One of the most popular weapons of the liberalism crowd is the weaponization of semantics.
The idea is, if the left can continually and consistently adjust the language that is “acceptable” or “politically correct”, then they can control who is an acceptably “modern” person, shunning those who have not spent the last several weeks researching and memorizing things such as the “72” genders.
They can then use this incidental miseducation to shame and attack their opponents. It’s a lot like changing the rules as you play the game.
A similar instance of liberal trickery is occurring within the world of Tucker Carlson as well, where his previous comedic work is being trotted out into the public eye, with the left allowing the statements to be taken as serious and true.
Last night, Carlson fought back. Hard.
By now you’ve probably heard Carlson’s comments, or at least heard about them, unearthed by Media Matters from multiple interviews he did several years ago with Bubba the Love Sponge. The comments ranged from Carlson dropping the c-word to “I am not defending underage marriage at all, I just don’t think it’s the same thing exactly as pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting that child.”
Carlson said in a statement that “Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago,” and declined to “express the usual ritual contrition.”
And here’s where it gets interesting.
Without directly talking about those comments of his, Carlson ripped the “press release written by Democratic party operatives” and basically said he doesn’t want to play their game:
“One of the only places left in the United States where independent thoughts are allowed is right here, the opinion hours on this network, just a few hours in a sea of television programming. It’s not much, relatively speaking. For the left, it’s unacceptable. They demand total conformity. Since the day we went on the air, they’ve been working hard to kill this show.”
The mainstream media’s oppression of dissenting views has long bordered on informational tyranny.
Now that they’re simply haranguing people for decades-old jokes, which were meant to be offensive even at the time, there is little hope left for our freedom of speech.