How Can Lions and Chimps Evoke More Sympathy Than Unborn Babies?
Jul 31, 2015
RUSH: Open Line Friday and back to the phones we go. David, Los Gatos, California, near the Bay Area. Great to have you, sir, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, thanks. How is this for an idea: Push for chimpanzees to be categorized as persons based on 99% DNA match, and then when that goes through, we point out that fetuses have a 100% DNA match and are persons as well.
RUSH: He’s bouncing off a story we just had that in New York some people tried to get a couple of chimpanzees to be declared humans for the purposes of rights, human rights. And they did it on the basis that, hey, their DNA 99% matches ours. They’re really close. And the judge said, hey, sorry, can’t do it yet. But the day’s going to come when it will happen. The point is here we have chimpanzees, a 99% our DNA, and we’re trying to get them personhood.
But 100% percent human beings — if they happen to encounter Planned Parenthood — may as well not even be chimpanzees. That is the point the caller is making. I’m all for any way of illustrating this that gets people’s attention, because I think this is something a lot of people just don’t even want to hear about. They hear about it and say, “I don’t want to hear about it.” It’s one of those things maybe if you don’t think about it maybe it will go away. Maybe if you don’t know about it, it isn’t happening.
By the way, there’s a little bit of a news update. We had this yesterday, but Breitbart is running the story again. “Undercover investigator David Daleiden” who made the videos with Planned Parenthood “tells CNN the reason StemExpress” these are the people buying the butchered baby parts “is trying to suppress the video he took of its CEO on May 22,” the fourth video. This is the one, we played the audio of it yesterday where she describes an intact… She doesn’t use the word “baby.”
We have “an intact unit” or “intact birth” or whatever. They’re dissecting babies. It’s sick, folks. They’re dissecting a born baby, and that video they’re trying to get suppressed. The reason, he says, is because Stem Express, the buyers, don’t “want anyone to know it bought whole intact dead babies from Planned Parenthood.” There’s the ones that did the dissecting. And they’re working with Planned Parenthood to try to get the video suppressed, and a judge did, in California, grant them a temporary restraining order.
So this group, Daleiden’s group, has sent video to the Texas Attorney General in an attempt to head this one off at the pass. But this guy was on CNN. And he said, in a meeting with their top leadership, “the StemExpress execs admitted they sometimes get fully intact fetuses.” That’s a baby, folks. “They sometimes get fully intact fetuses shipped to their labs from the abortion clinics they work with,” and that could be all the evidence you need of born-alive infants.
So that’s why they’re trying to suppress that videotape. They’re very scared of it. You’re not seeing this but the people at Planned Parenthood and StemExpress, there’s a melt-down beginning here. They know if this gets out and has a wide berth, there’s no way they survive. They could have the White House saying it’s fake all day. They can have Hillary Clinton saying, “Oh, this is very, very disturbing, what these video-makers are doing.” But they know this… Everything, no matter how horrible people — everything has its limit where at some point people will say no more. At least you would hope. I think StemExpress and Planned Parenthood both know that this fourth video is it.
George in Cincinnati you’re next. Open Line Friday. I’m glad you waited. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Hey Rush, how are you today?
RUSH: Very well, thank you.
CALLER: Good. Good. I want to make a comment on the whole Cecil the lion situation. I wonder… I don’t remember the dentist’s name, but I wonder if he were harvesting parts for dental research, would that make a difference in the people’s view on this issue?
RUSH: You mean from the lion?
CALLER: Yeah. If they videotaped him harvesting tissue and samples so he could do research or whatever they’re doing.
RUSH: Interesting question. I’m answering you, honestly: I don’t think that he’d get away with it. The reason is, there’s a picture of Cecil. There’s a picture of Cecil. He’s dead but he looks like sitting there like your pet cat and the two guys, the hunters are behind him. It’s just the cutest thing. That picture, once you have created heart-melt for the creature, that’s what’s not happened yet in Planned Parenthood, sir.
We’ve got videos of these people talking about what they’re doing, but there’s no video of what they’re doing yet. There aren’t any pictures. And let’s face it, we’ve become, in many ways in our society… We have to see it. It has to be a picture of it before we establish an emotional connection. So even with that picture, if this guy came and said, “Hey, no, no! I was just looking. You know, we use catgut for sutures and I was looking maybe to strengthen sutures I use dental practice by using lion gut.”
