RUSH: Michaela in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you so much, Rush. It’s Michaela, but that’s okay.
RUSH: I’m sorry. You know, I see that name spelled… Is it Michaela?
RUSH: Okay. See, I know somebody that spells her name exactly like you pronounces it Michaela.
CALLER: Yeah, I get that a lot. That’s okay.
RUSH: Then I said, “No, it’s not. It’s Michael.” And they’re women! These are all women.
CALLER: I get that, too. I get that, too.
RUSH: I’m confused. I’m sorry.
CALLER: That’s okay. I just wanted to call and tell you yesterday’s show, you had two young ladies on that had been I guess confronted at school, and they stood up for what was right, and they were really encouraging to me. I have three Rush Babies, and I have one in college. So you can imagine what she comes home telling us about her classes. And she gets kind of discouraged. Yesterday she came home and said she has to take a sociology class. She came home, and she was like, “Mom, it’s a social justice class. The teacher already told us that, that’s what the whole class is gonna be about.” I said, “You should have heard these two girls on Rush Limbaugh today. If they can stand up, you can. I think they were like 11 and 14.”
RUSH: Nine and 14.
CALLER: Was one nine? Oh, my.
CALLER: Very impressive. I said, “You can do it. If they can do it, you can do it,” because I have brought her up right. We’ve always listened to your program. I homeschooled all the way through. So your program is like our political science class. So she’s always been ready with answers, but she gets discouraged sometimes, too, like everybody does. I just wanted to pass that on and thank you for that, because it’s made a big difference. She was really excited to hear that.
RUSH: Let me tell you something, Michaela: We all get that way.
RUSH: To one degree or another, people get spirited, sometimes for a few days, sometimes for few minutes or whatever. It happens to all of us.
RUSH: But there’s a way around this.
RUSH: You say that your daughter came home, the college student, and she didn’t take sociology or social studies, whatever, but the professor actually said “social justice”?
CALLER: That’s what she said.
RUSH: All right.
CALLER: She said it’s a middle-aged woman, and she stood up. She has one class so far, ’cause it’s once a week, and she said, “This class is all about social justice, and I want you to write a paper on when you were silenced.” And my daughter just thought, “What am I gonna do that on?”
RUSH: Wait, wait. I was just gonna ask you.
RUSH: Did the teacher, professor, whoever define “social justice,” or does she just assume the students know what she means by it?
CALLER: She probably defined it. She probably defined it. I mean, she’s all about inequalities in our country and how it has impacted everybody.
RUSH: Social justice is grievance politics.
CALLER: Yes, that’s pretty much it.
RUSH: It’s Victimology 101 on steroids —
RUSH: — and it’s aimed at anybody that somebody thinks is part of the power structure.
CALLER: Right. Right. The victim mentality.
CALLER: So, you know, my daughter went to community college for two years on a scholarship. Obama didn’t pay for it. She earned it. And now she’s at a four-year private college, and it’s a religious school, so she didn’t think it would be as bad as a community college.
RUSH: Ha. Ha.
CALLER: Hopefully not.
RUSH: I’ll tell you, these people are everywhere.
CALLER: They are. They are.
RUSH: They’re like roaches. They’re roaches.
CALLER: They are.
RUSH: They’ve infested every living institution they are in.
CALLER: Mmm-hmm. And she was silenced at the community college, so she has a paper to write because she was there for Election 2012. In fact, she had to take a class called Election 2012, and she was accosted by two professors that wanted to know who she was voting for, and when she said, “Not Obama,” they just went off on her. So she has a story to write. I don’t think it’s gonna be the story the teacher expected.
RUSH: I was just going to say, “This is not what this little commie pinko professorette is expecting to hear.”
CALLER: No. No. Not expecting it.
RUSH: There’s a way around all this, and it seems like it could be hard, but actually I don’t think that it is, and it’s the same principle. People — and I’m not saying that your daughter is nervous. Don’t misunderstand.
RUSH: I’m just using this as an example. People who are afraid of public speaking, for example, the real fear is not because they’re going to be appearing before a lot of people. They’re afraid they’re gonna be exposed as not knowing what they’re talking about.
RUSH: That’s the real fear. Once you become confident, A, of what you believe — and then, B, confident that you can explain it — then you have no fear of confronting anybody about it.
CALLER: That’s true.
RUSH: I would suggest to you that your daughter probably already, in terms of truth and reality, can run rings around this professor. Because this professor is living in a fantasy world of her and her previous teachers’ creation, where life is unfair, unjust, immoral.
RUSH: All of these cockamamie examples that are not actually true. Your daughter already can probably run rings around her.
CALLER: Yes, she can.
RUSH: Well, then there’s no reason to be intimidated. She’s gonna get frustrated, I can’t tell you how much.
CALLER: She is, yes.
RUSH: But there’s no reason to be intimidated by this.
CALLER: No, no. She knows what’s right. She’s been taught what’s right, my daughter, so it’s just a matter of expressing it.
RUSH: If her example of how she has been silenced is gonna be that couple liberal professors made her shut up because of her views, that’s one of the greatest opening statements she could make in this class!
CALLER: That’s right. I hope she gets a chance to actually read her paper to the whole class, but that would probably be hoping for too much. (chuckles)
RUSH: Well, even if that doesn’t happen, this infobabe professorette’s gonna read it and grade it.
CALLER: Uh-huh. Uh huh. That’s true.
RUSH: And you can be confident that you’re gonna cause an earthquake —
CALLER: Oh, yes.
RUSH: — in this professor’s office or home —
RUSH: — whenever she does read this thing.
RUSH: And it’s gonna make your daughter a target.
CALLER: She is, unfortunately, but that’s life. That’s life in America these days, but she’s gotta be ready cause that’s what it’s like anymore unfortunately. But not all Millennials are like that. My daughter did say that. She is a Millennial, and she said, “We’re not all watching MTV and smoking pot.”
CALLER: There are a number of them that are conservatives and have conservative values and know how to express ’em.
RUSH: Oh, no doubt. No doubt.
CALLER: I just wanted to thank you because, as I said, I have three Rush Babies, and you’ve been a big help.
RUSH: Well, I’m flattered. I appreciate that. I really do. Thank you.
CALLER: No problem.
RUSH: How old are your other two kids?
CALLER: I have an 18-year-old daughter and also and a 13-year-old son.
RUSH: Oh, yeah?
RUSH: Fun times.
RUSH: All right. Well, look, thank you very much, Michaela.
RUSH: I got it right that time, right?
CALLER: Yes, you did!
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: I’m a quick learner, here, El Rushbo.
CALLER: Yes. (giggles)
RUSH: Thanks for the call.
CALLER: Thank you. Thank you very much.
RUSH: Stay in touch with us here. Keep us posted on what happens in this silly social justice class your daughter has to take.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: All right.