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The title of the late Jerome Tuccille’s book about libertarianism was called It Usually Begins with Ayn Rand. For conservatives, the same could be said of Rush Limbaugh. Neocon or paleo, white advocate or “movement conservative,” Christian or agnostic, capitalist or protectionist, it’s hard to find anyone on the Right who didn’t spend some time listening to the EIB Network.

I began listening in high school. No one told me about Rush Limbaugh. I wasn’t politically active. I just found him scanning the stations, as I imagine most others did.

Rush (I can’t help calling him “Rush”) was always on in the background during my first job in the conservative movement. Later, I’d go to work for the man who helped write his second book, See, I Told You So. For more than a decade in “the movement,” someone would email me at least one Limbaugh clip a week. These people would have wildly divergent views, but they all listened to him. I never thought about it at the time, but Rush Limbaugh shaped the ideological sphere that I worked in. Without him, no conservative movement, and without a conservative movement, no me — or those like me.

However, I never read Rush’s books, I never considered myself a “dittohead,” I wasn’t a dutiful listener, I never called in, and I didn’t even know Rush Limbaugh had a TV show until, for some reason, I read Al Franken’s subtly titled Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations. But he was just always there. For those who truly were fans, it must seem as though a planet has vanished.

When I heard he had died, I was astonished that it actually hurt — as if I knew the man. Rush had the skilled host’s ability to forge a real connection with his listeners. It felt like I knew him. He was the soundtrack for a young adulthood spent in conservatism. Older conservatives must feel this more intensely.

Robert Hampton accurately notes that Rush Limbaugh was the rare figure who could unite most of the Right. We can tie ourselves into ideological knots trying to explain this, but I think his secret was simple. He really had “talent on loan from God.”

It wasn’t about ideology. His ability to inform and entertain was why, during any long drive between the hours of noon and three, I’d find myself desperately searching for whatever station was carrying Rush. He had to be there somewhere. He’d make a road trip bearable.

Radio is hard work, and Rush Limbaugh was a master with a voice made for it. He somehow managed to use brutal humor with just enough irony that he didn’t sound angry. He sounded like he was having a good time, and therefore, listening to him was a good time.

You truly appreciated his artistry if you tried the competition. When Al Franken tried to start liberal talk radio with “Air America,” it was embarrassing. The message was awful, of course, but that wasn’t the problem. It was the dead air, awkward pauses, and lack of preparation. Bad radio, just like bad conversation, is painful to sit through.

Credit Image: © Mariela Lombard/ZUMA Press
Credit Image: © Mariela Lombard/ZUMA Press

But it wasn’t just talent. Radio seemed to come so easily to Rush because he clearly worked hard for every program. That in itself is a lesson for success no matter what your calling.

Still, we have to ask two questions: What did Rush Limbaugh do with his incredible power and what will happen to the conservative movement now?

On race, Rush Limbaugh went about as far as you can go and stay on the air. I recall several attempts to get him kicked off or go after his advertisers because of “offensive” comments. He always survived. It wasn’t just because his assistant “Bo Snerdley” (James Golden) was black, but because Limbaugh had a way of talking about racial differences that was politically incorrect but dodged the core issue.

Rush would cover racial double standards, crime, drugs, and immigration (the last, far too late in his career), but would rarely talk about race explicitly. Part of his mastery was an ability to shift a conversation into “safe” territory after a dangerous beginning. He knew the limits. That’s a gift, but also a failing. What’s the point of having a platform if you won’t use it for something important?

What kept Rush Limbaugh from being truly mainstream was pointing out that the media were rooting for a black NFL quarterback. In 2003, he lost his job as a commentator at ESPN after he said black quarterback Donovan McNabb wasn’t that great. Now, journalists regularly tell us that Colin Kaepernick, who isn’t nearly as good as Donovan McNabb, should be on the field as a kind of moral duty. Some even compare the thoroughly mediocre Mr. Kaepernick to Tom Brady, arguably the greatest NFL player ever. If anything, Rush’s observations and the reaction to them were prophetic.

