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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Savage Nation Not Welcome in “Civilized” Nation

Here’s an interesting peek into the soul of the Brits: Michael Savage has been banned from the UK. It’s unclear why, but it seems to have something to do with him not being sensitive enough. According to The Independent, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has released the names of 16 people that will not be allowed into the United Kingdom.

"I think it's important that people understand the sorts of values and sorts of standards that we have here, the fact that it's a privilege to come and the sort of things that mean you won't be welcome in this country…

"…If you can't live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we should exclude you from this country and, what's more, now we will make public those people that we have excluded.”

The list includes 2 anti-homosexuals, 1 Hamas leader, 1 Jewish extremist, 1 Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, 1 neo-Nazi, 2 Russian skin-head murderers, 7 Islamo-fascists (my words, not Ms. Smith’s)…and 1 conservative - radio host? It sounds like they put together a politically correct list of politically incorrect people to ban in hopes that Muslims won’t notice that over half of the list are Islamo-fascists (are you allowed to use that word in Britain?).

I realize they needed a token conservative, and unlike other big time talk radio hosts, Dr. Savage is not a golfer (a sport invented in the UK). But just how silly is it to put someone like Michael Savage on this list? Well, let’s see. The worst thing Dr. Savage is guilty of is speaking truth to power – a practice only tolerated by the left if you are speaking their truth, to their power. Compare Dr. Savage’s alleged sins to a few people that the UK has not banned: a Rwandan purveyor of genocide, pirates, and 80 sadistic murderers. In addition to this crowd, Britain has also not banned Louis Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Hugo Chavez, Fidel and Raul, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Tony Resko, or Perez Hilton: you’re unlikely to stumble upon a more unsavory lot of racists, terrorists, mobsters, anti-heterosexuals and anti-homosexuals.

So the UK has decided to ban intolerance. That would explain why the EU wants Sharia law applied in British courts – so they’ll be more tolerant of marital rape, honor killings and the stoning of rape victims. This notion follows on the heels of the serious suggestion by the Archbishop of Canterbury that the adoption of Sharia law in Britain is "inevitable". Our once formidable ally appears to be going daft in the head.

A shame they’ve banned Dr. Savage. They have no idea how badly they need him.