posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 12:29 PM
I've tried to listen to Savage many times, I really have. When I see printed transcripts of his statements and comments, I find myself agreeing with
him on quite a few issues... the problem I have is his voice and his style of delivery. It isn't conducive to my ears. I had the same issue with Ron
Paul, if I'm being open and honest, agreed with him on many issues, found his delivery to be very off-putting.
An earlier post in this thread cited Savage's anecdotes about his early years and childhood as their favorite part of his show... personally, I would
say that's one of the components of his show I find the most unappealing to listen to. I'm a rural country boy. I understand growing up dirty poor,
but I did it out in the boonies. His upbringing and background, born and raised in NYC, maturing in the San Fransisco beatnik community, college in
Hawaii, etc is completely alien to me.
It's odd, because my favorite podcast/radio show to listen to has long been Anthony Cumia. Ant has a somewhat similar backstory at least in so much
as he was born and raised in NYC... but his dad moved out to rural California when Ant was a kid and he tells stories of riding horses, running dune
buggies and 4 wheelers, and spending his childhood shooting guns and blowing stuff up at his dad's desert compound surrounded by a bunch of
psychopathic sounding rednecks with heavy conspiracy theories against city folks. I understand that and relate to it way more than I understand or
can relate to Savage's background.
I also get frustrated with Savage's "confrontational caller debate strategy." Everytime I've tried to listen to him, he receives a a few "I disagree
with you" callers. Instead of actually discussing the disagreement, refuting the caller's points, or otherwise arguing with the caller, Savage
launches instantly into tirades that usually include him yelling "Shut him up! Get him off my show!!! Disconnect that caller NOW!" Hell, even
callers who agree with him are subjected to Savage turning down their volume mid-sentence and talking over them... it's off-putting.
So I largely agree with his positions. Borders, language, culture, these are all the things that we should be defending staunchly and there is
absolutely an all out political assault on all 3, but I like my rabid nationalism with a little more of a rural redneck flair than he's able to