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Right-wing bloviator Michael Savage says Trump will save white kids from future slavery

Take our hat off indoors, dude.

Right-wing radio host/sentient ball of rage Michael Savage has a dream: that one day soon (right after the inauguration, in fact) little white boys will be able to join hands with little white girls without having to worry that the mean “interloper … phony .. monster” currently living in the White House will sell them into little white slavery.

In a recent episode of his radio show, Savage declared that, because of Trump,

I don’t walk around fearing that it’s all coming to an end. I don’t walk around looking at little white children seeing future slaves anymore. Did you know that? Did you know that that’s what I used to see? I’d walk around and look at little white children and I’d shake my head and I’d say, ‘If this doesn’t stop, these children will be slaves in their own nation.’

He also told his listeners that, because of the immense rage he feels towards his political enemies, it’s probably best that he isn’t running the country (or even a tiny portion of it) himself.

I would not want that power, because I would probably use it like a hammer on an anvil to get even with these people and what they’ve done to this fine country. …

I’m glad I have no power. I’m glad I’m only a voice on the outside looking in.

We are too, Mike! Which probably means that Trump will appoint him head of something, and that Savage will happily accept.

Here’s the relevant portion of his radio show, courtesy of Right Wing Watch.

H/T — Right Wing Watch, via Secular Talk

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Weird (so, the president-elect was running a long con after all, SURPRISED?) Eddie
Weird (so, the president-elect was running a long con after all, SURPRISED?) Eddie
3 years ago

It will be interesting (in a very scary way) to see these people after 4 years (assuming the great pumpkin makes it that long), when they realize their lives are not one bit better in spite of (or more likely BECAUSE of) the bloviator-in-chief….

Skiriki
Skiriki
3 years ago

Don’t worry, it won’t be Trump who brings back child labor.

It is just his pick for education, Betsy DeVos.

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/betsy-devos-child-labor

(Hi, I had an OK Lootmas until it wasn’t (26th) and I’m still under the weather and this was just a random popup and I’m going to go back to lurking because holy shit 2016, what is wrong with you i cant even.)

Iseult The Idle
Iseult The Idle
3 years ago

First point: he isn’t on the outside looking in, not anymore. You’re part of the dreaded MSM now, bitch.

Second point: is it better for children of color to be slaves in their own land? And if so, how so?

Dan Kasteray
Dan Kasteray
3 years ago

I’m echoing here what Skiriki is saying.

Trump is for child labor. His pick for education wants to bring back child labor.

If anyone wants to enslave children (all children) it’s going to be the Right Wing Klown Kar.

It’s like these people have no actual love whatsoever and just use “think of the children” to justify their own paranoia and hatred.

Dalillama, Shepherd of Demonic Crocodiles
Dalillama, Shepherd of Demonic Crocodiles
3 years ago

@Skrikiri

Don’t worry, it won’t be Trump who brings back child labor.

It is just his pick for education, Betsy DeVos.

But they won’t be slaves. They’ll be paid 50, maybe 60 cents a day, that’s not slavery, that’s just capitalism in action.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

I love how Savage thinks that the fact that he looks at white children and sees future slaves constitutes evidence that Obama’s goal was to make whites slaves.

It’s also ironic that while he disapproves of race based slavery if it’s white slavery, he is just fine with corporations gaining enough power to enslave anyone not super rich.

I also wouldn’t be at all surprised if he’d be fine with slavery as long as white people are the owners and POC the slaves.

Hexum7
Hexum7
3 years ago

Finally, I can agree with something Savage said. I am incredibly happy that he is impotent

ScarlettAthena
ScarlettAthena
3 years ago

“…get even with these people and what they’ve done to this fine country …” ????

First off, how does one “get even” with something that was done? (I’m sure he means “for” what they’ve done.)

Second, for me the real chin-scratcher is the way these people claim to see the US. Just presuming that anyone means this and is not just fear-mongering because it pays well, what on earth do they perceive and what evidence could they ever provide that American white children in general would become slaves? It boggles the mind.

