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[From the transcript of Limbaugh's 11.24.10 show: "White Man v. Native Americans]

Now, democide, as genocide, democide, let's check the scoreboard. How many Native Americans were killed by the arrival of the white man through disease and war? All right, now, you're not gonna like hearing this, folks, but we're checking the scoreboard here. Supposedly there was a democide out there. The white man showed up, and the Indians, the Native Americans, started dropping out there. We killed 'em. Horrible. You've seen the movies. All right, what's the number? How many Native Americans, how many Indians were killed by the arrival of the white man through disease and war, and how many people have died since the white man arrived here due to lung cancer thanks to the Indian-invented custom of smoking tobacco? Who are the real killers here? And I say this with all political correctness. I mean it's politically correct to be totally opposed to smoking, totally opposed to tobacco, other than when you're getting tax revenue from it, and I don't. So you tell me. How many Americans have died thanks to an Indian invention versus how many Indians died because we got here? Now, you run the numbers on this. Where are our reparations? I'm just saying. See, I told you to have the kids listen to this show while you're driving around and not listen to some video.

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There is so much distortion, so many lies, so many untruths taught to our innocent young skulls full of mush throughout American history about Thanksgiving and one of the things that has been taught is that the arrival of the white man, I don't know if it was the Pilgrims or whoever came later, Christopher Columbus even prior to that, and what happened was that the Native Americans were basically slaughtered. They were wiped out. We came in here, we basically took what wasn't ours and it was devastation out there.

But I ask if we could run the numbers on this. Does anybody know the total number of Native Americans killed as a result of the arrival of the white man? When we get that number we need to compare it to the number of tobacco deaths since the white man arrived in this country because it was the Native Americans who figured out what to do with tobacco. Smoke it, and in some cases chew it. And we've been told that tobacco smoking, cigarette smoking, all that, is deadly, lung cancer and so forth. How many millions of people die every year because of it? Add up the number of years, and who really killed who here in the New World? It's just a question. I'm just saying.

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Now, here. I have, from the Twentieth Century Atlas, the historical body count. We looked it up here. According to actual causes of death in the United States, 2000 Journal of the American Medical Association, 435,000 people died because of tobacco in 2000 alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control, tobacco use is responsible for one in five deaths annually, 443,000 deaths per year in the US. World Health Organization says that worldwide tobacco use causes more than five million deaths per year. Ward Churchill, the pretend Indian plagiarist said that 12 million Indians were killed by the white man. You compare 12 million once to five million per year for however many years and I think you can see what I'm talking about here.

Rush Limbaugh, RushLimbaugh.com 54 Comments [12/2/2010 8:18:28 AM]
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D Laurier

Nobody ever forced anyone to smoke a cigarette.

12/2/2010 8:26:05 AM

Flah

Wow, how is Rush so up-to-date with archaeological findings? It was only just now discovered that the spread of smallpox among the natives was mostly due to a native advertising campaign with cartoon mascots designed to appeal to children. Delaware and Shawnee teenagers, influenced by peer pressure, even took infected blankets from the poor unassuming colonists so that their friends could see how cool they were.

This is completely different from smoking which is a horrible infectious disease that had spread through Europe like wildfire and wound up giving countless people a painful death. The few lucky survivors of smoking were scarred and mutilated for the rest of their sorry lives.

Man, that Rush. He always tells it like it is... in his mind!

12/2/2010 10:09:54 AM

DevilsChaplain

Is Rush aware that when people smoke cigarettes they're not just smoking tobacco? There's a ton of chemicals and additives which make smoking dangerous and addictive, and they were added by the white guys at cigarette companies. For example:

Ambergris Tincture
Ammonia
Ammonium Bicarbonate
Ammonium Hydroxide
Diammonium phosphate
Ammonium sulfide
Amyl Butyrate
Benzyl salicylate
1-Butanol
2-Butanone
Butyric acid
Calcium carbonate
Carbon dioxide
1-Decanol
Ethyl acetate
Ethyl acetoacetate
Ethanol
2-Heptanone
Linalool
Magnesium carbonate
Mace
Menthol
Methyl benzoate
Dimethyl sulfide
Nerolidol
Phenylacetic acid
Sodium benzoate
Sodium hydroxide
Pentanal
Urea

12/2/2010 10:40:00 AM

Doubting Thomas

I never thought I'd see the day when Rush Limbaugh is talking about how dangerous the use of tobacco products is.

