Although the massacre that took place in Buffalo, NY on Saturday by a man with mental illness is unimaginable, many others rush to blame their political rivals for this tragedy. In what can only be called ghoulish behavior, Democrats (and Liz Cheney, of course) have decided that a white supremacist who describes himself as a “moderate left authoritarian” and evolved communist was inspired by various conservative figures.
Chief among those being blamed is Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. Accused of spreading “The Great Replacement Theory,” Carlson has come under heavy fire from the left and news organizations despite having no connection to the killer. Carlson took to airwaves on Monday to discuss the situation, making his critics laugh.
No matter the flavor, all race politics are bad. It’s poison. It subsumes individuals into the larger group. It dehumanizes people. This elevates appearance above initiative and decency and other God-given characteristics that make each person unique but morally equal. pic.twitter.com/go7TpLheQY
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 17, 2022
Carlson observed the speed with which Democrats attempted to coordinate a campaign to assign blame for the massacre at Buffalo to anyone from Donald Trump down to Elise Stefanik. And shock of all shocks, the solution is to act on the left’s prior demands by limiting speech and cracking down on social media companies. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is shown in a clip proclaiming that you “can’t shout fire in a crowded theater” and that “hate speech” isn’t protected under the law. Both those claims are false, but even if they weren’t, think about who gets to define what “hate speech” is, and then you’ll understand the left’s end game.
Carlson later moved onto Joe Biden in his monologue. RedState reports that the president was heading to Buffalo and has already scheduled a trip. That’s in sharp contrast to the litany of nonsensical excuses the White House gave for why he couldn’t visit Waukesha, WI, after a black supremacist killed six people, including a child, and injured 60+ others. Yes, it appears Biden is choosing what mass killings to respond to based on politics, but that’s hardly surprising given the vicious, vindictive partisanship that animates him.
Instead of seeking to help Americans as they continue to be harmed by his policies and a variety of other factors, Biden is doubling down on division, proclaiming the GOP an “existential threat to the nation’s democracy.” That led Carlson to his main point, which is that the dangerous racialization of our politics that “erases people” and “dehumanizes them” incites violence in the process. It is not possible to have a free meal. When one side declares the other side as evil and specifically divides people along racial lines it should be expected that those who are unstable may react in evil ways.
Carlson concludes by stating that de-escalation is the only solution to this problem and restoring some sense of normalcy. It is about treating everyone as human beings, regardless of race and ethnicity. This is also possible when we stop using our inherent characteristics to win political power. Unfortunately, leaders don’t want to stop clogging the wound.