I sometimes hear these clips of right-wing blabbers talking about the end of America, and I have no idea what they mean.

Dalillama, Shepherd of Demonic Crocodiles
Dalillama, Shepherd of Demonic Crocodiles
3 years ago

@WWTH

I also wouldn’t be at all surprised if he’d be fine with slavery as long as white people are the owners and POC the slaves.

He’s got a video out titled ‘No Apologies for slavery’, so that seems like a fair guess.

Makroth - Agent of the Great Degeneracy
Makroth - Agent of the Great Degeneracy
3 years ago

That poor, poor porcelain doll. A world where dipshits like him have no political power is a better world for everyone.

Patricia Kayden
Patricia Kayden
3 years ago

And what exactly has President Obama done to this “fine” country? He’s done a load of good for this country from where I sit and I’m very proud of his accomplishments in the face of overwhelming Republican opposition. (I detract points from him based on the drone strikes which I just cannot justify).

Savage can go sit down somewhere with his bigoted self.

P.S. Wonder how Savage will be embraced by the alt-right, antisemitic folks who LOVE them some Trump.

Arctic Ape
Arctic Ape
3 years ago

Just a note for some commenters above:

It’s obvious Savage wasn’t talking about child slavery, he was talking about some grand generic oppression of white people in the future when present day cute white kids are grown up.

Judas Peckerwood
Judas Peckerwood
3 years ago

@Weird (so, the president-elect was running a long con after all, SURPRISED?) Eddie

It will be interesting (in a very scary way) to see these people after 4 years (assuming the great pumpkin makes it that long), when they realize their lives are not one bit better in spite of (or more likely BECAUSE of) the bloviator-in-chief….

They’ll still be thrilled as long as others — women, brown people, LGBTQ people, Muslims, immigrants, etc. — are worse off. That’s what they really care about.

Weird (so, the president-elect was running a long con after all, SURPRISED?) Eddie
Weird (so, the president-elect was running a long con after all, SURPRISED?) Eddie
3 years ago

@ Judas;

I stand corrected… I continually forget these people’s incredible talent for ignoring anything they don’t want to see….

MexicanHotChocolate
MexicanHotChocolate
3 years ago

Michael Savage is so-over-the-top, even other conservatives don’t like him. He comes across as liberal satirist’s caricature of a right wing pundit. I read a profile of him years ago. He probably doesn’t believe any of the nonsense he spouts; people who’ve known him for years say he’d basically do anything for a buck and right-wing talk radio is where the money’s at. He was once a botanist who wrote a few well-respected books on herbal medicine but there’s no money in that.

Chris O
Chris O
3 years ago

@MexicanHotChocolate:

On the contrary, he believes every last paranoid, nonsensical word of it.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
3 years ago

Did you know that? Did you know that that’s what I used to see?

But did we care?

Angry Since 11/09/2016
Angry Since 11/09/2016
3 years ago

The hatred is staggering, and the alt-right just keeps showing us their ass. Trump’s world is a room full of funny mirrors where people can’t even see straight anymore because they are followers of a hate movement.

dreemr
dreemr
3 years ago

Does anyone else get the feeling that Drumpfkin might pull a Sarah Palin halfway through his term and just retire from office?

I am gonna cling to that for a while.

TreePerson
TreePerson
3 years ago

@Angry Since 11/09/2016
And its not even a cute ass.

@dreemr
Then we get Pence for the rest of the term,
he sounds reasonable but he is a theocratic bigot of the highest order.

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
3 years ago

Sort of related? A Buffalo paper asked prominent locals a set of questions about their hopes etc. for 2017. A member of Trump’s NY campaign team, Carl Paladino, offered his um thoughts. I don’t want to post them here ’cause they’re utterly disgusting, but the Obamas feature, along with animals and death and jihadis.

