The Word “Lynching” Has Nothing to Do with Race!

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from The Rush Limbaugh Show,

RUSH: Hey, before we get going on all the usual rigmarole going on here today, can you believe this? So, Trump says that what he’s facing is a modern-day lynching. It’s what Clarence Thomas said. All of Washington’s now going batty. Just as predictable as everything else in this phony, totally scandalous attempt to say that Donald Trump is unfit for the office of the presidency.

… they’re talking about this lynching business, “My God, Trump is comparing himself to African-Americans.” No, he’s not. If you look at the definition of lynching it doesn’t have anything to do with African-Americans, which I resent that I even have to go to the dictionary during this program.

I said I was irritated earlier, this is one of the things that irritates me. The entire news cycle has been given over to the fact that Trump referred to himself as being lynched. The whole news cycle! Now, why?

The simple answer is that word is not permitted to be used except by Democrats describing things that happened to modern-day African-Americans. Anybody using it outside of that is going to be pummeled and destroyed.

… in the definition there’s no mention of race, there’s no mention of Republicans, there’s no mention of Democrats.

Now, let’s look at the next definition, “lynching.” The origins of lynching are disputed. Some claim that it’s named for captain William Lynch, the head of an informal tribunal in Virginia in 1780 that punished suspected British loyalists during the American Revolutionary War — whoa, whoa, whoa. There’s nothing about race there. You mean to tell me that Americans who were sympathetic to the crown, white Americans were lynched in the late 1700’s? Yes, my friends, not a word about race here.

Again, in this definition, there’s no Republicans killing innocent blacks via hanging at the nearest tree in the apple orchard. But that’s what everybody has grown up thinking a lynching is. Others claim that the name lynching comes from a different Virginia active around the same time, Charles Lynch, who is also associated with a lynch law similarly connected to the suppression and incarceration of British loyalists.

The city of Lynchburg, Virginia, likely named for his brother John —

Now, were African-Americans lynched? Yeah, nobody’s denying that. But it wasn’t an exclusive.

Between the 18 and 1900s, around 4,800 people were lynched. Almost 30% of them, 1,300, were white. But wait a minute, now, they were white Republicans whose pictures had been circled on sheets distributed out to the Democratic Party who were active members of the KKK.

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