Thursday’s Quote: The Basic Immorality of Limbaugh
“The Limbaugh effect fueled the anti-morality of the Bush years. Under ordinary morality, the wretched plight of illegal immigrants, for example, must be considered along with the fact that they are breaking the law. Being poor, illiterate, and desperate, their human condition makes them more sympathetic than ruthless lawbreakers would be. But under anti-morality, if you hate immigrants because they are foreigners who don’t look American enough, the argument is over. Your anger strips away tolerance, sympathy, and regard for ‘the other.’ Hence the almost imperial bearing of Limbaugh, the bland certainty that because he never stops being angry, he never stops being right.”
— Deepak Chopra, “Rush Limbaugh: An Icon of Anti-Morality,” Huffington Post, March 8, 2009.