Right-wing shock jock Michael Savage has long flirted right on the edges of white supremacy, despite being Jewish himself (Jews may look white, the little Nazis say, but they’re really the enemy within and the ones who really control everything). Now it appears he’s just going right over that edge.
Savage, a pundit known for his extreme rhetoric, won this praise by devoting significant airtime in the past week to what he called, “cultural genocide being promulgated against Caucasians” — the racist conspiracy theory otherwise known as “white genocide.” On Monday, Savage spent his entire show on the topic, as he railed against a comment from U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi criticizing President Donald Trump’s immigration plan, which she said was an attempt to “Make America White Again.”
“Do you have any idea how sick and vile this racist statement is?” Savage asked his viewers. He went on, “She’s basically unhitched herself from her own people, her own culture, her own heritage in order to appease the masses who keep her in power.”
White supremacists, and right wing tribalists in general, think that we live in a zero sum world, where anything that might benefit one tribe must damage the other. Anything that is good for women must be bad for men, anything good for black people must be bad for white people, anything good for LGBT people must be bad for straight or cis people. This is absurd, of course, as is the entire tribal structure it’s based on. My tribe is not white people, or men, or straight people. Those similarities mean nothing to me. My tribe is people who are thoughtful, compassionate and committed to making society more just, equal and fair.
The irony of a self-described “student of the Holocaust” deploying a traditionally antisemitic talking point may have been lost on Savage, but it wasn’t lost on Vandal, a racist ex-Marine who, along with his twin brother Vanzetti Vandal, runs a blog advocating that whites return to the “barbarity” of their past and “rape, pillage and plunder” like their ancestors.
“Right now, the most outspoken and ardent opponents of White Genocide…generally reserve their most scathing ire for the people-race-nation-church seemingly most responsible for perpetuating White Genocide: Jews,” Vandal wrote on his blog, VandalVoid. “But here we have Michael Savage, a Jew, leading the charge against these anti-Whites—the sole national figure, with the exception of maybe Alex Jones (albeit Savage goes even further than Jones), to do so.”
Vandal is perhaps best known for originating the misogynist meme “white sharia,” proponents of which argue that white women should be subjected to the same kind of brutality perpetrated by the Taliban.
“The Muslim world is the only civilization left on Earth today where an extreme and rigidly codified patriarchy still exists,” Vandal wrote. “Sharia law, though practiced today by some of the world’s most despicable races, is the only living example of anything that even remotely approximates the patriarchal society that Western man once had himself.”
So Savage is now the favorite Jew of white supremacists, apparently. Not that they wouldn’t happily exterminate him if they get the power, but they’ll let him help promote their pet theories about “white genocide” until then. Useful idiots, and bigots, are useful.