The industry titan’s death caused all of Conservative media to pause to recognize one man’s accomplishments. Conservatives would not have a voice on politics today without Rush Limbaugh. He terraformed a culture far more than any US Senator of Congressman. He spoke three hours a day and made people feel like they were a part of a conversation.
I was not a listener of Rush. There were few occasions where I heard him growing up. In 2008, I recall a parody he had of Barney Frank as “The Banking Queen” following the bailouts. But the impact of Rush Limbaugh on my life is not direct. It is indirect. There is something profound about a man with traceable indirect influence. In the negative, we can trace the influence of many contemporary false teachers back to other movements. Most Marxists in the church did not get their Marxism from Karl Marx. They probably did not even get it from James Cone. But they got it from someone who got it from someone else who got it from Karl Marx.
With Rush Limbaugh we actually see this in the affirmative. The influence Rush Limbaugh had in pioneering an industry influenced those who came after him and those who would come after them. The way I produce content is in some capacity influenced by Rush Limbaugh even though it’s a different medium, because it it influenced by those who were influenced by him.
And who cares if the pagans celebrate his death. I do not blame them. Rush was their enemy, as they are ours. It’s expected that they would celebrate his death. Instead, I would like to lead a life where pagans will celebrate when I am gone because I am that dangerous to them.