Rush Limbaugh and Bill Maher deserve each other

I know right off the bat this topic is going to get me in trouble. But as my largest point of contention or theme so to speak in writing has been to expose hypocrisy and likewise lies, I think this is important. Both of these men are guilty of doing the same thing. Obviously everyone right now is talking about how Rush Limbaugh called a law student names that were uncalled for and I for one am not going to defend him. He knew what he was doing and he can take his lumps like a grown man.

But what about Bill Maher who did the same thing in reference to Sarah Palin?  He called her the C-Word which is slightly worse according to women I talk to and was also un-called for.  Where was the moral outrage over that uncalled insult.  Like I said before, these two were made for each other and perhaps they should get married in a state that allows it.  As a Libertarian as well, heck, why not allow them the freedom that they so desire obviously?

But in the same vein, freedom as far as libertarianism goes is crucial to be applied equally to all.  In this case it was not.  So far, Rush Limbaugh has apologized, and countless other things and suffered insults back at him along with other derision, loss of sponsors and other bad events.  Bill Maher who was guilty of the same thing as directed to Sarah Palin gets off with out a scratch.  So where is the moral outrage over that un-provoked insult?

Well I will tell you.  The media and politics of politically correct or should I say “real-speak” means that everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others.  In this case, Bill Maher is a democrat and a supporter of the “messiah” as stated by Chris Mathews of NBC and as such he is more equal under the politically correct doctrine than Rush Limbaugh.  He can insult anyone he wants and gets nothing hurled at him.  It’s not fair, its hypocritical, and well it’s what happens when society lets political correctness take over its senses to the extent we have.

In a fair society, both people would have been subjected to the same treatment that Rush is getting right now and rightly so.  The insults were uncalled for and have no business in polite society.  But in our hypocritical society where people such as President Obama and democrats like Bill Maher are “more equal than others” you have a problem where they can get away with just about anything whereas someone who is not a strict democrat is hung out to dry for the least infraction.  And perhaps that is the way everyone should be treated.

Our society is obviously swirling towards some abyss where rational thought is thrown out the window for a new religion and thought process based on political correctness.  It sounds nice on the outside, but I think I will end this entry with Thomas Jefferson’s quote which can mean a number of things.  For this, think of it as the reminder that the people are ultimately in charge in a democracy and if they do not take charge and throw the bums out of office during the election, this kind of behavior is not only encouraged but rewarded.

“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. … And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”          – Thomas Jefferson

One response to “Rush Limbaugh and Bill Maher deserve each other

  1. Rights imply responsibilities. The right to free speech in America is guaranteed by your country’s First Amendment to the Constitution, but I have always thought it a flaw that the Bill of Rights was not accompanied by a Bill of Responsibilities, and that both should apply only to (and universally to) naturalized citizens. You may be aware that in 1946, psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl suggested that the Statue of Liberty on America’s east coast should be twinned by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast, and there are concerted efforts to see this vision made a reality:

    The two people you mention are long on rights, short on responsibilities, and to that extent cannot be taken seriously. Abusing the right to free speech only gives free speech a bad name, and the State every excuse it needs to repress it.

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