Dear Mr. Limbaugh:
First of all, I have to refrain from calling you "Rush," as so many others do; I don't know you, and hope our paths never cross.
Now, don't get me wrong. I hold no personal enmity toward you. I just think you're a bad man. And that you-and your opinions-do nothing but fan the fires of hatred.
Let me tell you a little about me. I've live in the DC area for more than 20 years. I consider myself a "native," as far as one can be a native of the Capital of the Free World. And no, I'm not one of those bloviated buttheads who spews nonsense at the drop of a hat.
That would be you, sir.
Perhaps you heard what happend in DC a couple of days ago. A deranged old man burst into the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum-a museum dedicated to fighting hatred-with a rifle. He didn't say a word. He raised his gun and fired. A museum security guard fell dead; the guard's comrades returned fire.
The shooter is now in critical condition at The George Washington University Hospital. Both shooting victims-the guard and the lunatic-were brought to GW because it has the best trauma unit in the region.
Perhaps you remember-GW is where they brought President Reagan when John Hinckly tried to assasinate him in 1981.
I've been listening to the all-news radio station since the murder at the museum, and I've heard some amazing things. Everyone seems to be saying that we should come together in the wake of this senseless crime; that we should learn to help one another; that we should be patient, kind and tolerant. That is the lesson in the Holocaust, they say: Love thy neighbor as thyself. Leviticus didn't lie.
Everyone in positions of power seems to want to share the message of peace. Everyone, I'd say, except for you.
Instead of using your soapbox to heal wounds, you use it to make those injuries fester. Instead of investing some of your unimaginable popularity in the cause of bringing Americans together, you prefer to tear us apart.
Your only loyalty, it seems, is to yourself.
You said yesterday that nut job who stormed the Holocaust Museum has "more in common with the marchers and protesters we see at left-wing rallies...the New Left is a collection of extremists that rip at the very fabric of society."
You should be ashamed, Mr. Limbaugh. In a pathetic attempt to manipulate the millions who blindly follow you, you managed yesterday to link the murder at the Holocaust Museum to Judge Sonia Sotomayor, to President Barack Obama, to chaos in Gaza, to the extermination of 6 million Jews.
I'm all for the protections of the First Amendment, but you really need to do a little self-censoring here. Enough with the hate-filled invective. My guess is that James W. Von Brunn is an avid Rush Limbaugh fan. People like you, Mr. Limbaugh, fan the flames of intolerance for people like him.
At a time when most of us see the need to united instead of to divide, you feel the need to get in a pissing match with the Devil.
My Texas Daddy had a term for folks like you.
Look it up, Rush. And if you have any interest at all in healing old wounds, you need to shut your yap, too.