Rush Limbaugh has died.
Up until this morning, he was probably the most influential man alive. Despite his direct influence waning, he is a man who shaped an entire generation of conservative thought, for better and worse.
He was an American icon, he was a genius, he was a sellout and a glutton who wasn’t willing to do the right thing when it was hard.
As an adult reflecting on my childhood, I’ve come to believe that much of my brain’s wiring was influenced by Rush Limbaugh. I try to keep personal matters off of this site as much as possible, because it doesn’t matter who we are, what matters is our plan. But I have said before that as a child, I spent a lot of time with my grandmother.
My grandfather died very young, not long after sixty. Grandma had the radio on all the time, in the house and car, and back then, it seemed like Rush Limbaugh was on all day long.
Here’s an archive show from 1990. Just to give you an idea of what was going on in the background when my brain formed.
People aren’t really aware now, but in the Bill Clinton years, Limbaugh was basically a proto Alex Jones. He would talk about the New World Order conspiracy to build a global government, freemasonry, and communism being a Jewish conspiracy. He would mix that with the standard pre-William Buckley type conservative views on race and sex.
In the early 2000s, he was having some personal and professional problems, and he got the opportunity to sell out and promote those wars that George W. Bush did for the Jewish Lobby.
Even when Rush was selling out, the thing that he was preaching would have been good if it wasn’t a big scam. That is to say, it wasn’t like Charlie Kirk promoting gay anal sex with men in Africa and saying that liberals are the real homophobes. He was not polluting values in the way that modern “conservatives” do, he was simply lying. There is a qualitative difference there, and the record should show that. Rush never promoted homosexuality, feminism, or race mixing. He never tried to change traditional American values, he just used traditional American values to push a bizarre Jewish agenda.
The Bush Wars were sold as some sequel to the Crusades, and as a Liam Neeson style revenge fantasy against evil towel-headed beard men. If it was real, it would have been awesome.
But, it was not real. And now that he is dead, he will be forever remembered as someone who told lies to people who trusted him.
Start at 5:25 on this clip from an interview that was recorded in 1988, when I was four years old.
He says: “Jewish Lobby.”
He says: “You can say ‘Jewish Lobby’ anywhere but New York, and nobody will notice.”
That’s the world of American conservatism that he inherited and became the standard bearer of. It was a culture where you could say “Jew.” And at his death, if you say “Jewish Lobby,” people do a lot more than notice.
Rush was always fat. Eventually, that fatness polluted his soul, and he used his genius for evil.
For a while in the early 2000s, he wasn’t doing political talk radio. In 2003, he briefly did sports talk on ESPN, and he was probably the first person to be canceled for racism.
I don’t think he’s been that good from the get-go. I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in the NFL. I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They’re interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there’s a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn’t deserve. The defense carried this team.
That was in 2003. He lost a bad job for saying something true.
He would soon get a good job for saying something false.
He went back to political talk, and started shilling these wars.
But this is the headline on HuffPo:
The Jews are not grateful.
It is impossible to imagine what the world would have been like without him. It’s almost certain that naturally conservative people would not have been so gung-ho about the wars. What he did was work a kind of voodoo on people, and transfer the fear of communism and the trauma of the 911 attacks into a paranoid fantasy that enveloped the minds of the average white working and middle class American.
He bought the ticket and took the ride. Or rather the reverse. He took the ticket money and got ridden around like a donkey by a bunch of Jews. These Jews were doing massive wars, and he sold them. This man convinced people that Iraq – a third world country where people were riding camels through the streets of the downtown of the capital city – was going to invade America.
Imagine selling that idea. You have to be a genius to be able to get people to believe something so moronic. There was a Philip K. Dick style surrealism to this man’s voice being in everyone’s head through the Bush years, preaching a paranoid delusion that served the interests of an alien ruling class.
The human brain does not have a defense mechanism against radio. If a man is good enough at it, he can make people’s subconscious minds believe that his words are their own thoughts. Rush Limbaugh was the best there ever was.
He was a genius, turned evil by the sin of gluttony. He is survived by four wives. He was humiliated for illegal Viagra while on a sex tourist vacation in the Caribbean. He was addicted to pills. He was a typical loud, messy fat person, who happened to be a genius capable of hypnotizing tens of millions of Americans into thinking Arabs were going to ride camels across the Atlantic Ocean and force us all to live under Sharia Law, which by his telling, was basically the exact same thing as communism – somehow.
For me personally, he was something different, of course. Every cultural figure has an effect on both the culture and on every individual in the culture, and these are going to be different things. When you’re a child, a droning background noise of someone ranting is going to do even more extreme things to your brain. I cannot even imagine the number of hours I must have absorbed of Rush Limbaugh when my brain was forming. I like the way my brain has formed.
Go read the Wikipedia list of his “views.” He was saying “sexual consent” is a fantasy hoax up until this morning. He was correct on all of the core issues. He puts Breitbart to shame. There was no apology for racism or sexism or “homophobia.” There was a lot of good in Rush Limbaugh, and that is why he is such a truly tragic figure.
What we must learn is that the wages of sin is death. Everyone dies, but I can’t stress the importance of this enough: what you do changes the world. Everyone changes the world, by doing whatever they do, and whatever they don’t do.
Rush is dead now, and it’s up to God to judge his soul. But it’s my job to judge his life. I should be able to write a glowing review of the life of a man who was a right-wing icon of my country. I can’t write a glowing review of this man’s life because he let his sin swallow him up. He was a glutton who wanted comfortable rides and big buffets and buckets of pills and big fake titty hookers jiggling around. He was basically a Nero type figure, fiddling around while the country burned.
When I was four years old, you could say “Jewish lobby” everywhere in America, except New York, and no one would think anything of it. Rush Limbaugh said AIDS was a hoax and that black people were stupid, but if he would have kept saying the one thing that needed to be said – “Jewish lobby” – his life would have become a lot less comfortable. It no longer would have been a life for a fat man bobbing around on pills. He’d have had to have lost that weight for all the ducking and dodging he’d have to be doing, and dumped the pills for fear they’d dull his reflexes. He wouldn’t be able to roll up to the buffet in a limousine.
Let’s learn a lesson:
You should live your life as if everything you do is going to be written in your obituary.
You’re going to die some day, but the choices you make will shape eternal reality. Some day, that sky is going to open up, the light is going to shine on all of us, and the dust will settle. Everyone will be forced to see things as they are. History will not be kind to Rush Limbaugh.
We all sin. But we must recognize it as sin, and not let the sin become who we are. When you sin, you must recognize it as sin, internalize the recognition of it as sin, and don’t ever let the sin overtake you. Don’t ever be defined by the sin. Don’t ever get fat and don’t ever shill for the Jews and their lies for the sake of comfort.
God will forgive a lot. God will forgive anything, in fact, save for one thing: He will not forgive a failure to ask to be forgiven. We are all sinners, but we must define our sin and not let our sin define us.
Today America mourns the death of Rush Limbaugh. And today Rush Limbaugh mourns the discovery that in Hell, the pills make the pain worse, the hookers are all trannies, and the buffets are riddled with maggots.