Savage: Another Civil War is ‘Overdue’

It’s always bizarre to hear wingnuts say that Obama is pushing the United States toward another civil war when they are so clearly craving that very result themselves. Hell, a lot of them are still fighting the first one from 150 years ago. Here’s Michael Savage saying that another one is “overdue” in order to save America.

“I don’t know what it’s going to take for this country to change — I do know what it’s going to take, it’s going to take the big one. It’s going to take the big one and mark my words if, God forbid, the big one comes, like the dirty bomb or something horrible like that, you’re going to wait and see what the media says, ‘We provoked it, we shouldn’t have been in Afghanistan, we’re not sensitive to Muslims, what did we do to offend them, we have to reach out,’ that’s the end of the road, there’ll be a civil war,” Savage said. “And by the way, it’ll be overdue. That’s the only thing that could save us.”

He added that while he hopes there isn’t a war, America’s enemies have already “infiltrated” the government, which is now pushing the people to the breaking point since it is “at war with us by enabling the enemies of our very survival.”

All based on the ridiculous straw man that “the media” somehow portrays terrorism as something the United States deserves. That is a viewpoint almost completely missing from the media today, which defends this country against any and all criticism.

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  • k_machine

    ‘We provoked it, we shouldn’t have been in Afghanistan, we’re not sensitive to Muslims, what did we do to offend them, we have to reach out,’

    And out of the other corner of the right wings mouth it’s “gay marriage will cause terrorism”.

  • laurentweppe

    Savage: Another Civil War is ‘Overdue’

    Do the wingnuts want that much to get their asses handed to them, again?

  • dingojack

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    @@ Dingo

  • John Pieret

    <I<Do the wingnuts want that much to get their asses handed to them, again?

    Of course not. They have no intention to have their asses in harms way. That’s why they need to increase the income gap so there is sufficient cannon fodder to carry out their fantasy war orgasms.

  • StevoR

    I think that civil war they think is merely ‘overdue’ actually got cancelled outright. Shall we tell them?

  • LightningRose

    I tend to agree with Savage on this point.

    The South’s last ass kicking seems to have worn off.

  • blf

    the media today, which defends this country [USA] against any and all criticism.

    Please correct this ridiculous hyperbole to something like “The USAian media…”. Or else provide citations that non-USAcentric media “defends [the USA] against any and all criticism.”

    The quoted statement is simply absurd, unless you deliberately ignore most media and most people.

  • caseloweraz

    Savage: I do know what it’s going to take, it’s going to take the big one. It’s going to take the big one and mark my words if, God forbid, the big one comes, like the dirty bomb or something horrible like that, you’re going to wait and see what the media says…

    Note the unwritten assumptions here: that “the big one” is a disaster so horrible that it changes the entire nature of America; and that despite this most people will be willing and able to follow the mass media immediately after the disaster. I don’t think these two assumptions are congruent.

    There’s another thing I notice about this: Savage’s extreme aversion to risk. Explosion of a dirty bomb somewhere in America would indeed be horrible, but it is far from the existential crisis that Savage imagines — or at least describes it as in order to stoke his conspiracy generator.

  • moarscienceplz

    I’ll tell you what, Savage. You secede first. The rest of us will be along a little later. OK?

  • http://www.twitter.com/jablair51 Ouabache

    It scares the hell out of me that people like Savage and his listeners are so eager to see their fellow Americans killed in another Civil War.

  • typecaster

    Ouabache @10 – He’s not. After all, the ones he wants to see killed aren’t really any sort of American at all. They’re all THEM, y’know?

  • ursamajor

    Hardly any word salad but the usual psychopathic desire to watch other people suffer and die. Seems all his fantasies are in some way genocidal.

  • dan4

    “He added that while he hopes there isn’t a war….” Uh, doesn’t that mean that by Savage’s own “logic,” he doesn’t want America to be “saved (“That’s the only thing that could save us”)?

  • bahrfeldt

    “I am sick and tired of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.” Attributed to William T. Sherman.

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    I suspect that those who call for rebellion, for instance Trump on election night 2012, never served and would run and hide if war broke out. I would run and hide and I did serve.

  • Anri

    Point of order, Mr. Savage:

    Are you attempting to record a vote for a dirty bomb attack on the US or against it? Please clarify your position.

  • colnago80

    Re bahrfeldt @ #14

    Also attributed to the general: there is no glory in war, only savagery and butchery.

  • Dark Jaguar

    Is… is this person suggesting that the first civil war “saved America”? Like, the south deciding to fight for their right to keep slaves, even though they lost, actually served some positive purpose?