Culture Wars: Liberal Education vs. Western Civilization
We are a Christian nation with a Judeo-Christian ethic.The very legitimacy of the country is under assault, and has been. The legitimacy of Christianity is under assault.
We’re Erasing Western Civilization
RUSH: I have three stories here. The headlines are enough. “Workers Remove Ten Commandment Monument from Oklahoma City Capitol Grounds at 10:30 p.m. to keep protesters from demonstrating.” Next headline: “Pork Products Face Workplace Ban for Being Offensive.”
The next headline: “School Cancels America Day.” Fourth headline. Do you know what the fastest growing language in the United States is? Nope. It’s Arabic. Fastest growing, not the most spoken. “Fastest Growing Language in the United States Is Arabic.” Here’s another headline: “World’s First Lesbian Bishop Calls for Church to Remove Crosses and to Install Muslim Prayer Space Instead.” There is a creep, creep, creep, creep, creep that is happening throughout Western nations, Western cultures, and Western civilization countries.
It is a creep, creep, creep, creep, creep through various means. Illegal immigration, normal immigration, intimidation, political correctness, what have you. But Western civilizations are pretty much in the process of erasing themselves, in my view, anyway. The people who wish to erase Western civilization in many cases are not even firing a shot. Some are, such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda and all that, but the legal immigrants are not firing a shot. La Raza’s not firing a shot. A number of the domestic upheavals in this country are happening not because of any kind of force.
They’re happening because of political correctness, fear, intimidation, you name it. First story. UK Daily Mail: “A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was being removed and will be transported to a private conservative think tank for storage. A contractor the state hired began removing the monument shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday. The work comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s June decision that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support ‘any sect, church, denomination or system of religion.'”
We are a Christian nation with a Judeo-Christian ethic. Were founded and established that way, and we are erasing ourselves. We are allowing it to happen under the guise of religious freedom, except it’s not religious freedom that’s making this happen because the religious freedom is also under assault and could be said to be suffering defeats. Try employing your religious freedom if you’re a county clerk in Kentucky. Try using your religious freedom if you’re a pizzeria or a bakery or what have you in Indiana, southern California, or Colorado.
You’ll find that your religious freedom doesn’t mean anything. But in the name of religious freedom, the Ten Commandments monument must come down so as not to offend anybody who doesn’t believe in them. It used to be our country. I mean, this is how the United States was founded.
RUSH: I want you to listen to this again. “Patriotic teenagers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming showed up to class Wednesday waving American flags in defiance of educators who canceled ‘America Day’ over fears it might upset students who don’t consider themselves to be American.” I guess, ladies and gentlemen, it’s too late to ask what non-Americans are doing at a school in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, or why American taxpayers are paying to educate non-Americans and then why we are deferring to non-Americans who are offended by the American flag in an American school?
You know what this really epitomizes? This illustrates the difference between immigrants in the past and those of today. Immigrants in the past came here to be Americans. They loved the American flag. They wanted that flag to fly above them. They revered, respected, and on the other hand that flag. They could not wait to assimilate. They could not wait to become citizens. They could not wait to wave that flag as their own.
They would have jumped at the chance to engage in an America Day. Why do we even need an America Day in the first place? Well, regardless, immigrants of old would have jumped at the chance to participate in a day celebrating America, but today immigrants students who are not Americans are offended, don’t want to see the flag, and what do the school administrators do? “Okay, okay, okay, okay! Don’t shoot! We’ll take it down. Don’t bomb! We’ll take it down.”
Parents Intimidated by Political Correctness
CALLER: Thank you. My point is that I think what should happen next with canceling the America Day, is that the parents should go to the school board and demand that the principal or whoever else was involved in canceling this be terminated, because there’s nothing that scares a politician more than thinking that their constituency is going to turn on them.
Rush: I asked this woman, “Why didn’t you do something! I mean, this is outrageous what’s happening. You’ve got an activist that’s taken over a history course. Why do you do something about it?” “I don’t want my daughter penalized. Nothing’s gonna happen to that teacher. All of these parents can go in; nothing’s gonna happen to that teacher. The school board’s gonna defend the teacher. The principal’s gonna defend. All that’s gonna happen is that my daughter is gonna get F’s.”
