Michael Savage attacks big government and liberal media bias. The son of immigrants, Savage shows how traditional American freedoms are being destroyed from the outside and undermined from within-not just our own government, but also from alien forces within our own society. Savage argues that if the price of liberty is eternal vigilance, then only a more "savage nation" will enjoy these liberties. Savage's high ratings and the rapid growth of his program prove he is in touch with the concerns of the average American.
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When I was seventeen, I had a job as a busboy at a hotel up in the Catskill Mountains of New York. I'd work there every summer to pay for college. The hours were grueling. We'd work from five in the morning until midnight. You had to get up at five to prep the breakfast. Then you worked the early bird, then you worked the breakfast. You weren't out of the dining room until ten. You were sweaty and dirty.
Then you had to be back at 11:30 for the pigs to come in for lunch. And you had to smile at them. They'd usually rip a bill in half and say to you, "Hey kid, my name is George Mosco. Let me tell ya something. See this twenty-dollar bill? Me and my family are gonna be here for two weeks. Take this half of the bill-" I promise, this really happened. He'd say, "Give us good service, I'll give you the other half."
I mean these guys were something else.
Anyway, then you'd work the lunch rush. You'd clean up only to get ready to serve dinner. You wouldn't get out of there until nine and be back at midnight for the "snack." That's the way it worked. It was something out of Dickens. You know, I was fascinated by kitchens and how they worked-how they could serve so many different meals so quickly. I loved to see the guys carrying the trays and the guys screaming at them from the back. "Watch out, moron!" It was awesome-the running, the hustling, the bustling, and all the yelling.
I remember in the kitchen there was a guy we called Fat Al. He was the breakfast and lunch cook. A fat Italian guy, maybe four hundred pounds of blubber. Underneath the blubber was solid iron. He had a neck on him like a tree stump.He'd wear a bandanna around his neck and on top of his head, and he'd sit with a cigarette hanging out the side of his mouth as he cooked. I don't know how old he was. Could have been thirty-eight. To me, he looked ninety.
One day, old Fat Al called me over. He said, "Hey kid, come here. I'll show you how to make the tuna." As I watched, his cigarette dangled from his mouth over the bowl. I'll never forget how Fat Al didn't use a Cuisinart to mix things. You know, with the stainless-steel blades that all the fancy chefs use today. No. Fat Al mixed stuff with his big mitt. He'd be up to his armpit in the tureen, mixing the tuna and seasonings, his arm going around and around in the bowl.
At one point he says, "All right, kid, throw in the mayo." So I'm throwing in the jars of mayo. He keeps mixing it with his hairy arm in the bowl. I'm saying to myself, Some of the hair's gotta be in the tuna! Of course, his cigarette ashes were falling from his mouth. So I decided to take my chances and say something.
I said, "Excuse me, Al. What about the ashes getting in there?"
He said, "Never mind. It gives it flavor."
I tell you that story for a reason. Just as Fat Al's cigarette ash laced the tuna, our culture has been laced with toxic liberal thought for forty years. Little by little, the pollutants of liberalism have been mixed into the cultural diet that we've been forced to consume since the sixties.
These lies of liberalism-the sexual free-for-all, the experimental drugs, the easy divorce, the banishment of Judeo-Christian anything from schools, the flood of immigrants, and the so-called abortion rights movement-fall from the libs' lips so frequently, we've come to accept the distinctively acidic taste.
But when, like finding hair in our food, we question the presence of these left-wing contaminates, we are told: "Shut up. Suck it down. It's good for you."
Nonsense. I say we're gagging on the bitter aftertaste that the failure of liberalism has left in our mouths.
No. Liberalism, and the rampant immorality it has bred, isn't good for America. It's killing us. That's the truth. If you need evidence, look no farther than the man who personified the "darling" of the leftist generation: Bill Clinton.
During his reign as czar, Bill Clinton promised that his Democrat-led administration would be "the most ethical" in American history. That's typical lib-speak for: "Watch what I say-not what I do." How many times did we hear that line? What did we get? The exact opposite. In fact, America is still reeling from the stench of his actions.
That said, it would be shortsighted to view the legacy of his immorality as limited to his sexual deviancy. Clinton, along with the societal cross-dressing social revolutionaries who thrived under his leadership, acted immorally in many nonsexual arenas.
