Conservative Radio Host Mocks Troops Suffering from PTSD as ‘Weak,’ Belittles Those Suffering from Depression

Normally, protocol would dictate that I offer some kind of introduction as to what the reader is about to read. But in this instance, nothing I say can possibly even come close to describing the absolute and total ignorance that I just came across. So, since I can’t do this abomination I just heard justice, I’ll just let jackass conservative radio host Michael Savage speak for himself.

Speaking on his radio show, Savage said (in part):

I am so sick and tired of everyone with their complaints about PTSD, depression. Everyone wants their hand held, and a check, a government check. What are you, the only generation that had PTSD? The only generation that’s depressed? I’m sick of it. I can’t take the celebration of weakness and depression.

See, I was raised a little differently. I was raised to fight weakness. I was raised to fight pain. I was raised to fight depression. Not to give into it. Not to cave into it and cry like a little baby in bed. “Boo-hoo-hoo. Boo-hoo-hoo.” Everyone has depression in their life.

Everyone’s holding their hand. “Oh, welcome to Good Morning America, sir. You almost committed suicide, how interesting. Please tell us your story.” Maybe a young child who’s on the edge can commit suicide. What a country. No wonder we’re being laughed at around the world. No wonder ISIS can defeat our military. Take a look at that. Take a look at that, why people aren’t even getting married anymore to have children. They don’t even have the guts to raise a child. The men are so weak, and so narcissistic, all they want to do is have fun. Bunch of losers. Just go have a brewski and look at the 49ers, you idiot, you. They won’t even get married, won’t have a child, it takes too much of a man to do that. What a country. You’re not a man, you’re a dog. A dog raises babies better than most American men do.

Look, I’ll be one of the first ones to tell you that there is a serious issue in this country with people being too overly sensitive, leaving far too many people unable to handle basic adversity. But that’s not what this wretched bastard is talking about.

There’s a huge difference between someone looking for an easy way through life (which some people do look for) and those who are suffering from real mental illnesses who need real help. Many of whom are the men and women who’ve served in our military and are currently suffering severe PTSD following their service in Iraq or Afghanistan. People who put their physical and mental health on the line to defend this country. 

Those are many of the people this bottom-feeding lowlife is talking about here.

And basically, if you put this entire rant together, he’s essentially saying that if you’re someone who suffers from depression, PTSD or doesn’t want children (especially if you’re male) you’re a “dog.”

Though I personally see a dog as a lovable companion that brings about great joy to their owners. Though I’m certain that’s not the context Savage was using.

This was honestly one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever listened to or read. The absolute ignorance about mental illness, and the absolute disrespect shown toward our men and women in uniform, is appalling.

And when he talks about us “being laughed at,” it’s people like him who are the reason why so many nations laugh at us. Though Michael Savage isn’t just an embarrassment to this country, but the entire human race. Anyone who supports this knuckle-dragging Neanderthal should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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