RUSH: Farrah in Anaheim hills, California. Hi.
CALLER: Hi. Thank you very much for taking my call. I wanted to give you a little background. I came from Iran to this great land in 1978, and I completed my MBA and became a US citizen, which I’m very proud of.
CALLER: Thank you very much. I’m calling to let you know that I’m very worried about what’s going on. I would like to compare what is happening here to what happened in Iran in late seventies. As you know they allowed the mullahs to invade their country in the name of Islam. After all, they were thinking what could go wrong, these are all religious people. Now they have to work hard and run into streets so their voice gets heard, and they are facing severe consequences. But they want to get their country back. What I’m trying to say is that it’s very difficult to get their country back now. Now they have realized that they made a very big mistake. So what I’m worried about is that the Americans don’t appreciate what they have right now.
RUSH: You know, I am fascinated, Farrah, with people like you, who have lived under and are familiar with totalitarian statist regimes — and there have been a number of them that have called this program over the years — who cite fears that they see happening in this country what they fled in other countries. Now, we’re not yet Iran. But I still find it fascinating that you, having lived under that — well, you didn’t live under the mullahs but you’re very familiar with oppression and so forth, that you think by what you see here that it’s on the verge of happening in the United States. I just find it interesting because it is the history of the world, folks. That kind of oppression, totalitarianism, that is the way most people in the history of the world have had to live. We’re the exception. In fact, Farrah, thanks much for the call, I appreciate it.