Stop the Coming Civil War

My Savage Truth


By Michael Savage

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In the book that predicted our current political climate, conservative talk-show host and #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Savage shows how true patriots can defend America’s freedoms before it’s too late.

The split between the right and the left is growing every day, and our country is in real trouble. Not between the states, but between true patriots who believe in our nation’s founding principles and those he believes are working every day to undermine them and change the very nature of the country.

Michael Savage is convinced we face more than just political differences. He believes the split between right and left is possibly irreversible unless we understand what’s destroying American values and how to stop it. This fervent warning offers the Savage truth – a call to action in the voting booth – in order to defend the freedoms our Constitution so brilliantly established.


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Graduating to Treason?

I cannot comprehend the madness of the times.… Treason is in the air around us everywhere. It goes by the name of patriotism.

—Thomas Corwin to Abraham Lincoln, 1861

People can justify a government's controversial policies and actions for only so long until they see a pattern of abuse of power. Then, even the most devout supporters of any regime must decide if they support these extreme policies and actions or oppose them.

With the current government, this point of no return was reached for some when they slowly realized the extent of the vast National Security Agency spying scandal.

For others it was the release of known Islamist terrorists from the Guantanamo Bay prison without congressional knowledge.

For most Americans, the flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America purposely created by the administration to overwhelm our southern borders was the final straw.

Still other supporters kept justifying one extremist act after another, justifying the president's policies and actions with rationalizations that included saying that those who opposed them were "right-wing conspirators," "racists," "Obama haters," and the like.

Yet for those of us who study governments that have taken nations from freedom to fascism, the handwriting has been on the wall for many years.

My question is this: Will the Obama inner circle of extremist left-wing radicals trigger an event that will provoke an American insurrection, even a civil war?

Is this concern to be dismissed as a "right-wing conspiracy"?

Let me explain to you what is happening.

The desperate Democrats are all pursuing policies of race and class warfare. As their failures and many deceits become clearer to the people, as the war they're fighting against the freedoms promised in the U.S. Constitution materializes, they are counting on minority voters to turn out for them at the ballot box. Look at these excerpts from some of their speeches to high school and college graduates.

Here's Michelle Obama, the First Lady. Is she trying to agitate these children? Stir them up to do what?

The fact is that your experience here in Topeka would have been unimaginable back in 1954, when Brown v. Board of Education first went to the Supreme Court. This would not be possible.… Back then, Topeka, like so many cities, was segregated, so black folks and white folks had separate restaurants, separate hotels, separate movie theaters, swimming pools, and, of course, the elementary schools were segregated, too.

How do you feel about the First Lady stirring up such racial enmity in this speech? How would you feel if I told you that I believe it's not an isolated incident?

Here's what Attorney General Eric Holder said in his graduation speech:

Codified segregation of public schools has been barred since Brown [v. Board of Education]. But in too many of our school districts, significant divisions persist and segregation has reoccurred—including zero-tolerance school discipline practices that, while well-intentioned and aimed at promoting school safety, affect black males at a rate three times higher than their white peers.1

Do you hear what Eric Holder said? He told his audience that black males are targeted, not because they cause more disruption and violence in the classroom, but because they are black. It's Animal Farm. It's upside down. It's doublespeak. It's everything we were warned about since the dawn of social engineering in this country.

Tim Geithner, a spoiled, rich white boy from Queens who had everything handed to him as he grew up, has the nerve to "get down" with the other administration doublespeakers to push a biased and untruthful racial message:

We have tremendously high numbers of people living in poverty. We've had a long period where the median income has not grown, [and a] big rise in inequality. And, to an extent, this should not be acceptable to Americans. How well you do in life today, how good your education is, how good your health care is, depends too much on the color of your skin or how rich your parent is.

Finally, here is none other than Nancy Pelosi, a very wealthy woman, acting as if she's a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement. When you read this, you'll understand that these four graduation speakers are trying to exacerbate class and racial division in this country:

Our founders were successful disruptors of the then status quo. Being called a disruptor, in my view, is a very high compliment. You here in Berkeley are already disruptors in many ways. In 1964, Mario Savio and company were disruptors of the status quo, too. When he and his fellow activists occupied Sproul [Hall], their exercise of free speech could only travel as fast as television, radio, and newspapers. Think of your possibilities. Now it's all about you.

