Michael Savage’s History Fail: Pope Francis & Bernie Sanders Are Just Like Pol Pot (AUDIO)

Michael Savage has been foaming at the mouth about Pope Francis for months now. Among other things, he’s called the Holy Father a “false prophet” and has accused him of working with President Obama to bring “communism and chaos” to the United States. So, he’s not a huge fan.

On his Savage Nation radio show on Wednesday, the fatuous Savage ranted about how the Pope is going to bring communism to America. Considering that the Pope is not an American official nor involved with the U.S. government in any way, that will be quite a trick.

But wait! The Pope will have help — Bernie Sanders is dying to turn America into a communist wonderland, too. Apparently, Sanders’ plans for fixing the economy, rebuilding the Middle Class and making education a priority are pure communism. Insert eye roll here.

Savage even knows of a precedent of the nefarious plans being plotted by Sanders and the Pope: Pol Pot. For you younger readers, Pol Pot was a bloodthirsty dictator who ruined the country of Cambodia trying to turn it into an agrarian utopia. He based his “Super Great Leap Forward” on Mao Zedong’s “Great Leap Forward” in China. He did a horrible job, being neither super nor great and Cambodia did not leap forward.

“All foreigners were… expelled, embassies closed, and any foreign economic or medical assistance was refused. The use of foreign languages was banned. Newspapers and television stations were shut down, radios and bicycles confiscated, and mail and telephone usage curtailed. Money was forbidden. All businesses were shuttered, religion banned, education halted, health care eliminated, and parental authority revoked. Thus Cambodia was sealed off from the outside world.”

Yep. That sounds exactly like Sanders’ plans (aided by the Pope, of course). To Savage, anyway. Savage asserted that Pol Pot…

“… instituted all of the reforms that Bernie Sanders and the Pope are calling for. What it resulted in was the Khmer Rouge, which would be like the street thugs in Baltimore and the street thugs in whatever that place is where they burnt it to the ground, giving them a gun and a badge, telling them to go out and round up anybody with eyeglasses, call them the enemy of the state and put them into internment camps, work camps, and they wound up with a mountain of skulls.”

Um, no. Neither Pope Francis nor Bernie Sanders have expressed a desire to put millions of Americans to work in Killing Fields. Nor to close America off from the rest of the world. They don’t want to ban education, health care and communication. Savage, of course, got much of his rant wrong and left out the fact that the U.S. was at least partly responsible for Pol Pot’s rise to power.

Michael Savage has let his hatred of the Pope drive him over the edge. Okay, further over the edge. Somehow, though, people (besides journalists) are still listening to him. And they don’t fact-check him like we do. This is why education and critical thinking are so important. Two things, we might note, that both Pope Francis and Bernie Sanders support.

Here’s audio via Right Wing Watch:

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