Tucker Carlson uses synagogue massacre to attack Trump critics for using the “language of holy war”
Carlson: "Even if you never killed anyone, your views inspired others to kill ... This is how free speech dies, and free thought along with it"
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From the October 29 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
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TUCKER CARLSON: Political operatives rush to the scene of human tragedy, hoping to leverage it for political gain. They make snap judgments on the basis of incomplete evidence, in order to implicate their political opponents in crimes they did not commit. They use fear and rage to accomplish what reasoned argument could never accomplish.
They commit moral blackmail. Typically, their aim is gun control. A crazy person committed an evil act, therefore, you must be disarmed. But this time, that's not their goal. This time, their goal is more comprehensive than that. They want to take charge of what you are allowed to say and think. How are they trying to do that?
By blaming you and your opinions for the crime.
So, did you catch the message there? It wasn't subtle. The murderer was angry about illegal immigration. If you oppose illegal immigration, you are very much like the murderer. Even if you never killed anyone, your views inspired others to kill. You are implicated in this atrocity.
You are a monster just like the lunatic in Pittsburgh. You must change your beliefs, otherwise, you will be punished. This is how free speech dies, and free thought along with it.
"Evil." Now, that is not the language of American civic life. It never has been. That is the language of holy war. "Evil" -- well, evil people can't be reasoned with. They shouldn't be listened to. They must be crushed and destroyed.