Most talking heads in the media have covered the story of the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami in a sensitive way, in a way that calls for us to help one of our closest allies. A few of them have mentioned that, perhaps, Japan just brought this on itself.
Tuesday, on his show, Rush Limbaugh took the insensitivity a bit further and mocked the Japanese for having – horror of horrors! – recycling bins in their refugee camps. Apparently, Limbaugh thinks it’s funny that the Japanese are still concerned with not destroying the planet when it is capable of such destruction. He said (in response to a caller named Chris):
Oh, it’s recycling, look, organized for — these people are in the midst of earthquake devastation and the credit they’re getting is for recycling and our caller Chris with a great question. The Japanese have done so much to save the planet. He’s right. They’ve given us the Prius. Even now, refugees are still recycling their garbage, and yet Gaia levels them [laughs], just wipes them out. Wipes out their nuclear plants, all kinds of radiation. What kind of payback is this? That is an excellent question. They invented the Prius. In fact, where Gaia blew up is right where they make all these electric cars. That’s where the tsunami hit. All those brand new electric cars sitting there on the lot. I like the way this guy was thinking. It’s like — it’s like Gaia hit the Prius in [inaudible]. It’s like they were in the crosshairs, if we can use that word, it does. What is Gaia trying to tell us here? What is the mother of environmentalism trying to say with this hit? Great observation out there, Chris.
Yeah, I know it’s hilarious and all that the Japanese are still trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy and sustainability after watching their houses get swept to see. Good observation, Rush. Good observation, Chris.
- Rush Limbaugh: I Wasn’t Mocking Japan’s Refugees (newser.com)
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- Limbaugh Denies Mocking Japanese Refugees (huffingtonpost.com)
- Rush Limbaugh Mocks Japanese Tsunami Victims and Their Ridiculous Regard for the Environment (towleroad.com)
- Limbaugh Mocks Japan Refugees (huffingtonpost.com)