It’s basically the same revolting stuff that we’ve seen time and again, but usually from alt-right bloggers and commenters, iirc. And I can’t quite believe that the paper went ahead and published his answers – didn’t anyone think, “hm, maybe this isn’t what we’re looking for in this piece?”

He’s since apologised (I think the paper should, too), in one of those non-apologies that such people specialise in. Plus something something upset about Aleppo. Yep.

Also I had never heard of Michael Savage until now, which I’m sure he’d be ecstatic about given that he’s happy to be powerless.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
3 years ago

@Mish

Small potatoes, but I can’t get over how Mr School Board misspelled both “Hereford” and “Jihadi.”

PeeVee the (Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Noice) Sarcastic
3 years ago

I love this quote by Paladino:

We need a $50 million dollar train station as much as we need parasitic people like Lou Ciminelli, 80% of the school board and the dizziness of socialistic progressive politicians who never signed the front of a paycheck.

Bina
3 years ago

A black man as president = white children enslaved? Does not compute. Unless maybe he’s thinking of the reverse situation, up until the 1860s, when a white man as president DID in fact equal black children (and adults) enslaved.

Why are right-wingers so goddamn backward-minded?

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
3 years ago

@SFHC,

That’s one of the reasons my brain was telling me the whole thing was a prank of some kind. I mean, the writing is atrocious. He’d probably say that was also due to Aleppo 🙁

@PeeVee, can you imagine sitting in school board meetings with him? ohmygiddyaunt…

PeeVee the (Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Noice) Sarcastic
3 years ago

Mish, I’d be the first to tell him he is one of the 80% that is supposedly superfluous.

Others rather agree:

A Trump ally who made strikingly offensive remarks about the Obama family last week was on Thursday told to resign immediately from his position on a Buffalo, N.Y., school board.

In a 6-2 vote, the Buffalo County School Board gave controversial businessman Carl Paladino 24 hours to resign his seat, or the decision would go to the Department of Education. Paladino was absent from the meeting.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/amp/you-re-fired-buffalo-school-board-moves-oust-trump-ally-n701296?

PeeVee the (Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Noice) Sarcastic
3 years ago

Perfect, Mish! Just PERFECT!!

Angry Since 11/09/2016
Angry Since 11/09/2016
3 years ago

@TreePerson….
Ha! Right on!

Pie
Pie
3 years ago

@Bina

A black man as president = white children enslaved? Does not compute. Unless maybe he’s thinking of the reverse situation, up until the 1860s, when a white man as president DID in fact equal black children (and adults) enslaved.

Why are right-wingers so goddamn backward-minded?

Endemic inability to realize that their opponents don’t share the exact same goals and drives, but pointed in the other direction. “We want to do it to them, so it stands to reason that they want to do it to us, and so we must takes steps to protect ourselves!”

This sort of critical empathy failure is pretty common. It is one reason why right wing trolls on progressive websites out themselves so quickly.

guest
guest
3 years ago

‘$50 million dollar train station’

That’s a pretty good deal for a train station; I’ve just been given £100 million to renovate a station and I don’t think that’s going to get us very far.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
3 years ago

@guest

Is there any possibility to “lose” about £1 million of that money? I’m broke. :/

guest
guest
3 years ago

Probably not, it’s not my money 🙁

I’m broke too, but I did not spend any money for five days, only spent a few pounds on drinks for friends yesterday, and am not going to spend any money for four more days, so hopefully that will compensate a little for the big expenses I’ve had over the last month.

hottotrotsky
hottotrotsky
3 years ago

So a vast underfed, underhoused, uneducated, unhealthy underclass (which will include alllllll the white folks who aren’t wealthy and their kids) is definitely the solution to the nonexistent problem of potential white slavery? That’s what I’m getting from this. Also getting so close to admitting that slavery is wretched but then just whizzing it because that racism is impossible to let go.

