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The Answer to Rush Limbaugh's Question
American Thinker ^ | 5/20/14 | Lloyd Marcus

Posted on 05/20/2014 8:45:56 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

Traveling down I-95, headed home to Florida from visiting Mary and my parents in Maryland and West Virginia, I found myself yelling in frustration at my radio. Rush Limbaugh asked: Who gives the left power to silence opposition, control speech, and get people fired or ordered into sensitivity training? Rush rattled off numerous examples to prove his point, including a mere 50 leftist student protesters at Rutgers successfully forcing Condoleezza Rice to back down from giving their commencement speech.

Who gives the left such power? I yelled, “We do!”

By the way, while in West Virginia, I attended Mary's dad's 82nd birthday party. Many family members were in attendance. We had a wonderful time of laughter and love. I was the only black person. There was not the slightest vibe of racial tension in the air. I believe that such is the state of race relations among a majority of Americans, except for those who despicably promote racial division for personal and political gain (that is, Democrats).

Back to Rush's question. Who gives the left so much power? Much of the left's power comes from the mainstream media, which is mostly liberal and totally in sync with the Democratic Party's socialist/progressive agenda. The MSM functions as the left's hit men, ready to high-tech lynch any and all challengers.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lloydmarcus; lsm; pc; rush
fta:"While visiting in Maryland, I was blessed with another cherished chat with my dad, who just celebrated his 86th birthday. His mind is as sharp as ever. Praise God! Dad is chaplain emeritus for the Baltimore City Fire Department. He only speaks at special events.

Dad said he was called on the carpet by a department official after a recent event. One highly offended individual at the event complained that dad ended his prayer with “in Jesus's name.”

Dad told the official that he could no more deny Jesus than he could deny that he is black. Note: Dad did not apologize, beg for forgiveness, or vow never to do it again. The official let it go."

We give them the power. We can take it away.

1 posted on 05/20/2014 8:45:56 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

The Jewish boat story.

The Boat

A group of people were travelling in a boat. One of them took a drill and began to drill a hole beneath himself.

His companions said to him: “Why are you doing this?” Replied the man: “What concern is it of yours? Am I not drilling under my own place?”

Said they to him: “But you will flood the boat for us all!” (Quoted in Midrash Rabbah, Vayikra 4:6).
(from the teaches of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai; AKA the Rashbi)

It’s all a matter of taking away the drill from the idiot drilling inside the boat.


2 posted on 05/20/2014 8:51:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Impala64ssa
Back to Rush's question. Who gives the left so much power?

The left has power because a majority of Americans are in tacit agreement with their ethics or their goals. Change the hearts and minds of the majority, and the left will lose power.

3 posted on 05/20/2014 8:53:06 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Impala64ssa

“we” do.

Lousy answer. There is no such person as “we”. It’s an amorphous dodge, since without a mass communication campaign there is no “we”.

So, who gives such power? A substantially uni-focused mass communication apparatus, i.e., the major media.


4 posted on 05/20/2014 8:54:35 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Impala64ssa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v4_0o1n0uE


5 posted on 05/20/2014 8:56:54 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Impala64ssa

The bible says that it is God Himself who appoints the princes and kings of the earth into their positions of power.

It is not because we fail to vote republican...

It’s because we fail to stand up for God and His truth that we have the left in power.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 8:57:06 PM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: All

“I was the only black person. There was not the slightest vibe of racial tension in the air. I believe that such is the state of race relations among a majority of Americans”

well, yes and no.

i’m a die hard new England patriot fan, and was elated at their three super bowl victories. I loved troy brown, Rodney Harrison, Richard Seymour et al. the fact that they were black was not even an issue.
after the election of Obama and the absolute hysterical focus on race, and things like the “beer summit” with skip bates and the white cop, well i’m not a racist, but a persons race or religion now pops out at me.


