That’s The New School Prayer, and (laughing) so it’s right on the money. (program observer interruption) What’s offensive about it? The truth. What’s offensive? It tells the truth. It simply illuminates what is happening in much of the public school system today with the left’s intelligentsia and academia in control of things. (program observer interruption) Yeah. So there was a prayer here, “So, Lord, the silent plea I make should I be shot my soul please take.” Those last two lines gave them the grounds to go after this as a prayer, and,” of course, prayer in public schools, blah, blah, blah, blah. But forget the last two lines because that’s what got ’em in trouble but the rest of this is true. It’s what I said yesterday: the last thing the left can stand is the truth being identified and broadcast about it. They just can’t deal with that. Their whole business, their whole reason for existence is to camouflage that and to deny and it put something else out instead.
Let me repeat something I said toward the end of yesterday’s program, and I did this in the context of Bush, this whole values question. There’s a philosophy, life philosophy about how to live your life, and there are two kinds of people. Well, there’s actually more than that, but for this example there’s two kinds of people. There are people who want to be known for what they do, and they have this Do List, this r?sum?, and wherever they go and to whomever they speak, all they talk about is what they’ve done, where they’ve been, what their accomplishments are in their own minds. But who they are is seldom defined by that once you get to know those kinds of people. The other group simply exists, and the word I use, they “be.” They be who they are. There are be-ers and doers, and some people just be, and they’re known for who they are first, and then what they do is an adjunct.
Now, the left in this country is primarily always associated with the first example, the do list. These are the people that are always talking about what they must say, what they must do. In fact, if you listen to the talk coming out of liberal citadels today, as they try to figure out their plight in the American political scene, it’s all featured around what do they have to do in order to get back to where they want to be? What do they have to do? What do they have to say? In other words, what do they have to phony up? What do they have to do next to fool people? They don’t dare ask, “Who do we have to be to get back in a position of power?” because that’s something they can never allow to be seen, who they really are. That’s why they shrink from the label “liberal” when you call ’em that. “No, I’m not! Why do you have to start insulting people and calling them names? Why can’t you just, you know, call me ‘progressive’ or ‘moderate’? I’m not a liberal.”
Yet you call a conservative a conservative and he’ll be proud and flex his muscles and say, “Yep, I’m happy to admit I’m conservative. It’s who I am. It’s not what I do; it’s who I am,” and so this prayer is just hits the bull’s eye with who these people are, what they’ve done to the public school system, and probably — this is 1992 — you could probably add some things to this poem now that have also been done in the time since this was written. Now, the lore is you never know who originates these things. The lore is that a kid in Arizona wrote that prayer back in 1992, but it’s impossible to know. You might have now 50,000 people claiming credit for it. We’ll never know. It doesn’t matter who did it. It doesn’t matter who wrote it. A high school principal came across this and said, “Wow!” Think of it: In Athens, Georgia, for a high school principal to see this it must have rung true. It must have rung true because of the frustrations that he goes through trying to run a school with all these things that are permitted weighed against these things that aren’t.
And it does seem that all of the aberrant decadence that anybody wants is allowed, and any
But I assure you this is just a slight little example of a
They must know something we all don’t know, and yet they have
How can this be? And there’s all kinds of speculation. There’s worried speculation in many articles in my stack of stuff — well, a couple — worried about how this can be, and George Neumayr, George Neumayr who is the managing editor of the American Spectator Online, has a piece on this today. He says it’s not just the smartest people in the world happen to be on the left, it’s also the stupidest. The stupidest people are on the left. The illiterates also vote Democrat along with the smartest people in the world. The less educated you are the more you vote Democrat. The more educated you are they say you vote Democrat. How come they keep losing? How come they’re unable to persuade anybody, particularly these professors and so forth, the smartest people in the world? Well, it’s an interesting question. I think the answer is rather obvious. The first answer is they’re
They may be some of the most blind people in the world. They are
The first answer is: They are
They are so far removed from what people think, even they are talking about have to get out of New York and Washington now to get out and find about real people. They’ve got to send news correspondents,
RUSH: Danville, California. Let’s go to the phones and Ken. Welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you with us.
CALLER: Pleasure to speak with you this morning, Mr. Limbaugh.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: You’re dancing around one item, but I didn’t see you make the direct connection, and so I just wanted to make an observation if I could —
RUSH: Sure, feel free.
CALLER: — and that is there’s frustration when a liberal is not able to persuade a non-liberal, and that frustration leads them to conclude that the non-liberals must be stupid.
RUSH: Okay. I’ll accept that.
CALLER: In other words, their inability to persuade — there’s only one answer, Rush. “They must be stupid.”
RUSH: Well, okay if you want to take it in that direction, fine, but my point is they don’t even know how to persuade. I think your point is very good. I just don’t think they’re even trying to persuade. They’re trying to pontificate. They are preaching. They are indoctrinating and when people don’t get it they just assume, as you say, that they’re
CALLER: The natural way, isn’t it?
RUSH: Yes, it’s the natural way. It’s just what is. Everything else is the aberration. Everything else is what’s abnormal and odd. Liberalism is just as normal as breathing air to them. I mean, you don’t have to persuade somebody to breathe air, do you? They just do it. Liberals look at politics the same way. If you don’t breathe the air, there’s no way to persuade you, just get it, just an idiot. If they knew how to persuade, and they have too much hubris to learn how to do this. If they knew how to persuade they would be a little bit more dangerous than they are, but they’ve never been challenged on any of their beliefs until recently. For the longest time, they’ve been allowed to assume that what they believe is right and accurate, and it doesn’t
CALLER: That’s why reality —
RUSH: And then when that doesn’t work that’s when they get shrill. That’s when they start yelling and screaming and that’s when they get really frustrated and come up with propaganda movies, and it’s when they come up with all kinds of 527 organizations making outrageous claims:
CALLER: I couldn’t agree more.
RUSH: Okay, thanks for the call. I appreciate it.