Also, Savage, if your imagination makes you so upset you admit that you’d exact bloody vengeance on anyone, you need to reassess yourself and also NEVER complain about the purported sensitivity of liberals/leftists again.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
3 years ago

@guest

As I’ve been without income for quite a long time now, I’ve come to have that reaction every time I come across mention of a large sum of money, no matter what the money is for. :p

When I saw that a football player just signed a contract that would give him $1M/week, I instantly thought “what if he randomly decided to give one week of his pay to me? then I would be fine!”

When I see that the city has spent $40M to build a new stadium I wonder if anyone would notice if I could somehow take 5% of that money for myself.

When I see that Bill Gates is worth $84B, I think “would it kill him to give me just ONE billion dollars?”

guest
guest
3 years ago

@PI Joking aside, I think it’s a perfectly rational and worthwhile reaction (if not actually helpful to you in your situation)–it highlights the incredible inequality we’ve grown so accustomed to. It’s so easy, if you follow current affairs, to think about the sums of money we read about as if these are almost trivial amounts–I remember probably decades ago listening to someone who ran, I think, a women’s shelter, saying ‘people are constantly talking about hundreds of millions here, hundreds of millions there…I could make so much difference, and improve so many lives, with $10,000, but I can’t raise that much.’ And that’s NOTHING to these people.

I was hanging out a few years ago with someone who taught at the local university, and he was telling us about his recent get-together with someone he’d gone to school with. He’d become a professor, she’d become a banker. She was telling him she was thinking about changing jobs, and had two offers, but couldn’t decide which to take–one offered a little more money, the other had other advantages, blah blah blah–and he said the difference in salary between the two jobs she was considering was more than his entire yearly wage.

EJ (The Orphic Lizard)

@IP: Yeah, that’s my reaction too. It’s always bizarre to try to compare the amount of money these huge projects cost into the amounts that we really need in our daily lives. The two are just on a different scale.

My father never tires of quoting a particular line he heard in a project meeting one day: “A quarter of a million dollars here, a quarter of a million dollars there… it soon adds up to money.”

IMHO one of the strangest things about a capitalist system is that, because all the employees are also consumers, the people who manage millions at work are usually also scrabbling for much smaller sums in their private lives. One can end up with a weird mental disconnect in which a thousand pounds is both pocket change and a very serious sum of money.

guest
guest
3 years ago

‘One can end up with a weird mental disconnect in which a thousand pounds is both pocket change and a very serious sum of money.’

Haha yes–‘dude, it’s only going to cost £100K, let’s just do it and stop arguing!’

Also, that was (allegedly) Everitt Dirksen:

‘A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money.’

‘Although often quoted, it seems Dirksen never actually said this. The Dirksen Congressional Research Center made an extensive search[dead link] when fully 25% of enquiries to them were about the quotation. They could find Dirksen did say “a billion here, a billion there”, and things close to that, but not the “pretty soon you’re talking real money” part. They had one gentleman report to them he had asked Dirksen about it on an airflight and received the reply: “Oh, I never said that. A newspaper fella misquoted me once, and I thought it sounded so good that I never bothered to deny it.”‘

Kitty Cartel
Kitty Cartel
3 years ago

For whatever reason, a few days ago I was looking up the highest paid athletes in the world. Because their salaries get thrown around frequently I usually tune it out and don’t really comprehend the vast sums these guys get paid. About halfway through the list my brain finally turned on and short circuited. I just couldn’t fathom the amount of money they got every year for playing a sport. And I love sports! But there could be actual good done with that money instead of giving it all to one person. The same goes for anyone making that kind of cash, it just usually isn’t published like sports stars.

Moggie
Moggie
3 years ago

guest:

Haha yes–‘dude, it’s only going to cost £100K, let’s just do it and stop arguing!’

“Right, let’s move on to item two on the agenda: catering for the office party next month”. Two hours later, the meeting breaks up, still undecided. See: Parkinson’s Law of Triviality, aka “bike-shedding”.

