Skip to comments.The Silent Majority is About to Explode
Posted on 03/21/2012 1:34:45 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Here's a story from Fox News. This... See, I have a sense of things in this country. I believe there's a great silent majority. I think you're in it. The silent majority is made up of people who are not represented by the Democrat Party or the mainstream media.
The silent majority are the people who get up and go to work, try to play by the rules, try to do everything right according to their morality and sense of ethics and their sense of right and wrong. They get laughed at and made fun of for it in movies and books and TV shows and songs. They're consistently impugned. They're called old-fashioned, fuddy-duddies, hayseeds, unrealistic, what have you. But they're there, and it's a huge number. My impression, my gut instinct about the silent majority is it's about to explode. It's about had enough. A lot of small, incremental things have happened over 20 or 30 years.
But now with Obama, those small, incremental things becoming bigger and more impactful with each instance. And they carry with them close to a call to action. In the past, those incremental changes or deteriorations in our culture, in society, people said, "Oh, okay. We'll just chalk that up to another sign of deterioration," and you go about your life. Now these things that are happening are giving people in the silent majority great pause and they're saying, this isn't okay. They don't know quite what to do about it, but they are ready to explode, and this next story is the kind of thing that I'm talking about. It's from Fox News. It's about Stony Brook University in New York. And I will just read it to you as it's written, as it's published.
"New Yorks Stony Brook University has decided to no longer cancel classes for major Christian and Jewish holidays in an effort to ensure that some religions arent given special treatment and to 'afford equal support and equal respect to students and faculty from all faiths.'" So Stony Brook University is no longer going to recognize major Christian and Jewish holidays because it might offend people who aren't Christian or Jewish. "Jewish students would be impacted on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Passover and Holy Week." No longer are classes gonna be canceled. You observe the holiday, you get no credit for showing up 'cause the classes are going on.
"Christian students would be impacted on Good Friday. The Christmas holiday is protected under a union contract and occurs when classes are traditionally not in session," anyway. So there won't be any change over the Christmas break because that's protected under a union contract. But if the unions didn't have a contract saying they weren't working over those two weeks, then I guess we're to assume here that classes would not be canceled for Christmas, either. "The university had considered allowing faculty to schedule exams on Saturday and Sunday -- a time when many students attend worship services.
"However, that decision was tabled after reaching a compromise with students. 'As a secular university, as a state-funded university our priority must be to maximize instructional opportunities for our students,' said Charles Robbins, vice provost for undergraduate education. 'First and foremost, it's important to note that while I respect everyone's concerns, the reality is it's a relatively small number of people who are upset.'" It's just the Christians and the Jews. He didn't say that. I'm just adding that. I'm illustrating. "[I]t's a relatively small number of people who are upset." I'm saying: Yeah, like it's just the Christians and the Jews.
"Robbins told Fox News the university's decision to stop cancelling classes for Christian and Jewish holidays offers 'equal protection under the regulations to everybody and no one is getting quote, unquote, special treatment.' Robbins, who has a background in social justice, said many religions, including the Muslims and Buddhists have never had their holidays officially recognized by the university," and that isn't right. "'Now all segments of our population will be equally recognized,' he said. 'It really is the American fair thing to do.'"
This is the kind of story that's going to cause an eruption in the silent majority. The silent majority, made up of Christians and Jews alike, are not doing anything to destroy this country -- they're not doing one thing to harm it -- and yet they're sitting around and watching the destruction take place all around 'em. And then they hear that because they are a majority, their very existence makes life unfair for others. So we're gonna take away your holiday and we're gonna take away your tradition. Except for Christmas because the unions have a deal there. "However, Stony Brook University's 24,100 undergraduate and graduate students are not as religiously diverse as the vice provost said.
"According to a report in The Jewish Week, 26% consider themselves Roman Catholic, 24% consider themselves other Christian, 8% are Muslim, 5% are Jewish, and 5% are Hindu. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, told Fox News that the university's board of trustees should conduct an investigation into the matter. 'The goal here is radical secularism being shoved down the throats of the people at Stony Brook,' he said." That's right, and it's coming from some of these "social justice" guys. So once and again, it's an attack on the people who make the country work. It's an attack on the traditions and institutions which have defined the greatness of this country.
It's an attack on people who aren't doing anything. These people are not destroying the country. They're not taking steps to pervert the culture. So call it what you want: Political correctness, censorship, fear, superiority, arrogance, what have you. Here you have a liberal who has majored in "social justice studies" mandating that classes will no longer be canceled for Christian and Jewish holidays 'cause it just isn't fair to the others. "A number of faculty and students are outraged over the decision." I should add that. "'You really have to choose between my faith and my school work and I don't want to be put in that position,' Aaron Gershoff told CBS News."
