Remembering Rush Limbaugh's Message: Never Give Up on the United States

The day Rush Limbaugh passed away three years ago marked a moment of profound loss for millions, leaving many understandably grieving. The absence of this pillar of comfort, support, confidence, strength, entertainment, and curiosity created a significant void in the conservative movement that may never be filled.

Optimistic people tend to be like bonfires, and Limbaugh was one. A group of people who were afraid of an unfathomable change in their nation and believed that Marxism would ultimately win came together to surround him in search of comfort. His listeners took solace in the knowledge that, at the allotted hour, an upbeat voice would emerge from the radio, and for a little while, they would be accompanied by a friend who understood what they were going through but was fearless.

His daring was his greatest attribute, albeit the communist bullies still detested him for making fun of their nonsense. And both he and Donald Trump made others so.

He was also avoided by intellectuals who considered themselves conservatives but were intelligent enough and moral enough to sometimes join the liberals. While admitting that Rush Limbaugh was a leader of the conservative movement and spoke for and on behalf of the Republican base, they could hardly claim the position they so desperately wanted. But many who would become the "never-Trumpers" believed that the respect of learned liberals, not the rabble-rousing, was what was needed.

To give respect to Limbaugh's ostensibly conservative opponents, however, their animosity sprang from topics other than snobbery. They referred to themselves as "moderates" at times, or at least believed they had some degree of moderation. Their ability to reach out to those on the opposing side, or "across the aisle," and their tendency to agree with liberals on what became known as "social problems" were examples of their moderation.

These kinds of Republican politicians often benefited from advice from the "consultant class," as Limbaugh called them. Professional political advisors would usually advise their charges not to anger centrist voters, regardless of what the latter said or did, or to take strong stances against abortion, traditional marriage, or the establishment of religion in public spaces in order to avoid upsetting moderate voters. Rich funders would tell Republican lawmakers the same thing.

Therefore, in front of the Left, Limbaugh criticized and mocked these Democrats for their cowardice. Again and again he questioned, "How many books have been published about great moderates in American history?" Naturally, the response was none, provided that people deemed to exhibit moderation were defined as having this trait in the modern age. Previously considered one of the most important qualities for millennia, moderation today seems to mean doing anything instead of speaking out on matters that incite animosity.

In opposition to the supposedly centrist Republicans, prominent funders, and NeverTrumpers, Limbaugh promoted his own version of populism. Intellectuals define "populism" as demagoguery that plays on the baser inclinations of the people and sanctifies their ignorance. There were plenty of times when President Trump was the target of that charge.

Underlying the charge is the premise that there exists a moral class of lawmakers who are well-educated, morally grounded, and hence impervious to the biases of the common people. To get the ordinary people to give up their freedom, the demagogic demagogue incites them against them. In doing so, the demagogue Trump was helped by a well-known speaker like Rush Limbaugh, who also posed a danger to the admirable group of individuals who held leadership positions in both political parties in Washington.

With a few notable exceptions, the Congress staff and army of unelected administrators in Washington have not exactly been a class of morally reclusive public workers during the last several decades. After they surrendered the country's trade to a menacing foreign dictatorship, almost all of its industry was taken over. Unaware of the well-being or safety of the people they were elected to serve, they let an unchecked flood of impoverished foreigners into the United States.

The national debt reached insane proportions under both major parties. There are threats to the right to carry weapons as well as the freedoms of speech and religion. With no clear plan for success, American soldiers have been sent for interminable lengths of time to fight and perish in the four corners of the globe. Furthermore, the majority of Americans' spiritual compass is threatened by the way the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution. The Court's membership shift under President Trump and the qualifications of each judge individually are responsible for the Court's recent gradual retreat from that situation.

Rush Limbaugh's populism was the clearest interpretation of these facts, which largely explained Trump's rise to power. Not to the same extent and only if they pay attention to its teachings, but all men may learn a certain type of practical knowledge from experience, such as that which Limbaugh had.

Politics-related practical knowledge comes from experience rather than theoretical study, which is why it will seem deceptively easy. That being said, it is not easy to recognize danger when it is approaching in the middle of a turbulent culture. Emotional bias often distorts a person's perception of the world; if demagogues who sound like them appeal to the illiterate, then educated people will also be drawn to shady characters who appear intelligent. Which explains why academics think highly of a man such as Barack Obama.

It will not be time to give up on the United States, Rush Limbaugh warned his listeners in the last broadcast of 2020, which aired on December 23, 2020. There is never a good moment to stop believing in yourself. Beyond the country's struggles, he reaffirmed in that segment the message of a previous broadcast, telling the audience that they were not alone and that many were working to improve the situation in the country. Additionally, he said, "America is worth fighting for."

With his last remarks, Mr. Limbaugh urged us to abandon hope and to expatriate ourselves as free people. Therefore, we will not give up on our religion or our country founded by the constitution. We refuse to bow to those who are intent on destroying them, win or lose.

One of the Irish revolutionary leader's companions delivers a speech and eulogy at the opening of Liam Neeson's film, Michael Collins, which is about him. According to the buddy, there are some individuals who are necessary in certain situations and it would be hard to live without them. But now that he is gone, life goes on. It was made feasible by him.

It is possible to have a successful life even when Rush Limbaugh is no longer among us. Our country, America, is worthy of our defense, as are we. In the end, everything will work out if we have a strong heart.

All I see on my desk today, however, is the mute radio and I disregard the status of the country. I listen to that voice in remembering, which has always been one of optimism and great purpose for me.


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