When I was buying my flat, by far the largest amount of money I had ever spent on anything, I realised that I was putting less care into it than I would on a purchase one-fiftieth the size. I tried to counter this by imagining how many Mars bars I could buy with that money, and the amount of space these would take up. Sort of the Egon Spengler approach, but I’d never seen a Twinkie.

guest
guest
3 years ago

Daniel Kahneman talks about this kind of ‘monetary optical illusion’–someone will throw in an extra £100 addon to a car or computer without thinking and the next day drive across town to buy a £2 pen on sale for £1. I try not to allow myself to be fooled by this illusion–both realising how much actual money I’m spending when buying something expensive, and realising that my time is worth more than how much I’ll actually save on the ‘50% off sale’ down the street.

I’ve known a few people who measure money in pints, to get a more realistic sense of magnitude, and one guy who unfathomably did the same in units of haircuts.

EJ (The Orphic Lizard)

I measure money in terms of my pro-rata’d hourly salary. “I had to work for X hours to afford this” really does put things into contrast.

@guest:
Thanks for sourcing that to Dirksen and telling me that it’s apocryphal. I’ll take it up with my father.

guest
guest
3 years ago

@EJ I didn’t know about the ‘allegedly’ part until I looked it up.

PeeVee the (Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Noice) Sarcastic
3 years ago

Everette Dirkson was a pretty colorful character.

numerobis
numerobis
3 years ago

We really only think about discretionary spending on a daily basis.

Discretionary spending is roughly a third of your income if you’re middle-class US and not saving much (i.e. most of the country). So to understand salary-sized amounts for a day, you need to multiply what you normally think of as a big expense and triple it. Double it again because there’s overhead (managers and cleaning staff and administrators and accountants and lawyers and HR and IT and…) Now you have an amount that is going to pay one worker for one day.

On a daily basis happens thirty times in a month. So you take the number previously calculated and multiply by 30, and now you have the cost to pay one worker for one month.

When you’re building a train station, that construction project will employ hundreds of people. So multiply by say 300, and you have the cost to pay workers to work on the train station for one month.

But it’ll take a year to build once you break ground. So multiply by twelve again to get the labour cost of the train station.

Oh but you need to buy construction materials and you need to buy or rent tools and machines, so double it.

OK, now you have the cost from breaking ground to finishing the construction: 2 * 12 * 300 * 30 * 2 * 3 = 1,296,000 times as much as what you normally think of as a kind of expensive thing to buy.

You thought $40 was a purchase to have a decent think about before jumping on it. The train station is $50M. That’s *actually fair*, and is just because so many middle-income people are involved.

That said, some individuals make completely unfathomable incomes. I was able to not work for three years — and in fact to fund some employees for a year — on account of 6 years of savings, and still be comfortable. I think that’s at the upper limit of what any society should allow an individual to amass; ideally it would allow the result to happen *without* letting an individual amass that sum. And I’m far from what actually rich people build up.

Dalillama: Shepherd of Demonic Crocodiles.
Dalillama: Shepherd of Demonic Crocodiles.
3 years ago

@numerous

Discretionary spending is roughly a third of your income if you’re middle-class US and not saving much (i.e. most of the country).

Not even close to a majority of the U.S. has 1/3 of their money as discretionary income. This is one of the big problems I. our economy in fact.

BringTheNoise
BringTheNoise
3 years ago

@Kitty Cartel

I just couldn’t fathom the amount of money they got every year for playing a sport. And I love sports! But there could be actual good done with that money instead of giving it all to one person. The same goes for anyone making that kind of cash, it just usually isn’t published like sports stars.

I agree in principle, but in reality if the actual athletes weren’t paid that money, it wouldn’t go to do any good for anyone, it would just add some extra zeroes onto the (probably offshore and untaxed) bank accounts of the teams’ owners.

Mattie
Mattie
3 years ago

@Eddie, I’d love to agree with that, but I think his supporters will just find some way to blame Democrats, immigrants, LGBT+ people, Muslims, and God knows who else for any lack of progress under Trump.

Even when you give these people facts, they assume everything is biased unless it tells them what they want to hear. They’re deep in denial.