RUSH: David, Mattoon, Illinois, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you, sir. I appreciate your taking my call. And I want to say thanks also. I was raised a Kennedy Democrat. I was born in 1959, so I was raised as a Kennedy Democrat and after serving in the Navy and listening to you when you first went national, I was converted. So thank you very much.
RUSH: You bet, sir.
CALLER: I was wanting to comment. Earlier you had mentioned about the low-information, lower-income class feeling that the federal government has swooped in while they weren't looking and took all of their money. I don't understand where they think it's going or, you know, they surely can't --
RUSH: Not thinking. No, no. This is purely an emotional thing. It's not that they government has swooped in; it's the rich have swooped in and taken what they have. Look, I've only got 30 seconds in this segment, so I'm gonna have to expand on this in the next segment. But this is a common emotional ploy that has been used and is continually used in order to persuade people within the confines or under the umbrella of grievance politics. And that is what's happening. Let me expand on this, take another obscene profit time-out here at the bottom of the hour. We'll do that and I'll explain in even greater detail when we get back.
RUSH: Now, our last caller wanted to talk about how the middle class has been convinced that they once were rich, but he said the government came and took their money.
It's not the government that took their money. What has been effectively accomplished here, and it's not just with the middle class and poor, it happens racially. I guarantee you -- and I wouldn't, if I were you, deny this -- there are African-Americans alive today who still think that there's slavery going on. There are African-Americans today who know that slavery isn't going on but they're still so ticked off that it did that it may as well still be happening. Now, this is done on purpose. The civil rights leaders keep this emotion ginned up. They profit from it, and they are able to advance their political agenda as a result of it.
So you have now this movie, Django Unchained, Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson are the stars. They're running around in promos and interviews and hypes for this movie, and the things that they are saying, if you didn't know better, you'd think it was pre-Civil War in this country and this movie somehow got made telling the truth and that we better wise up, there are still slaves. Samuel L. Jackson was doing an interview for the movie with a television reporter, some local station. They do these prerelease interviews. The guy was asking about the number of times the N-word's used in the movie. It's used constantly in this movie, and it's been criticized. And so this guy interviewing Samuel L. Jackson asked him about it.
Samuel L. Jackson said, "Well, you know what, I want you to say the word." It's a white interviewer. "I want you to say it." And the guy refused to say it. Samuel L. Jackson, "Well, this interview is over unless you say it." Now, the point was, "You still think of us this way. This is the way everybody thinks of us. I want you to go ahead and say it, just say it. If you want this interview to go on, just say the word. You're gonna call me that. I want you to find out what my life's like." That was the whole point of all this.
The occasion of this movie is being used to advance the notion that we're still a slave nation, a slave state, and that even if we're not, there are people that still wish we were. And people believe it, I guarantee you. I gotta take a break. There's one more element to this. I will explain how the middle class has been made to believe the rich took all the money and there is another example, too.
RUSH: Ten, 15 years ago, it might be even farther back than that, maybe 20 years ago, a very good friend of mine, an African-American and I, were having a discussion. The Reverend Jackson was on a tour saying, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, western civ has gotta go," or something. They were on the warpath against western civilization on campus, universities. The Reverend Jackson was at Stanford, I think, making this claim, that western civilization was responsible for racism and slavery and bigotry.
This African-American friend of mine genuinely believed that all of a sudden great western traditions that were incorporated in the founding of this country actually had their roots in sub-Saharan Africa years ago. I mean thousands of years ago, hundreds and thousands of years ago, plus Egypt. Ancient Egypt and the sub-Saharan Africa. He said all of that great culture was stolen by white slave traders and others who stole all of that and created America with it and then left blacks out of it. And the reason that sub-Saharan Africa today is remarkable for its poverty and backwardness and so forth, this is his view, was because the greatness of their ancestors had been stolen.
He really believed it. He was not a radical. He had been taught this. That our Founding Fathers and others before America stole all of this wonderful stuff that ended up becoming western civilization. His point was that the true greatness of humanity had its roots in Africa, but that it was all stolen. And I said, "Well, let's assume that actually happened. If it was stolen, why didn't the sub-Saharan Africans just re-create it? Why did thousands of years go by?" And he said, "Well, because it was stolen. They didn't know how." And I said, "Well, if they invented it, there had to have been records. There had to have been culture. Your values are stolen and you lose them?"
Anyway, I finally persuaded him that it couldn't possibly be true. But he had been taught it, and he really believed it. He was not a radical. He was not a hater. I'm telling you that the education system in this country, this multiculturalism curricula has corrupted more than you will ever be able to calculate.
RUSH: Go check out the Trinity Church bookstore, the website, Reverend Wright's church. You'll find Reverend Wright believes western culture was stolen from ancient Africa. It's what he's teaching people. It's what he's teaching his flock.