I don’t think that would work. It’s too late, and the cat’s out of the bag, so to speak, for this dentist. For this dentist, it’s over. I don’t know what the guy can do. (interruption) Well I’ll try. Snerdley wants me to explain one thing that he doesn’t understand. I’ll try, but what… (interruption) Uh-huh, uh-huh. Well Snerdley has a question. If something happens in Zimbabwe, like this did, why is the US Fish and Wildlife Service looking into it? By the same token, let’s say that the Marine barracks in Saudi Arabia are blown up.
Why did the FBI go and investigate Benghazi? That was our conflict, the military… (interruption) All right. Okay. Understandably those are US installations. But we have an extradition treaty with Zimbabwe, but I get your point. What’s the US Fish And Wildlife Service doing there? Who are they? They’re a bunch of libs, and they exist with the belief that they have total control over all of this. This is an opportunity to advance the leftist agenda.
This whole thing with this lion is an attempt to advance the leftist agenda, and this is exactly why fish and wildlife exists. Don’t misunderstand. I’m not supporting Fish and Wildlife. I agree with you, it’s outrageous that they just assume for themselves that they have investigative powers in Zimbabwe. But I don’t know if Zimbabwe has officially welcomed them and said, “Yeah, come on over! We welcome your investigation,” or if they’re just talking and claiming that they’re going to go over there. The FBI does counter terrorism; the US Fish and Wildlife does not.
RUSH: This is Dillon in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Great to have you. Welcome to the program. Hi.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. How are you doing today?
RUSH: I’m doing well, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: I’ll get quickly to the point. The thing that seems to just be confusing me in the past week is the majority of media — for some odd reason that I just can’t seem to wrap my head around why — is so broken up about this lion. And I mean, I’ve been listening to you and some of the others on the radio, and some of the callers have just been absolutely irate over this lion.
RUSH: Well, don’t lump me in with that bunch because we haven’t taken any of those calls. Not by design, we just haven’t — unless Snerdley is purposely sending them off to the Savannah. We haven’t gotten any. But, look, I can explain this to you. I understand both. I understand why you have people outraged and crying and heartbroken over what happened to the lion. I can totally understand, and I can understand at the same time why the media does not want to report about Planned Parenthood.
Those two things, given everything that I know about our culture today, I can make total sense of. Well, I can explain to you in ways you would understand. The animal business, that’s easy. We’ve humanized animals for all of our lives. We make cartoons of them talking and behaving and interacting as human beings, while at the same time, we make pets out of them. Pretty much everything but the shark. The shark is still hated, reviled and has no love except other shark researchers.
But the shark — and maybe a snake. I think people hate snakes. I think if this guy had hunted and killed a giant python, like anybody would care. I don’t know. When was the last cartoon show about Sammy the Snake that was everybody’s buddy, and walked with the other figures in a cartoon? You just don’t make sharks, snakes — maybe a couple other examples. But everything else we made into cuddly, human, warm, cuddly pets. Even wild, untamable predator animals.
I totally understand. I mean, look, to a lot of people an animal is exactly what an infant is: The essence of innocence. If you leave it alone, it won’t hurt you. It has no ill designs on you. I understand that totally. I also understand that Drive-By Media doesn’t want to get anywhere near the Planned Parenthood story because they don’t want to undermine their cause. They’re not going to undermine the Democrat Party agenda.
They’re just not going to do it. There’s a lot of teachable moments here in this one issue, particularly the Planned Parenthood issue. There are all kinds of teachable moments. If anybody has any doubts — and it’s hard for me to believe people still do, but there may be some. If anybody has any doubts about the media no longer being the media, about the news, about being objective, this ought to show them.
So if you have your finger on the pulse of the American society and American culture. You can explain both of these things. People are being torn apart over what happened to the lion. It’s no more complicated than a picture, and then the details. You want me to give you the details? This dentist — about whom no one will ever feel sympathy. Nobody is ever going to feel a bit of sympathy for this guy.
I’ll tell you something else. This is a giant subliminal attack on all hunting. Make no mistake. This guy gets his bow and arrow… Do you know that Cecil survived 40 hours after the bow and arrow strike? And the media’s describing the horrible, the horrible hours he had to endure, the inhumanity, the cruelty. I mean, I totally understand why people are upset.
