In the immortal words of Alfred Pennyworth, “some people just want to watch the world burn.”
No, I’m not talking about the Tea Baggers — although here in the real world that describes their scorched earth tactics quite well. Rather, the Joker in this story, as told by hotshot AM racist Michael Savage on his show “The Savage Nation,” is President Obama.
See, President Obama recently quoted a speech given by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, stating that the United States is “descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” And Savage has himself in a snit as a result.
Savage, pointing to that quote and First Lady Michelle Obama’s remarks regarding how people of color feel out of place at museums — I can’t imagine why, I mean, you can name more 10 Africans, Egyptians excluded, important to history, right? — as proof that the couple want cause race riots.
He began by predicting Obama would arm the Crips and Bloods gang members — I though the was a gun grabber? Will you idiots make up your minds? — and then told viewers that the Obamas are a “communist revolutionary couple” who seek to “foster dissent and discord in the people and foment revolution.”
I thought Teabaggery was supposed to be the “revolution,” but the only shot heard ’round the world in that little exercise was the noise of their Medicaid-sponsored scooters backfiring.
And Obama’s clearly been taking his economic polices from the cliff notes of Salvador Allende’s Chile. Savage’s intellect is so much more resplendent than the rest of us; my poor feeble brain, addled by liberal philosophy, didn’t even realize that they were so similar. I bow before your scintillating brilliance, Mr. Weiner.
Much more likely, however, is that Savage, like every other right-winger, has no idea what “communism” means and is using it as a “Ooga-Booga” word. Nothing is more terrifying to right-wingers than the monster that leaps out of their closet of a night while holding a tattered copy of Das Kapital.
“So they’re not happy enough with what they just did in Baltimore? Now what, what are they on to next? What city is next for them? What’s on their horizon?” Savage asked. “Detroit, minority-ruled, a basket case hollowed out; Baltimore, minority-ruled, set fire, a basket case, a bust-out job; now what has been done under minority rule in Detroit and in Baltimore is being done on a national level by Barack Obama. He is busting out the country the way Detroit was busted out and the way Baltimore burned he’d like to burn the nation.”
“Burn, baby, burn,” he added.
Detroit was destroyed by the mass exodus of the automobile industry, and so were the cities to the north of Detroit, Flint and Saginaw. These three cities are a referendum on the failures of capitalism and on the failures of America. But why look it at like that when you can just toss out a few racist dogwhistles and pat yourself on the back? It’s so much easier than addressing any real problems.
Listen to the remarks below: