Rush Limbaugh if Any Race Of People Should Not Have Guilt About Slavery, It's Caucasians

Yes, folks, you read right. Rush Limbaugh thinks that it’s about time white people got over this guilty feeling they’ve been having about slavery.  During his recent radio show, Limbaugh gave a history lesson on slavery and race. He told listeners, “If any race of people should not have guilt about slavery, it’s Caucasians.”  Limbaugh was commenting on the response to the George Zimmerman verdict, Limbaugh advised that “it’s time for all this white guilt to end” because it “is doing nothing for nobody” and “not solving anything.”

Limbaugh said white people should not have any “guilt about slavery” and explained why.

“A little history lesson for you. If any race of people should not have guilt about slavery, it’s Caucasians,” he said. “The white race has probably had fewer slaves, and for a briefer period of time, than any other in the history of the world.”

Limbaugh said that the “rest of the world” gets a pass when the “civil rights coalition gets ginned up.”

Whoo hoo! Fewer slave and a fewer period of time. That’s something to be proud of!  I guess.

Here’s the complete transcript of his slavery history lesson:

You know, folks, I have to tell you something. This, this white guilt, it’s time for all this white guilt to end. I know it won’t because I know that most people are scared to death and live lives totally immersed in fear because that’s what other people want them to live like, but I’m sick of it. White guilt is doing nothing for anybody, and white guilt is not solving anything. And besides that, a little history lesson for you. If any race of people should not have guilt about slavery, it’s Caucasians. The white race has probably had fewer slaves and for a briefer period of time than any other in the history of the world.

Now, sadly, we’re not talking about the rest of the world when the civil rights coalition gets ginned up. They’re talking about America and slavery. And that can’t be denied; it happened. But, compared to the kind of slavery that still exists in the rest of the world and has existed, by no means was it anywhere near the worst. The Chinese, the Arabs, black Africans, in fact, we forget about it. Even American Indians were constantly warring against tribes, other tribes for slaves. You know how many wars were fought for slaves, to claim them?

My gosh, folks, the ancient Israelites were all slaves. The Exodus, the war, everything. There have been so many wars fought over this. Ancient Rome went to war to win more slaves. We’re pikers compared to the rest of humanity throughout human history. Yes, even American Indians — I know the image is that they were the embodiment of perfection. They were just cool and fine until we arrived, and then it was all over for ’em. But even they were constantly warring against other tribes for slaves. It was their primary reason for going to war.

But despite all that, no other race has ever fought a war for the purpose of ending slavery, which we did. Nearly 600,000 people killed in the Civil War. It’s preposterous that Caucasians are blamed for slavery when they’ve done more to end it than any other race, and within the bounds of the Constitution to boot. And yet white guilt is still one of the dominating factors in American politics. It’s exploited, it’s played upon, it is promoted, used, and it’s unnecessary.

I find it interesting that it was white people who perpetuated slavery in this country but also claim that it was founded on this so-called beacon of “liberty and injustice”. But let’s give them a hand for finally ending slavery for fiscal moral reasons. 

 

What do you think about Limbaugh’s comments?

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  • Jase

    Seriously jainsblog…as a half-white chick I don’t know what the hell you’re on about. This is not a black/white/brown issue JUST BECAUSE those are different colors. This isn’t the United States of Crayola genius. It’s about POWER, PRIVILEGE, ENTITLEMENT, COLONIALISM. Come the f*ck on, get an education.

  • WhatIThink

    At least Rush is honest. But the real truth is that white folks were never “guilty” about slavery in the first place. Anybody who actually believes that needs to go get their heads checked. Slavery is the absolute core of everything about white society and why it is where it is today. The slave industrial complex runs the planet. It has slaves all over the planet, from Africans picking tea, coffee, cocoa, coltan, aluminum, gold, diamond and every other imaginable resource in Africa, to Mexicans picking crops and cleaning toilets in America, to native Americans in South America landless peasants working odd jobs or being killed off, to Pacific Islanders picking sugar cane to Chinese working in slave factories, to South Asians working as plantation laborers and in sweatshops producing designer clothes and sneakers, white economic power and wealth is based on slavery. That is the whole lesson of the last 500 years that if you enslave the world and conquer the planet militarily, you can become extremely rich and in the process trick most of the rest of the planet that they too are in the same game, when they aren’t. Most people are simply trying to chase the illusion of wealth which is propagated by thie corporate industrial slave estate. White folks are the biggest leeches, thieves and liars in history but they need to constantly tell themselves how good they are and how righteous they are even though most of them know it is a bold face lie. The only ones who really believe that crap is us.

    But the bigger issue isn’t whether white folks feel guilty, the issue is where is the justice. Just like in the Trayvon Martin case or many other cases, who cares if folks like Zimmerman feel guilty. The people want justice and that means the folks behind the slavery should be paying a price for the crimes they have committed. And this is the reason why Rush says this because this too is the reason why white folks buy guns at an alarming pace. THEY know full well that they have done a whole lot of people wrong in the process of acquiring this wealth and power. And in reality it is not so much about guilt, it is about whether they plan on giving that up without a fight. And no they don’t.

    When has America officially apologized for slavery? NEVER. When has America officially apologized for Jim Crow, the black codes or the slave codes? NEVER. How many white folks anywhere on the planet have gone to jail for slavery or genocide over the last 500 years? NONE, except those who killed other white folks in Germany. So ask yourself, is guilt really even the issue? Of course not. You don’t ask whether a serial rapist feels guilty about being a serial rapist especially if they are still walking the street. And you don’t ask white folks whether they are guilty about raping black folks if they still have the power to rape you. The issue is whether you can stop them and bring them to justice. White folks are saying and have always said they will keep raping you as long as they can and wont stop until basically you are wiped off the planet. So watcha gonna do black man and black woman?

    • ???

      If I could thumbs up you a million times I would. This is by far the best and most knowledgeable comment I have ever read on here.

  • That’s like getting a pass for only killing one person instead of 10. A sin is a sin is a sin. There will always people who have worse actions than yourself, this cannot be controlled, but feeling better about it in comparison only furthers the problem. But people rationalize and justify what they need to sleep better at night.