So nothing’s done about it.
A lot of people complain.
That’s not the only story. I hear countless examples of this kind of thing happening in school, and your example here out in Wyoming of what needs to happen is, “Somebody needs to go and tell the principal X, Y, and Z if this doesn’t stop.” They’re not gonna do it, because they think their kids are gonna get harmed — which is ironic because their kids already are being harmed by what’s going on in the classroom. But grades are everything. Grades is how you get into Harvard or whatever college you want, grades is how you end up impressing other people in town. “My kid gets A’s,” or whatever, and the near afraid of grade punishment.
So they just don’t say anything.
And the leftists continue to get away with it all.
RUSH: Even if the parents go to the school board members who are elected, and the school board then tells the administration and principal, “You gotta stop this,” the kid whose parents show up is still gonna get punished. That’s what the parents think; that’s why they don’t do anything.
Everyone Should Know the Mayflower Compact
CALLER: Well, I was just calling about the Ten Commandments. Any time anything like this happens in our country I get so upset and so frustrated, because if anyone would just take the time to go back and look at our founding documents, to look at the Mayflower Compact and it talks about God and how it was for the advancement of the Christian faith. And if you go back and look, I believe it was the Continental Congress, when they met in 1777 they recommended and approved that this nation bring in 20,000 Bibles because there was a shortage of Bibles in this country. And there’s just so many quotes, and there’s so much about that in our history, and yet no one bothers to look back at it or it’s not —
RUSH: That is true, but that’s not what’s happening. What’s happening is, and it’s happening all over the world, but it’s focused here because we are the leading free nation of the world. And so we’re going to be the biggest target of people who are opposed to freedom and particularly religious freedom, and particularly Christianity. Now, what’s happening is — and it’s not new. It’s been going on for a long time. There is an all-out assault on the founding of this country as illegitimate, that everybody about it is illegitimate, from the belief in Christianity. And, in fact, it is the belief in Christianity from which flows all of our sins. Slavery, discrimination, bias, whatever we’re guilty of, races, sexism, bigotry, homophobia, all of those things are claimed to come from the Bible.
Liberals are Re-writing History
What the Democrats believe about Christianity is good, and that is the government should give everybody things called charity. That’s as far as it goes. But conservatism and Christianity is discriminatory, it’s bias, it’s white privilege, all of these things. And so the very legitimacy of the country is under assault, and has been. The legitimacy of Christianity is under assault, and has been. And it’s been a slow creep so that we’ve gotten to where we are here without a shot having been fired, there hadn’t been declarations of war, unless you’ve been paying attention to the multiculturalists; unless you’ve been paying attention to what’s happening with the curriculum in schools; unless you’ve been paying attention to what’s happening on college campus; unless you’ve been paying attention to what’s happening in the Democrat Party, you would never know of this all-out assault.
You wouldn’t realize that global warming is part of it. You wouldn’t realize that gun control is part of it. You wouldn’t realize that national health care is part of it. You wouldn’t realize that taxing the rich is part of it. Everything Democrat Party stands for and supports is about tearing down the foundational building blocks of this country, under the guise that it was illegitimate and immoral and mistreated certain people, even to the point now that we don’t even deserve to be here after what we did to the Native Americans. And we don’t deserve to be here after we did to the Mexicans. And we don’t deserve to be here because we had slaves. We don’t deserve to be here, period. We should never have come in the first place.
There should never have been the Pilgrims. There should never have been Columbus. There should never have been any migration from Old World to new, and so we’re gonna make it so that that didn’t happen, these people say, by conquering and reconstituting and transforming this country. We elected a president to lead the charge. And I would dare say that 90% of the people, maybe 80% of the people that voted for him had no idea what they were doing, just like this previous caller that we had.
But, you know, I was happy to hear you read the Mayflower Compact. There’s a reason why in the Rush Revere children’s book series we started with the Pilgrims. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims chronicles the first stages of the founding of this country. And it is a story that is being mistold and perverted throughout the public school system in this country for years now.