It's immoral to hide behind Old Glory while peddling socialism.
It's immoral to poison America's blood supply.
It's immoral to drug young boys with Ritalin and Prozac only because they suffer from masculinity.
It's immoral to abort babies-and then sell their body parts.
It's immoral to ban school testing in the name of fairness.
It's immoral to rewrite history to cater to multiculturalists.
Let me be clear. I am not suggesting that the widespread embrace of these immoral actions is due only to Bill and Hillary's influence as copresidents for the better part of a decade. As you'll discover, the roots of these crimes against the nation are buried deep in the underground of the 1960s countercultural movement, which must be seen for what it was-an almost complete socialist revolution.
Still, as any Ritalin-free student of history can attest, Bill Clinton, with the aid of his socialist-loving Democrats across the country, cultivated a cottage industry of corkscrewing traditional, Judeo-Christian values for eight long years.
I warn you, if Pillory Clinton succeeds in her expected bid for the presidency, America may not recover from the further damage she will perpetrate with her Commu-Nazi-based programs.
In the interest of furthering the education that some readers may have missed, skipping class to do the drug "ecstasy," let me recap how we got here. As I've said, a review of the facts-followed by the right prognosis-is half the cure.
The Legacy of the Sixties
What a mess the sixties were. A real nightmare.
We almost lost the country.
The same hippie, whacked-out-on-acid heads that tried to break America over its knee back then now have gray hair. It would be funny if it weren't so tragic-they've become "the establishment" they used to rail against. Now, even though they run the culture-the media, the government, the educational systems, the courts, and the arts-they're still self-destructive.
It's not that they've ever been dead-set against America. They just hate capitalism. So, they hate their country. They would prefer it if America became a socialist country. It doesn't matter that today many of them are wealthy and drive around town in bulletproof limousines with wine, women, and song at their disposal.
These people hate themselves.
They hate their fatherland, their motherland, or whatever you wish to call it. They care not for America's great history, her great achievements, or her great freedoms. To the contrary. They think Jim Morrison got it right when he sang, "Break on through to the other side."
They're suicidal, and they want to pull you with them.
Don't you understand that?
Let me give you several examples:
1. Look what the unisex movement of the late sixties and early seventies brought us. Picture your kid. With a wave, he hops on the bus, lunch pail in hand. He's off to kindergarten. When he gets there, he sits in a circle and sings "Old McDonald had a farm." Then, with much excitement, he waits for the teacher to speak. And speak she does. She applauds homosexual perversion.
You say that couldn't happen? Well, you're wrong.
In California, teachers (starting with kindergarten) are being encouraged to teach that homosexuality, bisexuality-and even transsexuality-is normal behavior. As the Washington Times reported, the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 has been used to allow teachers "to talk openly about homosexuality" and "discuss their homosexual lifestyles with students during class."
Wake up, sheeple.
And this isn't just California. Elements inside the National Education Association have been trying to make this the NEA's official position for all schools across the country.
2. Look at the consequences of "no-fault" divorce and the fallout on the family from these failed liberal doctrines. Since the sixties, America has witnessed a thousand percent increase in the number of households headed by unmarried persons. Why? Because the antiestablishment movement bucked against the Leave It to Beaver family model, pushed "open marriages" and, in turn, redefined the family. Care to guess the percentage of households where an intact traditional family unit is operating?
Answer: It's now below one in four-less than 25 percent. Not to mention that the divorce rate has doubled since 1970.
That means kids today-if they're "lucky"-have several sets of parents and several sets of grandparents. I say lucky because, according to World magazine, 44 percent of first births are to unmarried mothers. In the inner city, the situation is even more critical: 70 percent of African-American babies are born out of wedlock. The black community is suffering from three and four generations with no father figures.
Back to the lucky kids. Aside from the time they're in the minivan being shuttled between "parental units," they experience very little meaningful parental involvement. About 60 percent of children come home today to an empty house. When you realize the family is the brick of society, you understand why the leftists hammer away at these bricks. They would rather see a nation of sheeple dependent on big government than a nation of strong, self-reliant families.
