Two days after a white supremacist shot dead 10 people and injured three, most of them black, in Buffalo, Fox News host Tucker Carlson declared, “All lives matter.”
In his Monday night monologue, Carlson didn’t dare mention the Great Replacement Theory, even though he’d talked about it several times before — and the Buffalo shooter’s screeds show he was inspired by it. (The conspiracy theory has it that liberal politicians are trying to replace white Americans with immigrants because they’re more likely to vote for them.) Instead, Carlson used the tragedy to complain about what he called the “recklessness and dishonesty of our political leadership.” . and how those in power want to silence people like him.
Payton Gendron, who was taken into custody after the shooting, “was Donald Trump’s heir, they told us. And for that reason, logically, we have to suspend the First Amendment. That’s hardly an exaggeration from what they’re saying,” Carlson said, exaggerating as usual.
“What is hate speech? Speech our leaders hate,” Carlson said earnestly after playing a clip of commentators pointing out the limitations of First Amendment rights. “Because a mentally ill teenager has murdered strangers, you can’t speak your political views out loud. That’s what they tell you. They have wanted to tell you this for a long time, but Saturday’s massacre provides the pretext and justification.”
Carlson acknowledged that the suspect’s motivations were “definitely racist,” but instead of investigating the issue, the Fox host essentially suggested that Americans should stop talking so much about race. As an example, Carlson cited how that country’s government did not include ethnic classifications in its 2003 constitution after the Rwandan genocide in the 1990s.
As a result, Carlson said, “There have been no more genocides in Rwanda.”
“That could be the way forward for this country as well,” Carlson asserted. “There is only one answer to rising racial tensions and that is to de-escalate and do what we have been doing and trying to do, what we have been doing for hundreds of years, which is to work towards a color-blind meritocracy and treat people as human beings, created by God, rather than as faceless members of interest groups that could benefit a political party,” Carlson said.
“We have a moral obligation to do this,” he continued, “because all human beings have the same moral worth, no matter what they look like. All lives matter, period.” Then, just to be sure, Carlson referred to the famous Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the content of one’s character.
President Joe Biden, on the other hand, is engaged in “racial politics,” Carlson said.
Carlson quotes from a Politically Report saying Biden does not recognize the GOP, which he now sees as “an existential threat to the nation’s democracy.” Carlson then told viewers, “That threat that Biden is referring to is you.” When Biden visits Buffalo Tuesday, Carlson predicted “he’s likely to use racial slurs to make his point.” That would be so bad, Carlson claimed, that there actually “is no worse behavior.”
“Racial politics always makes us hate each other, and always in very predictable ways,” he said. “How could you be surprised when [identity politics] leads to white identity politics? You couldn’t be surprised. You did it and it would always happen. And then what happens next? Nothing good. Racial politics is a sin. Racial politics always leads to violence and death.”
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