Michael Savage is Tired of Wimpy Soldiers and Their PTSD

Deranged wingnut Michael Savage, who has never served in the military, would like you to know that soldiers who suffer from PTSD after being exposed to the horrors of wars are a bunch of pansies and girly men who just need to toughen up and are responsible for Obama being elected and destroying everything.

“I am so sick and tired with everyone with their complaints about PTSD, depression. Everyone wants their hand held and a check, a government check. What, are you the only generation that had PTSD? The only generation that’s depressed?” he demanded.

America’s problems, he said, stem from people choosing to “cry like a little baby” rather than pull themselves up by their bootstraps and get on with their lives.

“If the whole nation is told, ‘boo-hoo-hoo, come and get a medication, come and get treatment, talk about mental illness,’ you know what you wind up with? You wind up with Obama in the White House and lawyers in every phase of the government, that’s what you wind up with,” Savage ranted. “It’s a weak, sick nation. A weak, sick, broken nation.”

Savage called modern men “a bunch of losers” and said, “You need men like me to save the country. You need men to stand up and say stop crying like a baby over everything.”

Yeah, men like you. Men who rant ignorantly about things they don’t understand on the radio and make people hate one another. Men like you we do not need.

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  • brucegee1962

    Yea, soldiers in previous wars never came home with debilitating issues that caused harm to society for decades afterwards. They never called themselves a “Lost Generation” and turn to organized crime. That all must have happened in some other country.

  • John Pieret

    Funny, when I Googled for facts about Savage (all 4’11” of him), I didn’t find any mention of him being in the military, much less in any war zone. I guess the country didn’t need him all that much.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    He’s right. Look, we didn’t send Our Boys over there to have them come back and whine about it. “My best friend bled out in my arms!” “I’ve got no legs!” Pah! Shut up, already! We cheered when we sent you off to war, what more do you want from us? Empathy? Compassion? You know damn well we’re incapable of crap like that, just as you should be!

     

    I knew that Obama and Liberal Pussies like him got to them, back in ’04-05 when our “soldiers” started bitching and complaining “We’ve got no body armor!” and “Our soft-skinned vehicles are deathtraps!” Pah! Whiners! I didn’t stay in college, get married and have kids to avoid fighting in Vietnam to have to put up with this!

     

    If we let these “soldiers” get away with this now, think about how much harder it will be to send the next batch of other people’s children to the next idiotic, ill-planned and unnecessary war of choice!

  • scott

    I’d love dearly to see him come down to any local VA hospital, stand on his soapbox, and spout that garbage.

  • John Pieret

    I’d love dearly to see him come down to any local VA hospital, stand on his soapbox, and spout that garbage.

    I don’t know … seeing a man pummeled with artificial limbs, canes and walkers could be pretty upsetting.

  • Fortesque

    As a veteran myself, wow, fuck this guy. I don’t normally advocate violence, but I think in this case I can make an exception. I hope he at least gets a solid punch in the face out of this.

  • beezlebubby

    I wish I could discharge a weapon next to his empty, ugly head, at random intervals, with unpredictable frequency, for a period of a few months. Let’s see how that chickenshit fares with just that little bit of disruption in his life.

  • Al Dente

    Speaking as a veteran I have just two words for Mr. Savage: FUCK YOU!

  • marcus

    Speaking as the son of a veteran (Korean War) who came back damaged and “shell-shocked”*: FUCK YOU!

    *The only thing new about PTSD is the name.

  • colnago80

    According to Wiki, this piece of filth was born in 1942 so, unless he had some physical problem making him 4F, he was a draft dodger, just like Dubya and Clinton.

  • colnago80

    Re John Pieret @ #2

    According to Google, Weiner is 5’4”.

  • lorn

    We’ve got a pretty big VA hospital fairly close by. Although his company is likely insufferable I will take the hit for the team. I suppose I could strap him down in the back of the pickup truck and blare NPR on the radio. I’ll volunteer to pick him up at he airport and transport him to the VA hospital where he can go door-to-door selling his rhetorical wares and take his non-rhetorical lumps.

  • scienceavenger

    Piling on, I’m with Lawrence O’Donnell: Michael Savage and all the other Chickenhawks who talk big but run away when their turn comes can sit in the back with the rest of us cowards while people who have faced bullets and bombs for this country discuss these issues. Savage can kindly STFU.

  • John Pieret

    colnago80 @ 11;

    When I first saw the RWW article, I looked him up and could of sworn he was listed at 4’11” but I must have misremembered. I apologize to the bottom 5 inches of him, but not to the top five inches, since there is nothing remotely worthwhile there.

