Connect with us

THIS IS WHAT FASCISM SOUNDS LIKE

Tucker Carlson Launches Lying Lecture Claiming ‘Elites’ Outraged Over Trump’s Child Snatching Hate Families

Published

on

Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson delivered one of his most offensive diatribes in recent memory Monday night. “Elites,” Carlson claimed, are feigning outrage over President Trump’s policy of separating young children from their undocumented parents at our Southern border.

Carlson actually insisted that many of those who say they are outraged by the child snatching “don’t even have children,” as if people can only have empathy if something affects them personally – a hallmark of conservative behavior. He also claimed those who are outraged – two-thirds of all Americans now – should instead be “worried about the collapse of the American family, which is measurable and real.” Apparently he believes the trauma that child psychology experts say will have lifelong effects on these children, is not real.

“In fact,” he continued, these elites on the left “welcome” the collapse of the American family, because “strong families are an impediment to their political power, and that’s why they’re always lecturing you about the patriarchy and the evil of the nuclear family.”

There literally is no one lecturing about the “evil of the nuclear family” – no one says the nuclear family is evil.

In fact, if you Google “evil of the nuclear family” this is what you’d see:

Note that Tucker’s own tweet is at the top, and Google could find only seven references in total – three of them about Carlson’s insane claim.

Carlson then gets to the racism of his diatribe.

“This is one of those moments that tells you everything about our ruling class,” he claims, neglecting to remind his Fox News viewers that “our ruling class” are actually the Republican majority in the House and Senate, the Republican in the White House, and even the Republican majority on the U.S. Supreme Court.

“They care far more about foreigners than about their own people,” he says.

“Their own people.” As if empathy should have borders. Or skin color.

“Millions and millions of American kids are growing up with one parent at home, families separated, thanks to [the elites’] policies, and that’s fine with them.”

Carlson neglected to mention what “elitist” policies are forcing parents to not live together, although apparently those policies are putting parents behind bars.

“So in that way these kids are just like the kids you’ve been watching on television,” he falsely claimed. It’s false because, as sad as it may be that parents who have committed crimes are behind bars, their children weren’t fleeing exponentially worse violence and murder than we see in America. And many of those Carlson is talking about are behind bars for low-level drug offenses, when they should not be. Those aren’t “elitist” policies forcing parents to not live together, those are frequently the Trump administration’s policies.

He also claims that Democrats “are not interested in solutions,” which is also a lie. All 49 Democratic Senators have signed onto a bill that would ban the separation of children from their families. Zero Republicans are supporting it.

Carlson, you’ll remember, is best known for the moment when Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” got him fired after both mocking and decimating a little show Carlson co-hosted in 2004, on CNN, called “Crossfire.”

Here’s Tucker Carlson’s meltdown from Monday Night’s Fox News show:

 

 

 

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.

NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

Continue Reading
Click to comment
 

THIS IS WHAT FASCISM SOUNDS LIKE

Watch: Trump Laughs, Jokes After Supporter Calls for Shooting Migrants

Published

on

President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Panama City Beach, Florida Wednesday night was the usual raucous affair – except for one exchange which has many even more outraged than usual.

Complaining to supporters from the Florida panhandle that migrants are trying to enter the U.S. through the Southern border, the President asked, “How do you stop these people?”

One supporter, as The Guardian reported, responded, “Shoot them!”

President Trump laughed, paused, then turned it into an applause line.

“That’s only in the panhandle can you get away with that statement,” Trump proclaimed. As the audience broke out into cheers and applause, Trump, who himself has called labeled immigrants “animals,” repeated: “Only in the panhandle.”

Watch:

 

Continue Reading

THIS IS WHAT FASCISM SOUNDS LIKE

White House Aides Scrambling to Deal With Fallout From Trump’s Thinly-Veiled Threat of Violence: Report

Published

on

Staffers Are Trying to Justify Remarks by Saying ‘That’s Just the Way the President Talks’

White House aides are reportedly struggling to figure out how to “spin” comments the president made prior to the New Zealand mosque massacre that could be viewed as incitements to violence.

In an interview with Breitbart ostensibly about a free speech order he’s about to sign, the president referenced all the “tough” people he has in his corner.

“I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad,” Trump said. “But the left plays it cuter and tougher.”

CNN host Wolf Blitzer noted the comments were “disturbing” when asking White House correspondent Kaitlin Collins about how things are within the administration.

“Aides behind the scenes were pushing back on this saying, ‘that’s just the way the president talks,’” Collins explained. “That’s something you hear when the president makes a remark like this.”

She added that she wasn’t surprised by what he said because he’s made similar comments “in front of cameras, at rallies and events like that.

“Aides don’t know how to respond to this,” Collins added. “They don’t know how to spin this or anything like that. They hope that this is one of those comments, because the president says so many things, that they can just kind of let go by with the news cycle.”

Watch below:

RELATED STORIES:

DICTIONARY.COM REVEALS SPIKE IN SEARCHES FOR THIS DISTURBING TERM AFTER TRUMP’S THINLY-VEILED THREAT OF VIOLENCE

‘THIS IS FASCISM’: CONCERN GROWS OVER TRUMP’S THREAT HE HAS ‘SUPPORT OF POLICE, MILITARY, BIKERS FOR TRUMP’

THE HOUSE JUST VOTED TO DEMAND DOJ PUBLICLY RELEASE MUELLER REPORT – NO DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN VOTED AGAINST IT

Continue Reading

THIS IS WHAT FASCISM SOUNDS LIKE

Dictionary.com Reveals Spike in Searches for This Disturbing Term After Trump’s Thinly-Veiled Threat of Violence

Published

on

President Donald Trump issued a thinly-veiled threat of fascistic violence this week in an interview with the far right wing website Breitbart. While largely ignored on the right, Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale’s tweet on Thursday highlighting a disturbing quote by the President went viral.

Several experts on authoritarianism and others who closely follow President Trump’s moves and remarks reminded followers on social media Trump’s words are another example of “stochastic terrorism.”

If you’re like most people, the term “stochastic terrorism” is confusing at best. (So is pronouncing it.)

Clearly, many folks looked it up, because Thursday evening the people at Dictionary.com revealed that searches for the term are trending today on their site:

The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent explains how Trump’s thinly-veiled threats of violence work:

Back in January Wired took a look at “stochastic terrorism,” which they define as, “Acts of violence by random extremists, triggered by political demagoguery.”

Bottom line: The President of the United States is engaging in fascistic behavior. Or, if you’d rather, he’s play around with fascism, trying it on seeing how it fits. And it’s becoming clearer and clearer that he thinks it fits just fine.

RELATED STORIES:

‘THIS IS FASCISM’: CONCERN GROWS OVER TRUMP’S THREAT HE HAS ‘SUPPORT OF POLICE, MILITARY, BIKERS FOR TRUMP’

‘THIS IS THE LANGUAGE OF FASCISM’: AMERICANS PUSH BACK ON TRUMP’S DEHUMANIZATION OF IMMIGRANTS

WATCH: EXPERT ON FASCIST PROPAGANDA SAYS TRUMP HAS RIPPED A PAGE DIRECTLY FROM MUSSOLINI – AND EXPLAINS HOW

FEELING ANXIOUS? PSYCHOLOGIST SAYS THE PRESIDENT IS MAKING AMERICANS SICK WITH ‘TRUMP ANXIETY DISORDER’

 

Image by Spencer Means via Flickr and a CC license

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2019 AlterNet Media.