RUSH: Speaking of Black Lives Matter, get this. New York City. Do you watch Fox News? Sometimes they'll do a shot of Manhattan, 6th Avenue, which is where Fox is. It's a ghost town. There's no traffic. And you know why it's a ghost town? Because that brilliant mayor has shut it down along with the brilliant governor.
New York City is shut down. Yet work began this morning on a massive Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower. "A stretch of Fifth Avenue between East 56th and 57th streets was closed to traffic," and there's not much anyway, "as city Department of Transportation workers began measuring and stenciling the giant yellow letters onto the pavement with spray paint and tape just after 8 a.m."
While New York City is basically rotting away, while New York City is falling apart, this is what that idiot mayor thinks is important. A Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower. "The Mayor Bill de Blasio-sanctioned mural will then be painted by local artists starting at 11 a.m., with Hizzoner expected to show up later." Retired Manhattan resident Ellen Myers, 70 years old, was among a small group of bystanders watching the mural go up. She said, "I'm extremely proud to be here today. Black lives matter."
Black Lives Matter is a Marxist, communist political front group. It is not a civil rights organization. It's not about black lives. It's about overthrowing the United States of America. But here's Ellen Myers, "I'm very proud to be here today as this mural goes up" while the city rots away. Legitimate businesses in the city can barely hang on. Broadway, the theater, closed, which means a whole bunch of restaurants are losing any opportunity to even stay open.
Now, keep in mind that New York City is cutting the police budget by $1 billion, and yet they are funding a Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower.
"Washington state is considering a plan that would give priority to minority and disadvantaged students when schools reopen in the fall following months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee shuttered his state's public schools earlier in the year as part of a coronavirus mitigation plan."
So what are they gonna do? Well, when they open the schools in the fall, if they do, Washington state is going to give nonwhite students priority when they reopen. "A 'district planning guide' released last month ... suggests granting priority to non-white students during proposed reopening phases. The guide cited a theoretical reopening plan that would 'serve students furthest from educational justice first,' among which it cited 'students of color.'"
So the premise is that students of color are getting short-changed by the education system because they are students of color, which means they are discriminated against, and they're discriminated against by a bunch of white supremacists and racists and bigots and homophobes and whatever.
And so when it's time to reopen the schools, guess what? The people of color get to go back first. And only after the people of color are in there for a while and soaking up all the education, only then will white students be permitted in. And this is being heralded as the epitome of fairness and justice in education, from people who claim that all they want is a fair and just society, colorblind and all that.
These are literal Looney Tunes destroying the very moral intellectual fabric of our country. And it only gets worse.
RUSH: This is Chris in Huntington Beach, California. Welcome, sir. It's great to have you here.
CALLER: Rush, mega prayers for you. It truly is an honor. I'd like to talk about something that I think that we have forgotten about. All not that long ago, the Taliban were destroying statues, religious structures, history. And it's pretty close to what's happening now.
RUSH: Well, you know, it's not just the Taliban. It was ISIS, Daesh was doing the same thing.
CALLER: Exactly. And people were being persecuted and murdered if they didn't subscribe to Islam and its teachings. And here we have the far left destroying our statues, trying to destroy our history. We've actually even had someone murdered by a far leftist in the autonomous zone. So I think we're there, Rush.
RUSH: Well, let me tell you something. You may be on to something here because a lot of people have noted what you've noted as the statues are coming down. The truth is that it doesn't stop there, because the statues are inanimate objects. Folks, I'm telling you that as they do all of this, it's not providing any happiness to them. It's not making them content.
These people are universally unhappy and in a permanent stage of anger or rage, and no matter what they get, no matter how they coerce, how much they get, how much they're given of what they're demanding, it's never enough, they are never happy, and they're pulling down statues like the Taliban and Daesh did. It doesn't satisfy them. They eventually go after real people. You're right about the Taliban, and your question, could that happen here? I don't see why not.
These people are not gonna be made happy by any of this. They're not gonna be satisfied by it. They don't even know who these people are that they're ripping down. They're ripping down statues of Frederick Douglass, who was a great abolitionist. They don't even know what they're doing. So, yeah, I think it's worth being very, very vigilant about.
