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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Yeah, they really wanted a big, overbearing government that confiscated the freedoms that they were trying to protect. Duh!
    Liberals don't want that, despite the incessant accusations to the contrary.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    [moot]Dr. Seuss was clearly just like Geobbels, because they wrote books for kids with messages in them...AKA "Brainwashing kids" [/moot]


    Dr. Suess didn't have a talk radio show or admit that he was the propaganda mill for the right wing. If it walks, talks, thinks, and acts like a Goebbels then chances are it's Rush Limbaugh.....

    Let’s just go down the Nazi propaganda checklist, shall we? You’ll see what I mean. Herr Limbaugh is as good as Goebbels (though he actually looks a bit more like Sergeant Shultz).

    ■ Polarity in tone, in which one talks politely to the enemy when faced with them directly, but embraces a snark-filled vocal style when they’re gone and you’re once again talking to your own side. Does Rush do this? Check.**


    ■ Poisoning the well, in which one trivializes any comparable media efforts from the other side while at the same time lauding you and yours. Rush, of course, lambasts the “mainstream media” while reminding us that he has his “talent on loan from God,” is “America’s truth detector,” and is regularly “meeting and surpassing all audience expectations on a daily basis." Check.


    ■ Promoting ideology over information, in which truth is defined through the language of opinion, generally supported by out-of-context or cherry-picked “facts,” with a nearly 100% concentration on political persuasion. Take, for example, a typical Rush-pinion. "The world's biggest problem,” he says, “is the unequal distribution of capitalism. If there were capitalism everywhere, you wouldn't have food shortages." Opinion as fact, promoting ideology. Check.

    ■ Scapegoating, during which the propagandist spends time talking with those of similar beliefs, and uses that time to further belittle “them” in ways that make it obvious*** that “they” are the cause of the problems and only “we” can see it. Take this little tidbit, from a conversation Rush had back in 1995 with a like-minded caller: “That’s the basic problem. You [the caller] and I have morals, we have ethics, we have honesty.” Liberals, conversely, must not. Check.


    ■ Stereotyping, in which entire classes of people are painted in broad brush strokes with increasingly negative terms. Rush repeatedly uses characterizing epithets like “arrogant,” “morally bankrupt,” “feminazi” (irony, anyone?), and, more recently, “prostitute” and “slut.” Here’s one of my favorites, in which he stereotypes liberals as thieves: “Their [liberals] idea of sacrifice is taking from people they don't like.” Check.


    ■ Manipulating key moral concepts so that what used to be positive is now negative, or vice-versa. These are often cast as oxymorons, as when Rush calls liberals “compassionate fascists,” thereby negating the value (or authenticity) of compassion. In a similar vein, he has said that “compassion is no substitute for justice,” implying that liberals are so married to the idea of compassion that they would violate the rule of law in order to force compassion on others. Check.


    ■ And, finally, the imagery of dehumanization, used to inspire revulsion and to make it easier to hate. The Nazis famously dehumanized an entire people until millions thought them no more than animals, fit to be slaughtered. And now, years later, here’s Rush describing those “maggot-infested” liberals who “exert a poisonous influence on American life.” Sound familiar? Check.
    So there you have it: proof positive that Rush Limbaugh embraces hated Nazi techniques. What does that say about him?

    More importantly, what does it say about a country in which he thrives?
    Rush Limbaugh Embraces Hated Nazi Techniques!!! - Coffee Party USA

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Yeah, they really wanted a big, overbearing government that confiscated the freedoms that they were trying to protect. Duh!
    What Big governmental agency confiscated Rush's freedom to write his kid's book?


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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Liberals don't want that, despite the incessant accusations to the contrary.
    I want my freedom of association back. Quit oppressing me and then maybe I can trust you when you say you don't want to oppress me.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Yeah, they really wanted a big, overbearing government that confiscated the freedoms that they were trying to protect. Duh!
    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Liberals don't want that, despite the incessant accusations to the contrary.
    And yet it is liberals who relentlessly pursue policies that lead to exactly that. Either this is what they want, or else they are severely disconnected from reality to think that this will not be the unavoidable result of their policies.
    The five great lies of the Left Wrong:
    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    I want my freedom of association back. Quit oppressing me and then maybe I can trust you when you say you don't want to oppress me.
    Anyone in the US who actually claims to be "oppressed" is full of it.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Dr. Suess didn't have a talk radio show or admit that he was the propaganda mill for the right wing. If it walks, talks, thinks, and acts like a Goebbels then chances are it's Rush Limbaugh.....
    Yeah right. Rush is polite to liberals and only rude to them behind their backs. This must be some new liberal invention in play - silent radio which no one listens too.

    That whole list is a freaking joke. Those of us in the know use a technical term for it, we call it by the highly scientific name of "rationalization."

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Anyone in the US who actually claims to be "oppressed" is full of it.
    So you're now deciding what I'm feeling. And yet you claim that you're not a totalitarian.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    So you're now deciding what I'm feeling. And yet you claim that you're not a totalitarian.
    If this was the turn of the century and you were black or a Native American, you'd have a case.
    Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can sit in a boat, drinking beer all day while you fool around with his Woman.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    So you're now deciding what I'm feeling. And yet you claim that you're not a totalitarian.
    No, you probably do feel oppressed. It's just ludicrous to feel that way. But please, continue firing away with your dishonest accusations of totalitarianism; they're truly hilarious.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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