Yesha Callahan

Rush Limbaugh: “If Any Race Of People Should Not Have Guilt About Slavery, It’s Caucasians”

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?

  1. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    I really can’t…..wait yes I can….. he’s an idiot plain and simple

  2. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    No individual should feel guilty unless they actually had slaves.However, any person who continues to oppress blacks, or discriminate against blacks today should feel guilt. Slavery had devastating effects and just because the time period is over, doesn’t mean some of the same racist attitudes of that time don’t occur today.

  3. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    I’m pretty sure we are not surprise he would say such foolish mess.

  4. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    Didn’t read the article, but came in here to say I can’t believe anyone still takes this clown seriously.

  5. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    Rush Limbaugh is a racist idiot! White people refuse to understand american slavery and why it was so insidious. Yes racist Rush, there was slavery in Israel and yes, African tribes did have slaves. The transcontinental slave trade was so awful and disgusting because the slaves were under a cattle system. Yes, the same moo cow system we have in farming. Slaves were hearded together and bred like animals, treated like animals, whipped like animals and auctioned like animals. Say what you will about other slave systems, which were always bad, but they never bred a whole population of people to continue to reap the benefit of free labor the way America did. Then it didn’t end there!

    They secretly/overtly continued the nonsense after we were “Free” with sharecropping and Jim Crow and institutionalized racism. Don’t whine how black people “Can’t get it together” either. We have in many different communities over time such as Harlem, The Hill District, and Greenwood AKA Blackwall street. But guess what? There were race riots…by white people! Tax hikes! And goodness knows what else that destroyed these neighborhoods because white people got scared. Period.

    So please, if you are truly, really interested in not having white guilt, then do not participate in institionalized or overt racism. Period. But if you enjoy saying, N*gger to see what a black person would do or say; if you like blaming everything that ever happened to you that was wrong on black people; and if you believe that you are somehow better because you are light or white, well…there’s no end to this. Most black people just want to walk down the street and be left the f*ck alone and not be blamed or suspect to whatever messed up fear is in your head, not theirs.

    • July 24, 2013 - Reply

      @Avril

      “cattle system”

      Just wanted to say that it was a CHATTEL system. And yes, American slavery was especially vile and generational and the affects leading from that all the way to the present day “war on drugs” and prison industrial complex (i.e. The New Jim Crow), continue to reap its affects.

  6. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    he’s so silly.

  7. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    Why the heck are we continuing to pay attention to him? He says this stuff for attention and I don’t think he even believes what he says.

    • July 23, 2013 - Reply

      @L

      Yep. He says these things because it makes people pay attention to him. He wants people to pay attention to him because that’s how he gets paid. Let’s all just pretend he doesn’t exist and maybe he’ll go away.

    • July 23, 2013 - Reply

      @L

      L: Wow! I’ve been saying that for a long time; that I don’t think he actually believes half of the stuff he says. Hey but if you’ve got a Right-wing radio show you’ve got to keep the rhetoric coming. It’s crazy!! The man has millions of people that listen to his radio show everyday, and believe the rhetoric.

  8. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    Maybe if we ignore that big fat sociopath,he will just go away.

  9. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    He is a bag of shiggidy. He does this stuff to get paid! Born Loser!

  10. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    Black people care about Rush Limbaugh?

  11. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    Ok, so the great Caucasian race shouldn’t feel guilty for slavery? Well aren’t they still guilty for Jim Crow, the Klan, housing discrimination, lending discrimination, the glass ceiling, Stand Your Ground, Stop & Frisk, disproportionately imprisoning Blacks, misapplying punishments on crimes consistently, etc? Don’t they still possess an inherent feeling of superiority in all they do because of the spoils they enjoy to this very day because of the white supremacy system built off of the backs of slaves they claim they didn’t enslave for long? Um, I think some harboring of guilt is still in order.

    And how dumb is it to say we shouldn’t feel bad — not because we were innocent of enslaving but we didn’t enslave as long as they over there did? Where is a Homey the Clown sock when you need one?

  12. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    This guy is an idiot, no surprise here. That being said wtf is white guilt? Lol. Why the hell should white people feel guilty unless they personally owned slaves? This is one thing that annoys me regarding race discussions in this country, the fact that some white people continue to make it all about their “guilty feelings.” Who gives a f^&%? I don’t need white people to feel guilty for the atrocities of their ancestors and it’s incredibly annoying when they take topics like this and make it about “white guilt” so incredibly self-absorbed. We can’t have serious discussions about race because white people feel “guilty?”

    It’s funny because I’ve commented on numerous comment sections and whenever race comes up, some white people get all defensive. It’s like they want to pretend these things never happened because it makes them uncomfortable to think that their ancestor were responsible for such horrific stuff. These are the same people who like to say “race doesn’t matter” and we live in a “post-racial America” while closing their eyes to the reality, because it’s so much easier for them.

    This country has a history of violence and hatred towards minorities. This is just plain FACT, not an attempt to make white people feel “guilty.” I don’t get why I’m supposed to feel sorry for white folks who are so wrapped up in themselves that they somehow manage to think that their white guilt is of the utmost importance and belongs in a discussion about race in this country. That guy needs to get over himself.

  13. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    Sounds to me like he’s trying to convince himself. LOL. SMH,

  14. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    Oxy Contin is a hell of a drug.

    • July 23, 2013 - Reply

      @Marisa

      Marisa: Yes it is. And most people don’t know Limbaugh’s entire back story. For years he has been paid millions to talk smack., and some people feed into it every time.

  15. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    What a waste of human life…!

  16. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    Considering they are colorblind, conservatives spend a whole lot of time talking about race.

    They are so full of it, they smell funny.

  17. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    True what he says about slavery is True . whether white Americans should feel guilty about it is up to them .

    Gentleman Always,
    Devontay Douglas.

  18. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    I think he speaks for attention because nothing he ever has to say is of value. He speaks to inflame, like Ann Coulter. He is a petulant child who is afraid of being forgotten or not getting attention.

    • July 23, 2013 - Reply

      @SAA

      And individuals with half a brain would realize your point because its the bottom line.

    • July 23, 2013 - Reply

      @SAA

      He also talks trash because he is paid very well to do so. Google him, and see his net worth, and you will understand exactly what I’m talking about. I ignore his A

  19. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    Turning brown countries white is called genocide. Turning white countries brown is called “diversity”, and any objection is racial heresy. That is why it is a religion for white genocide.

    White guilt is just another way of pressing us whites into accepting our genocide.

    • July 23, 2013 - Reply

      @jainsblog

      Bye! You will not be missed.

  20. July 23, 2013 - Reply

    Can the internet please give him the same “yawn” as they have given Cornel West? If the media would stop giving these fools press, they wouldn’t have any relevance.

    • July 23, 2013 - Reply

      @TajMarie

      THANK YOU!!! We shouldn’t help fan his flame.

  21. July 24, 2013 - Reply

    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.

  22. July 24, 2013 - Reply

    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?

    • July 24, 2013 - Reply

      @WhatIThink

      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.

  23. July 24, 2013 - Reply

    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.

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