Oct 2, 2003; Philadelphia, PA; Hannah Sassaman with the Prometheus Radio Project protests against Rush Limbaugh outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where Limbaugh was the keynote speaker for the National Association of Broadcasters. (Credit Image: © Alejandro A. Alvarez / Philadelphia Daily News / ZUMAPRESS.com)
Oct 2, 2003; Philadelphia, PA; Hannah Sassaman with the Prometheus Radio Project protests against Rush Limbaugh outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where Limbaugh was the keynote speaker for the National Association of Broadcasters. (Credit Image: © Alejandro A. Alvarez / Philadelphia Daily News / ZUMAPRESS.com)

Despite his timidity on race, Rush Limbaugh drove people our way, especially in his later years. When, during the 2016 campaign, he read a Sam Francis essay on the air, it was like a gear shift for the movement. I felt goosebumps as I wrote a news story about Rush reading Sam Francis. Suddenly, this wasn’t “conservatism” anymore; we were “nationalists.” I can’t imagine someone like Sean Hannity making that shift.

But what did he accomplish? He helped create conservative media and a “movement,” but that movement didn’t accomplish much. Peter Brimelow argues that Rush was largely silent on immigration at a time when it could have made a difference. Rush connected with the American working man, but he told them to vote for the party of neoliberal economics, foreign wars, and faux populism. He was a safety valve, taking the justified anger of American whites and wasting it on unimportant battles.

There was the occasional offensive comment or culture war skirmish, but Rush Limbaugh never explained to listeners that the real issue is race. This is ironic because he lost his job at ESPN because of the race taboo. I suspect he really wanted to be “mainstream.” He made it and then lost it; maybe this cowed him.

Once you have nothing to lose, you’re free. We’ve all known for a long time that Rush Limbaugh was dying, and he knew it too. It’s to Donald Trump’s credit that he honored the man when he could. We all knew it was goodbye.

February 4, 2020: Rush Limbaugh receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Credit Image: © White House/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com)
February 4, 2020: Rush Limbaugh receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Credit Image: © White House/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com)

I’m forgiving (perhaps too forgiving) of those in prominent positions who see but don’t speak, because they think they need to build a platform, bank account, or professional credibility before they can tell the truth. I don’t tell people to charge the machine guns.

But what about Rush Limbaugh? The jackals are spitting on his grave and calling him racist anyway. Why not go out fighting? Why not call on his listeners to battle for their people and the birthright that was stolen from them?

I suspect that Rush, with that optimism of his, really believed in colorblind conservatism, though he may have had some misgivings. Just before the election, the last time I listened to him, he said that perhaps “we” had lost the country. Rush was usually so optimistic that this struck me, but it was only a passing comment. To admit that the issue was race, not “conservatives” versus “liberals,” would have been a repudiation of everything he’d preached for decades. Few men can do that. I don’t blame Rush.

Over the years, I’ve heard countless conservatives say we have “lost” the country. I always ask them what do we do now? They have no answer. They are wedded to a system that is destroying us. Rush didn’t have an answer, either.

What will conservatives do now? Conservatism will probably be worse without him. Charlie Sykes, a supposed conservative whose career consists of bashing conservatives, said on state media outlet NPR that Limbaugh’s legacy was “playful bigotry.” At The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf said Limbaugh hurt conservatism and fueled “divisive racial paranoia.” Peggy Noonan, incredibly, is using Rush’s death to suggest bringing back the “Fairness Doctrine” because America is now “more polarized, more bitter, less stable.” This would drive conservatives off the air.

We’re getting different variations of “The Conservative Case Against Conservatives,” with Regime mouthpieces telling whites that we have a moral duty to surrender our country in the name of social peace. The surrender always goes one way. Conservatives are willing to increase censorship, thus denying the GOP base even symbolic victories, even as elected Republicans push unpopular economic policies.

Whatever his failings, Rush at least told conservatives that they were right to feel they were being treated unfairly. He told them the media really was deceiving them. He showed whites that the system is hypocritical about “equality.” Almost no other conservatives go that far.

Some say that Rush Limbaugh dumbed down the conservative movement, but he was a talk show host. It wasn’t his job to promote intellectual conservatism. He delivered simple, solid messages with humor and skill, and that’s more important than writing another weighty tome only your friends will read.

The real problem is that conservative intellectuals are cowards who have no theory of power, no answers for contemporary problems, and no program except nostalgia. There are plenty of American intellectuals on the Right with sharp insights, but they are mostly castaways from “the movement.” The American conservative movement is defined by its purges of interesting, original, and brilliant intellectuals in favor of gelded embarrassments desperate for a pat on the head from journalists.

