Yesterday we wrote Oook, Oook! Klinghoffer and Harambe. The day before it was Oook, Oook! Ken Ham and Harambe. Today we have the reaction of Rush Limbaugh, described by Wikipedia as “an American entertainer, radio talk show host, writer, and conservative political commentator.”
You can read the transcript of Rush’s entire commentary at his website: The Politics of the Gorilla Story. It’s all over the internet, so by now you may have already read about it. Most of it is irrelevant to our concerns, so we’ll give you only what we regard as the best excerpts, with some bold font added by us for emphasis:
We’re gonna get to the gorilla business. That’s easily explained, too. Folks, you remember when the two fish, what kind of fish were they, I keep thinking dolphins or porpoises, way back in the nineties, a couple of them got caught in sea ice, way far north of where they should have been, and the whole country became captivated with, will they find their way out? What can we do? Can we cut holes in the ice so that the porpoise, the dolphins, whatever they were, can we guide them out? Can we do something? Can we save them? Everybody became captivated.
We don’t remember any of that, and it’s not important. Then he says:
To show you how silly it got. For a time Black Lives Matter even got upset about this because they originally thought the parents and the boy were white. Then when they found out that the parents and boy were black, then all hell broke loose and they had to back off and take a different tack on this. (interruption) What are you laughing at? That’s exactly what happened. You denying that? You didn’t know that?
You didn’t know Black Lives Matter got involved? (laughing) It was Black Lives Matter versus gorilla lives matter versus do any life matter, human life versus animal life, what matters most. Easily explainable in our really screwed-up culture and society today.
That doesn’t interest us either. Let’s read on:
So a four-year-old child happens to plunge into the gorilla pen at the Cincinnati Zoo before anybody notices it. And in order to save his life, the zoo people made the decision to kill the gorilla. Now, I am totally aware of why so many people think that the zoo made the wrong decision. I totally understand American pop culture today. I understand our society. I understand where it is.
I understand that, in our culture today, that gorilla, compared to any human being, is the essence of innocence, even a four-year-old child. In fact, many on the left, don’t doubt me on this, you’re gonna think this is funny or crazy, but I’m dead serious. Many on the left compare that gorilla in the zoo with unfair imprisonment of human beings. That zoo is the equivalent of a prison, and of course those kinds of people think that we have too many people in jail in this country. That they are in jail because they’ve been railroaded, not because they’ve committed any crimes. That’s the first thing.
Rush understands. He continues:
By definition, these people cannot be familiar with Genesis, and if they were, they would dissociate themselves from it. They have absolutely no such training, foundation, or awareness of the primacy of humanity on planet Earth as created by God. Such a mind-set does not exist with them. It’s the exact opposite. Humanity is the problem. Humanity is not the solution.
Skipping a load of material, we get to the good stuff:
Don’t doubt me on this. A lot of people think that all of us used to be gorillas, and they’re looking for the missing link out there. The evolution crowd. They think we were originally apes.
Gasp! Here’s more:
I’ve always had a question: If we were the original apes, then how come Harambe is still an ape, and how come he didn’t become one of us? “Well, that’s why they’re all missing link, Mr. Limbaugh. Your question is absurd.”
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Rush is asking: Why are there still monkeys? He’s done it before. Anyway, the rest of the transcript is boring. You can read it all if you like. If we missed something memorable, let us know.
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