RUSH: Here's Sarine in Hollywood. Sarine, it's great to have you on the program. Hello, sir.
RUSH: One thing, I can barely hear you. The quality of the phone you're on is not the best. That may be why we misunderstood your name.
CALLER: Okay, let's try this other phone.
RUSH: Yeah. Get a little bit closer to the microphone.
CALLER: Got you.
CALLER: Rush, dittos, to start with. Mega, mega dittos. All the best to you, my friend. This regime that is elected by the clueless and the uninformed has come very, very close to -- and, in fact, crossed the line of -- breaking the law by releasing these people out of prison illegally like that. Something like this happened in the seventies in Europe, and this is the reason why I'm so impressed with you that you're so astute that you can understand details that people who have lived here all their lives would have no access to.
They're being pounded with false information all this time. The details are that nobody in their right mind ever tried to enter/cross illegally and run into a communist country, but everybody try to escape. What Ceausescu did in the early seventies is he gave the common thieves and pickpockets and basic criminals that were in prison a choice. They could take a passport to go to Western Europe or stay in prison. So, of course, they chose to leave. That was everybody's dream, thieves or not.
RUSH: This would Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania we're talking about, right?
CALLER: That is correct. That is correct. The purpose for --
RUSH: By the way, for those of you low-information, Romania is where Nadia Comaneci come from. Just wanted them to know where Romania is, Sarine.
CALLER: Thank you. (chuckling) Yeah, so the real purpose was to create absolute havoc in the Western world, in Western Europe, for those who tried to escape -- risking life and limb; crossing at night under the hail of bullets; leaving family, possessions, memories, childhood behind -- just escape and be free. They would ask for political asylum in places like West Germany or France or Italy. The impression given by these criminals that were allowed emigrate freely was bad.
Of course, once they hit the streets and saw the naivete of the rich world, which is what everybody looked at it as being, they started pillaging there. The setup was such that the governments over there, being faced with this kind of crime, would refuse the acceptance of the people who risked their lives just to escape the moral crime that communism is. So the fact that you mentioned the Marielitos and the intent of creating havoc by releasing these people, it is so close in reality and to the truth.
RUSH: I tell you, I'm finding myself in a difficult situation here, because I know that certain words and phrases happen to turn people off in this country. For example -- it's been this way a long time -- in this country and in the media today, if you say to somebody, "That person over there's a communist," you lose 'em. That doesn't work. So you say, "Okay, socialist." Well, okay, that may make more impact. Call 'em a totalitarian or a statist, they still don't want to hear it.
But it's challenging because that's exactly what's happening. Barack Obama is employing tactics that have been used by people like Nicolae Ceausescu, Saddam Hussein, and Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro released hundreds of thousands of just the most horrible characters from his prisons and they infested south Florida in the Mariel Boatlift -- and the same thing with Ceausescu and releasing his prisoners. Not all of them are political. Some of them were hardened criminals.
I mean, Ceausescu was trying to pollute Western Europe. He wasn't sending a bunch of freedom fighters to Western Europe. He was polluting it. Castro was trying to pollute south Florida. He was trying to corrupt it, and the United States in general. Saddam Hussein was trying to corrupt Iraq and Baghdad by letting his most hardened criminals go. It was a punishment, a punishment to the citizens of Iraq for not supporting him, for being complicit in the forthcoming US invasion.
So what happens is, Ceausescu... Well, use the Mariel Boatlift. What happened in this country was the Mariel Boatlift -- and, of course, the nice, compassionate people of America welcomed them in at first. "They're escaping the dungeons of Fidel Castro! These are people seeking freedom, and we are people of freedom." The same with Ceausescu's release, and the same thing with Castro's and Saddam's. They end up corrupting the places that they go, and that's the purpose of it.
Now, when you say that Obama is imitating the behavior of people like that, my guess is that any low-information voters in the audience who hear me say this are gonna pooh-pooh it and they're gonna start calling me names: "Reactionary, controversial statements," whatever, "extremist racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe," what have you. Because the low-information voter looks at Obama as a prisoner himself of the Republican Party. "Obama's doing everything he can to make life better! He's trying to create jobs. He's trying to prevent the deficit from growing. He said that no policy of his was gonna grow the deficit by a dime and if it did, he wouldn't do it."
Well, the deficit's growing. It must be the Republicans. Obama's got his jobs councils. He's trying to create jobs, but the unemployment number is static or getting worse. It must be the Republicans. It was Bush. I saw the exit polls from the 2012 election. Something like 56 or 57% of the people that voted still blame Bush for the economy. I've told you when I saw that, my heart fell. I knew it was over, but I wasn't able to explain to myself why. I was still bamboozled by it. I've never in my life have known a president who has escaped any accountability for four years of his presidency until this guy came along.
The media is only part of it. It's a big part of it, but it's not the entire explanation. We've reached a point in our cultural evolution where the clueless dominate, where low-information, uneducated, who think they know everything, by the way, dominate. I appreciate the call.