RUSH: Mia Farrow has offered herself as a hostage in exchange for a rebel that’s being kept in Darfur. ‘US actress Mia Farrow has offered her freedom in exchange for that of a respected Darfur rebel figure virtually imprisoned for more than 13 months. Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) humanitarian coordinator Suleiman Jamous has been confined to a UN hospital in Kordofan, neighbouring Darfur, since the UN moved him there without permission last year.’ So Mia Farrow, wasn’t she in Rosemary’s Baby? Well, that explains it. Something happened on the set there. You remember Rosemary’s Baby? Barely? Well, it was about old Satan coming down and fathering a child with somebody that lived in a New York Upper West Side apartment, and Mia Farrow was in it. She said, ‘I am therefore offering to take Mr. Jamous’s place to exchange my freedom for his in the knowledge of his importance to the civilians of Darfur.’ I would encourage him to take the deal. They want him to leave anyway.
RUSH: I really think Mia Farrow is on to something here, folks. This has tremendous potential. Hostages for Peace! Not just Mia Farrow, but any number of Hollywood celebrities, from Sean Penn to Alec Baldwin, could find political prisoners around the world that disagree with the reasons they’re being held captive — and of course all the political prisoners in the world are being held captive because Bush is president — and they could offer themselves in exchange for the release of these political prisoners. Hostages for Peace! What a great idea. She swerved into it. By the way, I made a slipup, and I really need to apologize for this. I said, in describing the movie Rosemary’s Baby, that Satan ‘came down there,’ and Satan comes up. Satan came up. When he shows up, it’s from below, and I said he came down there. It’s just an expression, but I didn’t want to cause any confusion.
RUSH: Let’s go to Charleston, South Carolina, and we’ll start to the phones with Joe. Thanks for waiting, sir, and welcome.
CALLER: Rush, mega dittos from one of the golfing places in the United States: Charleston, South Carolina.
RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much. I appreciate it.
CALLER: It’s a pleasure to talk to you. I’ve been listening to you for a long, long time. Two quick things. You just made a comment. You said it was Mia Farrow wanting to exchange herself for a political prisoner. You’re a big influence. You’re a big sports fans. Why don’t you head up like an NFL draft for the celebrity-for -prisoner exchange?
RUSH: Well, that’s what we’re going to do, not like a draft thing, but we’re going to start the whole Hostages for Peace. We’re going to appeal to their sense of service, their sense of guilt, their sense of the ability to do nothing while thinking they’re accomplishing a lot.
CALLER: (Laughing.) Very good! Also, real quick, you commented before about how 50% of Americans feel better about (garbled) they did about four years ago. The people that… I’m tired of my liberal friends moaning and complaining. You know, why don’t people sit back and think about how they could make their lives better rather than depend upon the government?
RUSH: Well, that’s not the mind-set of a liberal. Here’s the mind-set. Whining and moaning is the natural order. Misery, accompanied by misery, and being unhappy, that’s liberalism — and being angry. So when your liberal buddies look around and they see people doing well, they want to punish them. They don’t want to elevate themselves, and they don’t want to elevate others. They want to punish those who they think are at the top, because they’ve gotten there unfairly. It won’t be long before liberals will actually come out and be honest about this and say, ‘Government must act to reduce exorbitant lifestyles.’ That’s just how they think about this. The idea that this is a country with boundless opportunity, all they have to do is open a door, knock on it, and go in and start seeking it, never occurs to them. They don’t think they’re going to get a fair shake. They think corporate interests and all this, all their clichés, are standing in the way of anybody being successful, and the only people who are cheat, lie, steal, and basically take money from others. Liberals don’t want that kind of success. They want the equal distribution of misery, and that’s not an exaggeration.