Something else I heard yesterday? That this man, and that woman, are just like people who support gay marriage. Yep:
There is a movement on to normalize pedophilia, and I guarantee you your reaction to that is probably much the same as your reaction when you first heard about gay marriage. What has happened to gay marriage? It’s become normal — and in fact, with certain people in certain demographics it’s the most important issue in terms of who they vote for. So don’t pooh-pooh. There’s a movement to normalize pedophilia. Don’t pooh-pooh it. The people behind it are serious, and you know the left as well as I do. They glom onto something and they don’t let go. [...]
What is their objective? They want us to all think that pedophilia is just another sexual orientation. You know who’s gonna fall right in line is college kids, just like they have on gay marriage, just like they do on all other revolutionary social issues. Their own definition of the cutting edge, civil rights, freedom, understanding, tolerance. So I’m just warning you here. You think it can’t happen. “Impossible! Don’t be nutso and wacko on us, Rush.”Pedophilia-- all of the college kids are gonna be doing it!
At Dispatches, Ed points out that in this insane rant, Rush Limbaugh doesn't clearly articulate who "they" are-- presumably "the left" in general (to be defined here as anyone whose politics do not align with Rush Limbaugh), those bleeding hearts who are ready to take up "revolutionary social causes" whatever those might be, because they're just into...normalizing stuff. Stuff that Limbaugh doesn't like, which usually has something to do with women's and minority rights and sexual practices he personally doesn't want to engage in. And hey, pedophilia falls into that latter category for him, certainly, so why not for liberals? Because after all, liberals stand for the interests of people Rush is not and the ability to do things Rush doesn't want to do, and they are therefore the enemy!
No, right wingers are not narcissistic. Not remotely.
But yes, there's a movement to normalize pedophilia-- it's called NAMBLA; it has been around for a very long time; and despite its self-description as a "civil rights" group, their efforts have mysteriously not resonated with left-leaning people generally, possibly because-- going out on a limb here-- having sex with underage boys isn't something they consider to be a civil right.
Because of the consent thing, and all.
Given the slew of jaw-dropping comments made by conservative politicians in the news lately regarding rape, however, my confidence in right wing comprehension of what consent means, let alone their regard for it, is on seriously shaky ground. In case you're having trouble keeping track (and I know; it's like trying to keep track of who's been caught with a rent boy most recently), here's a handy infographic:
|Credit: The Frisky|
But...do they realize what they're saying?
Do they realize that they're saying that they, personally, don't grasp the importance of consent? Especially the female kind?
I don't think they do.