  • leni

    Wait a minute, I thought soldiers were the only people “allowed” to have PTSD? How ever will we deny a diagnosis to everyone else if it’s illegitimate even for soldiers?!

    The only other difference besides the name is that now people talk about it, instead of (as in my grandfather’s case) drinking and beating their spouses and children. Or (as in my neighbor’s case) trying to dig trenches in the front yard in the middle of the night to hide from Viet Cong. With his goddamn hook hand. Yeah, way better solutions than seeking professional help. No question.

  • leni

    PS I should say more people talk about it. Didn’t mean to imply that “everybody” does seek professional help or that even if they do they don’t suffer from flashbacks or develop substance abuse and anger problems. Clearly that’s not the case.

    Anyway, it seems the real problem is that assholes like Savage just don’t want to hear about it. Other people’s suffering is noble only if it is also silent And by silent, I mean not his problem or not something he ever has to hear or think about. Whatever personal wreckage befalls soldiers and their families is fine by him as long as they shut the fuck up about.

  • Scr… Archivist

    C’mon, people. Violent reactions to the Savage Weiner are not right. There are more appropriate forms of retribution.

    It would be better, for example, to find him a country where men are men, and no one talks about mental illness. Might Putin’s Russia be that place for this clown? It has been en vogue with the U.S. Right recently. Their dictator has an aura of virility around his personality cult, they have a huge and active military, and they allow gays to be persecuted. Maybe Savage would prefer to live there?

  • http://Reallyawakeguy.blogspot.com somnus

    Of course, it’s very important that you remember that when he says “men like him,” he most emphatically does not mean men who actually are him.

  • DaveL

    a check, a government check

    Well, yes. Has anyone explained to this guy how an army works?

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    “It’s a weak, sick nation. A weak, sick, broken nation.”

    Why do conservatives hate America?

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    By the way, Michael Weiner used to be a hippie of sorts, publishing books on natural foods and medicines and whatnot, before reinventing himself in middle age as an aggrieved right-winger and calling himself “Savage”. I don’t know what exactly he was doing during Vietnam, but the crowd he hung out with (which included Alan Ginsburg and Timothy Leary, believe it or not) was decidedly anti-war, so he probably was too. He likely got deferments by being in college and grad school. People who knew him back then say his political conversion is entirely opportunistic; he found a better way to make a buck than by writing New Age nutrition books.

  • felidae

    We need to send this guy to one of our forward operating bases in Afghanistan for a couple of weeks–I bet he will shit his pants the first time he experiences incoming fire

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    And then there was his take on autism:

    A fraud, a racket…I’ll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out. That’s what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they’re silent? They don’t have a father around to tell them, ‘Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.”

  • Chiroptera

    Dr X, #23 (quoting Savage): What do you mean they scream and they’re silent? They don’t have a father around to tell them, ‘Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.”

    You know what’s funny? That’s pretty much what I’d like to say to most US conservatives.

  • dingojack

    Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot“.

    Why not? It certainly hasn’t hurt the careers of our friends Mr Bek et al..

    Dingo

  • magistramarla

    PTSD is not new, it just wasn’t treated in previous wars.

    My cousin, who served in Vietnam, drank himself to death after self-medicating with alcohol for many years.

    It’s about time that those symptoms are recognized and properly treated.

  • dingojack

    magistramarla — “PTSD is not new, it just wasn’t treated in previous wars.”.

    *ahem*

    *ahem* !

    Dingo

  • erichoug

    Dear Michael Savage,

    Fuck You!

    Very Sincerely,

    Everyone.

  • lldayo

    Savage called modern men “a bunch of losers” and said, “You need men like me to save the country. You need men to stand up and say stop crying like a baby over everything.”

    He’s right. We could really use some meat shields to keep the real men safe.

  • caseloweraz

    Savage called modern men “a bunch of losers” and said, “You need men like me to save the country. You need men to stand up and say stop crying like a baby over everything.”

    So why is he sitting in that comfortable studio, ranting (crying) about the sad state of the nation? There’s so much he could be doing. Even at 72, he could volunteer to help out with ebola in Africa; his PhD in nutrition would be helpful there. Of course there are plenty of problems here in America where he might make a difference. Rural West Virginia comes to mind.

    Of course, given his history, there’s a certain risk in going among the American people. But it’s nothing to dissuade a real man like Savage, amirite?

  • caseloweraz

    It’s now clear: Modusoperandi is a ringer. The ideas he comes up with, and the quality of his writing, reveal that he used to write for the Firesign Theater. No more Internets for him!