“Stop the Coming Civil War” – Book Review
In his bestselling book, “Stop the Coming Civil War,” Michael Savage makes a well-documented argument for the multi-faceted war waged by this administration on our borders, language, culture, the U.S. military, the middle class, our health care, civil rights, science, schools, and our allies.
In his opinion, depending on one’s political views, the point of no return has been reached with the NSA spying program, with the release of terrorists from Guantanamo Bay without congressional input, or with the purposeful flood of illegal aliens into the United States.
Because this administration uses so adroitly the politics of race and class warfare, Americans are ever more divided and racially polarized. Consequently, our national security, freedom, and survival are threatened on many fronts.
“Desiring to control us from inception to death, from womb to tomb,” Savage predicts that our nation will eventually “snap” from the controlling pressure exercised on what we do, eat, drink, think, learn, speak, read, and write. (p. 15)
Facing a constant assault on our “borders, language, and culture,” Savage explains that “we’ve become a post-Constitutional society,” in the most perilous position since the 1860s, a “culture of statelessness and corruption.” He compares our nation with a “tinderbox” ready to ignite. In his opinion, the bi-partisan rule from Washington is based on “greed and hunger for power of a crony oligarchy, not the rule of law.” (pp. 16-17)
Opining that the suspension of the filibuster rule by Harry Reid enabled the dismissal of legal challenges to the (un) Affordable Care Act and the eventual destruction of the best health care system in the world, Savage laments the fact that the rest of America seems to live in peace, unperturbed by “subterranean rumblings” caused by:
– The fact that health care has become “the industry of the haves-versus-the-have-nots” (p. 20)
– “Hostile takeover of Americans’ formerly private information” (p. 22)
– America is losing its position as the world’s superpower (p. 23)
– Lack of patriotism and nationalism (p. 24)
– Collapse of the military, the economy, and culture (p. 24)
The “once righteous and heroic America” is replaced “with a leftist government defined by immorality and greed.” (p. 31)
A true patriot and son of a legal immigrant from Russia, Savage wants to put a stop to the corporate debasement of our “most cherished possession: our pride in our country.” (p. 31)
War on Culture, Language, and Borders
Savage describes how the war on our culture, language, and borders evolved from the liberal “humane” enforcement of immigration laws which released criminal aliens on our streets. (p. 28)
Illegal immigrants are not here to chase the American dream, said Savage, they are here to “game the system” and strip hard-working Americans of their wealth and establish a fundamentally transformed America that resembles the hell-hole they’ve escaped. Savage describes the President’s Dreamers as a “living nightmare.” (p. 34)
Savage explains that the war on our culture, on Christians, on women, on men, on children, on minorities, and on the rule of law is expanded to include the introduction of cultural Marxism, a war on morality, allowing and promoting “polymorphous sexuality” and “hedonism.” (p. 40)
Communist professor Herbert Marcuse’s 1960s slogan, “Make love, not war,” has become in our current time, said Savage, “Make love, not money.”
Government dependency, perennial poverty, metro sexuality, and a distrust of strong males are “foundational components of leftist values,” Savage explains. Neutralizing the male population and disempowering the military assure success of the leftist agenda. (p. 43)
Savage continues, “A strong man is the very emblem of the democratic capitalism’s evil power.” The war on masculinity is thus justified. (p. 47)
Savage enumerates some of the agents that contribute to the degradation of our society: cultural elites, Planned Parenthood, Center for American Progress, Think Progress, FCC, “researchers” policing our newsrooms, and political leftists opposing Christians everywhere.
Even though English is the “official language of the world,” Savage laments politicians who are “too weak-kneed, to make English the official language of the U.S.” (p. 55)
War on the Military
In his opinion, the war on our military is waged by a man who “would speak loudly and carry a limp stick.” Some of Savage’s examples include:
– VA denying appointments to veterans in dire need of health care
– Neutering our missile defense and military cuts (p. 64)
– Firing of generals in wartime, a rare occurrence, Savage said, including those connected to the “Benghazi murders” (pp. 64-71)
– Appointing “handpicked military officers to second-in-command positions” in order to report on their superiors (p. 72)
– Lowering physical standards to help women “succeed” in the name of “equality of sexes” (p. 79)
War on the Middle Class
Savage, in his inimitable way of connecting the dots of seemingly unrelated events, compares the current war on the middle class with the capture by the Union forces of New Orleans, a shipping point for Confederate forces who helped them fund the war.
Savage sees a parallel between the economy of the Civil War and today’s economy. Economics and political power played a very important role in both. Slavery was the “rallying cry” for the Civil War, but economic and political power was the underlying cause. Savage said that five times as many wealthy men were found in the North as had been thirty years earlier. The wealth built in the nineteenth century was based on real manufacturing and trade. Today two thousand plus billionaires have increased their wealth with electronic money creation, not something tangible. (p. 104)
Savage aptly describes the stagnant economy as a “trapdoor economy through which more and more middle class Americans have dropped into poverty.” (p. 87)
This stagnant economy was created by:
– Zero “stimulus” interest rates set by the Fed and disappearing savings (p. 91)
– 13,000 new regulations
– Robbing the middle class through taxation to bail out the “biggest and most corrupt banks in the world” (p. 88)
– Fed’s quantitative easings, “nothing short of robbery,” printing $4 trillion dollars backed by a “hollow full faith and credit” in government, a sort of “Confederate counterfeit money” (pp. 90-93)
Savage explains how seventy percent of U.S. stock market trading is rigged by allowing robots to do high-frequency trading in nanno-seconds, permitting market manipulation and centralization of wealth. (p. 97)
America is now a permanent welfare state and poverty is at an all-time high. Raising the minimum wage will exacerbate poverty and increase welfare recipients, while the winner, JPMorgan Chase, will benefit $560 million by processing Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (p. 102)
The middle class is adversely affected by the excessively printed and devalued dollar and the loss of its role as “reserve currency” and “petro dollar.”
