THE MOB COMES FOR CARLSON AS WE WONDER WHAT SOCIETY IS COMING TO
The members of the group calling itself “Smash Racism, DC” should not just feel embarrassed about what they did at Tucker Carlson’s home.
They should feel deeply guilty and culpable in terrorizing a woman whose only crime is having a husband that espouses political views this group finds offensive.
In case you missed it, this pack of thugs doxxed Tucker Carlson’s address and showed up at his home, threatening to get him where he sleeps and come back with pipe bombs.
Carlson’s wife, who was the only one home at the time — thank God their four children were not present — says the group even tried smashing in the doors and scared her so badly that she hid in a pantry and frantically called the police.
Of course, the bags of filth that make up the members of this group not only openly bragged on Twitter about what they were doing (until Twitter mercifully shut down their account), they did not even have the guts to do it when Carlson was home, as they chose a time they knew he would be at work preparing to go on the air.
The fact that anybody could not only think this was not monstrous behavior but also believe it was virtuous just shows how far gone some people are in terms of their feelings of moral superiority and the idea that those who disagree with them are not just wrong, but evil.
It reminded me of a debate last year between Australian comedian Jim Jeffries and British commentator Piers Morgan on HBO’s “Real Time” with Bill Maher.
The argument was on the president’s Executive Order temporarily suspending travel from a list of specific countries.
Morgan pointed out that 87% of the world’s Muslims were unaffected by the EO, so calling it a “Muslim ban” was factually inaccurate.
Jeffries responded not by attempting to debate Morgan’s point, but by cursing at Morgan and flipping him off as the studio audience clapped like a group of trained seals.
Morgan also later asserted that people have become unhinged and need to stop comparing President Trump to Hitler, which Jeffries responded to by saying we need to give it time, because Hitler didn’t kill all the Jews on the first day.
I don’t care what your politics are, that comment is disgusting and Jeffries should be ashamed of himself.
As a Jewish man, the fact that anybody could compare a man who was responsible for the ethnic cleansing of 6 million Jews and 11 million people overall to anything President Trump has said or done is beyond sick.
And I thought back to this when the report about what was happening at Carlson’s home circulated.
As Morgan correctly pointed out the day of his aforementioned appearance on “Real Time,” what Jim Jeffries and many others were doing in equating President Trump to Hitler was incredibly scary.
Once you go all the way down that road, there’s no coming back.
Because when you’re convinced somebody isn’t just wrong, they are evil, then it is easy to talk yourself into doing literally ANYTHING to stop them.
I mean, after all, what wouldn’t you do to stop Hitler, right?
That’s how you convince yourself that terrorizing somebody like Tucker Carlson and his family for simply espousing views you deem hateful is ok.
Or that using violence against those who disagree with you politically is justified in the name of the greater good.
If you want to know where this leads, I suggest you read about the Weather Underground and Timothy McVeigh, two sides of a very dangerous coin.
One of the major differences between our society and societies in dictatorships is the ability to be free to believe what you want to believe and have others fight your words with words of their own rather than with violent action.
But everyday it seems like a frighteningly significant number of people are either forgetting this basic fact or choosing to ignore it so as to convince themselves that it is ok to resort to engaging in the immoral actions they have decided to participate in.
That is beyond scary.
I don’t care how much you hate anybody’s views, whether it is Tucker Carlson, President Trump, or somebody on the left like Bernie Sanders or Nancy Pelosi, this has to stop right now.
And God help us all if it doesn’t.