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Respectfully I think you have it exactly backwards
It’s bc we were ‘handed’ these ambiguous, ever changing morals from??? that people can get away with saying/doing some very injurious things to others
((You can make a moral argument that group x should have dominion over group y bc a cosmic entity gave group x that power)(and saving that, if the injuring party is wrong, that wrong will be righted in some cosmic realm))

There is no ethical argument that ‘allows’ Rush to posit half the BS he spewed - he SHOULD have had an ethical comeuppance, but he was protected by ‘moral’ people
Respectfully, the interpretation of morality and justice in terms of groups vs other groups is insufficient as an explanation of human experience and suffering.

I won't speak to what Rush does or does not deserve. I haven't listened to him since I was learning to drive on I-10 in my grandfather's car at 14 years old. We switched to Ozzy per my request and I was astonished that my grandfather agreed.
 

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I want to hear all the "raising the level of discourse" etc when Bernie finally dies and many others too... this thread is a perfect model on how to treat people we don't agree with or feel demonized by. somehow i doubt the same rules will apply tho.
It wasn't an appropriate comment, agreed.
 

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Well, Hitler and Pedophiles I can see, but wishing someone cancer just because they use their God given American right to free speech and dare to have a different political opinion? Not so much.
God given rights to free speech are not going to be much of an argument when God is sitting in judgment.
 

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God given rights to free speech are not going to be much of an argument when God is sitting in judgment.
That's Gods job not mine. I dont care for Rush, never really listened to him. I cant even say there are groups of people that I dont wish death on, such as pedophiles, murders etc. Politicians I dont care for. I despise Pelosi for instance but I would never wish cancer on her. Rush has done some good things, he has done some bad things, but I guess I draw the line at wishing pain and suffering on him.

Growing up sucks. I believe one of the reasons I initially learned towards Republican was Michael J. Fox. His characters were always likeable etc. I continued leaning to the right as I grew older. Guns, hunting etc have always pushed my beliefs to the right. I have left leaning thoughts of course, abortion for instance. I dont believe in it, but I also dont believe it is my right to dictate what someone else does with their body. None of my business.

The sad thing is the decisiveness in this country. I lost friends when Scott Walker was running for governor. My wifes best friend for instance told her that she could no longer be around me because I supported Walker. I hate that. It is sad that politics divide us so strongly. When I was younger I dont remember it being this way. Maybe the rise of social media and everyone having a voice online for the world to see.

I am not sure where I meant for this post to go. Maybe just empathize and remember that golden rule, do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Or something to that effect.
 

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Well, Hitler and Pedophiles I can see, but wishing someone cancer just because they use their God given American right to free speech and dare to have a different political opinion? Not so much.
The constitution gives the rights
And it’s not a blanket right - just that people can’t be fired from govt jobs or likewise punished for expressing their thoughts
Free speech certainly does not mean freedom from consequence
 

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That's Gods job not mine. I dont care for Rush, never really listened to him. I cant even say there are groups of people that I dont wish death on, such as pedophiles, murders etc. Politicians I dont care for. I despise Pelosi for instance but I would never wish cancer on her. Rush has done some good things, he has done some bad things, but I guess I draw the line at wishing pain and suffering on him.

Growing up sucks. I believe one of the reasons I initially learned towards Republican was Michael J. Fox. His characters were always likeable etc. I continued leaning to the right as I grew older. Guns, hunting etc have always pushed my beliefs to the right. I have left leaning thoughts of course, abortion for instance. I dont believe in it, but I also dont believe it is my right to dictate what someone else does with their body. None of my business.

The sad thing is the decisiveness in this country. I lost friends when Scott Walker was running for governor. My wifes best friend for instance told her that she could no longer be around me because I supported Walker. I hate that. It is sad that politics divide us so strongly. When I was younger I dont remember it being this way. Maybe the rise of social media and everyone having a voice online for the world to see.

I am not sure where I meant for this post to go. Maybe just empathize and remember that golden rule, do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Or something to that effect.
Though we’re trying to inch back to such a time we aren’t anywhere close to police dogs and water cannons and beatings or even assassinations being the expected outcome of asking for equal rights
 

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This reminds me of when Christopher Hitchens died of cancer in 2011. All the conservatives (probably including Rush) said the cancer was God's revenge for all the things Hitch wrote and said. Hitch replied, "then why didn't He kill me a long time ago before I wrote and said all those things" and dared them to go present the same causal theory in the childrens' cancer ward.
 

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Though we’re trying to inch back to such a time we aren’t anywhere close to police dogs and water cannons and beatings or even assassinations being the expected outcome of asking for equal rights
We can walk and chew gum at the same time though. Progress is progress wherever we can find it.
 

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There are a lot of political people that wouldn’t get the disdain that Rush gets. I tend to think it’s less about politics and more to do with him being a shirt person.
I think it's more longevity and breadth of influence than him just being a crappy person for the most part. Few politicians have been the lightning rod he's been for as long as he has.
 

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We wouldn’t be talking about him if he was my crazy uncle.
Indeed, unless he's your crazy uncle. :hihi:

But seriously, the reasoning behind my statement is that there are millions of shirt people out there. What makes Rush unique is his longevity and reach more than his shirt personality. I've never listened to his radio show, but I did watch a few episodes when he had his tv show many moons ago.
 

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While true
How does this continue the line of this discussion
Because Semper was rimenencing the loss of respect people had for one another. We can do that still, while at the same time not inch back to the injustices that went on back then. In other words, treat people as we'd want to be treated and be aware of the injustices that continue to this day.
 

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Because Semper was rimenencing the loss of respect people had for one another. We can do that still, while at the same time not inch back to the injustices that went on back then. In other words, treat people as we'd want to be treated and be aware of the injustices that continue to this day.
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