Well, they just put you in that position.
...or the Republican Party. Sorry to say.
Then why the record low voter turnouts in primary states Rush? Maybe the election cycle needs a “Game Changer”. Hint, hint!
I’ve come to the conclusion it’s the ignorant majority.
Here’s hoping they explode in Louisiana Saturday and push Santorum over 51%.
Yeah, that silent majority is going to explode, rising up in November to get rid of 0bama, by voting for.....??? Romney?(HELL NO!) Santorum?(no thanks) Gingrich?(no thanks)
"...or the Republican Party. Sorry to say."
And who think for themselves, are honest, are intelligent, and are not mired in groupthink.
Too late to explode now.
We have liberal Mittens as our nominee.
I probably won’t be voting.
...or the Republican Party. Sorry to say.
You are correct on that, at least as far as the ruling establishment of the Republican Party, not the constituent voters, who are more accurately Conservative, not Republican. We had example today when one of Romney’s top camapign advisers told how he would shed all his conservative talk after the nomination “like an Etch-a-Sketch” box.
I hope that Romney is not a prisoner of these aides. If he “goes to the middle” or plays for the “moderates” at the expense of the conservatives, like McCain did and as these campaign bigwigs suggest, he will lose big.
Ignorance can be remedied.
Stupidity is incurable.
That's your prerogative, but not being able to differntiate between Romney and Obama is akin to not being able to differentiate between Germany and Venezuela.
"Religion is the opiate of the masses."
There is NO substantive difference between Zero and Mittens.
Isn’t that why DC put “Homeland Security” into place?
Both Romney and Obama are shady, fuzzy creatures and neither of them are conservative. Romney was far left in Mass and now he wants to pretend otherwise, at least until the nomination is secure.
I am NOT a Republican. I will vote for a conservative whatever the party.
Welcome to the United Soviet States of America..where the Pravda State Media vet the candidates to the pleasure and needs of the RinoCrat UniParty.
This election will be a non-election...featuring the state approved candidates-whose only distinction is whether they are black or white.
I am anything but silent. And my volume control goes to 11.
I hear what you are saying.
It is this simple, another 4 yers of Obama is tantamount to destruction for this country. Yet, strangely, Romney is a slightly less liberal vesrion of the same animal. There truly is no choice here.
Obama - off the cliff at speed of light
Romney - off the cliff at speed of sound
I will be voting. IF Romney is nominee, I will ONLY vote down ticket for Reps/Sen/State offices.
Why? The train wreck is coming. There is so much happening now, so fast, from so many directions, it is practically inevitable, without a conservative Congress (House AND Senate) AND a conservative POTUS. I did not Republican for a reason.
Romney LOVES RomneyCare. He will do nothing to repeal ObamaCare. He LOVES it too.
“That’s your prerogative, but not being able to differntiate between Romney and Obama is akin to not being able to differentiate between Germany and Venezuela.”
Not being able to differentiate between Romney and Obama is more akin to not being able to differentiate between Heinrich Himmler and Ernst Rohm.
The two leftwing American activists are essentially the same in their policy records and objectives, but like Himmler Romney is better organized, smarter and more diligent and thus will be able to effect more harm. So there actually -is- a difference.
With Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum our choices, we'll probably vote for the slightly lesser of two eveils, realizing that Romney is a 'Massachusetts moderate' (de facto liberal) who disdains conservatives and their values but has to fake it for a few months to secure the GOP nomination. The next few years are going to be chaotic for America and frankly, I think Romney may just end up wishing he had moved to the Bahamas and retired on his millions instead of chasing his ambition. Meanwhile, America continues to implode.
There's no reason you can't vote for someone for president - there's always "third party" or write-in.
I’ll believe it when I see it.
Even if we get rid of all elected incumbents, there’s still the hoardes of bureaucrats, regulators, lawyers, etc. that are dragging us down.
Good post. I was formulating a reply to GeronL urging a down-ticket vote but you said it so much better than what I had in mind.
Excellent. I have to vote for the Communist, or the Nazi. One is better than the other I am constantly told.
What's exploding is gun sales...
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Hmmmmm... explode like a popcorn fart or like a revolution?..
Sorry, but there is most definitely a difference between Romney the rino and the America-hating, racist, black theologist POS currently occupying our White House.
The two wings of the Government Party offer you the choice of a disorganized and self indulgent megalomaniac leftwing progressive, or the focused and self disciplined megalomaniac leftwing progressive. The organized one -will- accomplish more harm if elected.
