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The Left’s Unbridled Assault on the Traditional American Family Continues
RUSH LIMBAUGH: Ladies and gentlemen, the assault on the traditional, standard American way of life continues unabated, and it is being conducted by a minority of people in this country. There’s an amazing poll out there today from the Investor’s Business Daily, Investors.com which illustrates just what an extreme minority today’s Democrat Party and the American left really is, in terms of minority, in terms of thinking, the body of thought in this country represented by them.
It’s stunning, but, at the same time, it’s optimistic in a sense to learn just how insignificant in numbers they are. Now, that doesn’t tell the whole story, obviously. However, the interesting thing about it is also that it is they who, obviously, when you look at the questions and when you look at the answers in the poll, it’s obviously today’s Democrats, today’s leftists who are the genuine extremists. It ain’t us, folks.
And just to give you an example, here we have the New York Times, I don’t know if you ever thought you would see something like this. I did. The New York Times is bidding farewell to the traditional family, the nuclear family. Mom and dad and 2.8 kids, not possible, except for the wealthy, the white, and the elite. Sayonara, adios, outta there. If you have that kind of a family, you are, A, a problem, B, you are a minority, and, C, you are out of there. And I just want to tell you that this is bogus. This is not the case. This is not what is happening.
The traditional American family, yeah, we’ve got a different family makeup in places, and the definition of family is changing, by design, with the left instituting it. But the idea that the traditional nuclear family is now an oddity and something that was never really natural and needs to be replaced is just absurd. The entire Science Times section of the New York Times way back on November 26th — again, this is something that I missed because I chilled out. I took a break from all this. And in the November 26th Science Times section of the New York Times they were devoted to the redefined American family, and it was written by the noted journalist Natalie Angier.
She identified the traditional family as a thing of the past. “The old-fashioned family plan of stably married parents residing with their children remains a source of considerable power in America –” but not for long after we get through attacking and destroying it, “– but one that is increasingly seen as out of reach to all but the educated elite.”
Now, there might be a sad grain of truth in that in the sense that might explain what is happening to the traditional American family, and, i.e., the uneducated, the low-information crowd, as distinguished from the misinformation crowd. The low-information crowd are the people who are the recipients of wealth transfers, the redistribution of income. I mean, the Democrat Party has succeeded in breaking up those families, no question about that. The Democrat Party and the welfare state has succeeded in busting up the black American family. There is no question about that.
What this story tries to say is that’s normal, that’s natural, that’s the way it was always intended to be, and that’s where we’re headed. And the oddity, the exception here is the white people with mom and dad in a nice house with a family dog and a couple of cats maybe, and 2.8 kids and a picket fence and a couple of cars and a flat screen, that is what’s odd, that’s what’s gotta go, because that’s only attainable to the wealthy white elite. I’m not making this up. This is in the New York Times and they’re celebrating it. They’re trying to make it happen, and it’s why this poll in the Investor’s Business Daily or Investors.com is interesting.
There’s also devastating news out there for Obama on Millennials. He’s losing ’em. He’s losing them big time. I’ll give you all the rest of the details on the New York Times story, but it’s just an unbridled assault. This is not news. This is not the New York Times surveying the country and simply dispassionately reporting. This is advocacy. This is a desire to destroy the traditional American family. “It’s not fair. It may be a good way to raise kids, but it isn’t fair that not everybody can do it, and, since not everybody can do it, nobody can do it, and so we’re gonna side with the people who have no prayer of doing it.”
“Well, they’re uneducated.”
“Why are they uneducated? Who has made that happen? Who’s been in charge of education?”
The Democrat Party. The American left. Why are people uneducated? Why are they poor? The Democrat Party. Who is it that’s told people, “Sit around, wait for us to take care of you, don’t rely on yourself, you don’t have what it takes”? Democrat Party. The Democrat Party’s made all this happen. It’s a route to power for them. It’s insidious. It’s the way they want to control people. It’s the way they ensconce themselves in power, making themselves irreplaceable, making these other people dependent. And now they have created this schism, if you will, the haves and have-nots. They have created that.
They claim capitalism has created it. They created it. It’s taken ’em 50 years of the welfare state since the great old FDR and the New Deal. But they’ve done it. And they are relentless as they continue to do it because for them it’s about changing the way this country was founded. It’s about getting rid of the inequities, the unfairness, the immorality, the injustice of the founding of this country and this is the way it ought to be. If you got two mommies and two daddies and a dog and they represent a family, who’s to say that’s wrong? Who’s to say that’s wrong? Who are you people, you nuclear family people, where are you getting your guide from? The Bible? Hell with that. We don’t believe in the Bible. The Bible, that’s just make-believe.
This is where all this stuff is rooted. I want to try to tell you, even though this onslaught against the traditions — and the traditions and institutions are what make this country great, there’s an attack on them, there has been for a while. I want to try to impress upon you, while they’re having success, they are busting up families, don’t make any mistake about that, I’m not Pollyannish here, they have not destroyed it yet. They have not remade or transformed this country. People are not happy with the direction of this country, and now a vast majority, including the Millennials, they are not happy with the way this country’s going, the direction it’s headed, they don’t like it. They may not yet know how to properly affix blame for it.
To the Democrat Party, it is, and to the New York Times, it is. What the picture is, you’ve got a guy, 35, 40 years old here, and his wife, and their three kids, and they’re smiling, they’re happy. How dare they. They’re smiling, they’re happy, but what they don’t know is it’s over for them. They’re dinosaurs. They’re living in Jurassic Park and the left is coming for them in their neighborhoods and they’re gonna turn it all upside down. They’re starting all this in the schools.
