RUSH: Now I want to go back to the rest of the new totalitarian piece and give you some examples of it. And it has been suggested to me that I ask all of you to start paying attention to examples of this that you encounter. Not necessarily things that happen to you, but things that you see in the news, maybe where you live or just anywhere. Just make a note of it, and become aware of it. It’s one thing to have this new totalitarianism described to you. By the way, it’s not new. The real brilliance of this piece is like Angelo Codevilla’s piece on the ruling class.
It just, in one place, pretty much said everything we were all thinking, and it did it in an easily understandable and commonsensical way. And that’s what this piece does. Just to illustrate again: I have routinely pointed out — tried to get people to notice, tried to get people to observe — that the left is constantly miserable. They’re unhappy, angry, miserable all the time. Even after they win big! Well, this piece provides the reason why or the answer. They’re angry because there remains opposition. Even after they win, there are people that still oppose them, and that ticks them off.
It just infuriates them because the key element of totalitarianism, not only will you be defeated by them, but in time you will love them, and you will agree with them, and you will support them, and you will actively join them. And you will not disagree. That is what we are in the midst of seeing. The example he even gave here was with George Takei lashing out at Clarence Thomas over his dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court case. Why? What did it matter? Thomas was on the losing side. What did it matter?
George Takei was livid. He was foaming at the mouth angry, and he let his racism surface. He called Clarence Thomas a clown in black face. He said he didn’t deserve to be on the Supreme Court. And he lost. Takei had more to say about the dissent than he did praising the people in the majority on the Supreme Court. He did not even talk about the justices in the majority. He didn’t spend a second praising him. Neither did anybody else. They all went after Scalia and they all went after Thomas. They all went after Alito. They all went after the dissent. And it was relentless.
“For a fair number of people in what’s supposed to be a democracy, ‘winning’ in any normal political sense simply isn’t enough. They are not really trying to capture something as pedestrian as political equality, nor are they satisfied if they get it.” They claim that’s what they’re about. Equality. They’re not about equality at all. They’re about total domination.
Folks, let me tell you something. This is why — and I’ll just say it for me — I blanche when I hear a Republican presidential candidate say “I can work with them. I can cross the aisle. I’m the guy that can cross the aisle. I can build bridges. I’m the guy who can show the American people that we can work with them.” They don’t want that. The fallacy in this belief that as a Republican you can win and govern because you can gain the cooperation of people on the left, they don’t want any cooperation.
They are not interested in what Chris Christie thinks. They’re not interested in what McCain thinks. They’re not interested in what Jeb Bush thinks. They’re interested in eliminating everything those guys think. They don’t care to get along. That’s why the Republicans have fallen into a huge trap on all of this. Bipartisanship. They are not bipartisan. Somebody give me an example of left-wing bipartisanship. They don’t even define it the way we do. Bipartisanship, as they define it, as in we cave on our core beliefs and agree with them. That is bipartisanship. There is no compromise.
Look at the global warming issue. Why are they so angry? They appear to be getting everything they want. The Pope’s on their side. Big governments are on their side. The United Nations is on their side, but we aren’t and they’re lived. And who do they focus on? The deniers. And who are they trying to destroy? The deniers. They cannot tolerate. They will not tolerate. They cannot handle dissent. They don’t want it.
You will be made to love them and their beliefs. You will be made to understand that gay marriage is superior to standard marriage. You will be made to understand that transgender rights are more important than anybody else’s right now. You will be made to understand that there is a male dominated rape culture on campus, even though there isn’t. You will be made to understand it, and you will agree with it. And you will join us in stopping it, even though it isn’t happening.
You will agree that the Duke Lacrosse team raped and damaged or whatever, even though it didn’t happen. You will be made to agree. You will understand that there is going to be amnesty and you will love it and you will stop speaking out against it. And until you do, you are in our crosshairs. It’s who they are. That is the modern-day Democrat Party, and certainly that is the attitude of their major donors. Let me give you a couple of examples here, just recent examples.