I'll give you a classic example of this attack on the traditional family. On February 4, 2002, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement-based completely on junk science, I might add-that claimed gay couples can raise children as effectively as can a traditional family. It had no genuine data to back up the claim. But it caved to special-interest groups and made a statement that is sure to pave the way for recognized gay marriages.
3. Look at the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases and the costs to society. Americans must fork over nearly twenty billion dollars annually in taxes at the federal, state, and local levels just to pay for the consequences of sex outside marriage. You better reread what I just said. That, my friend, no longer makes sexual behavior a "private" matter. Not when you reach into my pocket to pick up the pieces of teen pregnancy, STDs, and government-subsidized day care.
At that rate, the government could pay each of the twenty-eight million teenagers in America five hundred dollars a year to keep their flies zipped-and save money. Instead, on February 14, 2002, Secretary of State Colin Powell trotted out a line from the liberal playbook, telling an audience of teenagers on MTV to use condoms!
While Powell was peddling this inanity, the Food and Drug Administration endorsed the "morning-after pill" as a way to eliminate early pregnancy. It also said it should be distributed to kids without parental approval.
Are you beginning to see how the left works? They attack the Judeo-Christian values and principles that have worked for hundreds of years. They attack by describing these traditions as "oppressive" and "dated." Then, when their behaviors backfire, they rush to peddle taxpayer-subsidized cures. Why should I be forced to pay for those who can't keep their pants zipped?
4. Look at where abortion has taken us. These weasels tampered with our laws by inventing the right to privacy. Did you know that alleged right cannot be found anywhere in our Constitution or the Bill of Rights? See, liberals change the laws to accommodate their solutions, whenever it fits their agenda.
Meanwhile, psychos like Peter Singer, a "bioethicist" at Princeton University, has taken the abortion-mill logic to the next step. He's leading the charge for infanticide. He said, "Very often it's not wrong to kill a child once it's left the womb. Simply killing an infant is never equivalent to killing a person."
Senator Barbara Boxer evidently agrees. On the floor of the Senate, during the debate over partial-birth abortion, she said a baby isn't a baby until you've taken that child home from the hospital. What is she saying? It's okay to kill a child up until the point you take the baby home?
Thanks to liberalism, children in America have a bull's-eye drawn on their forehead. Just as Fat Al dismissed my concern, the left has effectively silenced us from speaking out as the moral slide occurs before our eyes.
I'd rather talk about the fifties.
The joy of America in the fifties was unmatched. Do you remember the finished basements, crew-cut hair, peg pants, and dancing till you sweat-till your clothing stuck together? I loved the values of the fifties. There was a father on the couch, there was a mother in the kitchen, there were children, there were Hershey's Kisses on the table. Everything was normal.
Then, all of a sudden, the freaks popped up out of the woodwork and ruined America. That was from the drugs. They traded their kisses for bongs. See, the drugs distorted everything in the sixties. Take the potheads. Pot is the most dangerous drug in America for 20 to 25 percent of its users. The reason it's dangerous is because it's considered not dangerous. But in some users, it induces a psychotic reaction. It puts people in touch with their innermost feelings and fears.
The potheads on the left said, "Whatever you're feeling, you should act out." You know, "If it feels good, do it."
If you're feeling sexual, do it in the road.
If you feel like it, make it with a cow or a dog.
The pot-induced attitudes dredged up sexual perversion in people. Things that should have been suppressed by the norms of any sane society were drawn out of people by the left wing which, as I said previously, has been trying to bring it all down.
Tragically, we've never recovered from the sixties' madness.
We've got to go back to where America was still sane. Ike and Mamie . . . a cocktail or two . . . no degeneracy other than in the closet. That kind of thing. You think I'm doing this for effect, don't you? You're wrong.
I'd like to see the fifties come back.
A giant step in the right direction would be for society to reward, not vilify, the people who take a stand for decency.
Sluts vs. Virgins: America 2000
I remember watching a woman reporter on PBS's Frontline conducting a very telling interview with several young girls. The first three to be interviewed appeared to be cute fifteen- to sixteen-year-olds. But on second glance, you could see the depraved features. They were scantily clad, sitting in bed, smoking and talking.
What I assumed to be innocent girl talk turned out to be their boasting about "He did her, while she did the other guy, who was on top of her friend, while she took his-" etc., etc. It soon became obvious that they were not hookers. They just had bizarre sex for fun, not for money. According to them, it's the "in" thing to do in their peer group.
