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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:23 PM

Caught Michael Savage taking stats about gun control/state killings from a CHAIN MAIL!



(My comments concern the part starting 1:15.)

In his opening segment of last Friday's Savage Nation, host Michael Savage criticized Rep. Jerrold Nadler's call for more gun law after the Newtown school shooting. He then began listing stats claiming that countries that instituted gun control later committed mass murders. Such as: "In 1929 the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated."

I did a google search...Snopes.com has a page designating those stats as part of a chain mail and is currently reviewing the presented info. (The participants at the Snopes message board are also breaking down those claims.)

Bummer. This kind of lazy "scholarship" the week after a rather sensible commentary on 12/14 criticizing those who hoard guns?



And also that day he advocated banning those on psych meds from owning guns

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Reply Caught Michael Savage taking stats about gun control/state killings from a CHAIN MAIL! (Original post)
alp227 Dec 2012 OP
Botany Dec 2012 #1
Skittles Dec 2012 #2
Enrique Dec 2012 #6
starroute Dec 2012 #3
xtraxritical Dec 2012 #4
MynameisBlarney Dec 2012 #5
Moral Compass Dec 2012 #7

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:33 PM

1. To whom it may concern,

This is an act done for money and so he doesn't have to have a real job.
BTW I bailed in under 1:30 seconds ..... the USA is now like the USSR?

I really doubt he believes the crap he spews and if he was to be chewed to
death by wild minks in a karmic whirl wind I would only hope that the minks
would get sick by ingesting his bile.


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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:57 PM

2. why not? rightwing hacks WRITE those chain mails

stupid people believe them - and that covers his audience!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:17 AM

6. exactly

those emails are professionally crafted by the RW's propaganda experts, why wouldn't Savage or anyone else use it?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:23 PM

3. This would be garbage even if the numbers are accurate

The figure of 20 million dissidents executed sounds wildly exaggerated -- though it probably includes the people who died in the famine. But the real problem is the implication that the Soviet Union wasn't executing dissidents before 1929 and that it wouldn't have been able to execute them after that if they'd only had guns to ward off the OGPU. Which is total nonsense.

http://www.systemaspetsnaz.com/history-of-the-cheka-ogpu-nkvd-mgb-kgb-fsb

By 1929 Stalin had decided to liquidate the kulak as a class and to once and for all destroy Ukrainian Nationalist feeling. Thus, collectivization and forced famine began. Million were deported by OGPU agents, hundreds of thousands executed for even the slightest resistance. In 1933, Stalin caused a forced famine that killed millions. It is said that 14.5 million died from 1929-1933 as a result of the collectivization polices. In 1934, the OGPU was reorganized under the acronym NKVD (People's Commissariat For Internal Affairs). Stalin gave it unrestricted control the organization was to be responsible only to himself. At its head was Genrik Yagoda a spiteful and evil man. In December 1934 the Terror that was unknown to the masses till then began.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:07 AM

4. What about real statistics? None of the United Kingdom countries have close to the US

 

murder rates by guns.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:21 AM

5. My roommate listens to this douchebag

and thinks he's awesome.
It drives me nuts.

I don't even know if I'll bring this little bit of bad news to him about his hero.
At least not until he starts going on about how great savage is.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:01 PM

7. All Statistics are About State Sponsored Pogroms/Exterminations

I linked to the Snopes chain email page and every single statistic was about a state sponsored pogrom.

Does this idiot not know the difference?

We are concerned about our fellow citizens turning our nation into a mass murder zone.

There's not a hell of a lot any of us could do if the U.S. government decided to use our military might to round up people and start killing. Nobody has that kind of weaponry--unless we're now going to legalize RPGs, land mines, personal stashes of nerve gas, depleted uranium 50 caliber munitions, 50 cal machine guns, MRAP equipped vehicles ...etc

Let us begin to compare apples to watermelons and clods of dirt to diamonds to make our points.

Michael Savage makes Rush look smart and that's not easy to do.

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