Yes, please stay home on election day.
The Marine Corps Times previews its cover story about anti-Obama Marines at their Battle Rattle blog.
More anti-Obama talk is being heard in the workplace and new Military Times poll data shows declining approval among military service members for the presidents job as commander in chief, the blog reports.
None of us did. We're only required to obey lawful orders from POTUS and our CoC.
Re your tag line: The rest of us were.
The silent majority is not a majority until they speak and act as a majority. Where were they during the primaries? They have not awakened yet, and it seem those who have are going back to sleep.
"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and change their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive them and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 4:17
Time is running out on America. If God would allow the Israelites to be destroyed in Isaiah's time because of their disobedience to Him, why should America be exempt?
Obama thanks you.
Obama should be thanking Romney voters who were stupid to follow the script laid out by the leftists a year ago. Liberal Romney was the designated loser because his record is so awful, he is a flip flopper on every issue, he is a total fraud.
The GOP voters played right into their hands.
I’ll write in Palin if Mittens gets the pubby nod. Mittens v. 0bummer is pretty much the end. If we’ve sunk that low, we might as well get to fighting so we can concentrate on getting back on track. Time to push the reset button.
If it's Romney vs Obama (God forbid), I'd ALSO cast a vote for someone obscure in the Presidential election. If if comes to that, I hope you will do the same -- so that your vote is is numbered and calculated in figuring the percentage of vote the eventual winner, Romney or Obama.
It's important to note when a candidate wins with, say, 41 percent of the total vote, as opposed to 50 percent. Those who deplore both Romney and Obama but who don't vote, even for an obscure Pat Paulson candidate (is Christopher Walken running again? I'd vote for him!), would contribute to making the winner look "stronger" in terms of percentage of votes. That's important. Clinton had only 42 percent of the vote, and look what happened to his Congress.
With Romney, good, moral people would find themselves voting for a person who has been the agent of government-forced immorality that Americans are sick of, such as requiring taxpayers to fund minor operations such as $50 abortions on demand, and such as issuing a Governor's proclamation "celebrating" Gay Youth Pride and endorsing a homosexual group whose "outreach" extends to middle schools -- 12-year-olds.
Good faithful Americans would reluctantly but fearfully vote for a politician they know has used his office to promote moral depravity that, left to its own, would wither post-haste if government and its activist judges weren't protecting it by punishing those who want to reject it in their midst so they can live morally.
Romney has demonstrated contempt for simple Christian morality by using GOVERNMENT to enforce its own "morality" -- that it's somehow immoral to reject and shun open homosexuality in our lives, our workplaces, our schools, our businesses, our military. That it's somehow immoral to deny a poor, desperate young woman an abortion that costs less than a minor cosmetic procedure.
Evil begets evil. Romney is worse than Obama because the people voting for him should know better. The way I see it, God comes before country, and if being "sensible" requires voting for evil, then I'll remember Who we really have to answer to. People would vote for that, and then have the gall to ask Him to bless America?
Frankly, I think God would look more kindly on a nation that braved the consequences and refused to vote for evil, and if Obama won, I believe God would come to our aid in His way. If we elected Romney with our eyes wide open like they are ...
I think God might have an issue with that.
If, God forbid (and I pray daily that God vanquishes Romney and Obama) Romney won, I will at least have cast a vote such that whatever percentage of American voters supposedly "supported" him, was as tiny as possible. I hope all of us who reject Romney do the same.
Godspeed Newt Gingrich.
“I am NOT a Republican. I will vote for a conservative whatever the party.”
Since Romney is way the H to the left of the middle, moving to the middle might help him because he would be moving to the right.
The silent majority is stockpiling for the future.
Please! Please! please! A very big shout out to the conservative party and to the constitution party, Don’t even ask her just put Sarah Palin on the ballot for your party. That would greatly increase turnout, decrease Romney’s vote count and make the Democrat’s vote fraud more difficult. Considering the strength of those currently running, Palin should be a shoe in.
I rarely disagree with Rush, but this is one of those times. I DO NOT see ANY passion for freedom, for liberty, for the Constitution or for the sacrifices of our ancestors.
What I continually encounter, including here at FR, is people who could care less about freedom as long as they don't miss the current episode of American Idol or Survivor. I hope that Rush will prove me wrong but, so far, I'm not seeing it!
I agree 100 percent. That is why I will soon be a member of the Constitution Party.
“This is the kind of story that’s going to cause an eruption in the silent majority.”
Only if they find out about it. You can count on the MSM to keep it out of print.