Dammit, I am getting so damn tired of this! I am getting so tired of having to listen to this insane, inhumane and heartless bastard speak. Every time that this man opens his giant fatass lips (oh yeah, I went there. After this, all bets are off!), hate comes from his mouth. Not two words of love and respect have been uttered from his mouth, ever. He disrespects women. He disrespects the LGBT community. All this man is able to do is to spout lies and filth that paint a group of people who have done nothing to him as the enemy, with him, the idiot on the radio, being the hero of the American people. Like this jackass is some kind of great philosophical mind.
So, this is going to be a post like I usually do. Here is the link, and now we are going to do this, hit for hit. Now let’s go after this piece of shit, one point at a time.
So it’s been 221 years since the enactment of the Second Amendment; 600 years since the introduction of the rifle, a long-barreled weapon; and 150 years of pistols able to use more than one bullet.
Well, this is starting out like every other conservative position on this issue. The 2nd Amendment argument.
The time since Tim Burton took a charming, funny, and wholesome 1960s kids’ show…? I was thinking about this over the weekend. I remember watching Batman on television, and it was a cartoon show with human characters. Adam West was the guy who played Batman.
O-kay, where are you going with this, Rush? Tim Burton took this character, and did what? I hope you’re not thinking that this character was always meant to be some kind of funny and family-friendly guy, because that was never what the comic was meant for. Batman was about internal struggle. He’s an anti-hero. He does horrible things, but tries to continuing to justify his existence. It is a dark look into the human psyche. That’s why he’s called “The Dark Knight,” because he does horrible things, yet does it for what he thinks is the greater good. So, your move, Rush.
And every time Batman punched somebody, the word “POW!” in a comic book bubble came up. Burgess Meredith played the Penguin. I forget who was the Joker. Cesar Romero was the Joker. It was a comedy show. It was a cartoon show. It was a charming, funny, wholesome 1960s kids’ show that was on at 7:30 ET. But how long has it been since Hollywood metastasized that show with sick, dystopian, and occasionally anti-American worldviews?
Wow, Rush Limbaugh actually used the word metastasized. That’s impressive. I’m amazed that word actually is in his vocabulary. Next, Hollywood didn’t do this, dumbass. Look back through the old Batman comics. The darkness of his character was always a key point of the character. I guess you wouldn’t know that, since research has never been your bread and butter, but hey, whatever.
And how is it “sick, dystopian, and occasionally anti-American?” Gotham isn’t a dystopia. It isn’t trying to be some utopia. It is a city that is riddled with crime. That’s not really any different than any other city. The only difference here is that there are super-criminals, and Batman. Now, with that in mind, just where the hell does the anti-American side of the argument come from? He lives in America, is sometimes working with American police, even though he has used the cops when it suits him. Bruce Wayne is a billionaire, which is what you crony capitalist love-slaves are always championing. I would think that this guy would embody everything you all admire. I hope you plan on explaining this, Rush.
Do you know what “dystopian” means? For those of you in Rio Linda, it’s the opposite of utopia. “Utopia” is perfection on earth. “Dystopia” is utter, total failure and chaos. Dark, dank, colorless, finished.
Huh. According to Google –
Utopia – An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas Moore.
Dystopia – An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.
Nice research there, Rush. Did you catch how all of these definitions have the world “imagined” in there? I’m hoping you can reconcile how something imaginary can affect the real world.
So Batman in the sixties on TV metastasizes to a sick dystopian, hyper-violent Batman movie in 23 years. Twenty-three years since Batman on TV to the first Batman movie. And the birth of the modern Batman series of films with which the killer in Aurora explicitly identified, by his own admission…
Uh, Rush, I don’t think that you are using the word “metastasized” in the correct way. The definition is for something to spread or grow. Now, if you were trying to say “corrupted,” that would make more sense, but grammar is important. Anyway, this is just sick.
I know where he’s going with this, too. He’s about to make a remark that the shooter identified himself as the Joker, and therefore, this is the Batman comic’s fault. Yeah, what a way to look at the issues, Rush. You are trying to conflate a comic book/film/TV character with the events that happened in Aurora, Colorado. Fuck you.
What are you frowning at me about, Snerdley?
Gee, I wonder. Could it be the fact that you are saying something incredibly stupid for which you have no basis or evidence for? Could it be that you are making the same stupid and tired argument that parents who blame violent video games for their children being violent, except with Batman? Don’t believe me? Don’t worry, he will prove it.
