RUSH: …And when he heard the Koch piece, he heard things in it that Koch didn’t say, which is really fascinating. Yeah, he read the Charles Koch piece and thought it said, “You are on your own, and you can forget any help,” and that’s not anybody’s message. But, you know, you’ve got this… (interruption) Mmm-hmm. (interruption) Well, now… (interruption)
No, that’s different. I wanted to be on my own. I couldn’t wait to be on my own. It did not scare me. I was dependent my parents. I wasn’t dependent government, but I was dependent on my parents. I started working essentially when I was 16, but I was still dependent on my parents. I couldn’t wait to be on my own.
Being on my own was liberation, it was liberty, it was freedom, it was responsibility! It was the greatest thing in the world, getting old enough to be on my own. And today we have to deal with the fact that being on your own is so frightening and so scary and makes you feel so vulnerable. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I had that attitude, if I had been afraid to be on my own, and that’s the point.