Raw populist energy, and even inchoate opposition to “liberal elites” is more productive and intellectually defensible than almost anything National Review has produced since it purged Peter Brimelow and Joe Sobran. The concept of the political is defined by the difference between friend and enemy, and Rush Limbaugh helped Americans make that distinction, at least partially. I’ll take Rush over self-described “intellectual conservatives” any day. A rant from one of his callers is more insightful than a typical National Review editorial.

There may be some hope. I note with satisfaction that one of those who may inherit the golden EIB microphone is Mark Steyn, another writer too good for National Review. Mr. Steyn is no Rush on the air (no one is) but he’s a great writer and is at least aware of the demographic crisis facing the West. Perhaps he can help steer his audience in a good direction.

On television, we have the lonely voice of Tucker Carlson attacking our hostile elites and broaching topics no one else will. We also have some movements and platforms emerging from the wreckage of the Trump Presidency, including Revolver and a revitalized Chronicles.

On social media, the Right has been held back through deplatforming. If there were no corporate repression, media podcasting would belong to the Right; Patreon-socialists like Chapo Trap House are a stale echo of pioneers like TheRightStuff.biz. With free speech, we win.

It’s not just because we have something to say. It’s because those on the Right aren’t trapped by political correctness or victimhood competition. We’re free to be funny. Rush’s slashing, scornful, sarcastic approach that mocked respectability turned him into America’s Anchorman. It’s how he won an audience of millions. We all draw on his approach, even without realizing it. Rush was devastating on the attack, but he did it with a smile. Instead of a crazed man ranting about the world going to hell, Rush had you roaring with laughter as he casually dismantled his foes — having done careful research in his few hours off the air.

Ultimately, I don’t think Rush could reconcile his beliefs with what is necessary. America will not be saved by conservatives. Conservatives can’t win. I wonder if they even want to win. The best among them, such as the late Roger Scruton, want to live in a certain kind of society but lack the will to do what is necessary to create or preserve it. They are content to lose politely.

I’m not. You’re not. We’re nationalists for a nation not yet born. We’re soldiers in a political war for civilizational survival. We’re not staffers in a moribund movement trying to get a lobbying job. Rush Limbaugh influenced me. He influenced all of us, even if you don’t fully realize it, but he was never part of what we’re building.

I’ll always remember how Rush would make my friends and me laugh, I will marvel at his skill, and admire his bravura. I wouldn’t be here were it not for him. White advocates have a lot to learn from his rhetorical approach.

Unfortunately, we have nothing to learn from his ideas: his patriotism for a country that has ceased to exist, his repetition of clichés about “free enterprise” and “limited government,” his refusal to talk about race. There is no more time to play coy; the clock nears midnight. Rush remained silent when there was nothing to lose.

Rush Limbaugh failed, either because of timidity or intellectual shortcomings, but we should be charitable to his memory. He taught us an important lesson. Even in mortal combat, we can laugh at our foes and mock their pretensions. It’s all they deserve, and it’s the best tribute I can think of for America’s Anchorman.

Rush Limbaugh, RIP. I didn’t expect to say this, but I will miss him.

(Republished from American Renaissance by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Gregory Hood: “Over the years, I’ve heard countless conservatives say we have “lost” the country. I always ask them what do we do now? They have no answer. ”

    Oh, they have an answer alright, or at least the ones who frequent Unz and similar forums do. It’s da Jooze! It’s always da Jooze!

    Gregory Hood: “They are wedded to a system that is destroying us.”

    No, no no! It’s not the system. The system is fine. It’s da Jooze! LOL.

  2. Though I was never a dittohead either, that was a very fine well-balanced essay, Mr. Hood. That’s in contrast to the viscous, unjustified takedown of Rush by Andrew Anglin in yesterday’s TUR.

    Rush said that the three most important things in keeping an audience are “entertainment, entertainment, entertainment.” And he did that with gusto for well over 20 years. Rush, who surely benefitted as a broadcaster because he didn’t waste 4 years in college, knew he couldn’t name the Jew if he wanted to stay on the air. Tucker is doing the same thing now on Fox. Those who criticize Rush and Tucker for sometimes biting their tongues are failing to consider the oppressive reality of Cancel Culture and Big Tech censorship.

    • Agree: KenH, 36 ulster
    • Replies: @anon
  3. Alfa158 says:
    @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Who on Unz or similar forums is saying the system is fine? Everyone is here because they think the system is broken. You just quoted Gregory Hood explicitly writing that the system is bad.
    It amazes me how Progs have no idea what is going on in the dissident right, but just automatically assume that everyone is just some sort of mutant anti-Semitic version of a pro-war, pro global capitalism, Jeb Bush, National Review Conservative, without ever bothering to read what is actually being written.