I’ve got things so confused here now because of all the news that came in. It’s time to take a break anyway. I’m looking for the Stack that has Ferguson, Missouri on it.
RUSH: Do you know what’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri? You may not know this. Do you know that the agitators, protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, are still trying to have the Grand Jury decision nullified? In the Gentle Giant case, the Grand Jury, where witnesses came and spoke, where it was discovered that “hands up, don’t shoot,” didn’t happen, all the witnesses lying were exposed.
But you see there’s a different reality. “Hands up, don’t shoot” did happen. The Gentle Giant was walking away, minding his own business. He saw the gun from the murderous white cop. He raised his hands. He said, “Don’t shoot.” He was backing away, and the cop murdered him anyway. That’s what the Ferguson protesters are demanding be the end story. The Grand Jury decision says just the opposite of that. They have been trying to get it nullified. A judge has tossed out the latest attempt. But how long will the judges hold out? How long will they be able to withstand this before somebody says, “Oh, screw it, okay, we’ll nullify it, just get out of here”?
“A judge has tossed out a push by activists for an independent investigation of a prosecutor’s handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, ruling that the effort was ‘not only logically flawed but contrary to the principles of our criminal justice system.'”
So they’re trying to say that the Grand Jury was corrupt, that there was no logic in it and that the criminal justice system was not allowed to actually play out. “St. Louis Circuit Judge Joseph Walsh III, in a 10-page ruling filed last Thursday, wrote that he reached ‘the inescapable conclusion’ that St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch ‘faithfully performed his duty’ in connection with the grand jury, ‘even though some other person may have made the presentation to the grand jury in a different manner.'”
So the judge is saying, “Yeah, okay, somebody else might have done it differently, but this guy did it just fine.”
“An attorney for the activists, Maggie Ellinger-Locke, said Monday her clients would challenge Walsh’s ruling to a Missouri appellate court. ‘We believe the judge’s decision provides prosecutors carte blanche discretion to act arbitrarily in any given case. This is not the law, and on this basis we shall appeal.'”
So, folks, it’s an all-out assault on the criminal justice system and an attempt, which will not stop, to have the entire Grand Jury system found corrupt, and if they could get rid of it. And why? Because they didn’t get the result. They did not prevail. There are people who disagree with them, and that will not be tolerated. People who disagree with them, whether they are high judges, whether they are prosecutors, whether they are average ordinary every day citizens, it will not be tolerated.
What happened in Ferguson is that an innocent Gentle Giant was murdered in cold blood by a racist white cop and by golly by gosh we’re not going to stop until everybody agrees with that and lives with that and loves that. We’re not stopping until that. And that’s who these people are. That’s just one example.
A civil rights group demands that Kid Rock denounce the Confederate flag or else. I have to take another brief obscene profit timeout.
RUSH: John, in San Bernardino, California. I’m glad you waited, sir. Great to have you on the program. Hello.
CALLER: It’s great to be on your program, Rush, and thank you. I just have a comment and I’ll leave it at that. You know, I’ve been a criminal. I’ve been a drug addict. I’ve been incarcerated. In these times, my mother, she loved me. What really rubs me wrong… I’ve listened to you for 20-some-odd years, and I agree with your points and your views. But when I hear you refer to the young man as “the Gentle Giant,” it really rubs me wrong, because you have to remember he has parents that love him and that are missing him. I would ask that you quit referring to him as “the Gentle Giant.” We know he was a thug. He was up to no good that day. But let’s respect the parents in this, and remember that he’s somebody’s son. And, uh, that’s my only comment.
RUSH: Okay. All right. John, thank you very much for the call. It’s a tough spot to be in here, folks. (sigh) It was his mother who first called him a gentle giant. “He’s just a gentle giant.” That’s how the term came to be. His mom called him that; it was quickly adopted by the Drive-By Media, and it’s only his mother and the Drive-By Media who have referred to him as such. So I’ve been doing so as in a manner of respect.
You called him “a thug.”