RUSH: I just got an e-mail from Koko Jr. up at the website, a story that happened when I was away on vacation. I was on a golf trip the first part of June. I had no idea this happened. It’s from a UK Daily Mail, and there’s an accompanying video of it. I didn’t hear a thing about this when I was gone. Now, I need to ask if any of you did. “Horrifying moment” at the game preserve, actually someplace called The Lion Park. “Horrifying moment lioness reared up and mauled” this woman “through her car window in South African safari park,” and the woman happened to be an editor of the TV game show “Game of Thrones.”
“Photograph shows lioness rearing up moments before it killed 29-year-old American tourist Katherine Chappell. Standing on its hind legs, the animal is seen peering into vehicle seconds before it lunged through open window. Miss Chappell, who worked as an editor on hit TV program Game Of Thrones, was in South Africa volunteering.” The engineer “who took the photograph, described how lion retreated, blood dripping from its mouth,” and there’s video of this.
Do you all remember this story? (interruption) You do remember? (interruption) Was there any outrage about it? (interruption) Uh-huh. (interruption) Okay. (interruption) See? So it was her fault. See, it was the woman’s fault. I’ve just been told by the broadcast engineer that he remembers this, and it was the woman’s fault because she’s driving through this lion park in South Africa, and she had the window down and therefore she should have known what was going to happen.
But wait! But wait! (interruption) “They told her not to open the window and she did anyway.” Why did she open the window? I bet she wanted to pet one of them. (interruption) Okay. “She wanted to take a picture, pet one of them or whatever.” She wanted to get close to one of them because whatever. It’s a sad, sad story. But did they…? Usually when something like this happens, they hunt down the animal and destroy it. Did they do that in this case? (interruption) They did not.
So the animal, the lion…? (interruption) Okay, now what are we to make of this, anything? (interruption) What? (interruption) What are we to we make of this? (interruption) “The tiger isn’t…” (interruption) Of course, the Rush Limbaugh, “A tiger is a tiger.” (interruption) I know. I know. Snerdley is going back into the archives here. ” A tiger is a tiger.” It’s just a reminder that these are not pets. These are not trainable. Well, they are somewhat.
But they’re not tamable, and they don’t love you. They’re wild animals. They’re predators. But the point is that there was contempt for the woman. There was anger at the woman. She made the lion kill her by sucking that lion in. She entrapped that lion by going around with the window open. There wasn’t any anger. That was my point: There was no anger at the lion. It was just doing what it does. A lion is a lion. Point proven.
RUSH: Look at that, right here. See, on Fox: “Child Endangerment Charges After Mom Leaves Child in Hot Car.” Oh, yeah, that’s really horrible. Child in a hot car! Hot day! Windows rolled up and mom just forgot. That’s horrible. That’s intolerable. It is. I mean, don’t miss understand. But look at how worked up people get over that. “Mr. Limbaugh…” This is Mr. New Castrati speaking. “Mr. Limbaugh, what you don’t understand is a child in a car is an actual human being!
“At Planned Parenthood, you’re not talking about a human being. You’re talking about clumps of cells and unviable tissue masses. And besides, they’re not something until the mother says so.” Sadly, Mr. Castrati is right. Sadly, he is. It’s been taken to an extreme. I mean, if you listen to Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi will tell you that that child is not a child until the mother decides to take it home from the hospital. At no time before that does that child exist as a human being.
She goes back and cites Roe v. Wade for that.
Here’s Robert, Fort Lauderdale. You’re next. Open Line Friday. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush, are you there?
RUSH: Yes, thank you, sir, for calling. How are you?
CALLER: How are you doing.
CALLER: Mr. Snerdley told me to get to the point, so that’s what I’ll do.
RUSH: No, no, wait. Why don’t you not get to the point. Who says we have to do what Snerdley says? Well, okay.
CALLER: Well, okay. It’s fine by me.
RUSH: Well, go ahead. I’m just joking, being jocular here. Trying to lighten things up a little bit. Thirty seconds.
CALLER: This whole thing about this guy over in Africa shooting the tiger — lion, tiger, whatever that is. Isn’t that just another shot at taking down our society, our culture? Not our society, our culture? I mean, it’s just like the abortion thing. Now hunters are demonized when the hunting industry is a vast amount of money in this country. I mean, there was a show on, a local show before yours came on, and this guy, the talk show host, the guest host, was calling this guy a murderer! Murderer of the cat.
RUSH: The dentist was being called a murderer?
CALLER: Yes, he called him a murderer. And he referred to him as “the murderer. “