Toward A More Savage Nation
2007 Selwyn Duke
Shill Media are offering up the usual pabulum about presidential contenders,
disgorging reportage about the vapid and venal that’s more soap opera than
scoop. With mock surprise they speak
of the presidential aspirations of Rudy, Lady Macbeth and Brokeback Obama, as
they treat platitudes and political sloganeering as if they were less empty than
the minds that regurgitate them. But
amidst the din of this much-ado–about-nothing quest for copy, the media have
missed – perhaps quite conveniently – the only truly scintillating story of
the 2008 election. Radio talk show
host Michael Savage is mulling a run for the White House.
sure many would say I was wasting words on wishes, as Savage is the darkest of
horses. But there’s a very good
reason to welcome his entrance into the race, and I’ll discuss this in a
moment. First, though, let’s take
a peek into the life of the effervescent commentator.
Michael Savage has achieved fame through his exploits on radio and his four
best-selling political books, this presidential dark horse is no one-trick pony,
as he has lived a storied life and worn many hats.
The son of an immigrant, he was raised in Queens, NY, in a home of most
modest means. Savage attended public
school and, applying himself to academics, vigorously pursued higher education,
eventually earning a Ph.D. in
Epidemiology and Nutrition Sciences from UC Berkeley.
Savage went on to become an innovator in the field of nutrition, authoring
seventeen books on the subject, became a director of nutrition for a major
corporation and spent years as a botanical Indiana Jones, exploring the south
pacific in a search for plants with medicinal qualities.
was only later in life that Savage plunged into talk radio, an effort that gave
birth to his show, The Savage Nation, which boasts more than eight
million listeners weekly. And on
that show one gets a glimpse of what Michael Savage would bring to the
Savage Nation is a land where political correctness finds no safe harbor.
Savage unabashedly waxes patriotic, as he fights the culture war with a
battle cry of “Borders, language and culture.”
He rightly sounds the alarm about radical Islam, the invasion by illegal
aliens, the ACLU, feminism and the homosexual mafia, enduring the slings and
arrows of those who would tarnish the tellers of truth.
He rails against the moral decay represented by pop tarts, Howard Stern,
gangsta rappers and the prevalence of pornography.
despite Savage’s impressive credentials as a traditionalist, he is no blind
flag-waver or party loyalist. An
independent thinker, he casts the discerning eye within as well as without,
exposing America’s true characteristic faults, as opposed to the imaginary
ones of leftist conjurers. And his
ire is no respecter of party lines, as he has often roasted George W. Bush on
the same spit that has impaled the president’s most ardent foes.
although Savage is certainly versed in the hyperbole and acid-tongued rhetoric
that are staples of talk radio, any honest listener is quickly struck by how his
presentation is more sophistication than savagery.
He not only nimbly segues from the emotional to the dialectical, from the
earthly to the ethereal, and from satire to sober analysis, but is also equal
parts philosopher, preacher and poet. He
is unafraid to invoke biblical passages when providing insight on today’s woes
and demonstrates a grasp of history impressive enough to convince one that he
has not forgotten the mistakes of the past.
Simply put, he talks about everything the major presidential contenders
should but never will.
this brings me to why I would encourage Savage to don yet one more hat and then
throw it into the ring. All the
current high profile presidential contenders are pretenders, people who, for
lack of either wisdom or will, will never broach the real issues or speak hard
truths. They’ll never talk
honestly about immigration, Islam, the destruction of our culture and
sovereignty or anything else that really matters, and, damnably, the Shill Media
won’t ask them the tough questions.
Savage would, in the least, stand a chance of taking these soporific candidates
and a slumbering people out of their comfort zone and bringing real issues and
outside-the-box thinking to the forefront. Barring
this, the politicians will just go through the motions and keep people in the
Matrix, a controlled faux reality in which lies can masquerade as truth and
liars can carry the day. The end
result would be another general election with a socialist on the left and a
garden-variety statist on the right, another choice between the lesser of two
it’s not really about whether Michael Savage can win but, rather, the
opportunity to force politicking sentient programs in a virus-ridden system to
deal with relevant data. It’s a
task that may be impossible, as even Neo might be trumped by the neo-cons.
But maybe, just perhaps, Dr. Savage can help administer that red pill.
Selwyn Duke is a freelance writer out or Larchmont, NY. He has written for various publications including: IntellectualConservative.com, AmericanThinker.com and is a regular columnist for RenewAmerica.us.