Excellent article about Tucker Carlson
These are just highlights. The entire piece is worth reading and sharing.
Why do the worst people in the world hate Tucker Carlson? To understand that we need to consider his success. Carlson’s show recently became the highest-rated program in cable history. This can’t be a coincidence. Against the backdrop of the present reign of terror, his talents have never stood out more, and they have never been more valuable.
The appeal of Carlson has always been his talent as a good social critic: his ability to get to the heart of the matter, to define what people feel but can’t articulate themselves. He has again set the standard. As the country unravels, Republicans are out to lunch. President Trump, in spite of his good instincts, does not have the theoretical understanding to articulate the threat with any consistency or coherence. Partly this is a weakness of will, but it is also a failure of imagination.
If you don’t bother to define what needs preserving against those who want to destroy it, then your enemy will succeed. The American Right is particularly bad at defining its goods and its enemies, and as a result the Left and its projects have assumed an aura of inevitability. The pressure from one side is so crushing that it seems like theirs is the only point of view. Anyone who thinks differently must be insane or bad. That’s what the Left wants. They want their dominance to look effortless and feel natural.
But it’s neither of those things. They need to suppress because their power is built on lies and on making people too afraid to contradict them out loud. What may appear on the surface to enjoy the uncoerced mandate of the public, what may appear impossible to stop, is in fact a political project forced onto the public from above. But they want people to believe that what they have in store for the country cannot possibly be averted, that Americans might as well accept it now. Anyone who suggests that an alternative is possible is their enemy and must be destroyed.
Whether Carlson sees himself this way or not, for many of us, he is the closest thing to a leader we have—the strongest, most consistent, most courageous advocate for Middle America. The Right knows this. The Left knows this. It is the only reason it even occurred to the New York Times to doxx him.
These people don’t see us as human beings, let alone as friends and fellow citizens. They see an opposition to be crushed by any means necessary. What they have done to Carlson, they would happily do to anyone who stands in their way. It’s time for the Right to stop acting surprised at all of this. We have to see what’s in front of us. We can either adapt or die.
Repeat because this is so important. Do not allow yourself to adopt a defeated outlook. Do not allow yourself to be demoralized.
What may appear on the surface to enjoy the uncoerced mandate of the public, what may appear impossible to stop, is in fact a political project forced onto the public from above. But they want people to believe that what they have in store for the country cannot possibly be averted, that Americans might as well accept it now.
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