RUSH: Okay, Nellie in Aurora, Illinois, great to have you here on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hello. I was listening to you last week and I wanted to tell you, you are correct. There’s a lot of Hispanics, a lot of us against amnesty. I myself have lost three jobs due to that fact. They’d rather have two illegals instead of me, and I am an American citizen. I’m glad the black people are starting to speak up, too. During that time, they do not want black people working there. They’d rather have illegals working.
RUSH: Nellie, hang on. I need to catch up. What did I say last week that you are agreeing with me about?
CALLER: That there’s a lot of people that are Hispanics that are against amnesty. Because it’s gonna bring so many people here. We cannot find jobs right now, low-income jobs.
RUSH: Well, that’s one of the purposes, I hate to say. You know, folks, I really… Sometimes the truth is really not comfortable, but low-wage labor is one of the reasons that this issue has supporters. It’s one of the purposes.
CALLER: I was making $17 an hour. They’d rather have two persons doing my job, not paying Social Security.
RUSH: Well, they have to pay that, but you’re talking about the other benefits.
RUSH: They’re downsizing you with two people who are part-time so they don’t have to pay anybody benefits.
CALLER: Exactly. And it’s happening to the black people I have worked with. I have friends, and they find ways for them to get ’em out of the job so they could hire some more people.
RUSH: It doesn’t matter. Those people are going to be supporting Obama and the Democrats no matter what. That isn’t gonna change. It’s sad that it’s happening, but it isn’t gonna change the way they vote.
CALLER: But we don’t like it when they say all of us Hispanic want amnesty. That is not true.
RUSH: You’re Hispanic, are you?
CALLER: Yes, I am.
RUSH: Oh, you are. Okay.
CALLER: And I’m black, too.
RUSH: Do you hate the Republicans?
CALLER: (pause) I’m independent. I listen to everybody.
RUSH: Yeah, but, do you think the Republicans are a bunch of mean people because they don’t want amnesty or they’re not for immigration reform?
CALLER: No. No. I think people don’t understand. They do not know what’s going on. They do not listen. They do not read.
RUSH: Well, that’s true.
CALLER: They have blinders on. And a lot of things are gonna come down now. Obamacare, this amnesty. Where are they gonna get the money? How many more people are gonna be on welfare? How many people do I see —
RUSH: I know.
CALLER: — when I have to pay for my groceries —
RUSH: I know.
CALLER: — and everybody else has —
RUSH: I know.
CALLER: — some card that’s to buy food with?
RUSH: I know. Look, I’m an employer. I’ll tell you, when people get a load of what is gonna happen to their paychecks next year when Obamacare fully kicks in and all these other things? It’s gonna be a shock to people. And even then when that happens, the stories are already written to blame Republicans for it. You wait. That’ll be the piece de resistance. “If the Republicans hadn’t opposed this for so long…”
I can’t think of how they’ll lie about it, but they will. They’ll find a way to blame the Republicans, and when that happens? The Republicans right now are in two separate modes: Whatever the big-money people want, that’s what they’re gonna support; and if people hate ’em, they’ll support anything they think will change that. Look, I’m blue in the face. I know how seductive it is, but I’m blue in the face about this.
I don’t know how many times I have mentioned how destructive it is to be so concerned with what other people think of you, but most everybody is. That isn’t gonna change. It’s what drives the media, in fact. Man, if I could wave a magic wand, I’d do a lot of things with it. One of the things that I would do would be magically erase from people’s emotions the fact that they care what other people think about ’em. I know that’ll never happen.
I know that people who don’t care what other people think are gonna remain an undiscoverable minority. It matters to practically everybody all the time, and it also matters to the Republicans. They believe it. They believe that the Hispanics hate ’em. They believe the Democrats have succeeded in making that happen. They believe there’s only one thing they can do to change that, and that’s support what the Democrats are in favor of. ‘Cause they think that’ll make people not hate them.
I’ve learned through practical experience that that’s not possible. You can’t behave in a way to change people that don’t like you. You can’t say things in a way that will change people that don’t like you, because it’s about them. People are running around thinking the reason they’re hated or disliked is because of them. It’s something they’re doing wrong, that those people that hate ’em or don’t like ’em? “They must be right!” It’s a facet of human nature that amazes me, the idea we can’t grant other people this power.
We think they’re all together. We think they’re all hip. They don’t have any problems, they’re cool — and if they think we’re screwed up, they must be right. It’s just the way human nature is. And then there’s this desire to please people, to please other people. Interpersonal relationships depend on it, and then it expands to practically everything. But it’s giving away so much power. It took me a long time to literally not care, and I’m thought of by many people as really odd in that regard.
This constant quest for fame. What is it? It’s a desire to have people love you. It’s what it is. All these young kids vomiting everything they have about themselves? They want to be loved. They want to be loved by everybody. So caring about what other people think? In some cases, it’s the most important thing animating people’s lives. I’m just telling you: When it overtakes a political party and supplants their principles and ideological belief system and so forth, then you have problems.
Anyway, Nellie, I’m glad you called. I appreciate it.