TODD: Let’s talk to Joyce in Houston, Texas. Joyce, you’re on the Rush Limbaugh program, Todd Herman, your guide host. Hi, Joyce. Welcome.
CALLER: Thank you. You know, I want to talk about the Floyd situation. And I didn’t watch the trial because, I purposed in my heart that he could not get a fair trial — and I’m not saying that he should have gotten away scot-free. That’s not what I’m saying. But there is no way that this man, this policeman, could get a fair trial.
When you are picking jurors, and they awarded that family $27 million, what is that telling the juror? Then you got your whole city boarded up because if thugs don’t get their way, they’re going to burn down your city. I don’t agree with the jurors, but I can understand their reasoning, that if you can’t protect your police precinct — you let it be burned down.
What is to say that these people learn that I was a juror, that they won’t burn down my house? I could understand that. I don’t agree, but I can understand their reasoning. And then, in my community, when it became racial, I am so sick and tired of this “systemic racism.” There are no organized conspiracies to keep blacks down. There are pockets of bigotry for sure. But they’re not powerful enough to keep you down if you have some get-up-and-go about yourself.
TODD: Hmm. Hmm.
CALLER: And I hear this constantly. I live in the most dangerous neighborhood in Houston, the sixth in the nation, and we constantly talk about racism. “Who is keeping us down?” and I contend that — and I’ve always said that those old rich Republicans are the reason that our nice communities in Houston have turned into ghettos, and the old white, rich Republicans are the cause of it.
I get so tired of telling my people, “The old rich white Republicans is not our problem. We are our problem — and until we face the fact that we are our own worst enemies, nothing is gonna change!” There are blacks in my community, senior citizens, that have gotten broken into and murdered. You don’t even know their names! But you know Floyd, all over this nation.
All over the nation, you know Floyd, and he shouldn’t have been killed, okay? But you don’t even know these seniors’ names. Ask my congresswoman, Sheila Jackson Lee. When she is up in Washington getting things ready for illegal aliens to stay here, ask her does she know any of these seniors’ names in our community! She is our representative. I guarantee you they don’t know their names.
But I tell you one thing, she sure know about Floyd, and we have got to stop in the black community… I have traveled out of this country several times and I want to say to the blacks that’s listening that you’re so angry and you come up with this fake racism and every scene. That’s not our problem. There’s no better place for us, and you’re gonna sit here and allow people to use you as pawns to mess up what’s best for you today.
There’s no better place for us. Like I say, I been several times. There is no better place for us, and I am tired of you blaming someone else and then, in our community, one of the main reasons that these young people are getting shot and killed, because they didn’t have — and especially these young black men, they didn’t have — no dads in the home.
When Obama was in the White House, all in my community just, “Oh, we are so blessed! We have a black man in the White House.” I said, “We need to a black man in the black house!” If we had black men in these homes, the policeman… If they had these black men in these homes, put something on their behind when they needed to it —
CALLER: — then the policeman wouldn’t have to shoot ’em when they stop them because we have taught them to hate the policeman. We teach them from little bitty things, “If you’re bad, I’m gonna call the policeman!” You put that in that baby’s mind that the policeman is bad. There are few bad policemen, but basically the policeman is out there to do a job to protect with us, and I get so tired of, “Oh, they arrest more blacks than they do whites.” Well, hell, we do more crime! So what are they gonna do, just let us go? We have got to change.
TODD: Joyce, the last thing in the world I want to do right now is to cut in. The clock is sometimes… It’s what we do in the radio show. I need you to hear me. You are… I get paid money to speak. You are one of the most eloquent people I have ever met, and I feel torn between crying and joy to hear the words of wisdom that you’re speaking and the way you speak them. I hear the… I just…
I hear you, and I want you to know a whole bunch of people just heard you. And this is easily one of the top three calls that I’ve ever, ever heard on radio, and to be a participant in it, Joyce, God bless you. God bless you and keep you. You know what? Forget my name. That was Joyce, the program participant on this segment of the Rush Limbaugh program.