  4. Just before the election, the last time I listened to him, he said that perhaps “we” had lost the country. Rush was usually so optimistic that this struck me, but it was only a passing comment. To admit that the issue was race, not “conservatives” versus “liberals,” would have been a repudiation of everything he’d preached for decades. Few men can do that. I don’t blame Rush.

    So intellectual dishonesty and lying about race didn’t turn out to be a good long term strategy. Huh.

    Con Inc doubled down on being able to out-lie liberals with their libertarian fantasies of “minimal government” somehow overcoming natural differences that resulted from tens of thousands of years of separation. Their claims that “minimal government” would solve complex economic problems like health care and diminishing family wage jobs were equally dubious.

    Who knows what they even believe behind the scenes. I really don’t care because their strategy has failed too many times for their true motivations to matter.

    I blame Rush entirely because he had millions and could have quit the lies at any time. Real men admit when they are wrong.

  5. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Oh, they have an answer alright, or at least the ones who frequent Unz and similar forums do. It’s da Jooze! It’s always da Jooze!

    Yes they blame the Jooz and those poor wittle millionaire Anglo globalist race deniers are depicted as being caught in some sinister conspiracy.

    The rich conservative 1% Anglos REALLY wanted to tell the truth to the masses but they are forced to play golf in Palm Beach and setup offshore accounts for their millions. Poor victims of a Jewish conspiracy. One time Rush had to take a chip shot instead of being given a mulligan. A true victim if there ever was one.

  6. Alfa158: “Who on Unz or similar forums is saying the system is fine?”

    The problem with the system according to the deep thinkers hereabouts seems to be that it’s the Jews who are the problem, and that if they are somehow removed, the system would work fine. That’s about as far as anyone ever gets around here, as far as I can see.

    Furthermore, even if it were true that the Jews were the only problem with “the system”, nobody wants to explore the idea of crashing the system, which I think is quite strange, especially for people who often claim that saving the white race is their highest priority. Without “the system”, the Jews would have no power. That seems quite obvious. So I have to doubt the sincerity of such people.

    • Replies: @Oldtradesman
  7. anon[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @follyofwar

    Hate – venomous mean attitude -sells well whether we call it entertainment or not. Adorning hate with exuberance of fun -loving ,humor – seeking people hides the real picture. Racism is as ingrained in our subconsciousness as is the DNA in our chromosome .

    RL without exception always blamed the poor ,worshipped the success of the uber rich ,acted as propaganda vehicle for corporates ,supported each and every ME wars , came to agree to each and every position Netanyahu took and supported the race baiting promotion of violence of Trump.
    What did he bring to the table that would serve the interest of the majority of the whites? Did he ever ask the government to take care of the Iraq Afghan war vet ? Did he ever ask Trump to stay on his election promise of stopping the war ,bringing soldiers back and stopping illegal immigration ? Did he excoriate war mongering Bolton and expose the deceptive manners in which he sabotaged Trump?

    Did he ask people to wear mask maintain social distancing ? Did he raise alarm over the dire situations the low wage employees were facing or the worsening condition of health and education ?

    I have listened to him few times . It seems that he consistently acted as GOP’s spokesperson on issues that divide the GOP from Democrats and from foreign leaders unless it was Israel.

  8. unit472 says:

    Eloquent but accurate. Rush was witty and intuitively understood politics but had no grasp of foreign policy, economics or as you point out, race. I hate the NFL and NBA and taking them down would be the easiest and most deadly attack on BLM. Removing a few thousand rope headed, tattooed thugs from the ranks of millionaires is as easy as turning off your TV set when they appear. Instead Rush couldn’t stop promoting them.

    Unless and until white people realize that this is the negroes Achilles heel we are doomed.

  9. Anonymous[302] • Disclaimer says:

    I think the comparison to Franken/Air America is revealing. That attempt to ape Limbaugh’s metier failed not because it was bad radio, rather, not *solely* because it was bad radio. Even though they envied his power liberals still loathed Limbaugh’s class loathesomeness, “deplorable” in the modern term. You can’t steal Limbaugh’s market share by trying to do a crass overproduced facsimile with a photo-negative of the politics and class interests. Michael Moore was slightly more deft at that propaganda undertaking, but only slightly, and eventually used up the bien-pensants’ goodwill too.

