It’s taken some time for the clouds to rise and the focus to clear on one of the greatest losses American conservatism has ever suffered. I’ve been learning more about the man I thought of as a brother. Though whom I’d never met face-to-face, with him I felt a spiritual bond as powerful as with any man I’ve known.
Somewhere in the neighborhood of three decades ago, I was driving towards Preston , ID and the signal was fading on the AM station I was listening to, so I tuned to KACH in Preston to see what they were doing. Rather than music, there was a fellow talking. There was something about his voice, the timbre, the timing, that made it listenable enough that I didn’t turn it off. As I listened I was captured by what seemed a very unusual content. It was political, and funny! I was much younger then and had neither clue nor a care about politics. I grew up in a Republican family but I’d been “educated” by our government indoctrination system. It wasn’t as blatant back then, but the Marxist takeover was well under way and I’d learned to doubt patriotism, Christianity, and my parents and grandparents, but this gentleman was making perfect sense! I did believe in freedom and was, in that regard somewhat of an outlaw. I descended from real outlaws going back to the Scottish family Nivin who fought with Robert the Bruce for the independence of Scotland, so the ring of this gentleman’s words rang true to my soul. So I headed straight to the KACH studio in order to find out how to meet him.
During my first listen he mentioned a man I’d never heard of at the time, William F. Buckley, Jr., who went on to become a hero of mine. One of the greatest conservative geniuses in history, and who I was later privileged enough to meet at Utah State University, where he spoke. This was back in the day when American Universities, Marxist though they already were, still allowed dialog from both sides of the aisle. At the end of Buckley’s presentation he took questions from the student crowd, and it was during this question and answer session that I became a true aficionado. On that day, conservatism in me, took root. As each liberal skull full of mush stood up to smash Buckley down, he responded in seeming true interest in the ignorant comments made, and then very majestically and politely made the student look like a complete imbecile, with nary a harsh word nor even intimation of rudeness nor prejudice. It was spectacular! But I digress.
By the time I reached the studio this marvelous curiosity mentioned that he was broadcasting out of Sacramento, CA. DAmn! That’s too far to drive today! But I did become an avid listener, rarely missing an episode. In 1987 the FCC had repealed the “Fairness Doctrine” (Thanks Ronald Reagan!!), which gave the government control over broadcast content. If a broadcaster spent a half hour on a conservative message, the broadcaster then had to provide a half hour of opposing commentary. Yes, ridiculous and having absolutely nothing to do with freedom, a demoncrat proposition. “Rush Limbaugh was the first man to proclaim himself liberated from the East Germany of liberal media domination” (Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal).
From out of nowhere, on AM radio (a dying medium at the time), appeared a beacon for classic American patriotism, which goes hand in hand with political conservatism. For the most part, Americans didn’t know what conservatism is, just that it is a curse-word in modern America. actually conservative politics can be described quite easily. Do you like your food spiced liberally? (lots of spice), or conservatively? (limited spice). Do you like your life governed liberally, or conservatively? Of course, the answer is obvious. Sadly for American freedom, the ever-present Marxist evolution, which existed long before Karl Marx who gave it publication, our founders and the political philosophers who inspired them, referred to it as, “statism” which, incidentally sounds a lot like Satanism, to which it holds a lot of similarities. Rush stepped onto the scene and single handedly went to war against the corrupt liberal media and the demoncrat party.
Never in American history has the Presidential Medal of Freedom been awarded to a more deserving soldier for freedom than Mr. Rush Hudson Limbaugh, III.
His “Rush Limbaugh Adventure Series” is a must read for all Americans interested in the true history of America’s foundation and particularly for children, who are being taught lies by the Marxist indoctrination institutions we call, “public schools.” And we have, “See, I Told You So,” “The Way Things Ought to Be,” “Rush Hudson Limbaugh and His Times: Reflections on a Life Well Lived,” all magnificent works
Lastly, I want to recommend the podcast, “Rush Limbaugh: The Man Behind the Golden EIB Microphone,” available wherever you get your podcasts. “Narrated by James Golden, Limbaugh’s long-time call screener and ‘official show observer’ known to listeners as ‘Bo Snerdley,” the 12-episode series will detail legendary radio host Rush Limbaugh’s award-winning, 30-plus year career in radio that revitalized the spoken-word format, and provided a platform for him to develop and lead modern conservatism in America. Featuring Limbaugh’s own words and never-before-heard stories shared by colleagues, friends and family, the series will give listeners a guided tour of the five-time Marconi Award winner’s historic journey from Cape Girardeau, Mo., to becoming the No. 1 talk radio host in America. The series will also highlight Limbaugh’s lasting legacy, which includes ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’s’ continued dominance as the most-listened-to talk radio program in the U.S.”
I knew Rush was a hero, but I learned from this series that he was also heroically humanitarian. The main-stream propagandia will never touch on this, but it needs to be known.