The companion story, this is from ABC News. I’ll give you the headline: “Sites Match Potential Co-Parents, Skip Love and Marriage.” This is about people that want to be parents but don’t want to get married. They just want to hook up and have babies and then have a family but never see the other spouse. Kind of like a Match.com for kids. (No offense, Match.com.) Listen to this: “Rachel Hope of Los Angeles says she’s ready to be a mother again. She’d like to get pregnant next month.
“The thing is, she has no idea who the father will be. Hope is one of a growing number of Americans interested in exploding the old 1950s notion of the nuclear family.” Isn’t this fascinating? The New York Times on November 26th, and here we are yesterday, December 3rd, they’re already on it. These people are relentless. They just never stop coming at us. Let’s see if we can find some woman in LA who doesn’t like the nuclear family. “Hope is one of a growing number of Americans interested in exploding the old 1950s notion of the nuclear family.”
The nuclear family goes back to the Bible, which is its problem with the left. There’s nothing they can do about fifties. You know, to these people, the nuclear family is Ozzie and Harriet, and Beaver Cleaver, and it just isn’t possible. That was fantasyland, that was make-believe, that was never real, and that’s not possible today. You can’t have mom and dad and three kids with all that wealth. It just not possible. And to be happy? It’s not right! It isn’t fair. It’s not possible.
“She’s not looking for love.” Oh no! No. “She wants a co-parent.” I’m telling you, folks, the idea that the nuclear family dates back to the fifties? Only in a low-information world could you make people believe that the nuclear family was invented in the fifties — and why would you do that, by the way? If you’re the American left, why would you say that the nuclear family was invented in the fifties? Well, to make it unhip, to make it uncool!
Oh, my God, that’s ancient! Also, to tell these young kids and the Millennials, “You want to live like they did in the fifties? You can’t go back to that! Look how square things were back in then. They wore letter jackets! I mean, look at that. Did you see the movie? Who wants to go back to that?” That’s why they’re trying to peg the nuclear family to the fifties, to make it unhip. The nuclear family traces back to God-d, and just saying that is like showing Dracula the cross.
RUSH: By the way, is it a coincidence, ladies and gentlemen, that the New York Times would be focusing on the end of, the destruction of, the dissolving of the nuclear family, while they have been championing the gay agenda, especially same-sex marriage for more than any other newspaper on the planet? I’m telling you, this is an agenda. They’re not strictly reporting what is happening. They want this.
It’s like the same way they use polling data. They want to bring about the end of the nuclear family. Now, in areas where they control people’s income —I’m talking about Democrat Party and the left, the welfare state — they are destroying the nuclear family, but it’s not because that’s what those people want to happen. People whose families are being destroyed are not voting Democrat for that to happen.
They think the exact opposite. They think the Democrats are going to take care of ’em. And the Democrats end up becoming the husband and the father, and the family gets blown to smithereens. That’s what’s happened to black community, and it’s not me saying it. It’s countless African-Americans who say this. They were the first ones, in fact, to bring it to my attention, the way some of them look at it.
Now, this Rachel Hope babe, it turns out there’s a website out there called Partnered Parent, and she is trying to make a career out of this. She has her own magazine and a website. “Rachel Hope has a 22-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter, both from thriving parenting partnerships. While she seeks a third parenting partner for herself, Rachel’s overall mission is to include more and more parenting partners and their children in a growing family tribe and world community.
Now, we used to call that “marriage.”
RUSH: One more thing here on this website here that’s promoting “co-parenting” as the people that believe in this are said to be eager to blow up the notion of the 1950s nuclear family. I just want to assure all of you, the nuclear family goes back to the Bible. The fifties had no claim on it, and nothing to do with it. They just telling you that it is a fifties creation ’cause they want you to think it’s uncool and unhip.
Make no mistake, this is not just a little human interest story. There is an agenda to this like there is to everything the left and the Democrat Party and the media do. There is no news. There is no reporting. There is simply advancing the agenda. That is all it is. The news today is simply a soap opera with the requisite amount of suspense, drama, heroes, villains — and it is also just like a soap opera in the sense that they never deal with the reality of anything.
Now, in this website here trying to match potential co-parents, there’s an organization from Los Angeles called “Modamily.” It’s “modern family,” I guess, and the CEO and the founder of Modamily is a guy named Ivan Fatovic. “Ivan, what did you want to be when you grow up?” Well, you know what I wanted to do, Mr. Limbaugh? I wanted to run a website that blew up the nuclear family!”
If you are in a nuclear family, you are now supposed to start feeling guilty and responsible for other people’s unhappiness, and you are to feel guilty just like you’re responsible for global warming.
You are to feel guilty because somehow you have the means to have a nuclear family, and it just isn’t fair!
I don’t know who first coined the term, but “the culture war,” there’s no question about it. Pat Buchanan has written about it. Judge Bork wrote about it.
This is why, and it’s why I’m trying to tell people to hold on. This kind of stuff that we’re talking about, this all-out assault on the nuclear family, and on the other side here, this co-parenting. And then on the other side have an abortion paid for by your neighbors, this is why people think the country’s falling party. And I’m telling you, that is purposeful. That is the result of an agenda. Do you want to be led by the miserable, folks? Do you want to be led by the discontented and the unhappy? I mean, sometimes you’re discontented. I’m talking about people who are institutionally so. Forever mad, cannot be pleased, cannot be happy, it isn’t in their makeup. I don’t want them defining anything. I don’t want that kind of negativism dominating culture and life and everything.