I often ask blacks that I meet and get to know that still cling to the notion that most whites are racists; that most of Blacks problems are due to racist whites; and that they have a right to be liked by all white people…to join us. Join whites that walk out of the house everyday to a world that doesn’t like them very much either. Join us in the human race to try and build a good life of prosperity that is only possible if government shrinks from its control of our lives.
This former Democrat was won over to Rush while still a Democrat and still nearly ten years away from my eventual 2000 conservative epiphany due initially to his utter refutation of the notion that conservatives are racists. He epitomizes not only the perfect example of MLK’s content of character dream, but also the utterly Christian concept of how precious is each individual.
CALLER: Well, it’s a history class.
RUSH: History class where you have to report on either art or justice?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: Figures. Okay. Hit me with the questions.
CALLER: Okay. So the first one is, do you think that the mainstream media has an agenda and are using race and racism as a tool to accomplish goals, or are they just sort of being racist without realizing it?
RUSH: Okay, that’s a three part question. Is that the first question or is that three of the four questions?
CALLER: That’s the first question.
RUSH: Okay. Do I think the mainstream media has an agenda and are using race and racism as a tool to accomplish goals? Yes. I’ll explain here in just a second. Or are they just sort of racist without realizing it? That, too. They are what I call “reverse racists.” The first part of your question, the mainstream media does indeed have an agenda. The agenda is the advancement of Barack Obama and the Democrat Party. The purpose for this is to advance the whole concept of big government, which they wholeheartedly believe in as the best instrument for people’s affairs to be managed. The mainstream media is no different than your average Democrat. The mainstream media, individuals in it, are no different than your average liberal.
And as such, Paul, they do not have respect for average people. They look at normal people, the people who I think make the country work, look at ’em with a little bit of contempt. They look at them and see incompetence, inability, and they think they need to be managed. They have to be helped ’cause they’re not capable of helping themselves, making the right decisions in life. They have to be taken care of because most people are not capable of taking care of themselves. That’s why Michelle Obama is deigned to tell everybody what to eat, because they’re not smart enough to figure out for themselves to eat the right things. And these are people who are obsessed with power over other people. They want to tell other people how to live, because they don’t think that people have the ability to make the right kinds of life decisions themselves or on their own.
Now, the way racism is a tool here is the mainstream media looks at minorities as especially inept, especially incompetent, because they are, not have been, are continually discriminated against. The mainstream media for the most part — there are exceptions to this, of course, person to person — but by and large have people who think that all minorities are at an automatic disadvantage simply because of the color of their skin not being white. They look at all these minorities as the same, monolithic. They don’t see individuals. They see groups of victims. And since they believe people in general are incompetent and incapable, they look at minorities as especially so because they’re so discriminated against.
That takes us back to why they like Democrats and Obama and big government, because it is there they have the power to implement the things they believe. And one of the things they love to do is to punish the people who are not minorities for the way they think they are treating minorities. And they relish the opportunity to use the power of the federal government to punish members of the majority — by definition, people who are not minorities — for all of the mistreatment, for the discrimination, pilfering of their money, this kind of thing.
The truth of the matter is, that while they believe their intentions are good, and they will tell you that they are doing all this because of compassion for these poor disadvantaged people, because of their big hearts and their love, what they are actually doing — and I mean this, Paul, and Paul’s teacher as you read this, I mean this from the bottom of my heart — they are destroying these people’s lives by denying them their dignity, their individuality, and their own humanity. They are making them not individuals, but members of groups. They are treating them as members of groups, and they are not permitting these people to be all they can be as individuals. If, in the eyes of a liberal, be it a media person or other, if you are a minority you don’t have a chance in this country because this country is racist and discriminatory. So you need advantages, you need help.
You are judged to be unable to help yourself. So we need affirmative action and other programs to help you out. See, all of this so-called compassion and big hardness is actually insulting and demeaning to the people they claim to be helping. They’re actually victimizing them and relegating them to lives of very little meaning because they end up serving as pawns for the media and for Democrats and liberals as a means to advance their agenda. If you can convince everybody that every person of color, every minority is poor and incompetent and blame the majority for that, blame the Republicans for it, blame conservatives for it, then you can use the power of big government to punish conservatives by giving the minorities advantages based on your own view that they’re helpless. That’s the answer to the first question. You have three more questions?
CALLER: Well, that sort of answered the second one more eloquently than I ever could have possibly imagined.
RUSH: Okay, well, you’re gonna have a hell of a report here. That probably would do it right there, getting you automatic F when your teacher reads it. You hang on. I gotta take a break. We’ll come back and do the other questions when we get back, okay?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: Okay. Be right back. Don’t go away.
RUSH: We are back to Paul, 18-years-old, writing a report and interviewing me for it. He’s from Los Angeles. Paul, are you recording this, by any chance?
CALLER: Well, in a way. My father is a Rush 24/7 member.
RUSH: You’ll have a transcript of this that way so you’ll be able to get it word-for-word. Cool, all right.
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: All right. What is the second question?
CALLER: Well, the second question you sort of answered when you answered the first, is what do you think the cause of this racism is?
RUSH: I’ll tell you what it is. The left in this country, and the media, view slavery as this country’s original sin, which, of course, you never get over, you never get over original sin. They don’t want us to get over original sin. The race industry doesn’t. Here’s the thing. Paul, I can’t think of a single conservative that I know who would not be thrilled to see the day where skin color didn’t matter a whit. We conservatives, that’s not what we first see when we see people. We don’t see groups. We don’t see sex, race, gender, orientation, any of that. We see potential. We see Americans. We see human beings, and we want the best for ’em. And the view of the people you’re asking me about, they don’t even conceive of the best. They don’t think these people are capable, not just minorities. Liberalism requires, as part of its belief, that nobody is capable of helping themselves. That’s why liberals are needed. That’s why big government’s needed. But slavery’s our original sin, and it serves a daily purpose for the American left, for the Democrat Party, which is the media. Okay, what’s the next question?
CALLER: Okay. The third question is, what do you think the effect of this racism is, and is what the mainstream is doing creating a more racist America?
RUSH: Well, the effect is to keep the country divided, purposefully….
One reason Obama is going to lose is because he clings to the notion of America as a nation of venal whites that elected him President only to be treated like inferiors that need his ill treatment as reparations.