Talk radio host Michael Savage believes America “could be one bad election away from losing everything.”
“Hillary, or her replacement, would be worse than Obama,” he told WND in an interview ahead of the release of his new book, “Scorched Earth: Restoring the Country After Obama.”
Savage said Obama’s “scorched earth policies” are turning America into a Third World nation of terror, riots, mobs and chaos.
“We’re one election away from survival. I don’t mean we’re going to disappear overnight. Portugal still exists, doesn’t it?” he said.
“So, it’s not a matter of whether America will still be here,” Savage explained.
“It’s just that the America we knew before the gangster regime took over will never come back.”
In the book’s initial pages, Savage features a quote from French historian and archaeologist Andre Piganiol: “Roman civilization did not pass peacefully away. It was assassinated.”
“To me that looks exactly like what’s going on in our society and culture,” Savage told WND. “It’s being assassinated by the left.”
He opens the book recounting a conversation he had with a Beverly Hills antique dealer who had been imprisoned in Iran under the Khomeini regime before his family fled to America.
Savage asked the man how many years his family had been in Iran.
“I don’t know,” the man said. “About twenty-five hundred years?”
Savage told WND his point is, “If you think it can’t happen here, my friends, think again.”
He said Americans think that “no matter who wins, nothing bad can really touch them politically.”
The choice Americans face is simple, he said: “Life under Trump, death under Clinton.”
“That’s how I see it. It’s that clear to me,” said Savage. “It’s life and death. There’s no other way to put it.”
Trump has been a frequent guest on “The Savage Nation.” In the most recent interview, Trump told Savage that Clinton and President Obama have prompted a conflict with Russia “worse than a Cold war,” and he affirmed he still intends to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.
Savage argues Clinton owes favors to many of the nation’s “most subversive” organizations.
“We are talking about organizations undermining this country in every way they can,” he said, “to weaken us, to make us vulnerable, to shame us, to make us apologize for being Americans, to lie about virtually everything that is good, to smear our virtues, to undermine Christianity to support Islam.”
Savage said it’s “beyond comprehension that people don’t see right through her.”
Clinton is being offered up, Savage said, as “an experienced, stabilizing force when she’s the most destabilizing force in American politics.”
“If you look at her record, and I can summarize it in one sentence. Forget Benghazi. Just say ‘the Middle East.’ The Arab Spring. She owns it. She promoted it.” Savage said.
He noted the Arab Spring has resulted in millions of refugees pouring into Europe.
Prior to the 2011 revolution, he pointed out, Libya was producing 1.8 million barrels of oil a day under a largely secular government. Clinton supported the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood rebels with a no-fly zone, Savage recalled, ignoring two proposals to stop the fighting, including one from the Department of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Oil production dropped 80 percent, and what was being produced supported Muslim Brotherhood, he said.
“She destroyed Libya, even though (Libyan dictator Moammar) Gadhafi warned America, warned the world, ‘If you kill me, Libya will descend into chaos and become like Somalia, with warlords running the country,'” Savage said.
“Guess what happened? Everything Gadhafi said would happen.”
Yet, Savage noted, Clinton laughed about the outcome, telling a news reporter moments after hearing of Gadhafi’s death: “We came, we saw, he died.”
“Is that progress, is that experience?” he asked.
“Those were the seeds of destruction for ourselves and the world,” Savage continued. “Now Hillary Clinton is holding it up as an example of her stability and her experience.”
“The Eddies” to the rescue
In “Scorched Earth,” Savage, as he regularly does on his radio show, touches on lessons from his daily life and from history, literature, psychology and other disciplines to paint a vivid picture of America at a crossroads.
The good news, Savage writes, is that a revolution is under way comprised of “the Eddies” of the world, the kind of working-class people who, during World War II, “put down their saws and ceased to be carpenters or electricians or farmers and went and fought the Nazi Ubermenschen, the Supermen, as they called themselves.”
Savage, known for his emphasis on “borders, language, culture,” has described himself as “the architect” of the message that propelled Trump to the Republican nomination.
In February, he told his listeners that many of the proposals for saving America in his last several books “are being used by the Trump campaign, to the credit of Donald Trump, and, of course, to the benefit of the United States of America.”
Savage writes that the “Eddies” who are supporting Trump are being described by establishment media and Democrats as “bigots, racists, antiwomen, anti-Semites, and homophobic.”
“But these voices will eventually dim. The shouters will be reduced to the marginal characters that they’ve always been.”
The “Eddies,” he writes, will “come to our defense one more time.”
“They will stand shoulder-to-shoulder to honor the legacy of those who built this nation, who fought its wars, who bowed in prayer in a rich variety of faiths, and who raised the families that are the backbone of America.”
‘My last political book’
Savage, the author of more than 30 books, noted his first published book had “earth” in the title, “Earth Medicine.”
The book was originally published in 1972.
“It’s the end of a long arc, for me, on a personal note,” Savage said, “from ‘Earth Medicine’ to ‘Scorched Earth.'”
He said he won’t do another political book.
“This is the last one. I don’t want to do them anymore,” he told WND.
“Hopefully, a year from now, no matter who wins the election, I’ll still be around, I’ll still be on the radio; I’m going to do a book on God,” he said.
“That’s where I’m going with my work.”