RUSH: This is Pat in Houston. Great to have you. Hi.
CALLER: Rush, thanks for taking my call. It’s an absolute honor, sir.
RUSH: Appreciate that, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: My question for you is if 77% of college educated Democrats believe that sex is not determined at birth and the laws of science and biology just continue to be demolished every day, I’m curious as to your take as to what this means for some of the other traits of a person’s life that are assigned at birth, things like paternity or maternity, sibling relationships, or how ethnicity and heritage come into play. I mean, I’m largely of Irish descent. What’s to stop me from saying, “I’d rather be and today I’m from Australia, or maybe I’m from Africa,” or whatever I want to be. Do you think those are the next dominoes to fall as the left continues to push here their agenda —
RUSH: Let me ask you a question. Are you purposeful being creatively facetious, or are you serious?
CALLER: I’m serious. I think when you look at the proven science, like male and female organs, when that becomes a farce, but things like unproven science of global warming are accepted as a gospel, I can’t really see where is the march that the left is taking us on besides pure anarchy, wherever —
RUSH: Okay. Good. Because I thought you were serious and I wanted to answer the question on the basis of your asking it. And I agree, if you look at what is happening with progressives and liberals, it’s all about how they’re feeling that day. If you look at the transgender issue, “I identify as a man today.” So if they want to be a man, if they’re born a girl but they want to feel like a man, “I feel like I’m a man today.” If that becomes the basis on which your self-esteem hinges, “I would feel better if I were Hispanic.” I wouldn’t put anything past them. They’ve already proven that they’re irrational and deranged.
Rachel Dolezal. Rachel Dolezal wanted to be black and so became black even though she isn’t and everybody went along with it rather than hurt her feelings by calling her a lunatic and committing her to an asylum where they could help her. Now, hang on here a minute, Pat. ‘Cause you’ve really swerved into something here.
RUSH: Now we gotta get back here to Pat in Houston. Your question, remember — in fact, folks, the first part of his question — you may have missed this — there was polling data, 77% of four-year college educated Democrats think that sex is not determined at birth. Now, stop and ponder that for a minute. Seventy-seven percent of college educated Democrats think sex is not determined at birth. If it isn’t, then where is it determined and how?
And so Pat’s question is, if they can just randomly decide that they were born a man when they don’t have the equipment, then what else can they imagine themselves to be or not be in order for their self-esteem to triumph? And you look at Rachel Dolezal, who, for some reason, wanted to be black. I think in her case she thought it was cool to be a victim, she identified with victims. She wanted black people to know that she wasn’t a white racist, so she became, in her mind, black. And she did everything she could with her physical appearance to become black, and everybody knew she was white but let her be black for her self-esteem. And that’s exactly what you’re talking about. Now, you say what if somebody wants to be Irish and they’re not?
CALLER: Well, the Heritage yes, so I’m Irish. What if I want to be something else, or what if I say that my mother is no longer my mother because I choose that today? When the left continues to push and push and you have three-quarters of college educated people who ignore something as seemingly absolute as gender it tells me that they’re not done and there’s other things out there that they’re gonna continue to push for. I just don’t know where it ends.
RUSH: Not only that, they are supposedly the party of science. Look at the science they don’t believe and look at the science they accept. The hoax and myth science of climate change, they accept it, they relish it, but the real science of birth and gender, they reject it, ’cause they don’t like it. You know, Democrat self-esteem and being who you want to be and liking yourself and being who you are has led us down this path. It’s fascinating to contemplate. Where do you think it could end up? I mean, you’ve obviously been applying some thought to this. What are the potential pitfalls of this?
CALLER: Well, you know, that’s where I’m going. And then you start to think of other absolutes. So age, the year that somebody was born, the year that somebody was born, that goes back to Christ. And so if age is no longer relative, you think about, well, is a 16-year-old and a 22-year-old and a 45-year-old, how do you start to get these absolutes of science that are there and they start to break down and the end is just absolute anarchy.
RUSH: Why stop at science? What happens if you commit a crime but you don’t think you did because you didn’t want to and it really didn’t happen? And you go to court on the basis, “Well, I know you got that picture of me, but I didn’t want to do it, so it shouldn’t count.” Think of the most ridiculous example, and you can imagine it coming true with these people.
And keep in mind how do they even get to this point? Somebody has to be teaching them this stuff. Somebody has to be raising them this way. You don’t come out of the womb this deranged and disillusioned. And that’s also a pitfall. Okay. IPhone gift time, if you want to one. Do you have a preference?
CALLER: Rush, you have a heart of gold. I would love the X.
RUSH: What do you know about the X?
CALLER: I’ve done my research. It’s pretty much like the 8 Plus but it’s just a little smaller phone, the display LED, and it’s on the cutting edge with the facial recognition.
RUSH: Yeah, let me tell you something. You’re absolutely right. The iPhone 8 Plus, I used one before the iPhone Xs were released and I have to tell you it’s the best iPhone that they’ve ever made until the X. It’s got all the guts except Face ID. It’s got incredible battery life. It’s an absolutely beautiful phone, and its display is bigger. The iPhone X is just as tall but it’s not as wide. As you put the two side by side, you can definitely see the difference in display, but the X with the Face ID, it’s more than just the Face ID.
What the iPhone X has, if you can remember when you got of your iPhone, whatever it was, your very first iPhone and you can’t believe how you could pinch it and zoom it and change the screen size and size of anything on the screen, that kind of stuff you got used to over the course of having iPhones, you take it all for granted. The iPhone X reintroduces the whole delight, surprise, “wow” factor, “Whoa! Look at this.”
They’ve reinvented the phone, almost, with the X. And the Face ID is much more than just unlocking the phone. Once the phone’s unlocked and you’re looking at it. Let’s say you log into a website that is password protected, well, all you have to do is be looking at the phone and it automatically logs you in.
You don’t have to stop and touch the fingerprint sensor. It just automatically logs you in. If you’re online and you want to pay for something, if you’re looking at the phone, it logs you in and pays. It’s stunning. And it’s fun to use. It’s a work of art. So you’re making a wise, wise choice. Who’s your carrier? I need to know that.
RUSH: AT&T. All right. Now, in addition to the phone, I’m gonna include a one-year subscription to Limbaugh Letter newsletter and the Rush website. We’ll comp that for you and that gets you a new tumbler, too, the Tervis tumbler that is free to every new subscriber. So it’s Christmas in November for you, Pat.
CALLER: Thank you so much, Rush, appreciate you and everything you do every day.
RUSH: Hang on for Mr. Snerdley to get the address and get everything to you, and we’ll do our best to get all of this out next week. And again, we’ve only given away three here, but every one of you — I’ve had people say, “How can you give a phone to people without knowing the carrier?” Every phone I’m giving away is unlocked, so it will work on any — well, just trust that the phone I send you will work on the carrier you give me.
And it’s unlocked, all you have to do is swap SIM cards if that’s what you want to do. Or take it to your store, Verizon or AT&T or Sprint or T-Mobile and you tell ’em it’s a gift and you want to transfer your number and it’ll work. The phone’s not locked to any carrier or contract.