"Back in the 1930s, there was a man who began spouting hatred against other people. Folks must have thought “Oh well, it doesn’t affect me, so they didn’t say anything.” Even the folks being maligned didn’t say anything. Maybe they thought thoughts about Free Speech and such so went on their way, living their lives, ignoring the hatred speeches. After awhile, the man had a following and that following grew. Good people continued to ignore it, not imagining that it could ever go anywhere, perhaps thinking it would die out. Well it didn’t, and millions of people were incinerated in ovens."
You urge us to stop assuming and check the facts. I have checked and rechecked your letter, and can find only unfounded opinion, historical inaccuracies, and ad-hominem attacks. Hitler began his vile rise to power long before the 1930's. In fact, it began in 1919 when he joined what would become the Nazi Party. In 14 years, he had become Chancellor of Germany. In another 12 years, he had steamrolled an entire continent, murdered millions of civilians, and died by his own hand. By contrast, in his 24 year career as a public figure, Rush has helped thousands enjoy economic prosperity, entertained tens of millions, and murdered exactly no one. I suppose if Rush is the next Hitler in your world, he better pick up the pace!