But on the television. I’m talking about the television show, popular media. It was a kids’ show. It was harmless, family-oriented fun. You laughed at that show. Batman in the comics was not so much. It was still a comic book thing.
Oh my god, did Rush have another drug-addict’s moment of clarity? He just identified that the comic book character was very dark, and that the character on the TV series was deliberately made to be family-friendly, yet he is still going to go after Hollywood. What a complete idiot! This man can’t even realize when he’s being stupid! It’s like that light bulb that tells you when you are being smart or stupid just didn’t instal in his brain.
nyway, in 23 years since the Batman TV show, it’s become what this guy explicitly identified with. And then you can bring up Oliver Stone, if you want to. He made a movie called Natural Born Killers. It was a “love story.” Woody Harrelson was in it. It was a love story about mass murder.
Wha…? What the hell are you talking about? Okay, so we went from Batman to Oliver Stone. Can you draw me the line between Batman and Oliver Stone?
Natural Born Killers. That’s the movie the Columbine killers identified with.
Oh…you’re saying that because the killers of Columbine identified with a movie, it is the movie’s fault. I thought the big conservative position was that it was Marilyn Manson’s fault (even though it was found out later that they actually had no love for his music)? Well, since you can’t say anything smart, you might as well be confusing.
That took 18 years. (They also kind of dug the Matrix movies.) The time in which the prevalence of spectacular, multiple murders for no obvious point other than celebrity has accelerated is approximately the past 20 years. We’ve had long-barreled rifles for 600 years. We’ve had multi-bullet pistols over 150 years. We’ve had the Second Amendment for 221 years. We have had spectacular multiple murders for no obvious point other than celebrity accelerated like crazy in the past 20 years.
What?! You’re kidding me! You don’t think that mass murder has been happening before violent movies? Ah, gee, here’s a few examples –
- The Holocaust
- The systematic murder of people under Stalin in Russia
- Charles Whitman killed 13 people, wounded 31 others at the University of Texas in 1966
- The biggest school killing was in 1921, in Michigan using explosives
- Police have been abusing authority and murdering people since their inception
The point is, Rush, that mass-murder isn’t a new thing. In fact, if you want to go back through history, it isn’t even a thing that involves guns, or is of the modern age. You can murder just as many people with a sword as with a gun. It just takes longer, is all. And is arguably a lot messier. Well, you said something dumb. What’s next?
My point is, how do you blame the Second Amendment? How do you blame the guns for this? The guns to do this kind of thing have been around for all kinds of time, but you can peg other elements in our culture that have been around lot less time and have much more influence (if you want to start arguing influence). I didn’t bring this up. I’m simply reacting to it like I always do. You want to start blaming the Second Amendment? You want to start blaming guns? Then let’s talk about it.
No, Rush, I’m not blaming anything. I am trying to analyze this. But if you want to take a character from a comic book and blame this guy for what has happened, then you damn well better come with something to put on the table. What have you brought so far? Oh, right, nothing. You’ve only just said a lot of stuff, and made sure that it looks like you know what you’re talking about. You don’t, Rush, so can you please keep the argument of being factual to the professionals? Oh, shit, you’re not done talking.
What are you shaking your head in there for?
Apparently, somebody on your show is smart, because they are shaking their head at your asinine argument.
I’m not blaming anybody. I’m reacting. I’m not blaming anybody. The guy who did this is who gets the blame. Look, I’m just not gonna sit here and listen to the Constitution of this country be blamed for this. I’m not gonna let that go. Pure and simple. They start the game; I’m gonna finish the game. I’m Mr. Moneybags in Monopoly, and I’m winning the cash in the middle of the board with the roll of snake eyes.
Nobody’s blaming the Constitution, you idiot! They are blaming the weapons, and people’s access to weapons. While I don’t agree with my fellow liberals that getting rid of guns alone is going to solve this, I do like that we are having a discussion. It’s a sign of a healthy country. But apparently, you, Mr Moneybags, wow, what an appropriate metaphor. You are paid ad revenue and get all sorts of other deals for getting to spout your uninformed stupidity to a mass of people who are too stupid to think. But apparently, you just want us all to keep our mouths shut, and to not listen to you.
Rush Limbaugh, for the sake of not having all of America look like idiots to the rest of the world, would you please shut the fuck up?
Until next time, a quote,
“I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.” -Edith Sitwell