Rush Limbaugh IS a “Brainwashed Nazi.”

| April 9, 2009 | 4 Replies

I’ve long subscribed to a rule which says that in political discourse whichever side calls the other side a “Nazi” first loses. The “Nazi rule” means that if you use it, you lose it. The “Nazi rule” holds true almost universally. I say “almost” because the one calling the other a “Nazi” first loses unless the first one using the term “Nazi” has it right.

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Image by Iwan Gabovitch

Recently, a caller on Rush Limbaugh’s show identified himself as a Republican voter, a veteran and opposed to torture and blamed Rush and his ilk for the recent electoral woes of the Republican Party. The caller, ”Charles from Chicago”, called out Limbaugh for his support of torture and blamed Limbaugh and others which supported torture for why the American people have left the GOP in droves.

Rush begged to differ and Charles called Rush a “brainwashed Nazi.” Rush blamed people like Charles for the Obama win, and didn’t stop there but, called Charles “ignorant” among other things.

First, “Brainwashed” is the intensive forced indoctrination of new beliefs to have them supplant old beliefs.

No one grows up believing it’s OK to subject others to torture and to be inhumanely degraded. I’m from St. Louis, Missouri, and don’t remember anyone here advocating this while I grew up. Rush Limbaugh grew up near Cape Girardeau, Missouri which is about 125 miles south of St. Louis. Rush and I are of a similar age and I have spent lots of time in grade school, high school and college thereafter in the “Cape” area camping, hunting or fishing, partying, playing rugby (some would call that partying!). Lately, I’ve spent time in the Cape area doing business with law clients. The Limbaugh family is very well respected, and has had many respected members in the Bar and on the state and federal bench. We know Rush didn’t grow up in Missouri believing in torture and the inhumane treatment of others. Why did he change? Perhaps it was drugs. Drugs are frequently used in brainwashing. The only way Rush could now be advocating that others violate the law, besmirching America’s honor by engaging in behavior and tactics approved by the Nazis is if Rush had been brainwashed.

Second, Rush Limbaugh does support torture as a policy of the United States. He jokes about torture and even sells T-shirts to promote “Club Gitmo.”

Third, the Red Cross has concluded that the US has used “torture” as part of its fight in the “Global War on Terror.”  The ICRC is the international body of the Red Cross, which has been specifically designated by international law to monitor whether such practices are being perpetrated in violation of the Geneva Conventions and international law.

Well . . . (Rush Argues) . . . Because we are threatened by the forces of evil, we are right to disregard International and US law to know what the bad guys are up to and it’s not bad if we do it, because we’re good.

But what about the “Nazi” thing, let’s us see!

Did the Nazis use the CIA methods that have been endorsed by Rush Limbaugh? Yep, they sure did!

The Gestapo used many techniques which were not allowed to be used by the regular German army, including “the Paris method” which introduced water boarding as an “intensified interrogation technique.” The Gestapo didn’t want to leave marks on their victims, and justified the tactics as “not killing anybody.” The memo which allowed these “enhanced” techniques and described others used is freely available on the web.

In very nearly identical language the Bush administration authorized the use of Nazi approved tactics and Nazi approved techniques but, attempted to so narrowly define “torture” that they felt they could avoid criminal acts, just like the Nazis. By the way, some of the Nazi folks which did these things in WWII Norway were tried for war crimes, convicted and given the death penalty.

These techniques are so despised that when used in a 1960 Fox film, “A Circle of Deception,” some viewers have cautioned fast forwarding past the scenes of water boarding and other torture.

Given Rush’s early family history and fine Missouri upbringing, and Rush’s support of Nazi approved tactics and techniques, “Charles” was correct to call Rush a “brainwashed Nazi.”

Rush Limbaugh IS a Brainwashed Nazi.

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imothy E. Hogan is a trial attorney, a husband, a father of two awesome children and a practicing Roman Catholic in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Hogan has done legal and political work in Jefferson City, Missouri for partisan and non-partisan social change, environmental and consumer protection groups. Mr. Hogan has also worked for consumer advocate Ralph Nader in Washington, DC and the members of the trial bar in the State of New York. Mr. Hogan’s current interests involve remaining a full time solo practitioner pioneer on the frontiers of justice in America, a good husband and a good father to his awesome children.

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  1. Karl says:

    Last I heard Rush calls himself a harmless fuzz ball, and I think he has called innumerable numbers of people and groups of people Nazis. He beat Tim to the punch. A Nazi is not a harmless fuzz ball.

    Must be some people think Rush is dangerous and will send all of us into war for his own maniacle reasons, which he will get us think are perfectly acceptable and reasonable causes.

  2. TonyC says:

    I have to disagree with both Tim & Karl

    Limbaugh is not a harmless fuzz ball. Nor is he brainwashed.

    I believe him to be a cynical, misogynistic manipulator whose only god is the dollar bill, and whose only goal is anything that garners him more wealth.

    He'll say and do anything that gets him more visibility and more publicity, because that translates into more money for Rush.

    His particular brand of hate was bad enough when it was espoused by single persons in individual small towns. The calamity is that his behavior and opinions are now considered mainstream and acceptable. He is a 'shining light' of the radical right conservative movement. He even gets the chairman of the GOP to apologize to him.

    His influence worries me, because he is an extremely negative person, but is considered 'right' by many extremists on the right, who feel empowered by his platform and visibility on the national stage.

  3. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    Rush and the other venomous talk radio pundits are incredibly egotistic and seem to believe that what ever they say is the absolute truth. However most of their "common sense" is anything but sensible.

  4. T.Mann says:

    Rush is too damned doped up or just plain stupid to be a Nazi, he however is a Nazi follower and surely would elect to support such a group.

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