It is no longer necessary to prove, only to assert and threaten those who disagree. From Tom Woods at lewrockwell.com:
Well, this is nice.
Apparently a left-wing mob showed up at the home of FOX News personality Tucker Carlson the other night while he was still at the FOX studio.
After receiving text messages about a commotion outside his home, Carlson called his wife.
“She had been in the kitchen alone getting ready to go to dinner,” Carlson recalled, “and she heard pounding on the front door and screaming…. Someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door.”
People were chanting “racist scumbag, leave town!” and “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!”
In a since-deleted video, a woman can be overheard talking about bringing a pipe bomb to Carlson’s house.
The group’s Twitter account, “Smash Racism DC,” has since been suspended by Twitter. It had told Carlson that in the same way that his television program makes them feel unsafe, their presence outside his house was intended to convey to him that he was not safe, either.
Given Carlson’s downright heroic stances on Syria and Iran, in which he has been a lonely voice on the right, I couldn’t help posting the following on Twitter:
So according to this non-hysterical person, Tucker “is literally trying to stoke a race war.” Oh, and “lol.”
Now what, pray tell, would be the evidence for this? We obviously know, as soon as we read this, that it’s the usual left-wing hysteria. But is it based on anything at all?
Well, our friend linked us to an article she found called “FOX News Host Suggests Race War in America Could Be Coming After Brett Kavanaugh Hearing.”
We know that headline is exaggerated and crazy even without reading the article, but let’s see what it quotes Carlson as saying.
Here’s the passage in question, which begins with Carlson questioning Republican Party official Harmeet Dhillon.
“Are you worried that if dumb people like [CNN senior political analyst] David Gergen or the rest at CNN keep up with the race hatred that that will actually encourage some kind of conflict? You see this in a lot of different countries. We really don’t want it here. But could we get there if they don’t stop?”
Dhillon responded by claiming that “we have it, we have it, Tucker.”
“I hate that,” Carlson replied.
So Carlson asked if his guest was worried about conflict fueled by race hatred, noting that “we really don’t want it here.”
This, according to our Twitter friend, is supposed to back up the idea that Carlson is stoking a “race war.”
He’s warning that conflict could arise if journalists continue down their present path, and that this is something to be avoided. Our friend takes this point and interprets it to mean the exact opposite.
Now you may say, “Woods, why focus on one deranged person’s Tweet?”
Answer: because this is the way millions of leftists think.
They live in a universe in which the GOP is about to abolish the welfare state, the Ku Klux Klan (which has somewhere between 3000 and 6000 members nationwide) is an influential institution, the United States has a “rape culture,” white nationalists can be found in many prominent positions, and “literal Nazis” are in the White House.
When asked for evidence to support bizarre, tone-deaf, I’m-living-on-another-planet claims like these, the so-called evidence always winds up like that article — either showing nothing of the kind, or indeed proving the exact opposite.
The fact-free universe they live in, which stokes their emotional hypochondria, motivates the mobs threatening people like Carlson.