His radio show attracts up to 10 million listeners. He’s heard on 400 radio stations across the country. Michael Savage, with his show The Savage Nation, is consistently one of the most listened-to radio personalities in the US. Now, he’s called on his conservative following to dump the Republican Party and start a new political party – the Nationalist Party.
The Savage Nation radio program is one of the most popular shows on American radio today. One glimpse into the 70 year-old’s life history gives a glimpse as to why it’s so entertaining. Michael Savage has experienced politics from nearly every political subculture and counterculture America’s colorful landscape provides.
Savage began life as a young boy living in the Bronx with his Russian-Jewish parents. Losing his father at a young age, Michael graduated Queens College and became a high school teacher. That’s where his average American life ended and the new, exciting, adventurous life began. As detailed by Wikipedia, Savage married at age 22 and was divorced and remarried by 25. Possibly shedding some light on his political transformation, it’s reported that his first wife had become pregnant twice and aborted both babies over Savage’s objections.
It was at this time that Michael Savage began working for the famous Timothy Leary and his psychedelic drug experiments. It’s said that Leary hired him mainly because Savage didn’t use LSD and could be trusted to maintain his sanity and responsibility while everyone else was experiencing hours-long hallucinogenic ‘trips’. From there, Savage then moved to Hawaii where he earned two masters degrees. In 1978, he earned his Ph. D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
From progressive to conservative
While living in the San Francisco area, surrounded by liberals and progressives, Savage’s conservative leanings slowly hardened and matured. Explaining his political transformation, he says that he simply grew up.
Savage credits his personal experiences as contributing to his staunch conservative beliefs. After college, he worked as a social worker in New York where he describes one incident in which he was ordered to hand-deliver a welfare check to one family who was allegedly going to use the money to furnish their new apartment. Savage was offended that a non-working welfare family would be getting free furniture while he, working full time, was living in an apartment furnished with empty cardboard boxes.
The outspoken conservative really earned his stripes while living in San Francisco during the early 1980’s. At the time, AIDS was devastating the homosexual community and nobody knew why. Skipping over the ‘why’ and asking ‘what do we do to stop it’, Savage suggested closing down the city’s bathhouses as a way to stop the rapid and fatal spread of the deadly disease. He was immediately labeled ‘homophobic’.
After having his book manuscript rejected by publishers and losing a bid to become the Dean of UC Berkley’s School of Journalism, Michael Savage set his sights on becoming a radio show host. In a lesson to all radio hopefuls, he recorded a demo tape of his fictitious show and sent it to 250 radio stations. Within weeks, he began his radio career as a fill-in personality at KGO San Francisco. Savage generated excitement, passion and heated debate with his audience by covering issues like illegal immigration, English as the official language and other popular conservative topics. The rest is history.
A nationalist party
While participating in an interview with WABC’s Aaron Klein, Michael Savage grabbed national headlines when he suggested that the Republican Party had self-destructed and America needed a new, nationalist party to take its place.
As reported by WND, Savage called America’s current 2-party system a “charade”, insisting that the Republican and Democratic Parties are really one organization with two names. “There is no Republican Party. It’s an appendage of the Democrat Machine, as we’ve all just seen,” he explained, “It’s two-card Monte, as we well know. It’s a game being played against the American people.”
“We need a nationalist party in the United States of America,” he went on. Savage suggests the top issues should be “borders, language and culture”. He also says he sees where a new party might sprout from. “You have the rudiments of a new party in this country called a Tea Party,” the conservative radio host explains.
Savage goes on to define his vision saying, “They need to restructure their party. They need a charismatic leader, which they don’t have. When you say, ‘Tea Party’, no one knows who the leader is because there is no leader. No man has stepped forward who can lead that party. No one is an articulate speaker, a charismatic mover of people.” Going straight to the point, Savage says, “The Tea Party is the rudiment of the new Nationalist Party. Somebody has to bring them all together, unite them like King David did the ancient tribes of Israel. And there is no King David out there. Who’s the King David? Tell me who is going to do it?”
The reality of the matter is, as this author understands quite well, the current Tea Party has gone out of its way to not have a leader or one organization uniting them all. It’s a movement that is determined not to be taken down by the shortcomings of one individual or one group. The Tea Party is made up of hundreds of local city, county and state organizations, all loosely affiliated with each other and united by a half dozen national umbrella organizations. They’ve also gone out of their way to not take positions on social issues, as Michael Savage suggests they must. The Tea Party has been able to remain united by limiting their platform to the issue of fiscal responsibility and smaller government.
Nationalism vs. internationalism
When reading, investigating or researching the topic of ‘nationalism’, readers should be forewarned to be very careful not to let propaganda pass for unbiased reporting. Nothing is more passionately and unscrupulously fought over in the world today than the battle between ‘nationalism’ and ‘internationalism’.
Over the past 3 decades, the planet has transformed from a world made up of local economies to one giant global economy, and we’ve all seen the result. The rich get richer and everyone else gets poorer. One example is the Walton family, founders of Wal-Mart. That one US family has amassed as much wealth in the past 3 decades as the bottom 43% of all Americans combined. And they did it by taking advantage of the new global economy that the internationalists imposed on the US.
And as history shows us, the more the globalists take hold of a nation, the more poverty-stricken and devastated that nation becomes. They send the jobs, wealth and resources to foreign lands and foreign bank accounts, because their only loyalty is to themselves and the global economy, not to any one nation. The result - a united and organic resistance movement with a national conscience that demands an end to the economic rape of their country by multinational forces.
One need only look at the two most famous examples of nationalist states to see the drastically different perception in America – Nazi Germany of the 1930’s and the Israel of today. Both can be described as staunch nationalists, with one being loved by the US and the other hated.
Speaking to that historic fear of a racial nationalist movement like that of Adolf Hitler, Michael Savage suggests this new movement can skirt the line between racism and nationalism. “Borders-language-culture has been my motto in radio from the beginning. Nationalism is the only thing that can save America,” he insists, “And a new nationalist party that has a very strict firewall that does not permit the radical fringe of racism.”
The Nationalist Movement
For those who agree with Michael Savage and believe that America has been harmed by globalist entities who’ve stolen too much power and influence in our government and changed the very fabric of our society into something akin to a third world country, there is a nationalist organization out there. It’s called The Nationalist Movement.
Headquartered in Mississippi, TNM has been around for decades. They were at the center of the Forsyth County Georgia confrontations of the 1990’s and they’ve taken public stands against black nationalist organizations like the Black Panther Party. Showing their street level activism, it was The Nationalist Movement that made global headlines in the days after the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.
When groups like the Black Panthers announced they were sending armed patrols to the small Florida community to protect black residents, The Nationalist Movement responded within hours by actually dispatching dozens of heavily-armed paramilitary troops to the town of Sanford, ostensibly to protect white residents from the armed black nationalists threatening to invade their community.
A Nationalist future?
All these activities and more can be expected to occur more frequently if Michael Savage and his like-minded conservative compatriots are successful in organizing a legitimate Nationalist Party. Fortunately, groups like the Tea Party, and even The Nationalist Movement, have proven that they do not espouse violence. They don’t hesitate to defend themselves if necessary, and they do love to instigate verbal confrontation and spirited debate. But they also sincerely demand non-violence from their members.
Why does this author mention violence? Because the facts clearly show that America has been transformed into a globalist country, almost an American corporation with absolutely no loyalty to America or the American people. What that means is that we have a government of the people and by the people, but no longer for the people. And that’s the basis of the nationalists’ argument. And that argument is quickly catching on across America.
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