Monday, March 05, 2012

Tipping Point? Rush Limbaugh And The Politics Of Hate.

I would suppose most everyone has heard the deafening roar of mainstream media infatuation with Rush Limbaugh’s recent remarks.  There is little doubt in my mind that after hearing endless displays of bizarre behavior over the years that Rush Limbaugh is, at best, a misogynist bully.   His behavior is quite consistently erratic.  He projects his insecurities outward onto the world through excessive and repeated displays of hateful histrionics, attention-seeking and a grandiose sense of self.   He simply doesn’t appear to be able to function for long unless he is the center of some type of controversy drawing attention to himself.  To put it bluntly, Limbaugh is a consummate drama queen.

Limbaugh’s apologies seem banally glib and driven by loss of advertising sponsorship, political pressure and pressure from his employer than any genuine recognition that his behavior hurt someone who did nothing to him.  This is indicative of someone who is consumed by the self and disconnected from his higher power and the community of life.  I think he has severely miscalculated this time.   I also think the Republican candidates have severely miscalculated in their lack of appropriate responses to his politics of hate.  That is, except for Ron Paul who condemned Limbaugh.

We all make mistakes.  Endlessly.  But this is something different.  For Limbaugh this isn’t an isolated incident.  It is very typical of his behavior without recognition of its inappropriateness.  I simply couldn’t let this story pass given my fascination with the human condition.  I would anecdotally guesstimate that this is the beginning of the end for Limbaugh.

posted by TimingLogic at 8:49 PM

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