By John W. Lillpop
In defending her decision to ban radio talk show host Michael Savage from entering the United Kingdom, UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith explained that she acted to subdue hatred, and perhaps even violence, on this wretched little island.
As reported at the link below, in part, Smith said the following about the man affectionately known as Dr. Michael Savage in America:
"This is someone who has fallen into the category of fomenting hatred, of such extreme views and expressing them in such a way that it is actually likely to cause inter-community tension or even violence if that person were allowed into the country," Ms Smith told BBC Breakfast. "
How does one explain such an extreme position against a highly educated, intelligent, best-selling author, and revered conservative whom has been broadcasting in his inimitable style for over 14 years?
Broadcasting all those years, we should add, without even a suggestion that said broadcasts have led to violence?
As to "Inter-community tension," it happens all the time, brought about mostly by outrageous left-wing extremists who have no respect for the rule of law, traditional values, or the needs of American citizens, and whom are flat out adverse to common sense.
However, Michael Savage hardly causes inter-community tensions, he merely points out the political decadence that is destroying America. He does so to about 10 million listeners a week.
Again, where in the hell did Jacqui Smith get the notion that Michael Savage is an extremist?
An alarm sounds! Might Smith's warped judgment have been passed on by her American counterpart, the unlovely Janet Napolitano, boss of US Homeland Security?
That's it, of course!
Napolitano obviously slipped Smith a copy of the DHS Report on Right Wing Extremism, link below, from which the lymie must have gleaned the name of Michael Savage!
Savage fits the Napolitano "right wing extremist" profile: He is opposed to higher taxes, abortion, and illegal aliens, and is pro-military and pro-America.
In other words, Michael Savage shares values in common with scores of millions of American citizens.
Jacqui Smith would do well to delete Michael Savage's name from her hit list, post haste.
If protecting the UK from tension and violence is really her objective, Smith should ban WHO and Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO's director-general.
WHO and Chan are guilty of creating non-stop tension, and even racial discord, all across the globe with extremist positions on the swine flu.
Consider this recent statement from Chan:
"The change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments [and industry] that certain actions now should be undertaken with increased urgency and at an accelerated pace," said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO's director-general, at a press conference Wednesday.
"The biggest question is this -- how severe will the pandemic be, especially now at the start," Chan said. "It really is all of humanity that is under threat during a pandemic."
Declaring that "all of humanity is under threat" because of a few runny noses and upset tummies in Mexico is very dangerous rhetoric that must kept out of England at all costs!