The Way Things Ought to Be

Limbaugh, Rush H. III

Something dreadful happened in the late 1970s, and I am pleased to admit I played a role. The thing was a crime and an atrocity. Worse, it was critique, a blasphemous critique, a critique of the...

...is editor-in-chief of The American Spectator and author most recently of The Conservative Crack-Up (Simon & Schuster...
...The critique was formulated in the 1950s by associates of William F. Buckley, Jr...
...But Limbaugh also has an historian's devotion to Truth: The vast majority of the American people DID NOT believe Anita Hill...
...The Way Things Ought to Be he contributes to his country in almost every paragraph...
...Finally, he suggests ways we might improve our country, for instance: "I have come up with a new national symbol for the United States...
...Worse, it was critique, a blasphemous critique, a critique of the Established Church of the United States, that is to say of liberalism...
...If liberals ever wondered R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr...
...While the liberals have been multiplying pollutants in the Kultur, Limbaugh has been scrubbing the airwaves clean on his nationwide talk show, which attracts the country's largest radio audience since the advent of television, some 14 million liberty-loving Americanos...
...In public they continued to pat themselves on the back and to pollute the public discourse with their contaminated thought: The 1980s...
...It must not be ignored...
...Limbaugh is a man versed in the philosophical quiddities...
...Limbaugh has distilled his wit and good sense into a very readable book, The Way Things Ought to Be...
...By the early 1980s they came to the opinion that something had to be done to end these hostile acts against them...
...Our criticism of liberals was called liberal-bashing, for when we revealed the fatuities of liberalism, the liberals adjudged it brutal and insidious...
...Go aheadódo it...
...racial oppressor, oppressor of ladies, the world's largest and smelliest men's club...
...With President William Jefferson Clinton ensconced in the White House, Limbaugh's sow will be an appropriate adornment for Air Force One...
...You can no longer be an honest liberal after reading this entire masterpiece...
...He reminds us of the wisdom of our constitution, of the greatness of our history, of the nincompoopery of the left, and of the fact that conservatives are winningódespite an occasional setback...
...replace the eagle with a huge sow that has a lot of nipples and a bunch of fat little piglets hanging on...
...Wherever the intellectual majority was liberal, no dissent was possible, no ideas were uncontaminated with liberal politics...
...The place in the book is page 120...
...Despite its popularity and the huge following its author has attracted, it did not even get mentioned in the New York Times Book Review's list of 400 notable books for Holiday bibliomaniacs...
...Yet Limbaugh tries...
...Early on, he confronts his patients: Everything in this book is right and you must be prepared to confront that reality...
...In discussing the bogus issue of animal rights, he duly notes: Rights are either God-given or evolve out of the democratic process...
...and quite properly his sanity was questioned, as was his virtue...
...Rush Limbaugh is quite obviously the greatest American since George Washington, and Limbaugh still has his own teeth...
...They chose silence...
...They had replaced American culture with Kultursmog, and in the Kultursmog the criticism of Liberalism did not matter...
...Throughout the book,you will be challenged, because you will actually be persuaded to the conservative point of view...
...This is liberal-bashing with bravura...
...His technique is to treat the victims of Kultursmog with "tough love...
...Mark my words...
...The liberals will not review it, but it bobs atop the bestseller list like a bright cork...
...at the growing abundance of liberal-bashers in the land, they did so behind closed doors...
...These are not just people of average ugliness," the great man writes, "We're talking shocking, revolting, vile ugliness...
...Yes of course, he is a sociologist, an historian of heft, and a philosopher, andólet me addóa humorous and perceptive writer, but his greatest contribution is made as a patriot, and in...
...Now get to it...
...In fact, go ahead and mark this place in the book so you can instantly refer to it when the time comes...
...Au fond, however, this colossal man is a patriot...
...We were equated with criminals...
...Most rights are based on the ability of people to agree on a social contract, the ability to make and keep agreements...
...a decade of economic ruin for farmers, blue-collar workers, the common man...
...The time when readers will look back to the place is this spring, when David Brock's scholarly study of the case comes out...
...a threat-to-the-peace, a tyrant, then a magician, then a dunce...
...America's Kultursmog resists purification...
...El...
...However, as the 1980s came and went, ever more liberal-bashers arrived on the scene...
...Animals cannot possibly reach such an agreement with other creatures...
...He reminds us of the good sense of our fellows...
...Just so...
...They appear on talk radio, where free Americans are allowed to talk back...
...That is Kultursmog...
...He has written a book that all Americans should read, and that his demented critics should have read to them by their probation officers or psychotherapists...
...they would ignore our criticism, and so dominant were they in our culture that they got away with it...
...I'll tell you this: the truth about this whole sordid attempt to destroy a man's life will eventually find its way into the mainstream pressóseveral respected and accomplished journalists and scholars are already discovering and reporting information that is devastating to Anita Hillóand when it does, you who have supported and believed her will be embarrassed and shocked...
...America...
...Now there is another wave of liberal-bashers...
...and they are led by a greatforce, Rush Limbaugh, ecologist of the Kultursmog, sonorous and debonair liberal-basher...
...They had polluted the media, the universities, every area of artistic and intellectual endeavor with their prejudices, bugaboos, and inaccurate ideas...
...They cannot respect anyone else's rights...
...Ronald Reagan...
...Whether you can admit this in the end will be a true test of your mettle as a human being...
...He has the skills of a sociologist, which he demonstrates superbly in defining a new variety of Americano, the UgloAmerican...
...Therefore they cannot be said to have rights...
...Rather than respond to it, liberals could misrepresent their critics by alluding ominously to a handful of pinheads from the Ku Klux Klan and other village idiots as the chief critics of their pious piffles...
...Then in the late 1970s a second wave of profane intellects came along, and I was there...
...Limbaugh is one of a kind...

Vol. 26 • February 1993 • No. 2


 
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