Do you understand what Pelosi is doing?

She's inciting the graduating seniors from the University of California, Berkeley, an institution that once was a hotbed of free speech but where students and faculty now fear speaking their minds to express an opinion that doesn't agree with the opinion of those in power. In my view, Pelosi is inciting them to become "disruptors."

Why would these four people put forth what I see as a message of class and racial division to graduating college seniors on the same weekend, with Pelosi further telling her audience to go out and become disruptors?

Why would they spread the message of racial inequality?

Not to be outdone by the race-baiting, Democrat Jay Rockefeller espoused his view that "skin color" was behind the rejection of our Euro-African president's failed policies.2

How do you feel about this government's stoking racial divisions?

Why do they do it?

I'm telling you, they're setting the stage for more confrontations between citizens of the United States and their government.

From the arguably traitorous foreign policy decisions to the bloated, biased, incompetent bureaucracy, the current administration is aiding and abetting our terrorist enemies while refusing to provide medical support to the soldiers who have fought against the very enemies this administration seems to be supporting.

Three events in the early summer of 2014 make very clear what this government's positions are:

• The release of five radical Islamist leaders from Guantanamo Bay prison in exchange for the return of an American soldier who deserted his post and may have aided and abetted the enemy in Afghanistan

• Inviting hundreds of thousands of Central American children and young adults—some of them known gang members with distinguishing gang tattoos—to enter the United States illegally and then providing food and shelter for them before sending them off to "friends and relatives" in other U.S. cities

• What I see as the intentional refusal to provide critical medical treatment for injured and ill American servicemen through the Veterans Affairs medical system

Let me take you through the Gitmo detainees exchange first.

According to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the president of the United States approved the transfer of five of the most dangerous long-term Gitmo inmates to the country of Qatar in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier who is described by some of his fellow soldiers—as many as six of them were killed attempting to find and rescue Bergdahl after he left his post—as a "deserter."3

The White House, of course, quickly denied that the president had made the call on the prisoner exchange and fingered Hagel as the one who had made the decision.4

The result of the prisoner deal was not that five terrorists were freed while one American soldier was released. In fact, I argue that the reason the Obama administration released Bergdahl might well have been that he was an Islamist sympathizer as well. The ultimate result may prove to be that six terrorist sympathizers were released in this swap.

All five of the Gitmo detainees were involved with the Taliban in Afghanistan when we invaded that country after the 9/11 attacks. One was a commander of the main force fighting against Americans, another was a Taliban governmental interior minister. Yet another was a Taliban provincial governor who also served as a coordinator of Taliban fighting forces. Two others were Taliban intelligence and communications officers.

These released detainees are not going to grab a rifle and head to the battlefield. They are hard-core terrorist leaders—commanders, intelligence and communications officers, Taliban government officials—who are most likely to return to positions of leadership. All of them had been held at Gitmo for more than a decade.

When the American people and Congress finally got the word that the exchange had been made, they were outraged. As Hillary Clinton was referring to them as "these five guys" and claiming that they "are not a threat to the United States,"5 even Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, couldn't contain her disapproval of the swap.

The Washington Post explained that the president likely broke the law that required him to provide notification to Congress at least thirty days before executing such an exchange, and the leftist rag went so far as to acknowledge that other American soldiers would now be much more likely to be kidnapped and held for further prisoner exchanges because of Obama's action.6

In the wake of this action, we really have to ask the question: What kind of an administration would make a swap of this type unless they were utterly incompetent or they wanted to put these five terrorists back on the battlefield?

Obama's foreign policy mistakes continue to threaten our national security.