The interviewer asked them how old they were when they lost their virginity. One said around thirteen or fourteen. The second said she was thirteen, and the third remembered that she was twelve at the time.
Instead of your heart going out to these youngsters, if you're like me, you can't help but feel revolted. There wasn't an ounce of innocence left in any of them. They had become nothing but hardened, empty sex toys-and they were proud of it.
The scene then changed to three other girls about the same age, three Christian girls who were still virgins. Unlike the three sluts above, these three were outcasts in their high school because they believed there should be no sex outside marriage!
The world is this topsy-turvy because of the degeneracy of the likes of Bill Clinton and his followers. They think it's normal behavior for youngsters to be passed around like a used condom to male, female, underage, overage, all-orifice "love" freaks. And they treat the three sixteen-year-olds, who are still virgins, like pariahs in their own school.
The new unpardonable sin for the sexopathic left is to have the disease of "moral hang-ups." People like the three little swingers, who spread lethal diseases and kill their unborn babies, are not the ones to be pilloried. It's the chaste and decent ones who need to be sent to counseling for their sexual guilt complexes.
In a Democrat-controlled future, you might be sent to "re-education counseling" for praising chastity. The thought police will need to fix your "abstinophilia." After all, it might be contagious and bring the country back to some degree of moral decency.
When I see things like this, I can't help but have a fantasy. I imagine that women like the three little swingers are sent to one of the Muslim fundamentalist countries, where they're taught some of the sobering Old Testament truths about their behavior. It's no wonder that countries where they have strict views on chastity see America as a source of moral corruption in the world.
Can you blame them for not wanting to send their daughters here to be turned into rebellious little sluts? Even though there is much hypocrisy in those countries-just look at their own corrupt practice of female castration and their support of suicide bombings-their view of America reflects the extent of moral decay in a country that was once the standard-bearer of decency in the world.
Who's to blame for American decadence?
Didn't I say before that it's trickle-down immorality?
They say a fish rots from the head. Likewise, and throughout the ages, moral perversion always seeps down from corruption at the top. That's no excuse for the followers. We're not forced to go along with it. But, on the whole, it's like a law of physics in the area of society and morality. If the head starts rotting, it spreads throughout the whole body.
If your brain becomes corrupted with perverse attitudes, your body will follow suit. You'll see it in your face and eyes and in your body language. It will undermine your physical health even if you're lucky enough not to contract a communicable disease-or die from AIDS.
A country is no different; the entire world is no different.
The converse is true as well.
In ancient Israel, the country was strong and healthy whenever it had moral, God-fearing kings. It was weak and strife-ridden whenever the kings were evil. Anyone who thinks America is an exception to this is a victim of the Big Lie.
Hippies of Mecca
Remember when all the hippies used to go over to Kabul, Afghanistan? The girls, who were sort of sluts, pretended they were holier than everybody else. They smelled of patchouli oil. They were always going back and forth between America and Afghanistan. Not for anthropology-they were running drugs.
Many of the holier-than-thou girls from the sixties and seventies were really drug runners. They were mules for their slimy boyfriends. Kabul was, after all, the hippie mecca in the sixties and seventies. Back then, Kabul was a beautiful city, albeit somewhat primitive. Still, it had a modernity to it.
These chicks would go to Kabul, do drugs, sex, rock and roll. When they'd come back, they'd say they went there for the holiness. Right. In their pockets would be three grand, with heroin in a balloon. The liberal hippies probably ruined Afghanistan when you think about it. In fact, the liberals probably were one of the reasons the Taliban came to power.
If you, as a religious person, saw women running around without underwear and brassieres, if you watched them get loaded in your cafes, and you saw that they were doing drugs, they were doing guys, and they were seducing your sons, what would you think?
Wouldn't you be ready to go to war?
You'd say that these were the Jezebels of the West. Do you think you'd just sit by and let them corrupt your culture?
Think about what I'm saying to you.
Remember, there were no conservative hippies.
As an Afghani, you wouldn't have wanted your son to sleep with one of those girls from Berkeley who came over there. You'd be afraid she'd give him a disease and go home. Worse, the hippies didn't even leave babies behind.
All they left was STDs and then went home to their SUVs.