7 posted on 05/20/2014 8:59:00 PM PDT by willywill
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To: xzins

No, actually, we do. When we do not call into these radical stations and give them an earful. When we don’t stand up against their false remarks and slanders. When we brush it off, saying there they go again, but don’t take the message to all we know and right the rhetoric. In spite of their lower viewership, they still are able to stay on the air some way and spew their hatred and slanders and misinformation. While I don’t advocate watching them so we can call in and complain, we COULD respond to those clips we see on FOX, RightScoop.com, etc. and do more boycotting of sponsors. We have become complacent. Oh yes, we do complain, but to one another, not to the people who need to hear. So, collectively, “we” are to blame.


8 posted on 05/20/2014 9:03:29 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: xzins

The thing ‘WE’ could do, in response, however, is to never, ever apologize and to never, ever say PC things. Takes courage, you will be mocked.


9 posted on 05/20/2014 9:04:00 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Alex Murphy
The left has power because a majority of Americans are in tacit agreement with their ethics or their goals. Change the hearts and minds of the majority, and the left will lose power.

No. . . You're wrong. Most of them are NOT in tacit agreement with their ethics and especially not with their goals. They just accept tiny portions of them when they hear about them in small pieces. . . when they waken from their lethargy. If they wake up and pay attention, they are almost universally opposed. We need to get them to pay attention.

10 posted on 05/20/2014 9:10:23 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Shery; bboop

Both of you want to do really good things that will make a difference.

But, I don’t see it approaching “we”. There is no mass movement doing it. There’s no way for it to be effectively sold to a mass audience.

So, it is at the level of the individual. It is “you” doing it, with a prayer on your lips that others will join in.


11 posted on 05/20/2014 9:11:30 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Alex Murphy

100%


12 posted on 05/20/2014 9:15:27 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Impala64ssa

Shorter answer - Way too many uneducated (regardless of college) idiots that have no thinking ability beyond their professors. These folks are a detriment to society.

Are you ready for this future?


13 posted on 05/20/2014 9:19:16 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Impala64ssa
Much of the left's power comes from the mainstream media, which is mostly liberal and totally in sync with the Democratic Party's socialist/progressive agenda.

That's a lot of power. If it's not all of their power, what's the rest of it?

14 posted on 05/20/2014 9:27:26 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Impala64ssa

What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.
Aristotle


15 posted on 05/20/2014 9:31:30 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Jack Hydrazine
The Jewish boat story.

A group of people were travelling in a boat. One of them took a drill and began to drill a hole beneath himself.
His companions said to him: “Why are you doing this?” Replied the man: “What concern is it of yours? Am I not drilling under my own place?”
Said they to him: “But you will flood the boat for us all!” (Quoted in Midrash Rabbah, Vayikra 4:6).
(from the teaches of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai; AKA the Rashbi)

I like this one more:

(Mark 4:35-41)
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”
And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him.

A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”

He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!”

Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm.
He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”

And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

16 posted on 05/20/2014 9:58:05 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Impala64ssa; Jack Hydrazine; Alex Murphy; xzins; lonestar; Safrguns; willywill; Shery; bboop; ...
The left has power because a majority of Americans are in tacit agreement with their ethics or their goals. Change the hearts and minds of the majority, and the left will lose power.

No, the left is in power because of something I've termed Appeal to Self-Authority which is ingrained in the people from a young age via the public-school system.

Appeal to Self-Authority:

  1. People in authority would not be there if they were not good.
  2. Therefore, their position of authority is proof of their goodness.
  3. Because of this goodness, the power an authority uses is good.
  4. Therefore, to disagree with [or disobey] an authority is proof of your evilness.
  5. Implicit: I am an authority; to contradict me is evil, no matter the situation.

Take a real look at how the authorities behave when you ask them to explain themselves, especially if it is something that is plainly outside what is lawful. (For example, in my home-state of New Mexico the State Constitution prohibits laws that would abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and self-defense, yet there is a state statute prohibiting firearms on University property — when asked about this authorities hem and haw or try to point you in another direction.)

17 posted on 05/20/2014 10:10:02 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Safrguns

Amen!


18 posted on 05/20/2014 10:15:51 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Impala64ssa

Wow, your dad is blessed!