Because the president refused to conclude a status of forces agreement with Iraq and subsequently withdrew all American troops from that country, our former ally has become so politically divided and its central government so weakened that the most vicious of all terrorist groups, known as the Islamic State of Iran and Syria (ISIS), has used captured American weapons and vehicles along with military force to take over significant swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria. The group went so far as to declare the formation of a new Islamic caliphate in the territory it has captured.7

Do you want to know how distorted and perverse America's foreign policy has become under this president?

The U.S. troops our president has sent to Iraq to "advise" Iraqis and coordinate a defense against ISIS are fighting alongside Iranian troops sent to Iraq for the same purpose!8

Making Iran an ally seems to be coordinated by the Oval Office.

Is it possible that our president will need to be removed from office by his own Democratic Party in the same way Neville Chamberlain was removed by his own Labor Party in England for giving in to Hitler's demands as World War II was beginning?

Are you starting to see why I titled this chapter "Graduating to Treason?"

Do you understand how this administration's policies are dividing the American people and threatening our freedom?

Because of the administration's immigration policies and its refusal to uphold existing immigration law, tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America were housed on U.S. Army bases. Many were saying that the administration not only allowed these immigrant children to cross into our country, but that they actually encouraged the illegal immigrants.

The evidence of this surfaced just before this book went into production.

In mid-June, several websites posted notices that the federal government had publicly advertised on the government website Federal Business Opportunities ( for a vendor to escort tens of thousands of illegal alien children to locations around the United States. Here's the text of that ad:

The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year. Transport will be required for either category of UAC or individual juveniles, to include both male and female juveniles. There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total: 25% local ground transport, 25% via ICE charter and 50% via commercial air. Escort services include, but are not limited to, assisting with: transferring physical custody of UAC from DHS to Health and Human Services (HHS) care via ground or air methods of transportation (charter or commercial carrier), property inventory, providing juveniles with meals, drafting reports, generating transport documents, maintaining/stocking daily supplies, providing and issuing clothing as needed, coordinating with DHS and HHS staff, travel coordination, limited stationary guard services to accommodate for trip disruptions due to inclement weather, faulty equipment, or other exigent circumstances.9

To me, that ad, on a federal government website, is evidence that this administration may well have initiated and encouraged bringing tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children into the United States and that they've once again misled us, this time at the expense of minor children from Central American countries, in order to exacerbate the crisis that has been unfolding on our southern border for years.

The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers put out a statement with these almost unprecedented words: "Certainly we are not gullible enough to believe that thousands of unaccompanied minor Central American children came to America without the encouragement, aid and assistance of the United States government."10

What you haven't heard from most of the national news media is that among the "children" who have entered our country in this unprecedented wave are many hardened criminals, gang members who are using our unwillingness to stop this flood of illegal immigrants to enter America with no threat of deportation. The vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 said, "Until we start mandatory detentions, mandatory removals, I don't think anything is going to change. As a matter of fact, I think it's going to get worse."11

Beyond that, many of the children are teenagers, and the improvised shelters where they are crowded together have become a place where diseases are becoming rampant and where they are free to engage in sex,12 even as military personnel are forced through necessity to change diapers and warm up baby formula to feed the infants who are also among this group of illegal aliens.13

But perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the surge of illegals across our southern border is the specter of disease epidemics.

I earned my doctorate in the field of epidemiology and human nutrition at the University of California at Berkeley. I know more about the subject than anyone else in broadcasting, and I have been trying to warn Americans about the dangers of illegal immigration into the United States and the risk of epidemics since the early 1980s. Only now are Americans finally waking up to the fact that the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants flooding our borders are bringing with them very dangerous infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, H1N1 swine flu, chicken pox, and Chagas disease, a potentially life-threatening condition caused by a parasite found in the feces of another parasite. It's most common in Central American countries, and it had been eradicated in Southern California.14

These diseases are being brought back in to this country by the horde of illegals now being "processed" as they cross the border and are transferred by buses and planes to cities around the United States. Members of the medical staffs that are trying to take care of the illegals in San Antonio were threatened with arrest if they revealed information about the diseases being brought into the country, but they spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity because they felt that Americans needed to know about the risks to their health posed by this surge of illegal aliens.15

Arizona governor Jan Brewer summed up what must be done:

The administration's refusal to properly verify that violent criminals are not among those entering the United States shows an alarming lack of concern for our homeland's security. As a nation, we cannot sit back and allow this policy to continue.16

The one good thing that may have come about because of this event is that Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, was defeated in the Virginia Republican primary by one Dave Brat, an unknown who beat the highly favored Cantor in an upset for the ages.