The cavalier attitude toward human sexuality in the sixties has implications for the widespread use of porn in America today. Keep in mind, I'm not really a moralist. I'm a pragmatist. Here's the difference.
If you want to debate the use of marijuana, I'd argue against pot but not on moral grounds. Rather, I'd approach it as a medical issue. Marijuana is not good because 20 to 25 percent of the population become physically and mentally ill from it and they don't even know it. Also, there is distinct medical damage from using marijuana that I don't have space to go into at the moment. And, as Robert Downey Jr. has testified, dope is a gateway drug. A gateway to hell.
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The first time I read this book I thought he was a little extreme, but then I sat down and read it again...I saw the light, after years of brainwashing by CNN. Its a great read no matter what your alignment is, left or right it doesnt matter, you might get a kick out of it.
Michael Savage actually sides with the MAJORITY of American's. Great book if you want the U.S.A.'s immorality to stop. Thank you Michael!
I don't know about this "Willip", but Michael Savage is certainly not fascist. Democracy is letting people speak freely. Britain has banned him from entering the country. I mean, really, now what is more fascist? Free speach, or banning someone from entering the country because you don't like what he says? If you've read his book(s) and listed to him on the radio, he does not say anything hateful. Now if you haven't read his books, or heard his show, and of course are a liberal, I am 100% positive you will say things that are not true about him. Keep an open mind liberals, think critically (for yourself), and don't drink the kool-aid. It's okay to support free thinking people who speak the truth. Hey, after all, liberals can preach hate like no one's business, and they're given a free pass by the libs that run the networks (losing viewership) and print the newspapers (losing readership). I encourage you to read a little Savage and learn something. Britain has lost relevance anyway, so Savage should be proud to have been banned by the Brits!
This has to be one of the best books of all time. I was never a big reader like 90 percent of all other teenagers but now that I have read this, I want to see more into different books and different ways the world is working. In fact, I have already started to read Savage¿s second book and it is just as good as the first. This is a book that I suggest everyone reads in their lifetime.
The Savage Nation made me realized that I'm not alone on what I'm feeling, and I'm proud to say I was a register Democratic but thanks to the Savage nation, I am now registered as an Independent!
This is a great book that tells the truth about these crazy liberals trying to take over the U.S. You don't have to be a conservative to enjoy this book (although I am).
Having just been turned onto the Micheal Savage show, I think this book should be a must-read. Particulary the chapter in defense of our original Juedo-Christian values. I wish that guys like the student above could understand that Mr. Savage has a right to his opinion. While I agree with Savage, I don't attack people for what they believe. Let's keep things in perspective. This person's venomus attack against Savage disappoints and saddens me. Please read this book with an open mind.
I couldn't put it down and everyone was looking over my sholder. Jam pack full of eye opening information that wasen't clouded over by liberalism. Now that i'm done with it every one wants to read it. I say buy your own and support the Savage Nation.
Mike Savage points out the serious problems facing America. Preserving our Borders, Language, and Culture is important in keeping our nation strong. A must read for all Americans!!!! Once I started reading his book I could not put it down!!
Terrific book! It has been said that if we do not learn from history, we are destined to repeat it. Ms Charen's book shows that many in the recent past and also currently have failed to heed that advice. I learned how so many of the government's leaders chose to ignore catastrophic events in other countries and instead focused their words upon the faults and failures of the USA. Ms Charen gives us the additional information we would never have had that explains their unwitting and sometimes intentional oversight. One of the best books I have read recently. Also recommended: Keshner's COCKPIT CONFESSIONS OF AN AIRLINE PILOT; Freeman's MURDER IN KEY WEST.... both super! Also recommended: Keshner's COCKPIT CONFESSIONS OF AN AIRLINE PILOT; Freeman's MURDER IN KEY WEST.... both super!
Savage really hits the nail on the head and he does it in a very inpolite and very blunt manner. Something I'm sure will be regarded as the ravings of a lunatic by the ultra-liberal loosers of the country. This book screams for all Americans to remove the rose colored liberal glasses and get busy strengthening our nation. As far as I am concerned, Mr. Savage's messages can not be yelled loud enough.
Michael Savage is a great author, and radio personality. He explains liberalism at its worst. His TV show is now on MSNBC on saturday @ 5 est.