The middle class is plagued by an increasing misery index, a decreasing freedom index, rising food and energy prices, the Pope’s war on free markets and capitalism, and prioritizing climate change politics over job creation.
War on Medicine
Savage talks about the war on medicine, unleashed by Obamacare, a Castro style medicine provided by government-controlled, single payer care like Venezuela. Green Mountain Care in Vermont makes a good example of a single payer system that spends $2 billion a year on health care, the entire tax revenue of the State of Vermont, a behemoth that lawmakers want to repeal. (p. 118)
Savage points out that Obamacare is so ill-conceived, non-generic drugs are not covered. Generic drug prices will go up as demand will go up. When less people will afford generic drugs, pharmacies will go broke. Healthy people will enjoy free annual visits. Sick people with cancer should put their affairs in order. (p. 123)
War on Civil Rights
Savage says that the war on civil rights includes attacks and bans on gun ownership, benefits to illegal aliens, irrelevance of the rule of law because of excessive regulations and executive orders, DOJ’s denial of civil rights to whites, auditing of conservative groups and people such as True the Vote and James O’Keefe, auditing of whistle blowers, and lack of convictions for white collar crimes. (pp. 162-163)
War on Science
The war on science centers on climate change. Savage devotes chapter 8 to the global warming debacle, focusing on some of the individual players in the ongoing deception.
– Ottmar Edenhofer admitted that “global warming is nothing more than a political issue” that “undermines the ‘science’ that the left invented to justify global warming” (p. 182)
– Christina Figueres, “the climate change chief of the U.N.” thinks that China is “the ideal model for government’s role in fighting climate change (p. 183)
– Al Gore – Savage calls him “the global warming debate team captain” (p. 184)
Calling the EPA, “the Environmental Pilferage Agency, Savage describes it as one of the most corrupt agencies in modern American history, … its only rival is the IRS.” (p. 188)
The real cost of our climate change policy, Savage says, is the cost of expensive and bankrupt solar and wind energy, animal and bird casualties, huge cost of conversion, subsidies, and damage to human health.
Fracking is a success story. Energy production has been hindered by Obama’s non-approval of the XL Keystone pipeline from Canada.
Savage explains solar flares and volcanic activity in relationship to climate change. The NASA and NOAA reports were described by the MIT scientists as sinking to the level of “hilarious incoherence.” (p. 199)
War on Schools
The war on schools is the war to dumb down our students with the standards of Common Core. Savage talks about “outcome based education” developed in Chicago and the college textbook publishing which has “degenerated into a racket.” (p. 206)
Savage criticizes the fact that “Colleges foster the physical separation of people into racial, ethnic, and cultural groups, a purposeful result.” (p. 211)
At some point, the education bubble of $1 trillion, “thirty-three percent of all ‘subprime student loans’ are more than 90 days overdue,” is going to burst. (p. 212)
Graduates with worthless degrees, “parroting leftist platitudes,” can only find minimum wage jobs for which they are overqualified,” said Savage. (p. 213)
Savage sees the “brick and mortar universities as “debt-ridden gulags of biased, agenda-driven indoctrination.” (p. 213)
Savage believes that schools indoctrinate students into leftist thinking and “separate the youth of our nation from their parents and other Americans who grew up when the Constitution meant something.” (p. 221)
War on Our Allies
The war on our allies chapter explains the “Arab Winter,” the situation in Libya, Syria, Israel, the reality in Ukraine, and how our foreign policy of supporting radical factions in Ukraine that overthrew a duly elected president, has re-ignited the Cold War with Putin’s Russia. Savage succinctly colors the chaotic political situation with a masterful stroke, “We’re seeing American foreign policy at its nadir.” (p. 249)
Savage, a student of history and occasionally a mythological Cassandra, ends his book with incisive advice acquired from experience during his twenty years on radio, in-depth research, scholarly endeavors, 28 books, advanced degrees, a doctorate from Berkeley, and an uncanny ability to see the truth with clarity in a world drowning in deception and misinformation. “We are the equivalent of the anticommunists who fought Stalin,” he said. (p. 251)
As he sees it, the lines have been drawn in the sand:
– “The haves against the have-nots”
– “The illegal aliens against hard-working middle-class families”
– “Liberals who hate the Second Amendment versus lawful gun owners…”
– Climate militants against “deniers”
– “Anti-Christian communist educators against God-fearing families”
– “Republicans against patriots” (p. 252)
We are becoming global citizens of a global community which is nothing but global communism. “We are becoming the Union of Soviet States of America: the USSA,” Savage warns.
Michael Savage’s book is a documented caveat and a strong plea, a wake-up call to the American people before the 2014 elections, our last chance to right the Ship of State.
Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh is a freelance writer (Canada Free Press, Romanian Conservative, usactionnews.com), author, radio commentator (Silvio Canto Jr. Blogtalk Radio, Butler on Business, The Liberty Express, Free Market Radio, and Republic Broadcasting Network), and speaker. Her commentaries reflect American Exceptionalism, the economy, immigration, and education. Visit her website, ileanajohnson.com. Dr. Johnson can be reached at: [email protected]