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We Don't Want Revenge, We Want Self-Defense

Feb. 1st, 2006 | 01:22 pm
posted by: offsidewalk in _savage_nation_

I think that Michael Savage should put a little more emphasis on self-defense rather than revenge. When a caller disagrees with him on the war, Dr. Savage uses the argument, "If someone punches you in the face, are you just going to stand there and not punch him back?!" I suppose if the puncher walks away and never punches you again, all is fine (and perhaps revenge is not needed). However if the puncher prepares to punch you again (and you really don't have time to waste suffering from another bloody nose), then by all means punch the initial puncher back HARD.. right?

Dr. Savage is on the side of us conservatives, and he seems to back up the fact that the U.S. Constitution should preserve its any remaining Christian influence. Without some religious basis of some sort, there would be chaos & moral relativism right? Forget about swearing to tell the truth while one's hand is on the Bible in courts, and you slightly further detach humans from their conscience. If even simply the possibility of a higher power existing be taken away in courts, then any possibility of needing to feel guilty after bearing false witness against a neighbor is also taken away (resulting in an increase of cold-hearted liars... well of course they wouldn't be supposed liars unless they are caught in our liberal secular society).

Yesterday Dr. Savage talked about how the U.S. is too weak & demasculinized. Then he mentions something from the Bible: "The meek shall inherit the earth" and he said afterward along the lines of, "The meek will inherit a corner!" (I forgot what he said exactly.. sorry =/).

Not that I'm suggesting Michael Savage should be a total hardcore Christian preacher on his program, but he shouldn't contradict Christianity either as long as it's a religion that has some influence on our American culture. Not that I've ever heard him contradict Christianity except in just one concept which you can also find in his book Liberalism is a Mental Disorder (how we need more "revenge" instinct in us).

No not revenge, but self-defense rather. You could say I don't disagree with Michael Savage's viewpoints (but his angry-tone/humor really wouldn't work with a lot of people's personalities in political debates), but I just disagree with that one particular wording (he needs to replace that word "revenge" with "self-defense"). We don't want revenge against 9-11 because revenge is bad; we want to fight the dangerous spread of jihad (attacks are being carried out every single day if you check out http://www.thereligionofpeace.com ). I think that Christians can be just as tough as Michael Savage is, and I do think we can have a backbone. But it seems to me that Christians (including myself) have the hardest time drawing a line between what is revenge & what is self-defense. My current temporary philosophy on that is: use instinct to judge from situation to situation I suppose?

As for "turning the other cheek" as mentioned in the Bible, I believe that is actually referring to fellow Christians (I will emphasize that these Christians should be conservative & on our side of the culture war... because so-called "Christians" who are pro-choice or pro-gay marriage aren't really Christians, but rather are too vain to accept verbal persecution from mainstream secular society).

Any thoughts?

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