RUSH: Okay. Let’s go audio sound bite number one. This funny. This is Saturday night in New York City, the Harlem Book Fair. Panel discussion: Religion and political Activism. A panelist: University of Pennsylvania associate professor of religious studies and author Anthea Butler. During a discussion about her op-ed, “America’s Racist God…” Now, remember: This woman teaches kids at an Ivy League school. She is a professor, associate professor of religious studies. Anthea Butler, at UPenn, University of Pennsylvania.
BUTLER: I got attacked by the right. I got attacked by Fox, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh — I’m saying all you all’s names out loud — Daily Caller. All of them, they came at me this week. I didn’t have no church people to clean up my Twitter feed. These people call me the B, the C, everything else they could call me e’cept a child of God. Okay? And why did they do that? Because I had the nerve to critique this American god. Small G now. Not big G. But they like, “Oh, no! You comin’ after God!”
RUSH: Uhhh, I don’t know who she’s talking about, calling her the B-word. What is the B-word? See, I’m clean and pure as the wind-driven snow. And the C-word? What’s the C-word? (interruption) Oh, it’s that one? Somebody called her that! Well, who? Who called her that? Well, it wasn’t here, and how would they know?
Anyway, there’s one more here, folks.
RUSH: Anthea Butler. You know, this woman is a liar. I don’t know who called her a B or a C. I think she ought to name names. She said that after listing my name and Hannity’s name and the Daily Caller, and so she was implying that it was me or one of the others listed who called her those names, and that did not happen. All we did was laugh at her. All we did was have a little fun with her.
Now, we just checked during the break the collection of attacks, quote, unquote, on Anthea Butler that she was talking about. And I don’t see any. I don’t see the C-word or even the B-word. The worst I saw was the A-word. Listen to the way we’re having to talk these days. This is absolutely absurd. What is happening to the language and from the supposed citadels of higher education. Those were tweets or comments from online people, not talk radio people or Daily Caller.
Anyway, this woman, she’s just as most liberals are, just filled with rage and anger. It’s impossible for her to be happy. She’s gotta corrupt. She’s gotta pollute. She has to twist minds. She has to revise history to make her feel worthwhile, I guess. She went on to say that all of us white racists out there, we misunderstood what she was attacking. She was just attacking our god, not the God. She was just attacking the god of all the white racists out there. And there’s nothing we can do about it ’cause she’s got tenure. Here’s the last sound bite, Anthea Butler, professorette at the University of Pennsylvania, or whatever they call it.
BUTLER: But, see, I was coming after their god. I was not coming after the God of the scriptures, the God that we know, of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I was coming after the god they worship, Mammon; the god they worship, racism; the god they worship, white supremacy. Thank God I got a great institution that takes care of me. I have tenure. I can’t get fired.
RUSH: You know, I never heard of this, the god of racism? Have you ever heard of Mammon? Do you know what that is? Snerdley, what is Mammon? The god of Mammon is the god of white racism? And that’s who we supposedly worship. All we did was react to what this professor said in her rage and her anger. But then she flips everybody off: you can’t do anything about it because I have tenure. Mammon is material wealth or greed. Mammon is personified as a deity, the god of wealth and greed and so forth. Never heard of it. Anyway, I don’t know how much you spend to send your kids to this school, but it’s a waste of money if your kid’s taking a course taught by this woman.
You know, folks, I have to tell you something. This white guilt, it’s time for all this white guilt to end. I know it won’t because I know that most people are scared to death and live lives totally immersed in fear because that’s what other people want them to live like, but I’m sick of it. White guilt is doing nothing for anybody, and white guilt is not solving anything. And besides that, a little history lesson for you. If any race of people should not have guilt about slavery, it’s Caucasians. The white race has probably had fewer slaves and for a briefer period of time than any other in the history of the world.
Now, sadly, we’re not talking about the rest of the world when the civil rights coalition gets ginned up. They’re talking about America and slavery. And that can’t be denied; it happened. But, compared to the kind of slavery that still exists in the rest of the world and has existed, by no means was it anywhere near the worst. The Chinese, the Arabs, black Africans, in fact, we forget about it. Even American Indians were constantly warring against other tribes for slaves. You know how many wars were fought for slaves, to claim them?
My gosh, folks, the ancient Israelites were all slaves. The Exodus, the war, everything. There have been so many wars fought over this. Ancient Rome went to war to win more slaves. We’re pikers compared to the rest of humanity throughout human history. Yes, even American Indians — I know the image is that they were the embodiment of perfection. They were just cool and fine until we arrived, and then it was all over for ’em. But even they were constantly warring against other tribes for slaves. It was their primary reason for going to war.
But despite all that, no other race has ever fought a war for the purpose of ending slavery, which we did. Nearly 600,000 people killed in the Civil War. It’s preposterous that Caucasians are blamed for slavery when they’ve done more to end it than any other race, and within the bounds of the Constitution to boot. And yet white guilt is still one of the dominating factors in American politics. It’s exploited, it’s played upon, it is promoted, used, and it’s unnecessary.