Rush Limbaugh, Bill Maher, Joseph Kony, and the Kony 2012 Video
Headline Grabbers – Kony 2012 vs. Limbaugh: So now, March of 2012, in the midst of Kony 2012 we have the Rush Limbaugh “Slutgate,” with Limbaugh being called a “misogynist.” Really. Dude may be a dipshit, but he ain’t no misogynist.
The Kony 2012 campaign has earned supporters and detractors. Ugandans are not pleased with how they look. There is also the accusation that they’ve swallowed the “moral placebo” of fake activism, or faketivism, a delusion that “caring,” or “liking” on social media has substantive value. Meanwhile and ironically, in October of 2012 Limbaugh weighed in and even defended Kony insofar as to question Obama’s policy: “(The) Lord’s Resistance Army are Christians. They are fighting the Muslims in Sudan. And Obama has sent troops, United States troops to remove them from the battlefield, which means kill them…” Limbaugh certainly is quick on intuition, but fails to realize the need to look deeper. Someone in studio alerted him that the LRA was, indeed, vicious, and aren’t really “Christian.” Limbaugh backtracked. Fast forward to March and “Slutgate.”
Bill Maher and Rush Limbaugh are not misogynists: The media branded Rush Limbaugh a “vile misogynist” after he called Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute.” Bill Maher once called Sarah Palin a “cunt,” and he’s attacked Michele Bachman, as well.In response Rush Limbaugh called Bill Maher a “rabid misogynist,” proving that two “wrong and stupids” do not equal a “right to point fingers.” Fucking Zeus! What is this world coming to? Sandra Fluke and Sarah Palin are not victims. Limbaugh and Maher are mirror images…but let them be. Unintentionally or not, they get society talking, unfortunately, the talk fuels the media-duped society to divert from real issues.
True Misogyny: I’ll tell you what misogyny is, it’s raping girls, using sulphuric acid or other means to disfigure women for “dishonoring” the family, or stoning women for adultery. Gary Ridgeway, Ted Bundy, and the goblinscum in the Taliban are misogynists. Do you really want to use the same word for Rush & Bill, or do you want to save it for something like this? Moroccan Teen Commits Suicide After Being Forced to Marry the Man Who Raped Her. Limbaugh and Maher made sexist remarks, sure, but c’mon, this whole campaign against them trivializes women’s rights.
May 13, 2012: Follow up, Moroccan government forces 14-year-old to marry rapist – here. What is going on in this world?
Why Kony 2012 Has Value: Finally, a few more words about Kony 2012. Despite misrepresentation of Uganda, faketivisim, and so on, bringing atrocity to the forefront has value, writing about it has a greater chance of good than harm, and may cause individuals to confront these issues. The Limbaugh “Fluke” controversy is a waste of thought, does disservice to true victims of misogyny, and allows PC vultures to go berserk. Kony 2012 looks for solutions.