Michael Savage’s Weird Historical Ramblings

Michael Savage is out promoting his new book about the “coming civil war” — the one he’s working hard to encourage, of course — and he had some really weird ramblings about history in an appearance on an American Family Association radio show.

“We all know that the day of the masses believing that President Obama was discovered floating in a papyrus basket on the shores of Lake Michigan in the reeds is over, they no longer believes he was found floating in a papyrus basket and he was sent here to part the Red Sea for us. In fact, many have seen that he has actually created a Red Sea around us, and I don’t mean ‘red Republican and blue Democrat,’ I mean red communist,” he said. “There’s no question in my mind that this is the most totalitarian regime in American history.”

Oh yes, of course. Remember when Obama nationalized all of the banks and private corporations? Remember when he seized all the income and property of rich people and mandated that everyone make the same income? Yeah, I don’t either. Like most right wingers, Savage has no idea what communism actually means. All he knows is that it sounds scary and that helps sell books to his ignorant and paranoid audience.

Later in the program, Savage said that America is no longer following the Bible, which he claimed “is the basis of our U.S. Constitution,” and now “we may as well be living in Sodom and Gomorrah. The Weimar Republic was mild compared to what this country has become.”

Wait, what? The Weimar Republic? That was the short-lived liberal democratic government between the imperial German government of WW1 and the Nazi regime that sparked WW2. It was a relatively weak government with its share of problems, but what on earth could that possibly have to do with Sodom and Gomorrah? This is quite literally gibberish — not that the audience of that radio show could possibly know or care.

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  • gshelley

    I do remember when he broke up all the large farms and shared them between the farm workers

  • cottonnero

    Well, you know what they say… those that don’t know history are doomed to buy a bunch of badly-written books and gold and survivalist supplies.

  • John Pieret

    The Weimar Republic? That was the short-lived liberal democratic government between the imperial German government of WW1 and the Nazi regime that sparked WW2.

    Ah, but you see … it was a horrible imposition of democracy on the good imperialistic/fascist beliefs of the German people! Can’t have OUR good imperialistic/fascist people subjected to such abuse!

  • Kevin Kehres

    So, it appears Michael Savage did not pay attention during history class when the run-up to WWII was discussed. Color me unsurprised.

    Of course, he’s just trying to lay a Godwin on the discussion without actually saying “Hitler” or “Nazi”.

    Sadly, precisely and exactly zero of his followers will realize that he made an historical goof in attributing the crimes of the Nazi government to the government that preceded it. Because none of them were paying attention that history class, either.

  • k_machine

    Wait, what? The Weimar Republic?

    The Weimar Republic was fairly progressive when it came to sexual politics. Holding it out as a bad example seems like a wink and nod to those who preferred the later regime.

  • eamick

    I suspect he’s alluding to the decadence of Berlin during the Weimar era with that reference to Sodom and Gomorrah.

  • garnetstar

    Not one person of this book’s target audience knows what the Weimar Republic was, so he might as well have stuck to the the tried-and-true Nazis. Although none of these people actually know what the Nazi regime was, they’ve at least heard of it and know that it was thought to be bad.

    He needs to work on his sales strategy.

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    Well the Weimar Republic did have Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill and all those other weirdos!

    Perhaps that’s what he is thinking (for want of a better word) of?

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    I’m mortified!

    k_machine and eamick viciously got there while I was typing (apparently s l o w l y )

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

    ITS ALL NAZIS!!!

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  • Chiroptera

    “…we may as well be living in Sodom and Gomorrah. The Weimar Republic was mild compared to what this country has become.”

    And thank god the Nazis put an end to the Weimar Republic. Maybe we’ll be so lucky!

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

    Ironically, the Weimar Republic, which the Nazis refused to acknowledge as having been a Reich (going straight from the German Empire to themselves in Reich accounting), lasted longer than the Nazi regime.

  • abb3w

    Poking the web supports the conjecture that Michael Savage is a “gold bug” strain of conservative. I’m guessing the Weimar Republic is a dog-whistle reference indicating disapproval of the US continuing to use a “fiat” currency, intended to trigger reflexive fears of the hyperinflation (associated to said republic) and a “BUY GOLD!!!!” reflex reaction.