The attempted cover-up of what's happening at Veterans Affairs hospitals as the VA tries to hide its refusal to treat our soldiers is another of the disturbing scandals that has emerged during this administration.

An audit of the Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics has found that more than a hundred thousand military veterans face very long waits just to get in to see a doctor. For more than half of them, the wait has been longer than three months. For more than sixty thousand veterans, the wait is still going on: For the past ten years, that's how many veterans have been unable to get an appointment at all.

But the problem doesn't end there. The inspector general for the VA, Richard Griffin, reported that it is common practice for administrators to create two sets of books, one for the public and a second that reflected the fact that appointments were delayed, often indefinitely, and was never intended to see the light of day. Estimates are that hundreds of thousands of veterans wait longer than two weeks, the wait time within which the VA is committed to seeing patients.

Staff members at twenty-four of the VA hospitals reported that "they felt threatened or coerced" into entering false data to protect their facilities' fraudulent practices from being discovered.17

Oklahoma senator Tom Coburn had earlier called attention to the problems with our health-care system for veterans, but his attempts to bring the issue to the Senate floor for debate were blocked by Democrats. Coburn said Democrats share the responsibility for the VA scandal because they have refused to confront the issue.18

It's clear to me that what is happening with the VA health-care situation is a smaller version of what we face with Obamacare. While the number of cases unattended to is in the hundreds of thousands in the VA, where Obamacare is concerned the number of people who face this type of treatment will run into the millions. I can only imagine how horrifying the results of a bureaucracy charged with helping that many patients will be.

The federal bureaucracy is committed to one thing: making sure they keep their own jobs, even though they don't do them. The larger the bureaucracy, the more corrupt and incompetent it becomes. The losers are those poor people who must turn to the federal government for what they need.

Finally, I want to deal briefly with the incident at Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada. I felt that had it resulted in weapons being fired, it might well have been the first battle of the coming civil war.

What did Nancy Pelosi say about the Bundy standoff?

Do you think she supported him as a disruptor?

What does Eric Holder say about free assembly?

Has the civil war already begun?

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, millions of Americans monitored live newscasts of a confrontation between armed troops representing the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and several hundred civilian supporters of Nevada rancher Bundy. Millions more followed the event on internet websites and through social media.

A federal force consisting of armored police SWAT team trucks, hundreds of armed BLM rangers and special agents, and dozens of armored SUVs out of which the BLM militia emerged carrying automatic weapons moved into the area where Cliven Bundy's family had been grazing their cattle for 140 years. Helicopters monitoring the scene hovered overhead.

As BLM troops used helicopters to herd Cliven Bundy's cattle from the land on which they were grazing into makeshift pens, more than two hundred angry Americans arrived at the scene, some on horseback, some on foot, many carrying American flags and signs in support of Cliven Bundy. They, too, were armed, and they were bent on stopping the federal storm troopers trying to take away the Bundy family's livelihood. We were seeing images of federal troops with their rifles aimed at everyday Americans. We were seeing images that made what the federal government is doing to us concrete for Americans in a way that most of the scandals of this administration haven't done.

Here are a federal judge's words regarding Elwood Wayne Hage, another case in which a Nevada rancher was deprived of his right to graze cattle on federal land:

The government and the agents of the government in that locale, sometime in the '70s and '80s, entered into a conspiracy, a literal, intentional conspiracy, to deprive [ranchers] of not only their permit grazing rights,… but also to deprive them of their vested property rights under the takings clause, and I find that that's a sufficient basis to hold that there is irreparable harm if I don't… restrain the government from continuing in that conduct.19

Still don't think that the Obama administration is leading this country into a civil war? I hope you are right. As a trained PhD scientist I can only study the evidence and give you my conclusions. Right now the prognosis is not good. We have an incompetent zealot taking the nation down the road of weakness and centralized governmental control of every aspect of our daily lives. Desiring to control us from inception to death, from womb to tomb. Monitoring our every word, controlling what we eat, drink, think, and speak. All in the name of "fairness." Just as individuals snap when the pressure becomes too great, so, too, does a nation.


