First off I’m not an economist but I got a degree from Fordham University back in 1982 in political science in the hope that one day I might be a lawyer. Rush Limbaugh is neither a journalist, a historian or a lawyer. Mr Limbaugh is an entertainer no different that the guy that used to bark to the crowds imploring them to come and see the mermaid at the carny in Mount Kisco when I was a kid. usually it was a really smelly looking weird fish but sometimes it was a girl in a tank wearing a fin. You get what you pay for which is why I always snuck into the tent.

The most recent Internet meme trying to expose President Barack Hussein Obama as something other than an American politician is a snippet from a speech he delivered in Roanoke, Virginia last week, taken out of context. What appeared first in its entirety at the Washington Times “watercooler” blog written by Kerry Pickett that has been picked up by The Blaze, Rush Limbaugh and countless other conservative idiot ditches will be highlighted in its original context:

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires. ”

Here’s what Limbaugh had to say about the snippet, not the full quote:

“Successful people have not done it on their own. Successful people only exist because of the nameless, faceless, real, true hard workers. You know, before Marx there was no such thing as class-driven economics. If that guy had been aborted, we’d have a whole different world today.”–Rush Limbaugh, 16 July 2012.

Now there are two things that conservatives, who would rather be delusional about everything than deal with facts that make them recognize they are very close to the slow moving grinding stone of social change, “know” in their “hearts” because Rush said so. One, that President Obama hates their fantasy of the ubermensch, the self made man. Correction, the self made white conservative man. Two, that Marx invented class economics.

In Hindsight

Both, of course are totally fucking incorrect. The president of course is correct there is no self made man that is a myth. Even Bill Gates and Warren Buffet got help getting where they are so I’m sure your loocal dry cleaner, plumber and general contractor did as well. Two, Rush who got his degree from, wait where did Rush Limbaugh go to college? Southeast Missouri state for two semesters and a summer session. But it’s listed as his alma mater when really it was not his nourishing mother, but just some broad who’s tits he sucked.

Had Limbaugh gotten to take a medieval history course as I did and quite enjoyed at Fordham, he would have learned that feudalism was an economic, military, political and social control system designed to keep the rich and the Church powerful and everyone else in service to the two powers or dirt fucking poor. Class based economics at its finest starting in the 9th century nearly 1000 years before Karl Marx.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
68 Shatter 2 AS

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