The Right Wing Celebration of 'Dumbassery' and the Danger it Presents to America
I was doing my usual Sunday morning browsing yesterday and I saw something that got my attention... but I guess I just sort of glossed over it.
From a Jan. 13 post by Matt Schneider on Mediaite.com...
“They were slobbering over it for the predictable reasons. It was smart, it was articulate, it was oratorical. It was, it was all the things the educated, ruling class wants their members to be and sound like.”
My first thought? "Meh. Conservative on conservative rhetorical violence. Nothing to see here. Move on."
But then, last night as I was drifting off to sleep, part of what Limbaugh said popped into my consciousness.
...it was all the things the educated, ruling class wants their members to be and sound like...
Wait a minute, I thought... Did Crush Bimbo just slam the concept of "education"? Did he just put the hammer down on "educated people?"
So, this morning, I thought I'd do a little research. (For purposes of full disclosure... I am not a traditionally-educated person. I hold no degree. I got my learnin' on the run after years in the military and broadcast and print journalism, and was able to absorb enough knowledge to land the GS-13 position [military equivalent = Major or Lt. Commander] in the Federal Government from which my Parkinson's disease progression is compelling me to retire. I consider myself smart — and educated although I have no degree to show for it... just a wall full of awards. So, as far as I'm concerned, it ain't the degree that makes you educated... it's the knowledge you acquire.)
Turns out that Rush and his ilk have a well-established and documented DISDAIN for education!
For one thing, Rush attended college but dropped out because he kept flunking courses and he didn't see it as helping him towards his goal of "being on the radio."
And "Be On The Radio" he was! After getting a deferral from the draft because of a pilonidal cyst in his butt crack (can't fight your nation's enemies when you have a cyst in your butt crack, you know), he found his way onto his current media platform.Continued on the next page