RUSH: Dave in Spokane, Washington. Great to have you with us, sir. I appreciate your patience. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. What a great pleasure to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you. I appreciate that, sir.
CALLER: You bet. Hey, I’ve been a longtime listener since ’89, and you back then were talking about the incrementalism of liberalism and how we had to look out for it. And you’ve been preaching that ever since then. And what we’re seeing today with the Millennials, as you said earlier in your show, full circle. They have come full circle. They’ve achieved their nirvana as far as they’ve been conditioned and educated, “You don’t have the ability. You can’t do it.”
RUSH: They’ve been educated the deck is stacked against ’em. They’ve been educated that the game is rigged and that they don’t have a fair shot. Yeah, their minds have been polluted and poisoned with all kinds of stuff.
CALLER: Yes. As Erick Erickson said in your newsletter, you will be made to care.
RUSH: Hm-hm. That’s right.
CALLER: No matter what. We’re not gonna do it through killing a lot of people —
RUSH: Wait a minute. That’s important. What that means is — let me tell you what that means, “you will be made to care.” It’s not just that you’re gonna get out of the way and let there be gay marriage. You are going to love gay marriage, and until you do, we’re gonna make an example of you.
CALLER: That’s right. And you’re gonna bake a cake, and you’re gonna sell flowers to who we say you can even though you take the risk and open your own business and you have no say in it.
RUSH: Exactly right.
CALLER: It’s a sad day.
RUSH: Yeah. But there’s always — we’re not done yet. It’s incremental. I always am hopeful during campaigns like this. Campaigns are golden opportunities to educate, inform, and present alternatives. What’s always been frustrating about the past seven years is there haven’t been any push-back or opposition. But compounding that is, we’re living the reality of these people. We don’t have to have to warn people about what’s going to happen if these people succeed. We don’t have to try to scare people into waking up. It’s happening.
The negative, the dreary, the absolute destructive results of liberalism are on display every day in most people’s lives. All that has to be done is to explain to people why. The objective, most of them have been conditioned to believe it’s the Republicans simply ’cause they don’t care. That may sound crazy to you. How can you get away with blaming people for certain economic circumstance just ’cause people you don’t even know don’t care about it. And you tell me how that works. But appeals to emotion are very seductive.
But, look, here’s the thing about the campaign. The Republicans haven’t been on the field, folks. That’s the frustrating thing. That’s what all this is about. The Republicans haven’t been pushing back. Not only have they not been pushing back, they haven’t been selling an alternative, promoting an alternative or what have you. It’s got people fit to be tied. Hello, Donald Trump. Somebody appears to be opposed to this. Don’t care what he is. “I don’t care if he’s liberal, conservative, I don’t care what. He seems to be opposed to what’s happening now, and so am I.” Republican Party, desperate to try to understand what’s happening here only needs to look in the mirror. Dave, I appreciate the call.
Here’s Jimmy in Brooklyn. Jimmy, great to have you on the program. Hello.
CALLER: Dittos, Rush. I want to add to your explanation of the communist movement. In the communist publications, they talk about things like capitalism is racism. To destroy racism, you have to destroy capitalism. And you have world Marxist scholars conference, world socialist scholars conference. The communists control the teachers unions, and here’s the worst thing. The communists control the schools that teach the teachers. And they’re teaching to build activists. And in the communist publication, they call the schools, the universities, they call ’em communiversities.
So like you were describing a while ago, this is a communist movement that’s been basically unopposed. They feel they’re winning. In their own literature they say they’re gonna win elections and get power legally. And this is why you see young people gravitating toward Marxism, socialism, perhaps without even realizing. So I’ve been describing as a slow-motion coup. It’s revolution by evolution. And they’re winning because there really has not been an adequate fight-back. And one of the ways they do it, too, is political correctness, which is Marxist mind control.
RUSH: Oh, yeah. That’s just pure censorship, in addition to all of that. You raise a good point here, and I want to expand on it. Now, you go back to the eighties and the seventies and you start accusing the Democrats or the left of being communist or pro-communist or communist sympathizers, which happened with the situation in Nicaragua, the Sandinistas versus the Contras and so forth, it was a real tough sell because there was an evil empire back then, and that evil empire was the Soviet Union. There were real people that led it, people like Mikhail Gorbachev and Yuri Andropov and Leonid Brezhnev and so forth.
So to accuse what you just did here, Jimmy, of the modern-day Democrat Party of actually being communist and advancing a communist agenda, it was a tough sell, because nobody wanted to believe that we actually had people in this country that loved the Soviet Union and wanted to turn us into it. It was guaranteed to fail because of that. Well, now there’s no Soviet Union. Russia is back, Vladimir Putin and the KGB. But there is no Soviet Union. It’s a little easier today, I think, to make the connection. Whatever terminology you want to use: statism, authoritarianism, communism, socialism, liberalism, or whatever.
The fact that there isn’t an evil empire today, a single repository, one kingdom of the place makes it, I think, an easier sell because having an evil empire was actually a distraction in terms of trying to educate people who the Democrats are, what their ideology is and what their ultimate objectives are.
Nobody wanted to think, nobody wanted to believe communists… Look what they did to McCarthy and others who came along and tried to make the connection because of the existence of the Soviet Union? Well, now, the Soviet Union is gone, and the closest thing that you have to would be the ChiComs or Castros in Cuba. So you basically eliminate those. But it has not… Just because the Soviet Union’s gone does not mean that communism doesn’t exist anymore.
When the Soviet Union fell, I told everybody that the environmentalist movement would become the new home of displaced wayward communists, and it was true. It was true then, and it is true now. Communism was never a devotion to a nation state, and that’s what made it a tough sell. Communism was never a devotion to the Soviet Union. Communism is just like capitalism: It’s a different way of organizing people politically. It’s evil. Depending on where you go, certain communists have built walls to keep people in. They’ve had dungeons to put political opponents in. They have murdered dissidents and so forth.
None of that happens here.
So it was always a tough sell. But if you just stick with the simple organizational purpose and structure of communism, there’s no denying what the Democrat Party is. Liberalism, socialism, what have you. Centralized government, command-and-control economy, usurpation of individual liberty and freedom. It’s the objective. What people have trouble getting their arms around is the purpose. You talk to average, ordinary, low-information voters and you try to convince them of all this, the first question they have is: “Why do people want to do that?”
“Well, they want to control you!”
“Well, why? What’s worth that? Why would anybody want to control me?”
It’s hard for people who are not communists to relate to the communist dream. It’s hard for people who aren’t to understand why anybody would want to be. ‘Cause there’s nothing good about it, so why would anybody want it? The only people for whom it’s good are the rank-and-file elites who lead it, who run it. And, for them, it’s simply a way to organize the legal theft of a nation’s wealth, pure and simple.
And in order to get away with the thievery of the nation’s wealth, you will have to have massive, total control. Punitive control. You have to make people docile, you have to make people complacent, you have to do it certain ways (unusually fear) to make them go along with being stolen from. The worst thing for you as a communist leader is a bunch of people who don’t want it to stand up and oppose you. That’s when you have to go grab the guns.
So what you do is, you just shut them up. You give them enough to keep them happy, whatever it takes, while you’re stealing them blind. But in order to get away with the theft, you have to keep them docile. You have to make it perfectly clear to them that there’s no point in resisting, that there’s no future in resisting, that the only thing that can happen to you or to your family if you resist is absolute… You don’t want to even think about what could happen. And that’s how they do it. Anyway, I appreciate the call.