Does anybody actually listen to this creep, except for entertainment, a few laughs? On Thursday night, Sean Hannity interviewed Rush Limbaugh … a junction of two of the media’s most outrageous fools … and the results would be hysterically funny, if we could be assured that nobody actually takes these goons seriously. Check out Limbaugh’s conspiracy theory …
“I do believe that the left wants to cause great damage to the NFL. What does the NFL stand for? Masculinity, strength, toughness. So what are they doing to it? You go to college campuses now, and you’ll find classes on how to take masculinity out of men. It’s actually happening. There are studies and courses in college that do this.
It’s patriotic. You’ve got the flag, you’ve got the anthem, you’ve got uniformed military personnel — all the things that the left wants to erase from this country. They don’t like displays of patriotism, strength, rugged individualism. And that’s why the players are being used here. They think it’s about police brutality; they think it’s about righting social wrongs and so forth. This is an attack on the NFL as an institution, for shaking it down and lowering its profile and impact on American culture. We’re in the midst of a culture war; everybody knows it.
The left is doing everything it can to erase elements of our country’s founding, the traditions and institutions — and they don’t stop. And once they get their hooks in something… This is why I’m sad about it. They’re not gonna let go of this. So when I see the owners? They’ve gotta be scared to death. They have to be scared to death. On the one hand, do they side with their players? Linking arms? Go to sideline? Take a knee or whatever? That’s just driving the central fan base away. I almost think that it’s part of the strategy. If you did want to damage the NFL, what would you do? You would do something to cause its fan base to leave it. What’s happening?
I don’t want the NFL to get smaller. I don’t want it to become insignificant. I don’t want it to be taken over by a bunch of wusses. I don’t want it to be taken care of by left-wing social justice causes. You know, use something besides the NFL sideline. Use something besides the flag. Use something besides something that people use to escape everything leftists are trying to force on us.”
Limbaugh actually tried his hand at being an NFL commentator … it did not last long nor end well, as he was forced to resign after making racially charged comments on air about a black quarterback, Donovan McNabb, in 2003.
Much of what Limbaugh says is disturbing, but the first thing that stood out for me was “What does the NFL stand for? Masculinity, strength, toughness.” Is Mr. Limbaugh, I wonder, aware of the fact that a July report by researchers at Boston University identified all but one of 111 players studied as having Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a disease caused by repeated blows to the head? Or is he aware of Robert Grays, 19, a sophomore cornerback at Division-II Midwestern State, who died last week as a result of a neck injury suffered during a game? Or does he even care? Is it more important to him to concoct conspiracy theories to rile the masses who tune into his show? Is it more important to him for the NFL to project the “cultural values” of ‘masculinity strength and toughness’?
I sometimes wonder if the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Alex Jones actually believe the conspiracy theories they spout, or if it is all for the sake of ‘entertainment’? This rhetoric is what is dividing the nation, attacking every cause as being the “liberal left wing” as trying to “force something on us”. Surely they cannot be as ignorant as their speech makes them seem? And would somebody please tell me that the 3.715 million people who watched this interview tuned in just to have something to laugh at, that they are not seriously lapping this stuff up?