Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Voice of Conservatism

Slightly to the right of mainstream conservatism, blowhard Michael Savage recently said this about autistic children.
Autism -- everybody has an illness. If I behaved like a fool, my father called me a fool. And he said to me, "Don't behave like a fool." The worst thing he said -- "Don't behave like a fool. Don't be anybody's dummy. Don't sound like an idiot. Don't act like a girl. Don't cry." That's what I was raised with. That's what you should raise your children with. Stop with the sensitivity training. You're turning your son into a girl, and you're turning your nation into a nation of losers and beaten men. That's why we have the politicians we have.
One would think that Savage would find a way to apologize for his heinious and inaccurate comments, especially after being bombarded with complaints from families with autistic children. But in true conservative fashion, Savage instead attacked.

The autism controversy is very important because true autism is extremely heartbreaking. I have devoted my entire life, even as a child, to defending the helpless, mainly the helpless children because of a tragedy in my own family, and it's ironic that people who hate families and children -- a group called Media Matters, filled with anti-family individuals who do not marry; they're men who like men -- would take out of context comments that I made last week directed at the misdiagnosed, the falsely diagnosed, and the outright fakers in the autism field and try to make you, the parents of the truly autistic, attack me.
You know that's what beats at the center of most conservatives, a hatred for those it doesn't understand, A hatred for those different; from characterizing black voters as thugs, to denying a sizable portion of the population the opportunity to marry like anyone else.

Don't be fooled by those who say he does not speak for conservatism. He is their voice. It's just convenient to hide behide his rhetoric and let him take the heat. If conservatives truly thought so little of him, they, too, would be appalled and join with the rest of decent society in having him removed from the airwaves. It's not censorship; he truly is the person yelling fire in a crowded theater.

8 comments:

Zach W. said...

What's even more disturbing than Savage's comments are the comments of those folks who defend him. Take a look for yourself.

Cindy Kilkenny said...

"You know that's what beats at the center of most conservatives, a hatred for those it doesn't understand, A hatred for those different; from characterizing black voters as thugs, to denying a sizable portion of the population the opportunity to marry like anyone else."

But that is stereotyping. I call myself conservative, and your statements don't apply. I thought stereotyping was a no-no in the liberal handbook.

With that said, if Savage indeed made such pathetic statements and that is the full context, he should be run out of town without food or water. As a conservative I think it's incredibly important to hold every speaker accountable if they claim to speak for the all and miss as badly as this seems to miss.

Zach W. said...

Cindy, Savage did make the comments; there's audio to prove it. What's more, he hasn't tried to apologize for his comments, instead choosing to justify them as being an attempt to "Wake up" parents of autistic children. I've got more than one blog entry over at BB about it, including the audio clip.

Other Side said...

I said most conservatives, Cindy. After the thug fiasco and the circling of the wagons by most of the conservative bloggers in the area, forgive me for being just a bit upset.

btw: Unlike "most conservatives, there is no one type of liberal and there is certainly no handbook. We think for ourselves.

Dad29 said...

from characterizing black voters as thugs, to denying a sizable portion of the population the opportunity to marry like anyone else.

Those characterizations are irresponsible, OS, and you should know better.

Black "VOTERS" are thugs?

"Sizeable" is 5% or less?

Other Side said...

Using your number, daddio, 5% of 300 million is 15 million; a fairly sizable number in anyone's book.

I didn't characterize black voters who voted for Michael McGee, Jr. that way ... it was your side.

Dad29 said...

Unhhhh..no, not 5% of 300 million.

5% of the population is homosexual. But not all of that 5% is OLD enough to get married; some of them are TOO OLD to get married; and a lot of them do not WANT to get married.

In any case, attempting to put a square peg into a round hole is not "marriage."

It's also dangerous.

Other Side said...

Your problem with the sex act is your problem. I suppose you have an issue with oral sex, too. Square peg, round hole issue, too ... sort of.

Hey, it was your number, not mine. Besides, your number probably errs on the low side.