Dé Luain, Deireadh Fómhair 11, 2010

Rush Limbaugh States Beliefs Honestly: Oddly Appropriate for Columbus Day

But there is no equality. You cannot guarantee that any two people will end up the same. And you can't legislate it, and you can't make it happen. You can try, under the guise of fairness and so forth, but some people are self-starters, and some people are born lazy. Some people are born victims. Some people are just born to be slaves. Some people are born to put up with somebody else making every decision for them.

You may consider this to be nothing more than harsh truth, that some people are simply more worthy than others and have earned special social privilege because they worked for it. You may say that this is nothing but the ethos of capitalism and competition expressed in an unusually blunt way.

Except no, these are the words of a college dropout born in to wealth, who honestly believes that the money he was born into was deserved and not dumb luck. He specifically says that some people are BORN to be slaves. He says this to an audience that, let there be no doubt, feels entitled to have social privilege simply handed to them, who is insulted by the mere thought that they should have to bother working or competing for it.

There are many who believe the sentiment that Limbaugh expresses, who believe that holding this creed makes them strong clear-eyed realists in a weak pc world. I myself would have a much easier time accepting that they are sincere truth tellers, and not simply bigots, if a single one of them considered himself the slave.

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