I’m calling him “the Gentle Giant.”
That’s what everybody involved in trying to change the story is calling him. So you see how this works? I’m not accusing the caller of anything, but you see how this works? I have become the story, not the fact that there’s an entire protest element trying to blow up the grand jury system, trying to sue the prosecutor, trying to sue everybody to get the outcome they want. No. I’m the meany for calling him the Gentle Giant. This is how it works.
“Civil Rights Group Demands Kid Rock Denounce Confederate Flag… or Else.” This is from Breitbart. “Unsatisfied with the removal of the Confederate flag from public places, stores and TV shows, activists are now calling for musician Kid Rock to stop using the banner at concerts. The outspoken and politically incorrect artist was born and raised in and around Detroit,” and admits it, “but his love for southern rock and culture has included the use of the rebel flag at shows over the years.
“While it isn’t clear the last time Kid used one of the flags during a performance, members of a Detroit-based civil rights group are demanding the singer denounce the … flag, and are asking the Detroit Historical Museum to remove his name from an exhibit he funded if he doesn’t.” The new totalitarians. They can’t even tell us the last time he used it! It doesn’t matter. It’s that he one time did, or ten times did or whatever. He may not have used the Confederate flag in five years.
But he has, and so he must be punished. He must never, ever use it again — and until he promises not to use it again, and until he begs for forgiveness for having used it — they’re going to demand that a museum remove his name from an exhibit he paid for! “According to the Detroit Free Press, a dozen or so members of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network,” Al Sharpton’s group, “held a protest Monday in front of the museum, where there are no Confederate flags…”
There aren’t any there! There are no Confederate flags in the museum. That doesn’t matter. They showed up and held a protest in front of the museum “to target an exhibit that bears Kid Rock’s name. Rev. Charles Williams II, the president of [the Sharpton] Michigan Chapter and a pastor at a local church said, ‘the hometown hero who is a zero with the Confederate flag.'” See how this works? They can’t even remember the last time he displayed the flag at a concert.
It says right here: “While it isn’t clear the last time Kid Rock used the flag –” Doesn’t matter. He did one time at least. And until he apologizes, acknowledges his mistake and swears and promises he was wrong and never will do it again, then they’re going to take down that exhibit that he paid for.
I could keep going. “White House Instructs Allies To Lean On Â‘Jewish CommunityÂ’ to Force Iran Deal.” This is from the Washington Free Beacon. “The White House is targeting Jewish groups in its latest push to blunt congressional criticism of an Iran deal that observers expect to be sealed in the coming days. … The White HouseÂ’s liaison to the Jewish community on Monday advised dozens of progressive groups to push a poll commissioned and distributed by the liberal fringe group J Street, which has been defending a deal with Iran.
“Matt Nosanchuk, an official in the White House Office of Public Engagement, who also serves as Jewish liaison, cited J StreetÂ’s poll and urged liberal activists present on the call to cite its numbers when defending a deal with Iran. The private strategy call, which included more than 100 participants, was organized by the Ploughshares Fund, a liberal group that has spent millions of dollars to slant Iran-related coverage and protect the Obama administrationÂ’s diplomatic efforts.”
In case you haven’t heard of them, the Ploughshares Fund is a long-time ultra radical anti-American organization. The bottom line is they and White House people are allied and are leaning on people in the Jewish community to force a deal with Iran. “You will support our deal with Iran, and you will love it. You will not oppose us, and you will not say a word in opposition and you will love what we are doing, and you will become public advocates of the deal or else.”
“A new document reveals that the Department of Justice, the IRS, and the FBI colluded to prosecute Barack Obama opponents.” This is from Judicial Watch. Involves Lois Lerner. Just the headlines, folks: “New Docs Reveal DOJ, IRS, and FBI Colluding to Prosecute Obama Opponents.” These are the 501(c)(3)s that the conservative fundraising group is asking for tax-exempt status. Judicial Watch has found evidence that the DOJ, the IRS, the FBI were colluding to prosecute them out of existence.