"Seattle City Councilwoman -" not some Seattle homeless wacko, "Seattle City Councilwoman: We Will Not Stop Until We Overthrow Capitalism, Replace It With Socialism." This is city councilwoman Kshama Sawant. She delivered the message after passing the "Amazon Tax" at a digital city council meeting earlier this week.
City councilwoman Kshama Sawant, said, "I have a message for Jeff Bezos and his class," Sawant warned. "If you attempt again to overturn the Amazon Tax, working people will go all out in the thousands to beat you. And we will not stop there. "You see, we are fighting for far more than this tax," Bezos. This is a Seattle city councilwoman.
"We are preparing the ground for a different kind of society, and if you, Jeff Bezos, want to drive that process forward by lashing out against us in our modest demands, then so be it. Because we are coming for you and your rotten system. We are coming to dismantle this deeply oppressive, racist, sexist, violent, utterly bankrupt system of capitalism. This police state. We cannot and will not stop until we overthrow it, and replace it with a world based, instead, on solidarity, genuine democracy, and equality: a socialist world."
This is a Seattle city councilwoman. She doesn't know, doesn't have the slightest idea that Jeff Bezos is one of the leading leftists in America. (interruption) Do you know why they hate Bezos and love Gates? Bezos never says he has too much money. He never says he should be paying more in taxes. Gates and Buffett all do. Gates and Buffett are out there, "Oh, my God. It's unfair. We're not paying enough in taxes." They have given themselves insurance from the people with the pitchforks, the barbarians at the gate.
But Bezos goes out and buys a house every time they get mad at him. "Oh, yeah? Here. I'm gonna buy a $165 million house in Beverly Hills. What are you gonna do about it? (raspberry) You." Then he overcharges for Kindles, whatever it is. He runs a sweat labor shop at his warehouses fulfilling items and so forth, they think. Jeff Bezos, all he would have to do is start making excuses for his wealth, not do anything about it, just say, "It's unfair that I'm not paying enough in taxes. I should be paying more." But he doesn't. I mean, he's one of the biggest leftists out there.
But babe is not alone here in Seattle. Here's Ilhan Omar who literally has been saved by this country. She's from the war torn nation of Somalia. And Tuesday at a news conference on systemic racism with Minnesota leaders, Representative Ilhan Omar called for dismantling systems of oppression, including America's economy and political system.
She said, "We can't stop at criminal justice reform or policing reform. We are not merely fighting to tear down the systems of oppression in the criminal justice system. We are fighting to tear down systems of oppression that exist in housing, in education, in health care, in employment, in the air we breathe.
"We must recognize that these systems of oppression are linked. As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality." So we cannot stop at criminal justice system reform. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.
You know, folks, there's a saying out there. And that is, you never, ever try to reform something that you love. You never try to tear down something that you love. So I don't want to hear that they love America. Ilhan Omar does not love America. These people that come in and arrive in our country as immigrants and then become citizens, then become agents of tearing it down under the premise that they are trying to perfect it, they have no love for this country.
You don't do the things that these people are doing if you love the country. Only if you hate it. And what do they hate about it? They hate that the people here have freedom. Now, you might say, "Rush, it can't be that." It is, folks. It is. These are people that have a desire and quest for power that most people don't understand because they don't share it. For these people it's all that matters.
But they're communists. Communists detest capitalism. Communists detest that people are able, using self-reliance, to improve their lives. Only mechanisms of the state should be involved in determining the status of people's lives and the quality of people's lives, that's a state function. It's a state responsibility. It's a state power.
And rugged individualism, self-reliance, religion, these are the great enemies communism and socialism and Marxism. And that's the battle that we find ourselves in. And I know you're thinking, "How did it happen, Rush, for crying out loud?" It happened because we lost the education system. We lost the teachers. That's what led to the media being populated by people who populated it. The education system. Journalism schools used to rely a lot on history. If you're gonna be a journalist, you have to know history.
Well, history isn't taught. Not real history. History has been replaced by a modern curriculum of current events analysis with the liberal tint. And so today's journalists are the products of the education system that we lost two generations ago. And I'm making this point because a lot of people believe the media is the number one obstacle that we face, or enemy. Well, it's a big one, but the media is what it is because we lost the education system.
Now, journalism school has forever been churning out a bunch of good little liberals. But it's only in the past 40 years that journalism school and every other department at major universities has been teaching anti-Americanism as part of the curriculum.