But to blame it all on the Indians is pretty dishonest, because while they may have discovered it, who's to say that a white person wouldn't have discovered tobacco smoking? And it was mainly white people who begain the tobacco trade, not the Indians. Sir Walter Raleigh had a brand of cigs named after him, but I don't remember any Indians ever getting tobacco products named after them. But Rush would have you believe that Chief Marlboro forced all white people to start smoking and got them hooked on nicotene.

12/2/2010 10:48:50 AM



It's just a question. I'm just saying.

Passive-aggressive asshole. Go 'just say it' near some Cherokee, I dare you.

12/2/2010 11:10:07 AM

Jantaro

There is so much wrong here... I just... can't find a place to start. You stumped me.

And this is why the only Rush I listen to is the rock band. They know what they're talking about.

12/2/2010 11:37:44 AM



Rush Limbaugh: foulest man in America.

12/2/2010 1:30:32 PM

SeekerLancer

So they WANTED smallbox infected blankets?

12/2/2010 2:14:19 PM

Brendan Rizzo

I know exactly why Rush thinks this. He does not want to admit that the United States of America has ever done anything wrong. But every country has done vile and even evil things in the past, and even then one can only blame the leaders at the time, not the people as a whole. Anyway, as others have pointed out, his analogy is fail.

12/2/2010 2:23:14 PM

Seeker in the Dark

Gotta love the "logic" here (and I use the term in such a broad term, it's no longer recognizable.) "Yes we killed people, but it's okay, because someone else supposedly killed more!" So a serial killer who murdered 10 people should definitely be acquitted if another serial killer murdered 20, right Rush?

12/2/2010 2:48:35 PM

gravematter

How about the vast amounts of deaths caused to native americans by the introduction of alcohol by the colonists? The statistics are still showing that around ONE IN TEN native americans are still dying of alcoholism. I almost wish there was a heaven, so that I could see the faces of scum-suckers like Limbaugh when St Peter turns them away...

12/2/2010 2:57:22 PM

Dark_Lord_Prime

@Doubting Thomas: "Sir Walter Raleigh had a brand of cigs named after him, but I don't remember any Indians ever getting tobacco products named after them."

Well, not any particular Indian, per se, but...



Not that I'm defending Rush in any way, shape or form, mind you.

12/2/2010 4:13:13 PM

Disappointment

I'm in fucking shock. How could anyone be so mindnumbingly stupid? When Europeans arrived in North America, 85-90% of the Native Americans dropped dead in waves of epidemics that swept the Americas long before they had even seen Europeans.

A vast majority of those that remained alive were killed in a few hundred years of broken treaties and slaughters.

Tobacco, that is smoked by CHOICE, and is far more deadly because of the other chemicals mixed with it in tobacco products has killed 18% of US citizens (and dropping) since its inception.

You're fucking despicable Rush.

12/2/2010 7:48:41 PM

vaiyt

Malaria alone has killed more people than all dictatorships combined, that doesn't make the dictators any less evil.

Rush Limbaugh, you're a fucking monster. Your mind is rotten, and from you only vile filth spews out. You're a failure of the human race.

Would you kindly die in a fire?

12/2/2010 8:27:22 PM

QuasiRodent

Dear Rush: 'ALCOHOL'.

12/2/2010 10:18:08 PM

Beltaine

And are the Native Americans responsible for suppressing research that was telling people how bad cigarettes were for you?

12/2/2010 10:42:14 PM

aaa

I now want to punch you to the face with all the strength of my body right now.

12/3/2010 12:03:08 AM

dingo

Is he serious? Is he really serious? Is he seriously this horrible? He's got to be a joke. Rush Limbaugh HAS to be the greatest poe mankind has ever seen. I mean...Christ.

12/3/2010 12:45:32 AM



As far as I'm concerned all those who smoked do it because they want. That's not genocide.

12/3/2010 3:31:08 AM

Pup

I don't think anyone is raging at passively causing deaths on either side.

12/3/2010 5:08:03 AM



@ Jantaro:

And this is why the only Rush I listen to is the rock band. They know what they're talking about.

You do know Neil Peart is a Randroid, don't you?

12/3/2010 5:15:46 AM

The_Raven

Dear Rush, this Sioux has only two words to say:

Fuck and You.

12/3/2010 11:16:22 AM

shykid

Why would anyone take this foul, bitter man seriously? And why wound a broadcaster think polluting the airwaves with his bile is a good idea?

12/3/2010 11:47:53 AM

Lupine

Rush, I know you've heard this before, but you are a terrible, terrible man.

12/3/2010 4:57:42 PM

Canadia

You've got to hand it to Rush, most men his age can't make such leaps.

12/4/2010 5:35:24 AM
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