TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Elected Republicans, almost all of them, are in no hurry to stop the disorder. They appear to believe what we're watching is a version of the Rodney King riots from the 1992. "People saw an upsetting video on the internet, they're angry, and that's understandable -- but they'll calm down soon, and we can get back to cutting capital gains taxes and sanctioning Bashar al-Assad." That's their view of it.
They are wrong. This is not a momentary civil disturbance. This is a serious and highly organized political movement. It is not superficial, it is deep and profound, it has vast ambitions. It is insidious, it will grow. Its goal is to end liberal democracy and challenge Western civilization itself. This is an ideological movement. The ideas that fuel it have incubated for decades on college campuses.
Even now, so many of us continue to pretend that this is about police brutality, it's about the death of a man called George Floyd in Minneapolis. We still imagine we can fix it by regulating chokeholds or spending more on de-escalation training.
We are too literal or too good-hearted to understand what's really happening. Our decency is the mob's main weapon against us. We have no idea who we're up against.