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Author:  Barbara Anderson
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Date:  August 11, 2007
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Michael Savage: General Patton of the Airwaves

"It's the unconcquerable soul of man, not the nature of the weapons he uses, that insures victory." General George S. Patton, Jr.

Smarting from the loss of the "comprehensive" (read amnesty) immigration bill, the illegal alien crowd is targeting its enemies for payback time. One of the targets is Michael Savage, who lent his considerable talent to telling U.S. citizens just what was in that bill.

The bill seemed like a sure thing. Lots of influential groups were behind it. Some of them were included in the closed door meetings in which the bill was formulated before it was presented to the Senate. Promoters were Senator Kennedy and Democrat Harry Reid. Notable Republican senators were kept out of the meetings and the wordy bill was presented as a “fait accompli” to them and their Democrat counterparts.

The heavy hitters included ethnic pressure groups such as La Raza (The Race), big business interests and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, or so it was reported. The Washington Post reported that the National Council of La Raza was “granted virtual veto power” and that Latino groups “were practically in the room”. The so-called mainstream media offered no help in identifying the participants. Nonetheless, talk show hosts and the internet provided enough information that many average American citizens shut down the government phone lines at one point, so outraged were they at this blatant attempt to give to illegal aliens all the benefits accorded to citizens, and then some.

Michael Savage has become the flashpoint for the bitter illegal alien lobby. Coincidentally (?), he has been the target of personal harassment. Some of his female office workers received mail that was pornographic, as well. Savage says he is taking legal action and will give the results when there are any to report.

These efforts are directed at shutting Savage up. It is a divide and conquer ploy, and if they are successful, all those who agree with him will become targets, also. He is in an alien city, in many ways. The city has devolved into a politically correct one, where every conceivable viewpoint is hailed as wonderful diversity, except people with the views of Michael Savage. No free speech for Savage and his supporters.

There were many talk show hosts who educated the average American as to what was buried in the amnesty bill. They ordinarily are a somewhat competitive lot, and hardly mention any of their counterparts. They all have a niche and have loyal (deservedly so) followers. However, now might be the time for them to show some solidarity with Savage. If this talker falls, no others will be safe. It is the old saying: “When they came for Michael Savage, I wasn’t concerned because my program is not like Savage’s, so I didn’t do anything....” Soon enough, “they” will be coming for the rest of the talkers.

The latest attack on Savage is being made by San Francisco officials who are “trying to force taxpayers to pay for immigrants’ green cards and citizenship - and to bolster their case for the new tax, they’ve introduced a resolution condemning national radio talk-show host Michael Savage for what they call his ‘defamatory’ language....against immigrants”, according to WorldNet Daily.

Also, according to WorldNet Daily....”Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval introduced a resolution condemning popular talk-show host Michael Savage, a mainstay of the San Francisco airways for years”....

Sandoval’s resolution calls Savage’s comments “symbolic of hatred and racism” (WorldNet Daily quotes the San Francisco Examiner)

Sandoval has in his history some racism of his own. According to Wikipedia, “Shortly after his election, Sandoval suggested at a public political that San Franciscans ought to organize protests against litigious CEOs, picketing their ‘houses in Tiburon and their bar mitzvahs‘. His association of evil and greed with being Jewish subjected him to charge of anti-Semitism. Sandoval later apologized to San Francisco Jewish community leaders for making the remark.”

Gerardo Sandoval appeared with Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes in February of 2006 because he was one of the board of supervisors who rejected a plan to bring the historic World War II Iowa battleship to San Francisco. Hannity asked in several different ways why Sandoval was against the warship. One response was that it had guns on it. Even Alan Colmes, who usually opposes Hannity’s viewpoint, was aghast at Sandoval’s opposition to anything military. When Colmes asked, flat out, if we should have a military, Sandoval answered “I don’t think we should have a military. Absolutely.”

Sandoval doesn’t like Savage for what he perceives as racism. He certainly does not like hearing from a person not afraid of expressing a viewpoint. No doubt he thinks it may be too militant. Michael Savage is the General Patton of the airways. In this battle against illegal aliens he could be considered the shock troops.

General Patton said “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way”, a slogan Savage could just as well have stated. The ever clueless press of the time wrote stories about how General Patton treated his soldiers badly and how they didn’t respect him. Yet, at the time of his funeral almost 20,000 soldiers volunteered to be his pall bearers.

Those who have seen the movie “Patton” with George C. Scott standing in front of the huge American flag, would not have a hard time picturing Savage in that role. Savage is fighting his own battle for his country and is marshaling his own army of sorts. This battle will be fought without military weapons. It will be fought with words, using the same freedom of speech first guaranteed by our Constitution.

Let the battle of words continue.

Barbara Anderson

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Biography - Barbara Anderson

Barbara regularly writes for CapitolHillCoffeeHouse. She also appears in California Chronicle, Border Patrol, and Citizens Caucus. Her primary interest is illegal immigration, but she writes about other subjects as well.

Barbara lives in a large city on the West Coast. Her loyalties are with God, family, country, heritage and borders.

She enjoys music, painting, poetry and song writing.

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