I've often had the misfortune to hear the bizarre rants and twisted fabrications which flows like a broken sewage pipe from talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Late last week, his idiocy and lust for attention brought him to claim that President Obama was attacking Christians in Uganda. Not only is that a lie, horrible enough, he also sided with the group known as the Lord's Resistance Army and read their propaganda on his program.
Oddly, for a change, his despicable comments have been rebuked by officials and average folks from all corners. However, a survivor of the unimaginable brutalities of the LRA, named Evelyn Apoko, abducted at age nine and forced into a life of endless terrors, filmed a calm, compassionate reply to him. Now at the age 22, she has begun traveling into the West to encourage support for ending what can only be called a war on children.
Here is her video response to Mr. Limbaugh, evidence of a courage and an honesty and compassion arrived at with an enormous cost - something Limbaugh is utterly incapable of understanding.
Dear Mr. Limbaugh: Evelyn's Appeal from Strongheart on Vimeo.
Late last year, The Hill published a vivid account of her ordeal, just one example of the hundreds of thousands of children and adults being butchered by the LRA. Her survival is a miracle. That she now seeks to aid those still left in grip of such endless nightmares come to life is testament to her courage and humanity.
Limbaugh, called out on the floor of the U.S. Senate for his lies, simply laughs and jokes about how officials are talking about him. He has yet to apologize much less to admit his vile statements were more than a result of being "misinformed".
This event is yet another example of how deeply deceptive lies and hateful tactics are the norm for Limbaugh. How anyone can listen to his show more than once or twice and not emerge with a realization his words are slimy and ugly distortions of reality, made in hopes of collecting fame and wealth, is beyond me.
Shame is but the smallest hallmark of Limbaugh and his followers.
(thanks to Xeni at Boing Boing for sharing the video)
A recent website is tracking the atrocities conducted by the LRA.