RUSH: “Yale Students: Studying White, Male Writers Creates Culture ‘Hostile to Students of Color.'” A Washington Times story here. “In something of a Shakespearean twist, English majors at Yale University don’t want to study the greatest English writers.
“That’s what a group of undergraduates at the Ivy League school in New Haven, Connecticut, said in a petition started last week. They are demanding that the English Department ‘decolonize’ the curriculum by dropping a pair of Major English Poets required courses that feature works by dead white men. ‘It is unacceptable that a Yale student considering studying English literature might read only white male authors,’ the petition states. ‘A year spent around a seminar table where the literary contributions of women, people of color, and queer folk are absent actively harms all students, regardless of their identity.’
“The petition says forcing students to read the works of William Shakespeare, John Milton and T.S. Eliot, among others, ‘creates a culture that is especially hostile to students of color.'”
How exactly is that? How does that happen? Why is there hostility in teaching Shakespeare? Do you know who Shakespeare is? Look, when I was in junior high — no, it was high school. I wasn’t ready. I knew what I wanted to do and quoting Shakespeare was not in the list of things for me. So I got into Shakespeare later on by myself. But at the time, “Don’t make me do this. There are other things I want to learn right now.”
Anyway, Shakespeare is nothing more than philosophy in prose. That’s what it is. It’s brilliant. It’s timeless. But there’s nothing racist about it. There’s nothing hostile about it, unless you’re a young skull full of mush who has been raised to believe that anything having to do with white European history is intrinsically bad, and that is part and parcel of what’s happening, the all-out assault on Western civilization.
RUSH: This is The Daily Caller: “Washington State To Teach Transgenderism To Kindergartners.” Washington state, I guess, is going to start acknowledging mental illness. Well, that’s what the Johns Hopkins guy, the professor says that this is. Not me. The Johns Hopkins professor emeritus of psychology up there. Paul McHugh, I think, is his name.
What a bunch of hooey. Can I read that to you again? You didn’t understand it? Okay. Well, let me read it to you again. A Washington state health education glossary defines gender — you and I think gender is male or female. No ho-ho-ho-ho. No, no, no, no. No longer. That’s not what gender is. In Washington state in the educational system, gender is, quote, “a social construct,” period. Meaning, it’s a social idea. You know, somebody’s idea came up with it.
It’s based on “emotional, behavioral, and cultural characteristics attached to a person’s assigned biological sex.” Assigned? Who assigns? A couple have a baby, a little baby girl. Who assigned that that baby’s a female? Who did that? Who assigned? Well, you and I both know it’s God, but some might say the chromosomes. Some might say genes. But whatever. But, no, no, society eventually does, folks. Society eventually says that little girl’s a girl. But what if that little girl emotionally isn’t?
See, this is where we get into problems. The original assignation of female might have been entirely wrong. Even though it is a little girl, that doesn’t mean diddly-squat, because we now have to factor in the emotional, behavioral, and cultural characteristics attached to the biological sex, the assigned biological sex. Gender expression, meanwhile, is defined as the way someone outwardly expresses their gender.
So we have gender, which is assigned, which is a social construct, which is based on emotional, behavioral, cultural characteristics, that’s gender. Now gender expression, which is the way someone outwardly expresses their gender, and this is being taught to kindergarteners. You wait ’til they bring homework home. “Mommy, Mommy, I need some help. I need some help with gender expression. Mommy, I confused.” Imagine what this is gonna lead to. Of course they’re not gonna understand it. They’re gonna end up being confused. That’s the objective here.
“By third grade, students will be expected to explain –” this is now in quotes — “explain that gender roles can vary considerably, and they will,” by third grade, “understand the importance of treating others with respect regarding gender identity.” And this is all taking place under the self-identity component of sexual health. And gender identity here is defined by the state of someone’s inner sense of their gender.
