Rush Limbaugh is a dangerous joke. A joke because what he says is absolute nonsense. And dangerous because people actually agree with him. There is a current war on women’s rights. And Rush is one of the leaders of that parade.
Limbaugh’s argument against Georgetown student Sandra Fluke is this: because she thinks it is a right that (and it should be) for insurance companies to provide birth control in their plans that this means that we are paying for her to be a ‘slut’. Rush also thinks that if we provide this service that he should get something in return, which is the pornographic tapes of these women having sex. It is really difficult to write that sentence and believe someone who has a large soapbox to screech from actually said that to his listening public. But then again this is the racist, sexist, drug addict Rush Limbaugh who we are talking about so it should not be so shocking.
I’m not certain why the conservative’s have gotten so hung up on sex and especially a woman’s sexuality but it is time to put an end to it. This speaks of little boys running away from girls in the playground because they have ‘cooties’. They want to take away a woman’s right to choose and now want to take away a woman’s right to protect themselves from having to make that decision in the first place makes no sense whatsoever. It seems these people are saying that sex is nothing more than procreation and those who do it for pleasure are nothing more than whores or sluts. This coming from someone who and who’s party he backs, has multiple male-centric skeletons in the closet makes me think ‘thou doth protest too much’.
Hiding behind the 1st amendment, Limbaugh feels like he is able to spew this hateful rhetoric on a daily basis without any repercussions. Rush Limbaugh is the Westboro Baptist Church with a much bigger audience. He is not just giving hypotheticals, he is doing nothing more than hate speech. Whether it’s targeted at democrats, women, homosexuals, minorities, or more, it is just hate speech. This is a man who truly believes what he’s saying, as his slogan says, is ‘on loan from God’. I’ve read the bible and Rush, and you are no Christian.
This country, as advanced as we should be, is still stuck on 19th century ideals. It is nothing but ridiculous that we are still having arguments as to whether or not gay marriage should be legal. Politicians are doing nothing more than pushing their supposed ‘religious morals’ onto the rest of this ‘free country’. You can pursue happiness but as long as it is heterosexual happiness. Conservatives: why are you so afraid of gay people? What affect does it have on your life if two people love each other and want to commit to each other? I love the stance that this is a war of the sanctity of marriage. I think the fact that there have been reality shows based upon marrying a millionaire, we can pretty much say that sanctity is gone from heterosexual marriage; just ask Newt Gingrich, I’m sure he’ll have a lot to say about it. Gay people deserve to have the same rights as anyone else does and to malign a whole group of people and tell them they are wrong is nothing but hateful bigotry.
If you believe in America, you should believe that people have the right to do with their bodies what they choose to. To have government try to regulate that is to me unconstitutional. I have a daughter, and if she grew up to be gay, I hope I don’t have to talk to her about why she can’t get married. I don’t want to tell her that she can’t have sex unless she’s ready to have a child because birth control and abortion has been banned. I don’t want her to be forced to believe in a religious ideal that she doesn’t follow. I want her to have the same exact opportunity as anyone else does.
The worst thing about this is that we still live in such a separated society. To the conservatives like Rush, it’s the white middle and upper class against the rest of the population. When you break it all down we are all people. We are all confused as to why we are here and what our purpose is. Our skin may be different and our gender might be different but we are all carbon based life forms on a planet spinning slowly in space. Why do we spend so much time trying to tell others how to live their lives? If they aren’t hurting someone else, why is it any concern of Rush’s, or mine, or anyone else.
The FCC did everything they could to run Howard Stern off of the radio because he openly discussed sex on the radio and things that they felt were offensive to their sensibilities. However they seem to have no problem with the hate speech on a daily basis from people like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity. Really goes to show the priorities and the values that the FCC holds near and dear to them and what some in this country find as acceptable entertainment. I guess it’s because these people are owned by Clear Channel who in turn make lots and lots of money for them.
For the good of our nation, let’s stop giving credence and platform to those who make their living on hating others and calling it ‘news and opinion’. We are all humans and we all deserve rights.
Oh and Rush- stop saying that God is on your side. I’m sure She’s turned her back on you a long time ago.