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If Limbaugh has to insult millions of people to get to his political target, he will not hesitate. What a scumbag.

 

 

 

Rush Limbaugh attacks Greta Thunberg, suggesting people with autism are ‘not well.’ He’s wrong — and vile

https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-rush-limbaugh-great-thunberg-autism-aspergers-trump-huppke-20191216-y4vuvv34cbel7fmqbfmfekdl44-story.html

(Full article at above link)

 

 

It is wise, if you value basic human decency, to ignore Rush Limbaugh.

The ever-outraged right-wing talk radio host has gurgled angrily for decades now, like an aggrieved and sulfurous geyser. His cruelty gives his fans a rush of adrenaline they presumably can’t find elsewhere. (They are deplorable-drvoke)

For people like me, Limbaugh is white noise in the whitest sense of the word, a patriarchal old man who puts people like himself atop the power structure and won’t allow anyone different — a woman, a person of color, a person with a disability, an LGBT person — inconvenience him in the least.

 

Limbaugh said:

“The first thing to notice about Greta Thunberg is that she's 16 years old. She claims she has Ansperger's type — Ausperger's — or autism — Asperger's — some kind of problem in that area.

“And so she is made the Person of the Year by Time magazine, which is what? A political news magazine. Greta Thunberg has been introduced into the political arena by the worldwide left, including the Democrat Party. They have made her a political figure. They do this on purpose.

“So she’s out tweeting and politicizing, and she is free to lie and say whatever she wants to say about climate change and who’s responsible for it. And nobody is permitted to question her, you see, because she has — what did they call it? She is in the autism spectrum, so you can’t disagree, you can’t question, because she’s not well.”

She’s not well. That’s what set me off. While you can pick and choose the offensive aspects of those comments, the casual remark that Thunberg is “not well” highlights Limbaugh’s reckless disregard for anyone who isn’t just like him.

Thunberg has Asperger’s syndrome, which means she’s on the autism spectrum. Autism is not a disease. And Thunberg is clearly well.

Earlier this year, she tweeted: “I’m not public about my diagnosis to ‘hide’ behind it, but because I know many ignorant people still see it as an ‘illness,’ or something negative.”

Enter Rush Limbaugh, precisely proving the 16-year-old’s point.

To suggest that a person with autism is “not well” is demeaning and dehumanizing to anyone on the autism spectrum. It is both factually incorrect and a fundamentally awful thing to say.

The response to that from Limbaugh and his followers will undoubtedly be something along the lines of, “I don’t give a damn about political correctness!”

In fact, Limbaugh basically went there as he continued his Friday rant:

“This is a tactic that the Democrats use. They will go out and purposely find disabled people, they will make of them prominent political figures, and when they do that, I'm sorry, if they're going to put disabled people or any other kind of person in the political arena, they are converting them into a political figure.

“They have put speech codes, they have enforced speech codes and behavioral codes on all of us. They have been slowly but surely taking away as much freedom as they can from the way we speak, from the way we behave, and even from the way we think. And they have gotten away with it because a lot of people are afraid to object to any of it.

“So they go out and they find disabled people — they’ve used Michael J. Fox this way. They had him out there cutting television commercials for Democrat Senate candidates. ‘Can’t respond, can’t react, can’t criticize, because he has Parkinson’s, it’s not fair, it’s mean-spirited.’ Sorry, it doesn’t shut me up. I’m willing to pay the price for what they do. But it’s a time-honored trick that they use.”

 

 

Look, if the goal of people like me has long been to shut up people like Limbaugh, it has been a catastrophic failure, because he’s still filth-babbling for hours each day.

And the suggestion that Democrats are out rounding up people with disabilities to act as ideological human shields is volcanically offensive to people with disabilities, not to mention transparently untrue. The “THEY’RE TRYING TO SILENCE US!” hustle is as stale as the idea that political correctness is some great evil. Nobody’s trying to silence anybody. All anyone is doing is asking that the Limbaughs of the world treat other people with a measure of respect.

People on the autism spectrum don’t want to be described as sick or “not well.” Because they’re not sick. And they’re not “not well.” They’re people. Period.

Thunberg and Limbaugh exist on different moral planes.

She’s doing what she believes will make the world a better place for everyone.

He’s doing what he thinks will make it better only for himself.

 

 

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I have known several people with Asperger syndrome I seriously doubt from what I've seen of her that she has any type of Asperger's or any other type of spectrum affliction at any level. I think she's a fraud in that respect and just your typical angry teenager influence by the hair on fire adults that surround her.

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2 hours ago, CrimeaRiver said:

 

 

 

Greta doesn't have autism....

