Tucker Carlson defends pro-Trump insurrectionists from “domestic terrorism” label

Carlson: “They understand, in other words, the power of language and that's why they try to control language. They know that words have consequences”

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Citation From the January 7, 2021, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): The Trump protest at the Capitol yesterday is already being used as a pretext for an unprecedented crackdown on civil liberties. Just in the last several hours, we have heard people in positions of power and authority demand that those who support Donald Trump should no longer be allowed to publish books or use the internet or fly on airplanes. Driving cars, holding jobs, staying in hotels, those will certainly be next, we're barely exaggerating. In fact, we're predicting it. 

To justify mind-bending, terrifyingly un-American demands like these, they are, as usual, relying on lies and hysteria. What happened yesterday, they're telling us, wasn't simply that a political protest got out of hand after the president recklessly encouraged it -- that is, in fact, what happened, but it's not what they are saying. Instead, they're calling it domestic terrorism. CNN describes it as an insurrection, Chuck Schumer likened it to Pearl Harbor, it was our generation's 9/11. 

And needless to say, it was "white supremacy." Today, to name just one small but revealing example, the Berkshire School in Massachusetts, a boarding school that costs $64,000 a year to attend, sent a letter describing what happened yesterday as, quote, "These acts of violence and racism."

Now, if you're a literal person tied to outdated western notions of linear thought and fact, that might confuse you. Racism? Whatever you thought about what happened yesterday, what was racist about it? Well, nothing of course. There was nothing racist about it. 

The Berkshire school is lying, so is everyone else on the left. Why are they doing that? Simple. They know that if they keep saying it, history will record it as true. They understand, in other words, the power of language and that's why they try to control language. They know that words have consequences.

This is scary. In the face of it, the party that should be stepping in to stop it, to push back, to tell the truth in the face of lies and to protect its voters from this deception and the destruction that inevitably comes next, that party does nothing. 

Often, in fact, they join in, this afternoon a group of Republican staffers on capitol hill, lawyers who worked for Republican elected officials, texted each other and concluded that actually, now that we think about it, yesterday's protest rally really was racist. Yeah, it was racist. Those are the people protecting you. With bodyguards like this, tens of millions of Americans have no chance, they are about to be crushed by the ascendant left.