19 posted on 05/20/2014 10:22:35 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Alex Murphy
The left has power because a majority of Americans are in tacit agreement with their ethics or their goals.

And that's because we are presently in the era of the '60s and '70s "activists" grown into power and taking their last shot at getting their myriad "agendas" -- radical environmentalism, socialized medicine, etc. -- ingrained into the fabric of the nation before they're gone.

The good news is that they are receding into retirement or the hereafter at a pretty good clip these days. MUCH more pragmatic generations will take their place.

20 posted on 05/20/2014 11:10:36 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Impala64ssa

“Who gives the left so much power? Much of the left’s power comes from the mainstream media,”
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They left out public education, which, along with the media, is strongly Progressive/Marxist.
The left knows that Education and Media are the keys to taking the country.


21 posted on 05/20/2014 11:27:20 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Safrguns
It’s because we fail to stand up for God and His truth that we have the left in power.

Bingo!

22 posted on 05/21/2014 12:55:19 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: AlexW; Impala64ssa

Who gives the left so much power?

It all started in the 1920’s when journalists and professors visited the fledgling Soviet Union and fawned over the “great experiment”. Communists (who have cleverly changed their names) have taken over the Universities ever since. The 60’s radicals were trained by them and later took positions teaching our children or rising in the corporate world. All of the media in the US is controlled by a small number of people who hang out with the other uber-rich and powerful.

“Corporate fat-cats” are no longer greedy Republicans they are an evolved Communist animal. Lenin bemoaned the Russian people as a poor place for the Communist experiment. Communism must have a base of highly skilled, hard workers if it ever had any hopes of success.
Yes, I have heard from the mouths of leftists; “The Soviet Union failed because they just had the wrong people running it”.

The Leftists have so much power because (I begrudgingly admit) they have earned it! They have risen to positions of power in media and Universities. They have practically become unassailable!

If there were a second American Revolution to restore the Constitution who would we fight and how would it be fought?
It’s a fine idea to “educate the public” but “the public” practically has no voice and no power!


23 posted on 05/21/2014 2:30:03 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are almost fully Soviet now, no gulags because we are not feared.)
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To: vanilla swirl

“If there were a second American Revolution to restore the Constitution who would we fight and how would it be fought?”
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Exactly...Who are you going to fight? It is one thing to fight a foreign invader, but civil wars are not nice, and the good and true Americans are now outnumbered.

“It’s a fine idea to “educate the public” but “the public” practically has no voice and no power!”
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Even worse, half of the public today IS the enemy.


24 posted on 05/21/2014 2:54:43 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

BINGO! We have a winner!


25 posted on 05/21/2014 3:25:52 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

“BINGO! We have a winner!”
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Thank you, dear. :))


26 posted on 05/21/2014 3:34:37 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: xzins

It is exactly on the individual level. However, the Resistance in France started as individuals, did it not? People will come together for the common good to fight evil.


27 posted on 05/21/2014 5:14:29 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bboop

Yes, it did start with individuals. You are right. It was a desperate time. How do you get them to work together when they don’t yet see it is desperate?


28 posted on 05/21/2014 5:47:56 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: OneWingedShark
Tacit and Implicit are next door neighbors. I think your Appeal to Self Authority holds true if we are describing the thinking of those in power. It is a modified appeal to authority fallacy. It is one of the roots of tyranny that is fed by pride.

The People, that is, a majority of the People, have given power to the left because they are in tacit agreement with the left. Even though they will deny it when asked.

The People will say they are conservative, but act otherwise.
They say they are pro family, but act otherwise.
They say they are Christians, but act otherwise.

15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

The People are corrupt and stiff necked. They deny it, but the fruit is not good.

29 posted on 05/21/2014 7:02:57 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: xzins

Happened with the Tea Party Opening Salvo in a few hours.


30 posted on 05/21/2014 12:17:30 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bboop

bless you for being a positive thinker, bboop


31 posted on 05/21/2014 1:25:34 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Swordmaker

“such and such policy helps people - you want to help people, don’t you?”

That’s about the extent of how the left maintains support.


32 posted on 05/21/2014 1:30:07 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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