    Glenn Beck compared Limbaugh to Johnny Carson and it is one of those things that initially sounds way off the mark but the mind habituates to it after a minute. Both (of the deceased) were bandwagon MOR types at their core. Yet Limbaugh realized the lane between MOR news-talk bozo and decadent Sexual Revolution shock-jock was wide open. He wasn’t a leader, just had a sensibility of how the 1970s mortally damaged the U.S., and his listeners connected with that.

    Speaking of Chapo Trap House, their take or obit or whatever, was to autistically scrutinize how Limbaugh “wasn’t funny.” It is amusing how, despite becoming the international scourge of humorlessness after they were cruelly robbed of their Magical Preezy, the synthetic Harvard-Black ubermensch, they still like to reminisce nostalgically to the 60s/70s era of being the dirty joke, stand-up-improv “funny ones.” It is besides the point to critique Limbaugh’s comedy writing, when he targeted gen-entertainment mischief and wordplay, not punchlines. There *is* a difference between the two forms. Yet white libs seem to feel this is a devastating takedown, to say someone’s comedy act is not so good…

  10. GeeBee says:

    There may be some hope. I note with satisfaction that one of those who may inherit the golden EIB microphone is Mark Steyn, another writer too good for National Review. Mr. Steyn is no Rush on the air (no one is) but he’s a great writer and is at least aware of the demographic crisis facing the West. Perhaps he can help steer his audience in a good direction.

    Steyn is a Neo-con shill for Jews. He is a thoroughbred straight from the ‘Conservatism Inc.’ stud-book, who assiduously incites us to get mad at the arrows, rather than draw attention to the archers who are firing them (and he’s extremely cosy with them of course, just like all his sort).

    I have often admired Mr Hood’s writing, but I have to say that I am shocked to read the quote I highlighted. Yet another ‘dissident-right’ stalwart exposed as controlled opposition (either that or he’s losing his marbles).

    • Replies: @ADL Pyramid of Hate
  11. Limbaugh didn’t harp on race because that’s a left wing play. His position was more like that of Reagan who was told that if he didn’t “do something,” the University of California system would soon be overrun by Asians. Reagan famously replied, “So what?” He thought merit should get you promoted even if a lot of people of your tribe had also been meritorious, and even if a lot of people of a different tribe had not been meritorious. That was the kind of thing Limbaugh promoted on his show.

    But not everyone sees it that way. I read the comments here at Unz.com and learn that the Jews are badly in need of suppression, and if you don’t agree with that, you’re a shill for them. We need more Reagan and Limbaugh.

    • Agree: TWS
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  12. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Dr. Morgan, I’m a fellow Dr. In Dalian, China. I am also a fellow progressive who wants to bring Xi Jinping Thought to America.

    China is a communist country run by the wonderful CCP, none of whose members are Jews. China is a nice place to live, America is not. The fundamental political question for the world, and especially Leftists, is how to proceed through the political landscape to achieve a world without Jewish finance capital. Chinese communism is the answer. It is the answer because it is Jew-free.

  13. KenH says:

    Over the years, I’ve heard countless conservatives say we have “lost” the country. I always ask them what do we do now? They have no answer. They are wedded to a system that is destroying us. Rush didn’t have an answer, either.

    As good and talented as Rush was he never offered concrete solutions other than blind optimism. The same applies to all of kosher conservatism. Or if he/they did it would be the usual economic wonkery like tax cuts and minority set asides because kosher conservatism is always limited to economic determinism. Biological determinism became off limits after about 1965 and those who stubbornly subscribed to it after that time were slowly purged from the conservative establishment over the next several decades.

    Conservatives believe they can win over their political opponents with economic prosperity and mostly ignore the cultural/racial wars waging in this country, but their message isn’t resonating with around 40% of whites and supermajorities of non-whites.

    To conservatives fighting the culture wars means ending abortion and maybe defending the national anthem. Not protecting the race of people who founded, built and sustain America by banning all affirmative action and set asides, enacting an immigration moratorium, enacting programs to boost white birthrates and destroying the university system that is churning out woke radicals instead of educated, civilized and patriotic young adults.

    Rush often said that America’s left wing Democrats believe they are the “right” people to make socialism work when it’s failed miserably everyplace else. But Rush, Tucker and many other conservatives believe that they can make multiracialism work with race blind meritocracy and by the daily shaming of identity politicians. But like the socialism that they decry multiracial societies always collapse for the simple reason that you cannot sustain a nation with racially dissimilar groups with radically different worldviews, political opinions, cultural norms and historical grudges against one or other groups.