The Long March

As I see it, the state of our union is in the most perilous position it's been in since the 1860s. We are under assault from both inside and out as our government moves to consolidate its domestic power while at the same time weakening our defenses against the growing power of our global enemies. And all the while, the liberal government media complex watches the storm clouds gather with few keystrokes of reportage, outrage, or resistance.

I fear the worst.

Right now Americans are angrier and more divided than I've seen them since the 1960s. What fires this rage is that we've become a post-Constitutional society.

As you'll read in the coming pages, the system has been turned upside down. What's right is wrong. What's good is bad. What's subversive is patriotic. We now exist at the whim of lobbyists who control a government that is liable to do anything it wants to satisfy its lust for power.

Right now the nation is a tinderbox that can easily go up in flames, because we're increasingly under the thumb of an administration that is destroying our two-hundred-year-old tradition of defending our borders, language, and culture and replacing it with a culture of statelessness and corruption.

Yes, there are Americans who stand up against this tyranny; good, god-fearing people who have had enough of seeing their civil rights trampled, their jobs vanish, and their incomes seized through taxation. I hope it's not too late for recourse through democratic means.

But right now we're in a place that mirrors the darkest days of our country's history.

On February 10, 2007, some 146 years after Fort Sumter surrendered and the American Civil War began, Barack Obama announced his first presidential campaign in Abraham Lincoln's hometown of Springfield, Illinois. In that speech, Obama declared that, like Lincoln, he was out to "free a people" and "transform a nation." Without question, we're living in a nation more divided than any since Lincoln's presidency, and we've entered a time and place that may be as dangerous as it was during the Lincoln years. I worry, though, that as happened in Lincoln's time, we're moving not toward expanded freedom but toward civil war.

I fear the worst.

Let me be clear that while Barack Obama is the executive head of the current administration, I'm speaking in broader terms than simply about the president alone. I'm speaking of both Democratic and Republican senators and congressmen who are doing nothing to hold back a government that has, in my opinion, overreached its legal and Constitutional powers and brought us under its control. It is coming more and more to resemble a government based not on the rule of law but on the greed and hunger for power of a crony oligarchy. A civil war would enable this crony government to consolidate the power it has already granted itself through the broad use of executive orders, the power granted to Cabinet secretaries and other political appointees, and the unwillingness of our lawmakers to step in and put a halt to this takeover.

With our nation divided, the government could marshal all of those on its side—the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), street gangs, the National Guard, a military now purged of patriotic generals and without a command structure loyal to the Constitution—against those who would stand up to the oppression.

Something much like what we face today happened during Lincoln's presidency. Lincoln wasn't a saint. As great as he was, he committed crimes against the Constitution and against ordinary citizens.

In an 1862 proclamation, Lincoln declared that "Rebels and Insurgents" in the Southern states had created an "insurrection," they were "subject to martial law," and their right to a writ of habeas corpus was suspended.

Lincoln is estimated to have arrested and imprisoned some 20,000 civilians and detained them without trials. During the Civil War, Southern prisoners were held in internment camps under deplorable conditions. At Fort Delaware, more than 2,000 confederate soldiers died of scurvy and dysentery. Confederate prisoners in the Union camp at Rock Island were tortured by being hung by their thumbs.


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Michael Savage

About the Author

Michael Savage was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. The SAVAGE NATION, one of America’s top streaming radio shows with millions of listeners, is broadcast on over 200 stations, including KSFO and KABC, as well as the show’s podcast. A multiple NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Dr. Savage has been profiled in the NEW YORKER, featured in the New York Times, and he has been awarded the Freedom of Speech Award from TALKERS magazine. He earned two master’s degrees and a PhD in in epidemiology and nutrition sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in California.

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