'Oppressed' Mizzou hunger striker's family worth millions

Jonathan Butler, the University of Missouri grad student who went on a hunger strike because the university dropped his healthcare, was apparently not a representative voice for the people.

"He wanted everybody to know and admit their white guilt for white privilege," Glenn explained on radio Thursday.

Although he protested on behalf of the so-called "oppressed" being held back by "white privilege," Butler's family seems to have benefited greatly from opportunities in America. In fact, last year his father pulled in more that six million as an executive with Union Pacific. He is worth a cool twenty million dollars.

Glenn pointed out the absurdity of Butler being a voice for the "oppressed" students at the University of Missouri. By the way, the university dropped healthcare for graduate students because of Obamacare.

To hear the full discussion, start listening at 1:45:00.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: Can we just talk -- and I know this is a story that broke yesterday. But we didn't get a chance to talk about it because of the debate.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: The hunger strike protester.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

JEFFY: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: Oh, my gosh, this guy was oppressed.

GLENN: Right. Right. So he was on a hunger strike at Missouri University.

PAT: Right because of the oppression.

GLENN: Because of the oppression. And he wanted everybody to know and admit their white guilt for white oppression.

STU: Privilege.

GLENN: And their white privilege. Exactly right. Because white people have privileges that others --

PAT: That he doesn't. You know, as a person of color, he obviously doesn't have access to certain things.

GLENN: Exactly right.

JEFFY: He had many demands. He was really angry at the university for taking away the health care for the graduate student program.

PAT: Yeah. Dang it.

GLENN: So his paternal grandfather is an attorney in New York, who helped the poor in New York City a lot.

STU: Seems like a good job.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah, and his mom Cynthia was a former educator, who runs an advocacy people.

PAT: So these are good people. Salt of the earth and hard workers.

GLENN: Salt of the earth. And advocates for people.

PAT: Advocates for people. Yes. Yes.

GLENN: And his dad --

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Well, his dad --

PAT: Was like a dirt farmer?


PAT: A plumber?

GLENN: A Union Pacific executive.

PAT: What do you mean, like a person --

STU: An executive assistant?

PAT: Yeah. Like he repaired trains?

GLENN: No, he was the executive vice president of marketing and sales.

STU: Okay. Is that good --

PAT: Yeah, but, I mean, what do they pull down, 30-, $35,000 a year?

GLENN: No, last year he made 6,685,500 in total compensation.

JEFFY: That's only with stock options, though.

STU: Oh, okay.

PAT: Wait. 6 million --

GLENN: $6,685,500 in total compensation last year. The family is worth -- daddy is worth $20 million.

JEFFY: Now how oppressed are you?

PAT: Isn't that amazing? That is so amazing.

GLENN: Isn't that so oppressed? Do you know if he was white, how much money he would have?

STU: I don't know. Probably $21 million.

GLENN: Oh, he would probably have $500 billion if he were white.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: Dad would have owned the railroad, not been an executive vice president, working for a measly six and a half million dollars a year.

PAT: Thank you. And he would get free health care from the university.

GLENN: Right. Right. And grandpa wouldn't have been an attorney in New York City. Okay.

PAT: Plus, somebody wouldn't have said the N-word to somebody else who was walking not on campus, but off campus.

GLENN: Amen to that one.

PAT: And somebody drove by them and said something or may not have. We don't know. Because we don't have any proof.

GLENN: Mom wouldn't have been a teacher.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Had it not been for white privilege.

STU: And, Jeffy, can you go through the white privilege that led to the health care being pulled away from these students?

JEFFY: Yeah. Well, he was very angry at the University of Missouri for pulling this out from the graduate student plan.

PAT: Yeah.

JEFFY: But the university had to do that because of Obamacare.

GLENN: What.

PAT: The white privilege Obamacare.

STU: The white side. Yeah.

PAT: Yeah.

Featured Image: Jonathan Butler (c), a University of Missouri grad student who did a 7 day hunger strike addresses students on the campus of University of Missouri - Columbia on November 9, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. Students celebrate the resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe amid allegations of racism. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

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