So, in the words of Thomas Friedman, if you’ve got balls and testosterone, you could easily be a female, depending how your inner sense of your gender is. And if you can be made to resent balls and testosterone, even though you have them, then you can learn to present. And they’re trying to get all of this started at kindergarten level. (interruption) What, recruitment? What are you saying, recruitment? Oh, recruitment. Hmm. Hmm. Recruitment. Recruitment. Interesting. Yeah. That might explain why they want to get started in kindergarten.
RUSH: Hey, folks, you know what Uber is, right? Uber, you got an app. Uber is not a car service. Uber is a software. It’s a software system that deals with transportation at a great level of scale. So you have your Uber app and you need a car, you want to go somewhere, you put it all in your Uber appear and the nearest car shows up and you get in, you go.
How would you like to be able to do that on an airplane? How would you like to be able to have an app, let’s say that you are here in Florida and you need to go get to New York, and there’s an app that treats private plane travel the same as Uber? If some private pilot happens to be flying to New York on his plane and has some seats available and is part of the program and will take you for a hundred dollars instead of $500, would you do it?
A lot of people would do that. Well, a guy came up with the idea. Company was called Flytenow, F-l-y-t-e, N-o-w, and the FAA shut it down. The FAA shut it down because these pilots are not compliment with federal regulations, part 91, where they’re carrying paid passengers. They have to have the same qualifications as airline pilots, and of course they don’t, they don’t work for airlines. As such, they don’t meet safety regs, and so the FAA will not let this business start up.
RUSH: All right. I knew it was gonna happen. I was just watching CNN, and they had somebody who’s apparently the handler for Koko the gorilla that picks NFL games so forth, and the graphic says, “Koko’s handler talks to Koko about gorilla shooting at Cincinnati Zoo.”
Folks, Koko doesn’t know what a gorilla is. Koko doesn’t know that she’s a gorilla. Koko doesn’t know that there was a gorilla in Cincinnati. Koko doesn’t know there is Cincinnati. Koko doesn’t know what a zoo is. Koko doesn’t know what a gun is. Koko doesn’t know what a little kid is. Koko doesn’t know that there was a gorilla shot in the Cincinnati Zoo ’cause Koko doesn’t know from anything.
And yet CNN has a story that the Koko handler was doing sign language with Koko and we are being told what Koko thought of the gorilla shooting in Cincinnati, and Koko doesn’t know that today is even Friday. “You’re so mean, you’re so mean, Mr. Limbaugh, you’re so mean. People are just trying to get closure.” Fine, get closure, but do we know what Koko said? I think they’re hyping the story upcoming. I wasn’t there long enough to know that Koko — sign language.
And I guess Koko was gonna tell the handler what she thought of Harambe being shot at the Cincinnati Zoo. And, of course, after the reports over the CNN audience is going to think that Koko has weighed in on it. (interruption) No, no. No. Koko is gonna demand the end of zoos. Koko is going to demand the end of large animals like her in captivity. Koko is gonna think, “Well, the guy was a brute, probably deserved it, glad I wasn’t married to him.” That’s not what Koko will say.
RUSH: Hey, folks, get this. The Democrats on the Federal Election Commission have voted to regulate political jokes. They are going to sanction anybody that tells a political joke. The Democrats on the Federal Election Commission vote to regulate political jokes. “Over mocking objections from their own staff, two top Democrats on the politically divided Federal Election Commission voted to investigate one-time Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking that he hoped supporters would shower him with million dollar contributions.”
I’m telling you one thing I have learned from college students that want to have sex a thousand times a month to whoever, you can’t tell jokes about ’em. They do not laugh. They don’t get it. They don’t want to. They have no sense of humor whatsoever. They can joke about you all day long. They can mock, satirize you all day; you can’t tell a joke about ’em. Gonna shut it down.
So here’s Huckabee out there, he’s on the campaign trail, “I would love for all of you to send me million-dollar donations.” That’s gonna be made illegal. What the Clintons are doing, nobody’s even investigating. Freedom of speech, anybody?