 

All Swedes know that Mommy is an alcoholic....Greta is an Fetal Alcohol syndrome victim

 

 

I think it's unfair that you are demonizing her mom. What in the hell else is there to do in Sweden besides drink? Wait around until you're gang raped by Muslims?

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Just now, kfools said:

Uhm what?

 

It seems this article makes his point for him. 

 

Rush postulates " They used her because being critical of somebody with a condition is a no no"

 

The article says "Rush is a meany head because he was critical of somebody with a condition which is a no no".

 

That's hilarious.

 

 

Liberals are parrots that are too ignorant to even parrot the Demonrat Propaganda...LOL

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10 hours ago, Zaro said:

If you're stuck somewhere in the 70s or 80s, 2020 is a rough ride

Were you born after 2000?  rhetorical question I really don't want an answer.  Once trained to believe real doesn't matter, the brain becomes a social mind in literal words of one's vocabulary, figurative statistical averages, ethical means of applying maybe, acting morally superior, legally precedented, and socially justified by ancestors performing as staged people serving ideology until extinction of what they were trained to ancestrally mind.

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what this clown doesn't grasp is that karma is an ironclad law that attains on all levels from which no one can escape. over the decades he has sown more hatred than practically any other person on earth and has amassed a fortune in the process.

but we will all reap what we sow and when this fella shuffles off his mortal coil he will experience on a subjective level  all that he has sown and there will be no physical body with which to express it so he will have a nightmarish existence until the negative energy is spend and the karmic debt is paid to the utmost farthing.

don't be jealous of this guy, he will keel over in the blink of an eye before he has the opportunity at redemption and thus will spend eons in anguish.

 

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Just now, harryramar said:

what this clown doesn't grasp is that karma is an ironclad law that attains on all levels from which no one can escape. over the decades he has sown more hatred than practically any other person on earth and has amassed a fortune in the process.

but we will all reap what we sow and when this fella shuffles off his mortal coil he will experience on a subjective level  all that he has sown and there will be no physical body with which to express it so he will have a nightmarish existence until the negative energy is spend and the karmic debt is paid to the utmost farthing.

don't be jealous of this guy, he will keel over in the blink of an eye before he has the opportunity at redemption and thus will spend eons in anguish.

 

poor harryramarhisgoat

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Rush Limbaugh made no sense in 1989, he made no sense in 1993, he made no sense in 1997, he made no sense in 2004, he makes no sense now.

 

Fools need to be wise enough to know that getting their opinions from demagogues like this is not the right choice.  For them to get that, though, the rational people, the responsible people, the smart people in the suits making the decisions, have to not be cynical corrupt scumbags who exploit their power and position until the Have Nots start looking for different answers from people like Rush.  Or Trump.

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13 hours ago, drvoke said:

It is wise, if you value basic human decency, to ignore Rush Limbaugh.

This is true.

 

13 hours ago, drvoke said:

To suggest that a person with autism is “not well” is demeaning and dehumanizing to anyone on the autism spectrum.

No it isn't.  It just isn't.  Because, he explains what he's talking about:

 

13 hours ago, drvoke said:

“This is a tactic that the Democrats use. They will go out and purposely find disabled people, they will make of them prominent political figures, and when they do that, I'm sorry, if they're going to put disabled people or any other kind of person in the political arena, they are converting them into a political figure.

Virtue signaling leftists out to claim the moral high ground by choosing disabled people or minorities as their champions is not a fantasy.  That exists.  It happens.  And it's annoying and silly.

 

Then people on the right, like Rush, go with the opposite tack, and reject any narrative that is supportive or considerate of people with any sort of disability or minority status.

 

He's not wrong.  He's just pretending to not notice that he's the other side of the vitriol coin.

 

So Rush's general point about annoying virtue signaling leftists is not totally wrong.  But it's got nothing to do with Greta.  And Oprah and that lot don't speak for most people who are left of Rush Limbaugh.  But that's where those people live, and that's where Rush lives.  Pretending that the most annoying people who I agree with on anything somehow represent me entirely is standard practice for both the left and the right charlatans.  So that's what Rush is doing.  "See?!  All Democrats are virtue signaling douchebags out to try to shame us into doing and saying only what they want us to say!"  No, Rush.  That's like this tiny group of students in Berkeley, a couple other colleges, some celebrities like Oprah and yourself, you're the ones trying to cash in on your righteousness.

 

They want to pretend that I have no choice but to love one of them and hate the other.

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On 12/17/2019 at 10:18 PM, drvoke said:

If Limbaugh has to insult millions of people to get to his political target, he will not hesitate. What a scumbag.

 

This bitch & HO is a scum bag to...glad she is gone.

 

Hey remember when she was laughing about smoking weed after she put a buch of people in jail for it ?

 

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