Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rush's Talent for Twisting the Truth: Hypocrisy is GOOD!

Today I was in the car for 15 minutes. And in those 15 minutes I heard Rush Limbaugh push the foulest of verbal buffalo diarrhea out his maw.

Rush was discussing South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and the fact that his affair was an act of hypocrisy - according to the Democrats.

But Rush declared that hypocrisy in and of itself is actually a good thing. Why is hypocrisy a good thing? Because by definition it proves that morality still exists! And therefore (it was implied), Gov. Mark Sanford was actually doing a great service to our country. Unlike those evil, godless Democrats who exercise moral relativism.
Hold on a second - this requires a sidenote:

Moral Relativism is a broad term 90% of Rush's audience wouldn't comprehend. It basically means: depending on the circumstances [i.e., subjectivity], the same action can have different moral implications. Rush's implication is that there is an objective morality, which would be fine if there were. The use of the phrase is to elicit a fat response on the general liberal dichotomy of "killing is bad" and the right for a woman to choose whether or not she has a child. Unfortunately, on our side, the "beginning of life" is not religion-bound. Also unfortunately, the right wing says that killing for war and killing for self-defense is okay. So if their definition of ending a life is dependent on circumstance, that falls directly into the definition of moral relativism. Red herring.

Rush is brilliant but he chooses to use his powers for evil, to distort reality, to make Democrats and liberals seem like a moral disaster while Republicans and conservatives deal with the same dichotomies every day.

Allow me to return to the main topic at hand: the Governor of South Carolina disappeared for seven days, let no one know where he was (at least as what is admitted publicly), and flew to a foreign country to shack up with his lady-friend. Forget the infidelity issue, forget the foreign-soil fuck-fest. This is a State (and potentially National) Security issue. If anything happened in SC while he was gone, anything serious, it would have been a bureaucratic disaster.

The issue, Rush, is not about hypocrisy. It is about one of your fav topics: national security. So where is that rant?

This post is not to say that right-wing radio is being biased. It is that right-wing radio is doing harm.

And yet I would fight - every day of the week - against any "equal time" legislation. If you can hear the filth of morons on a daily basis, wouldn't you want their rants and ideologies out there for the pickins?

Let me know your thoughts.


Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Its this exact issue that forever taints the conservative movement. When one of these 'family first' hypocrites are caught with their dicks in the cookie jar they are NEVER called to task by the Rush's of this world. Its is always twisted to satify a particular agenda or ideology. They would have so much more credibility if they would admit that the failing of this individual is not related to the failing of the entire movement or way of thinking. But since their foundation is built on a house of cards anyway such scrutiny can never be tolerated or entertained.

Silliyak said...

I say keep giving him rope, eventually he will turn off all but the totally brain dead.

Silliyak said...

Who wins a no holds barred cage match, Rush or Kim Jong Il ? I'd pay to see that!

Cheryl said...

Unfortunately, Rush L. doesn't have to make sense because he's appealing to some people's basest emotions. He's getting millions for spewing that toxic crap so what incentive is there to even consider the harm his words might be doing?

Ricky Shambles said...

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."