    Jews in America are the richest and freest they’ve ever been in world history yet they are attacking their host nation and the interests of its white majority with an intensity rarely seen in history. There’s more middle class blacks, more black millionaires and now around five black billionaires yet race relations between blacks and whites are arguably worse than at any time in American history and still worsening.

    Rush still did a lot of good and I’ll miss listening to him like some others but we also have to ask the hard question of what has his thirty plus years on the airwaves helped to conserve for the now shrinking white majority?

    • Thanks: FLgeezer
  14. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    It’s da Jooze! It’s always da Jooze!

    Don’t let the door smack your ass on the way out, Morgan.

  15. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    The (((deep thinkers))) on the Left have never had a problem targeting Occidentals with their highly organized, deeply funded multi-pronged strats and tactics.

    Blightwing jew crit is not the problem. The problem reduces to character (indolence, cowardice, greed) coupled to christian moral universalism/platinum rule.

    Itz not worth discussing, for nothing can be done about it.

  16. Cowboy says:

    Greg, your essay is confused. You can’t have it both ways. It seems the vitriol is coming from the right. Your buddies don’t share your sentiment.

  17. Not a fucking word about Texas. Typical. This site doesn’t really address important issues. Just irrelevant wedge issues.

    For your information, libertarians, people are suffering and dying in Texas because of utilities deregulation and privatization.

    If the utilities were owned and/or regulated by the state, this wouldn’t have happened. But you fucking fucks are facilitators for rich thieves to rape and pillage the USA, with all your dumbass privatization and deregulation talk.

    • Troll: Ian Smith
  18. Cowboy says:

    @obiwancumfuqme
    If you want someone to wipe your ass every time you take a shit go join a commune.

  19. You can’t throw a winning pass if you aren’t in the game, but it isn’t much better when your team sucks at running, blocking, and tackling. A pearl cast before the swine.

  20. Supply and Demand: “Chinese communism is the answer. It is the answer because it is Jew-free. ”

    Communism is, of course, a Jewish idea, so I’m not sure such a system can be called Jew-free. Chinese society may be Jew-free, but I’m not sure that’s why it’s good, or even if it’s good at all.

    • Replies: @GomezAdddams
  21. Oldtradesman: “Blightwing jew crit is not the problem. The problem reduces to character (indolence, cowardice, greed) coupled to christian moral universalism/platinum rule.

    Itz not worth discussing, for nothing can be done about it. ”

    Reducing it to a matter of Christianity leads us back to “da Jooze” again, where the discussion usually stops. That’s the problem, and why it can be very justly called the Blightwing, as you do here.

    Assuming nothing can be done seems premature. For one thing, “the system”, however defined, has not always existed, so it’s clear a return to prior conditions would do the trick. If someone thinks that’s not possible, it’s worth discussing and analyzing rather than just giving up.

    • Replies: @Oldtradesman
  22. Getaclue says:
    @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Hmmm — well here’s some prominent Jooze who say it is da Jooze! Real laugher isn’t? Seems they put the lie to your bs?:


  23. @The Grate Deign

    Limbaugh didn’t harp on race because that’s a left wing play.

    Not harping but total avoidance by blaming everything on the government.

    You can’t avoid race in a multi-racial country and by pretending it doesn’t exist Con Inc has only played to the left.

    Consider this scenario:

    Democrats want to spend billions on education to fix the racial gap. Since race doesn’t exist it must be environmental and therefore fixable. We need to raise state income taxes (on Whites) to fix the result of racism.

    What is the Con Inc response here? They can’t just say that race exists and it is unrealistic to expect all groups to be perfectly equal at all things. That would go against their narrative of race not existing and ‘big gubmint’ is to blame for everything. So they can only put forward dishonest market based solutions and if those solutions fail then they have no recourse.

    It’s really a trap. Rush led his listeners to deny race and believe that government itself is the problem. But in a debate that position falls apart. Democrats are granted the position that they can fix racial problems because you reinforce their race denial.

    Republicans never should have let the Democrats spin their race denial game. But Western conservatives bet on race denial and market solutions. Basically lie but use a different narrative. It hasn’t worked and now the Democrats have even more identity based voters that believe racial inequality is all environmental in origin. I don’t see why Rush was given a medal. The Democrats have all three houses and Republicans still stick to many Rush based solutions that didn’t even work.

