Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Limbaugh's Remarks About Jews Echo "Mein Kampf"


Rush Limbaugh's recent remarks about Jewish people gave me a sense of deja vu. Where, I wondered, have I heard this sort of thing before? Then, it struck me: Adolf Hitler's manifesto, Mein Kampf.

Take, for example, Limbaugh's Jan. 20 remarks about Jewish liberals:

"Anyway, if you've--if you have often asked that question, if you've been puzzled by so many Jewish people vote liberal or vote Democrat, you--give (Norman Podhoretz's) book a shot."

Here, Limbaugh trots out the "Jews are liberal" stereotype. Hitler did the same thing in Mein Kampf:

"But even more: all at once the Jew also becomes liberal and begins to rave about the necessary progress of mankind."

Limbaugh's recent remarks also drew criticism when he talked about Jewish bankers:

"To some people, bankers--code word for Jewish--and guess who Obama's assaulting? He's assaulting bankers. He's assaulting money people. And a lot of those people on Wall Street are Jewish."

Of course, the topic of "Jewish bankers" was also an obsession of Hitler. In 1939, Hitler famously made a prediction:

"Today I will once more be a prophet: if the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the Bolshevizing of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe."


Marc McDonald said...

Thanks for your comment, Jack.
Say, I don't know what it's like up there in Minnesota (although I'd certainly like to visit sometime!).
But I can tell you, here in Texas there are millions of people who love and adore Rush.
I would say that the vast majority of white males I know are not only Republicans, but they are big Rush fans. They get all their "news" from Rush and Fox and all of their browsers are set to the Drudge Report as their home page.
However, if you ask any of them exactly why they despise Obama, you'll never get a coherent answer.
Anyone who believe that Sarah Palin would never have a chance, running for president needs to spend a couple of weeks here in Texas.

Marc McDonald said...

Hi Manifesto Joe, thanks for the comment. Yes, that's right on target for many people I've known here in Texas.

Terri Richards said...

Fox News was recently voted the "most trusted news channel" in an opinion poll. No, really. And the poll was not conducted by some right-wing hack group, but by Public Policy Polling, which is a respected outfit. The fact is, Americans are idiots, pure and simple. The fact that public education standards have declined sharply in the past three decades is not an accident. An ill-informed public is the best ally the GOP could have.