Rush was discussing the trumped-up controversy over a black female gymnast's hairstyle, and he laments the liberals' obsession with race. Rush is above all that, you see.
Meanwhile, the 'racist liberals' in the British media (and you don't get much more 'liberal' or multicultist than the British media) are mentioning 'race' again, and in the context of the Olympics. Mr. Birrell in the Standard says:
''Sometimes, there is no need to do more than revel in the moment, to take vicarious pleasure in the success of supremely talented athletes rather than trying to overburden their performances with wider interpretations. But like it or not, sport always has wider significance — one reason it is taken so seriously.
This is especially true when confronting racial boundaries. Think of Jesse Owens destroying Nazi theories of supremacy, Basil D’Oliveira forcing apartheid South Africa to cancel an England cricket tour and France’s multiracial football team giving a riposte to the racists by winning the 1998 World Cup.''
But Mr. Birrell goes on, and belabors his politically correct message:
This may be pushing it, but certainly Britain has discovered that far from being broken or bog-standard, the country remains world-class. Almost to our surprise, we have cause to feel good about ourselves and permission to feel patriotic. Following on from the Jubilee, the flag has been reclaimed from the hate-fuelled fascist fringe.
Gratifyingly, this pride is in the country we are today, not the country we once were. We have shrugged off hang-ups over whether we are ancient or modern; instead, Britain is coming to terms with itself as a complex nation with multiple identities and mashed-up culture. With one in eight people here foreign-born, Norman Tebbit’s cricket test seems as archaic as the man himself.
[...]No casting agent could have better chosen three people to represent modern Britain: a mixed-race heptathlete with a British mother and Jamaican father; a ginger-haired long jumper from Milton Keynes, and a Somalian refugee.
The significance of Mo Farah is hard to overstate. Somalians suffer many of the worst barbs against immigrants, despite having fought alongside Nelson in the battle of Trafalgar and being one of the older migrant communities. Frequently demonised as crooks and benefit scroungers in red-top newspapers, they have the lowest employment rate among foreign-born groups.
Now here is a success story showing the real face of his community: a friendly, family man and devout Muslim whose fierce determination overcame huge hurdles on his long journey to the Olympic podium. Asked afterwards if he would rather run for Somalia, he gave a sharp put-down: “Look mate, this is my country.”
What? Somalians fought alongside Nelson in the battle of Trafalgar? Most of the references I found to this 'fact' are direct quotes from this Guardian article. Even there, the article merely states that Somali seamen are SAID to have served in the battle of Trafalgar. But that's good enough for the PC propagandists. Somebody says that somebody said it, and once it's in print, or on the Internet, it's fact.
Regardless of whether they did or not, and regardless of whether Somalis have been in Britain for ''hundreds of years'' as the Guardian article asserts, this does not change the fact that Mr Birrell's paean to multiculturalism (read: replacement of his people by millions of aliens) is grotesque and unnatural. What would he say if millions of Europeans or Chinese were streaming into Somalia to change the native population for something more 'diverse and inclusive'?
On the one hand, we have the lefties wildly cheering on the ethnic cleansing of their people, and on the other hand we have 'right-wingers' like colorblind Limbaugh implying he doesn't even notice race.
Meanwhile, is there not something bizarre about the Olympics being opposed to nationalist feeling while pretending that the teams represent actual nations of people? The 'teams' are all microcosms of the globalist Babel that is being created. Few teams, at least in the European/White countries are made up of the actual peoples belonging to those nations. This of course is all part of further undermining natural loyalties and solidarity, and encouraging us to identify with whoever is wearing ''our'' team's uniform.
Celebrate it, or pretend it doesn't exist, this 'diversity'; both choices are ways of enabling it to continue. Rush and all the rest of the colorblind 'respectables' are just slow-motion multiculturalists. By studiously ignoring race and reducing it, as Limbaugh does, to a cudgel for bashing 'the liberals', the conservatives accomplish the same task as the leftist/globalist social engineers who are changing our countries, and telling us that we are imagining it. Still, imaginary though they say it is, we are still commanded to 'celebrate' it all.