Savage: "Burn the Mexican Flag!"

››› ››› BEN FISHEL

Michael Savage repeatedly called on his listeners to "burn the Mexican flag" in opposition to illegal immigrants. Savage claimed that the only way to combat the onslaught of illegal immigrants is through protest and asked his audience to "[b]urn a Mexican flag for America, burn a Mexican flag for those who died that you should have a nationality and a sovereignty, go out in the street and show you're a man, burn 10 Mexican flags, if I could recommend it. Put one in the window upside down and tell them to go back where they came from!"

During the March 27 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, Michael Savage repeatedly called on his listeners to "burn the Mexican flag" in opposition to illegal immigrants. Savage claimed that the only way to combat the onslaught of illegal immigrants is through protest and asked his audience to "[b]urn a Mexican flag for America, burn a Mexican flag for those who died that you should have a nationality and a sovereignty, go out in the street and show you're a man, burn 10 Mexican flags, if I could recommend it. Put one in the window upside down and tell them to go back where they came from!" Savaged added that, "If I were more than one man -- and I'm not, I'm only a radio host --I would organize a march this week where we would burn Mexican flags in the street. Then I would like to see how our hard-working brethren would react, our friends from the south. Let's see how they would react." Savage also referred to the immigration problem as "an invasion by any other name," in which "we, the people, are being displaced by the people of Mexico."

Savage's remarks came in response to the recent massive rallies held in California during which demonstrators marched in opposition to proposed legislation that would impose new immigration restrictions.

As Media Matters for America has documented, Savage recently referred to the Iraq war as the "white man's burden" and referred to the award-winning movie Brokeback Mountain as "Bareback Mounting."

From the March 27 broadcast of Talk Radio Network's Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: Unless we say "No" to illegal aliens waving the Mexican flag in the street, by burning the Mexican flag in the street across America. That's right, burn the Mexican flag on your street corner, show what you care about, show that you won't take it anymore, show that you're sick of everybody pushing us around like we are a pitiful, helpless giant of a nation that is out of control because we have nothing but corruption and rot at the highest level. Do that, burn a Mexican flag for America, burn a Mexican flag for those who died that you should have a nationality and a sovereignty, go out in the street and show you're a man, burn 10 Mexican flags if I could recommend it. Put one in the window upside down and tell them to go back where they came from, and if that's a little to xenophobic for you, ask yourself why the xenophobes from Mexico wave their flag in your country. Ask yourself why the racist xenophobes of La Raza will not speak English in this country; you'll find out what racism and xenophobia is, my friend.

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SAVAGE: If you study the history of human evolution, and I realize this is quite a jump, you will see that throughout history there were various species that arrived on planet Earth prior to homo sapiens, current man, modern man. And as one group came along, it displaced the previous group. We, the people, are being displaced by the people of Mexico. This is an invasion by any other name. Everybody with a brain understands that. Everybody who understands reality understands we are being pushed out of our own country.

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SAVAGE: Twenty-nine percent of all inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens. No, Mr. Bush, they do not all come here to work, they do not all come here to work. They come here to work the system, sell drugs, rape, and kill on contract. Don't lie to us.

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SAVAGE: If I were more than one man -- but I'm not I'm only a radio host -- I would organize a march this week were we would burn Mexican flags in the street. Then I would like to see how our hard-working brethren would react, our friends from the south. Let us see how they would react.

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Michael Savage
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