Government Zero

Savage - Government Zero


Michael Savage’s new book takes on America’s present state of affairs and leaves no stone unturned.




Over time I’ve found that people either like Michael Savage or they don’t. Thus, there will be people who like this new book or who won’t. But that does not detract from its impact or usefulness in examining what is wrong with American in 2015. And Savage hits hard, as usual, in this latest edition.

I first encountered Michael Savage about 20 years ago when I still lived in California. Back then he was on weekend evenings at KGO radio, San Francisco. His style was the same, but less intense, perhaps. Over the years, as he has become nationally syndicated his intensity and the power of his message have increased, but his style is always his style, and it carries over into Government Zero.

The book is about what America is experiencing in 2015 running up to the 2016 elections, with deliberately flawed and malfunctioning institutions in government, society and the economy. In the usual Savage style he moves from issue to issue, detailing his diagnoses and criticisms of each. His approach is hard hitting. As always, he pulls no punches. If he sees it and finds it wanting, he goes after it.

His topics for this work include leadership, the military, education, culture, religion, science, and business. Much of his concentration is in common sense knowledge, the usefulness of classical education and history, and finally, as a matter of overriding importance, individual responsibility. He attacks present day truisms by showing how they contrast with past social values that worked and would continue to work if they had not fallen out of popularity and therefore been discarded from practice.

Savage concludes by suggesting that conservatism does not meet now the needs of the nation, in part because it does not stand for what it once did. Part of this relates to the influence of major corporations in politics and part on its adoption by Republicans such as John Boehner, who bragged about being conservative, then opposed conservative action in Congress.

In Savage’s opinion “nationalism” is the present answer; orientation on what is good and beneficial to the nation and the people. He correctly points out that there is a difference between the nation and the government and lists 40 actions that he believes will have necessary positive impacts on the nation to assure its survival and ability to lead in the future.

As is often the case with Dr. Savage, he sometimes makes controversial statements, which are not well sourced. In other instances he provides excellent footnotes and goes to serious efforts to explain points that might be difficult for the reader to understand if they lack the technical background.

If you like The Savage Nation then you are likely to enjoy this book. If you don’t, maybe you should read the book anyway, because there is a lot of information here beneficial to anyone who has a serious interest in the future success of the USA. It provides much food for thought. His closing suggestions also bear examination, as opposition to current trends in business, international relations and domestic policies, which do not coincide with the needs of We the People.

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