15
Oct
09

tonight… we are all DEVO

Earlier today I wrote up a little bit that I thought neatly summarized the lunacy of the right wing response to baby gormandizer Rush Limbaugh’s big NFL rejection. As it turns out, that “little bit” isn’t even the tip of the insanity iceberg… that tip would come here.

Noted journalist and leading political commentator “tsquare” posted this on America’s “leading” “right of center” blog. Under the ostentatious banner of “Tonight… we are all Rush Limbaugh,” and ending with a famous quote from Pastor Martin Niemöller about the Holocaust, the article goes from whiny, to batshit crazy, to downright offensive all in about 300 words.

With all the class and elegance of a self-righteous teenager, “tsquare” rails on about “the enemy” of Rush and “this great nation,” those on the left who have come to steal his “dreams.” The best line is this one:

We all have our dreams in life… such as they might be. Rush dreamed of being an owner in the NFL.

No wait, never mind, the funniest line is someone else’s (placed in this context, of course)  You know this quote:

First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.

It’s from Pastor Niemöller, it’s about the Holocaust. Of course, we’re not really talking about humanity’s nadir, the death of seventeen million people, the unparalleled repression of human rights or the conquest of the most densely populated continent on earth, we’re talking about a controversial multi-millionaire media gadfly not getting to partially own an NFL franchise. You people are animals.

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