  24. It’s really a trap. Rush led his listeners to deny race and believe that government itself is the problem. But in a debate that position falls apart. Democrats are granted the position that they can fix racial problems because you reinforce their race denial.

    The leftist social architects have spent the last century sowing enmity between the races as a means of social control. Is the solution therefore to talk more about race? And also hype on the differences and sow enmity? Leftists have also promoted government as the solution to all of society’s problems, especially injustice and inequality. Rush, by pointing out the insidious nature of government while at the same time talking up the idea of rugged individualism and the achievability of individual success in America, was providing an antidote to the leftist poison in the only productive way possible. It was a losing war, he knew it, but he remained a happy warrior. Since Trump’s election Rush was the best he’s ever been. RIP El Rushbo.

  25. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Closing Communist Manifesto –“From each accoring to their ability and to each according to their needs”- comes directly from the Bible as penned by Doctor Luke at Book of Acts 4:35 and 11:29 and if this is the Bible–what about the opposition? Why at 4;33 we read of a couple who sold land and kept a portion-for themselves –but their fate was death when their invisile hand—Exposed ??

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  26. Mr. Ed says:

    RL belonged to a most exclusive group…he was one of the very few who ‘wrote’ more books than he read.

  27. ccoffer says:

    To his credit, he never changed. He really believed all that colorblind crap. As I got older, I found a lot of his insights to be not very insightful, but I never missed his show. I listened to him every weekday of my entire adult life and most of his. I cried Wednesday when I heard the news of his passing. This surprised me.

    He will be missed and will never be replaced. We could’ve done a lot worse than having Rush Limbaugh for over three decades.

  28. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Reducing it to a matter of Christianity leads us back to “da Jooze” again, where the discussion usually stops. – R. Morgan

    Try removing your “da jooze’s” face-shield before reading and reflexively dismissing most of what I wrote, Doc.

    Once again, jew-crit is entirely legitimate. We recognize the (((virus))) and some of its tools: christian moral universalism and the secular Platinum Rule, both non-reciprocal in nature. Still, we have problems of our own: lack of organization, lack of imagination, indolence, cowardice, and greed. These facilitate the (((virus’))) entry and expression within the Occidental body.

    Assuming nothing can be done seems premature. For one thing, “the system”, however defined, has not always existed, so it’s clear a return to prior conditions would do the trick. If someone thinks that’s not possible, it’s worth discussing and analyzing rather than just giving up.

    Minus computer technology this “system” has existed since the first coup, 57+ years ago. You’re free to spend another 57+ years on the margins of cyberspace, attempting to change the nature of the diminishing American-Occidental population through “persuasion” or whatever kumbayah tactic free of jew-crit you may have in mind.

  29. @GeeBee

    The best part of the Steyn name drop is the contrast with him mentioning TheRightStuff two paragraphs later. Guess he likes to keep us guessing.

  30. Oldtradesman: “Once again, jew-crit is entirely legitimate. … Minus computer technology this “system” has existed since the first coup, 57+ years ago.”

    Entirely legitimate whining about the Jews has accomplished precisely nothing in 57+ years, and in fact has been going on for more than a century now. What’s the point? It’s your “jew-crit” that is a waste of time. I am the one proposing a new start here, not you or your ilk. Tactics need not be limited to persuasion.

  31. GomezAdddams: “Communist Manifesto … comes directly from the Bible”

    I’ve said as much myself:

    https://www.unz.com/ghood/biden-is-already-making-your-life-worse/#comment-4446537

    But the Bible ultimately comes from Jews.

    GomezAdddams: “… we read of a couple who sold land and kept a portion-for themselves …”

    Christianity is a death cult, and like all cults, it didn’t want its members to have independence from the cult in any way. The story of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11) served to scare potential defectors into total dependence on the cult, giving everything they owned to the Jews running the scam.

  32. Adûnâi says: • Website

    He somehow managed to use brutal humor with just enough irony that he didn’t sound angry. He sounded like he was having a good time, and therefore, listening to him was a good time.

    American men can never be angry, can never show wrath. It has always struck me as fake, feminised and boring. Instead, on the Russian TV, you can hear orators passionately warn the people about the imminent mortal threats to their nation (Kurginian at 37 min).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVrlTIVcP-8&t=37m

  33. it must seem as though a planet has vanished

    No pun intended?

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