Thursday, 21 May 2015
Arguing it flat or round
I mostly stopped listening to Rush Limbaugh when he went cold turkey. Love him or hate him he was extremely skilled at making nonsense credible and intellectually entertaining.
I had never heard Micheal Savage before this week. Certainly I had heard about him. Calling him a right wing version of Rush Limbaugh is an understatement. Savage is a complicated character, smarter and more compelling than Rush but lacking the humour. They share an absurd Randian view of the world that is a proven failure. Also in common the belief that Gays, Feminists and Hippies have runied the world.
This week he has been saying things I agree with.
1) ISIS is an CIA front. They took over Rushbaldi, captured another huge cache of American weapons with the ease of you cutting your lawn. The huge half mile long victory parade on a clear sunny day was a spectacular target. Yet not one drone missile fell on this opportunity. Of course no one could have expected ISIS would have a victory parade after a major victory.
2) Medical pot is the real thing.
He also made a real nice argument that Obama is using NAZI tactics to take over America. At its core its all nonsense but he skillfully weaves the parallels of the rise of the Gestapo with the rise of US Federal Police. In this scenario the rioters in Baltimore are the brown shirts and Eric Holder is Goebbels. The plan is to weaken local police forces, just like the NAZI did and give power to federal thugs.
For the most part he sounds like a lucid maniac but I do enjoy his scthicck.