radio bully from its bid.

I’m sure the snub is causing Rusty to relive childhood traumas, and I feel a little sorry for him. It must be awful to be kicked to the curb by guys who used to admire you, and the deep pockets you brought to their bid. And Limbaugh sure got angry that his bid ran into choppy water. “This is not about the NFL, it's not about the St. Louis Rams, it's not about me. This is about the ongoing effort by the left in this country, wherever you find them, in the media, the Democrat Party, or wherever, to destroy conservatism, to prevent the mainstreaming of anyone who is prominent as a conservative." (Joan Walsh, “First they came for Rush Limbaugh,” Salon, Oct. 15 2009)

Rush is being "discontinued" precisely because he so well embodies a child's anger, mistreatment, alarm. We project all our anger at ourselves having been left alone, into him; we dispatch him; and we feel absent agitations -- more at peace. He feels/ expresses so we don't have to. Process will continue, on the right AND the left. Remember what you've had to say here about Limbaugh, because you are something of the passionate crusader yourself. You might suit.

Those who will do well as we go on are those who appreciate AND are well able to mimic Obama's composure, his controlled, near dispassionate manner, all the while hordes (40, 60, 80 thousand!) of young men and women are sent into the maw of Afghanistan. That is, zombies -- or better, nazi-types: that is, people who are in some ways dead to themselves, who can spend their days humiliating / torturing people, disown what they do, and return home for staid dinner with the wife and kids.

Link: “First they came for Rush Limbaugh” (Salon)

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