When I first started listening to Dr. Savage, I almost turned the dial. But, I started to really listen to him, and knew down deep, he's right on. I'm half way through his book. I love his style! It is a shame that such a teacher as this is forbidden in our schools. I am the librarian for our school, and when I finish the book, it will be donated to our library. Dr. Savage, I salute you! Godspeed!
Thank God (can I use the word God or will the 'thought police' arrest me?) that there is someone out there who is willing to tell it like it is. I am personally so sick of the liberal propaganda, especially since I am a college student, and I am indoctrinated with it all the time! I am sick of professors telling me that they are objective and that they allow expression of all thoughts. They only like thoughts that follow the left (any college student who isn't a liberal, or someone who questions liberalism will know what I am talking about). What kind of educational system is this that doesn't encourage thought of ALL kinds? It really is the dumbing down of America! Keep up the good work Savage- your radio show rocks, your book rocks, and your new show on MSNBC rocks!
I am a Mexican American female and I support Dr. Savage, his message, and recommend it to all who will listen. I am first generation American and I love this country. We can support our country, border, language, and culture no matter our race or religion. You can assimilate into the 'American' culture and the English language and still maintain you heritage. Those who do not learn English cannot grow and progress to their fullest extent.
Great read. If all Americans read this book we would solve the crisis within and Terrorism without our borders.
Finally a book that says what most of us think. It shows us that our children need a GOOD History Lesson and and we adults need a refresher course. I keep wondering what has happened to the Country my Father Loved so much! Makes me realize how divided the Liberals are making us..how dumb they are making our children..A real Wake Up Call!
I am so glad that someone is speaking up! Our country is numbing itself by drifting into the world of obsessions; obesity, drug addictions, alcoholism, pornorgraphy, deviant sexual choices, child abuse, Hollow-wood tinsel town facades, Brittney-sluts, reality TV shows, cell phonitis...we are self-destructing...we won't need another country to help us. Let's get back to being AMERICANS. I truly believe the majority of us are hard-working, valued in goodness, hopefulness, and the "idea" of being an American and doing what is healthy and good for our country. Why is it then that so many of the immoral, decadant, low-lifes are setting the pace for the vast majority of valued individuals in this country? Thank you Dr. Savage for speaking out and publishing your eye-opening book for people to gain insight into how horrid we've allowed ourselves to become!
My parents weren't racists afterall! Dr. Savage confirms my belief that the silent majority of Americans must take action against those who would try to revise the history of our great nation; the land of the free and the home of the brave. Liberty and justice for all; Let's embrace it before we lose it!
I've been listening to Michael on AM1280 "The Patriot" station and find him so entertaining and educating! The book hits real hard at the core of our emotions...when you love this country, like most people do, then you need to know what's going on. It's a reality check, for everyone. Michael gives us great insight.
This book should be standardized reading for anyone who wants to enter this country and for anyone who believes Gore should have won the election! the left wing is crumbling under the weight of real americans!!!!
This book lays it out in provocative terms ¿ it is about time that we quit mindlessly accepting all that we are fed by the liberal, parrot-like, multi-millionaire-led media. Where can we find some honest independent reporting? Hello is anyone home? Have you ever wondered why the so-called independent news reporting agencies all report the news in the same order and with the same slanted opinion ¿ just channel surf the next time the national news is running. I personally am sick and tired of propaganda! When will someone just tell the truth about something - anything? Well Savage lays it out as he sees it. It would be wonderful if our political leaders would debate the real issues and not hide behind non-existent issues such as global warming or is it the new ice age (I am confused since both issues have been reported as serious problems over the past generation) ¿ so which is it all you experts? How about infanticide, the selling of US secrets, under the table money to politicians and the like ¿ where is the media now? We are waiting for some truthful reporting ¿ is anyone out there?
Thank goodness for Dr Savage, he is a voice for the real mainstream America.
This is a thought provoking book. It is hard to read fast because so many of Savage's points and examples make you sit and think. Our nation - the best on Earth - would be much better off and more secure if everyone would read and understand this book and then act. P.S. The reviewer that owns an Italian restaraunt must have been reviewing another book. His review didn't match this book at all.
Thanks Dr. Savage for helping us brain-washed Americans see the REAL WORLD!