We had hoped for a little change with the new British government being elected, the so-called Conservative Party now in power under Prime Minister David Cameron. But we didn’t have to hope very long before our hopes for Dr. Michael Savage were dashed, as the Conservative Party quickly showed itself to be the same speech police gang as the one before it. World Net Daily reports that Dr. Savage received a letter on Monday in which the U.K. Border Agency, through the treasury solicitor’s office, informed him that he would remain on the banned list.
You are, no doubt, familiar with Savage’s story of having been banned from entering Britain in May of last year by then-Home Secretary Jaqui Smith. I wrote a piece about the story back in February of this year. In early May of ’09, the Home Office announced a list of 16 people who would be denied entry into the U.K., and the list included Islamic terrorists, neo-Nazis and Michael Savage. He was not banned for any crime he committed, because he did not commit a crime. He was banned for his words, for speaking his mind. The audio clips used by the British government to justify its decision were bits of Savage’s words that were taken out of context and made to sound as if he were saying things he did not say.
Dr. Savage has spent over a year fighting to clear his name from the preposterous inclusion on this list, but so far without success. And now it seems he will have to take his fight to the European Court of Human Rights. I wonder how they will treat him there.
It seems to me that Michael Savage is a one-man example of America’s freedom and exceptionalism. His love for our country is deep and quite evident when he speaks. He knows what defines a country–any country–its borders, language and culture. That’s the best in-a-nutshell description of a sovereign nation that I’ve ever heard, and it’s pure Savage–the Savage we love.
Long before he was banned in Britain, Dr. Savage was banned in America. What do I mean? As I wrote back in February, unless you are one of his faithful listeners, you might not even know he exists, because almost no one will mention his name! I’m not just talking about those on the left; we fully expect them to hate a truth-teller like Dr. Savage. It’s those on the right, with a few exceptions, who won’t acknowledge him–at least publicly–that truly baffle me.
Just what is it about Dr. Savage that causes others in the media to shun him? I suppose it could be something as flimsy as hurt feelings or offense at some of Dr. Savage’s caustic rebukes. You know Dr. Savage spares no one, left or right, when he sees the need for admonishment. But that seems like a very shallow reason for media people to refuse to utter his name. I believe the reasons go deeper. Dr. Savage deals in the meaty, brutal truth, not diet truth, as some conservative talkers are wont to do. He’s not afraid to confront the “delicate” subjects like the radical homosexual agenda and the America-hating enemies within, including Islamic leaders who are actively continuing their infiltration of our country with the ultimate goal of imposing sharia law in America.
I know Dr. Savage is used to being treated shabbily by fellow conservative talkers, but it always irks me to hear the radio silence about this story. Now, more than ever, is the time for Rush, Hannity, Beck, Levin and others to be shouting from the rooftops about this outrageous ban of Dr. Savage by the British government. Do Rush and the others somehow think they will be spared the coming socialist crackdown on freedom of speech? They must know it’s coming. These people in Washington are like the leaders in Britain, except we haven’t yet caught up to them in their stifling of free expression.
What does this ban of Dr. Savage mean? I suppose he is a test case. What will the people do; how will they react? I don’t know, since almost no one will mention this story. Now, the story is new again. Now, we must renew our calls for our elected and appointed leaders to demand Dr. Savage’s name be removed from the ridiculous inclusion on the banned list. Don’t underestimate the importance of this ban. The U.K. is part of the West and is one of our allies! For them to declare a United States citizen, who has not committed any crime, to be unwelcome in their country is unbelievable. To declare Dr. Savage banned for speaking his mind on the radio is deplorable.
We must stand with Dr. Savage in this ordeal. We must contact the State Department, and contact our congressmen and senators. Let them know that this continued ban of Michael Savage is wholly unacceptable and should be denounced by our American leadership. We should also contact leaders in Britain. We must support Dr. Savage and pray for him and his family, because I’m telling you, today it’s Michael Savage being targeted by the speech police, and tomorrow it’s you and I.
Gina Miller, a native of Texas, is a radio disc jockey. She also works with her husband installing and repairing residential irrigation systems and doing landscaping on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.