So, horror of horrors – Rush Limbaugh has committed the most egregious of crimes in this country – he hurt someone’s feelings. Worse yet, it was someone championing the cause of entitlements. A horrific attack on someone claiming oppression! In an admitted abysmal attempt at a joke, Rush uses the word “slut” to describe the situation of Miss – oops! I mean “Ms.” Sandra Fluke, who in front of a congressional committee, demanded that her birth control bill of three grand be paid for by someone else. The reason? So that she may enjoy, without burdensome financial worry, the supposed “right” to have sex without getting pregnant while in law school. How charming.
This little incident has infuriated the left. And so that I may do my part to fan the flames in the spirit of Andrew Breitbart, let me say she owes Rush a big thank you. You see, Mr. Limbaugh has inadvertently catapulted this young lady, or should I say 30-year-old activist, into the national spotlight. Rush has now made her a poster
girl person for the far left. She will enjoy much celebrity in the coming weeks. She will have a ton of job offers to sift through, many of which will allow her to pay for her own birth control. Her calendar will be full of guest spots on the many non-biased programs of MSNBC, CNN, and other fine networks that enjoy a good stab at all things politically on the right. I’m thinking book deal and HBO movie. She’ll probably even end up as a guest speaker at the Democratic convention. The sky is the limit for this activist!
Even President Obama has demonstrated his moral outrage regarding the incident, and has given her a call. I’m sure that President Obama will also be calling other individuals offended by other issues, like the families of the soldiers who were shot in Afghanistan for the accidental Koran burning. After all, he did find the time to apologize to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
As for the outrage shown by good liberals, Henry Payne gave stellar examples of what the morally self-righteous left deem appropriate for criticism when one dares to disagree and present the right side of an issue. The liberal champions of tolerance and diversity once again demonstrate the most outrageous hypocrisy of those supposed beliefs. If you have any doubts, be sure to look up some of the many sensitive comments of the left regarding the death of Andrew Breitbart.
So what was a motivator for Rush to make such a terrible insult regarding a poor professional student? As part of her testimony before Congress, Ms. Fluke stated the following:
“We expected that our schools would live up to the Jesuit creed of cura personalis, to care for the whole person, by meeting all of our medical needs. We expected that when we told our universities of the problems this policy created for students, they would help us. We expected that when 94% of students opposed the policy, the university would respect our choices regarding insurance students pay for completely unsubsidized by the university. We did not expect that women would be told in the national media that if we wanted comprehensive insurance that met our needs, not just those of men, we should have gone to school elsewhere, even if that meant a less prestigious university. We refuse to pick between a quality education and our health, and we resent that, in the 21st century, anyone thinks it’s acceptable to ask us to make this choice simply because we are women.”
As Ms. Fluke states in her testimony, she expects a lot to be provided for her. In the above quote alone, she outlines three items she expected to be given to her, and was surprised that the university would say no, and then actually have the gall to tell her to consider going elsewhere.
Welcome, Ms. Fluke, to the big, wide and ugly world of reality.
Now that you have made your expectations known, let me tell you what I expect, Ms. Fluke. I expect that a 30-year-old “student” and her 32-year-old friend should have the capacity at that age to be self-sustaining financially, and be (in some capacity) a producer of something other than demands for entitlements. I expect that someone who is your age and still in school should be paying for their education on their own with the supposed skills taught to them in their undergrad years. I expect that if they didn’t go to college right after high school and are now in a post-grad position at thirty, they have at the very least proven themselves of some value to an employer that would pay more than minimum wage. I have known too many people who have put themselves through graduate studies while having a full time job, a family, and a bunch of other bills to pay on top of birth control. At the very least, some of them who have taken loans out to cover the expense are paying those amounts owed knowing the deal they took to get where they are. They do not protest with the 99%’ers to whine and complain about what is financially expected of them to pay back. They will simply do it. They will achieve. And they will be the producers that pay for and foot the bill for the likes of your kind, Ms. Fluke.
Honestly, Rush was wrong to use the word “slut”. Not a good fit. The term “self-righteous, entitled liberal” works better.
But for all of the controversy surrounding the comments of Ms. Fluke and Mr. Limbaugh, there is a much bigger issue buried here that must be addressed. Ms. Fluke’s sense of entitlement once again points to a much deeper problem than that of a simple argument over contraception coverage. To dwell on that point misses the greater issue – a problem that will place this country in the same financial straits as Greece, Italy, Ireland and our other neighbors across the pond. It is the problem that the liberal/progressive/statists in this country have simply denied as to what is being played out in Europe for the whole world to see.
The big problem is that the comments of Sandra Fluke represent a vast amount of students in universities that feel they are owed something by the government, or the institution they attend, or insurance companies, or anyone else for that matter that has an ability to foot the bill for them. It is a sense that they are owed something for just being present. It is the overriding philosophical mindset entrenched in our schools and universities that will bring about certain death to the traditional American spirit of self-determination.
Recently, an in-class experiment was carried out by Professor Jack Chambliss at Valencia College in central Florida. Professor Chambliss asked his class to write an essay about the “American Dream” and what role the government should play in that dream. About 10% of students said that they wanted the federal government to leave them alone and not be taxed excessively. Professor Chambliss stated that most of those students were from foreign countries. The vast majority (about 80% of the students) said that the federal government should provide them with some form of free college tuition, free healthcare, a job, money for a house, money for retirement or money to spend. And of course, the answer to how that money should be given to them was “tax the rich.”
Sound familiar – in a 99%’er/Democrat/socialist kind of way?
Chambliss pointed out an incredible quote from one of the student essays: “As human beings we are really not responsible for our own acts, and so we need government to control those who don’t care about others.”
Marx would be proud of such efficiency in indoctrination.