By Wes Vernon
It is with a mixture of caution and fascination that one reviews a book by Michael Savage. Some toxic controversies in which he has been embroiled transcend his worldview (about which some have questioned).
Consider, however, that the British government outrageously has denied him entry into its kingdom and that some 10 million Americans are drawn to his radio talkshow. Like him or not, he is not to be ignored.
In Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama’s Dream of the Socialist States of America, the author makes the case that — unlike Obama’s 43 predecessors (good and bad) who merely made mistakes — this president is suspect of deliberately attempting to bring down the United States.
Back to basics
“The next president must love America” is Savage’s premise. He believes — literally and beyond campaign rhetoric — that our country cannot survive another four years of Obama. Though this tome fulfills the take-no-prisoners expectations of “Savage Nation” fans, the author’s point is about far more than verbal rock-throwing.
Trickle-Down Tyranny is crammed with fact after fact and, more to the point, many instances of “connecting the dots,” some with frightening scenarios. Mr. Savage cites multiple small steps that, when taken together, lend some credence to his comparison of the current administration to Hitler’s step-by-step takeover of Nazi Germany. “The parallels,” he writes, “are so disturbing.”
Media’s power to ignore
Though the talkshow host expresses a personal dislike for media mogul Rupert Murdoch (the feeling is mutual), he defends the latter against his rival, left-wing financier George Soros (though he fears Soros is winning).
Murdoch’s (now-shuttered) News of the World in London had indeed “violated the privacy rights” of convicted pedophiles. Largely ignored by the media’s anti-Murdoch echo chamber, notes Savage, is that “dozens and dozens of the pedophiles were out of prison and living in neighborhoods with young families with small children.”
Savage reports that “most Britons” do not believe government’s responsibility to protect the privacy rights of pedophiles should supersede the safety of kids. The “child-molesting felons” were forced to move away as a result of the investigative reports.
. And the ultimate motive was?
Moreover, Mr. Savage cites Murdoch rivals in Britain who were guilty of far more egregious privacy violations. Singling out Murdoch, the author contends, was part of an attempt to neuter the Murdoch-owned Fox News on this side of the pond in time to save Obama in the upcoming election.
Hanging over Murdoch’s head are threats (implied or explicit) of legal action by Attorney General Eric Holder (named by Savage as one of the most corrupt officials in the Obama administration).
Without explicitly using the term, the author leaves the reader to speculate that Murdoch is being blackmailed to “toe the line,” even though no American was involved with wrongdoing in Britain’s eavesdropping scandal. Nor were any of Murdoch’s U.S. outlets