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We Stand With Tucker Carlson: Never Bow To Leftist Attempts At Censorship

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Most conservatives are aware of the Left’s continued attempts to “deplatform,” “demonetize” or otherwise censor conservatives on social media, the internet, TV and radio.

And most of us are all too aware that some of these Leftist campaigns have been successful because sponsors and advertisers readily drop conservative content, even as they just as readily engage in ad campaigns that offend conservatives and ignore our protests against them; see our recent column “Walmart Abandons Christian Market” for an example.

So, it was extremely important that, when the Leftwing vampires at Media Matters attempted to scare off Tucker Carlson’s advertisers by resurrecting some slightly naughty comments he made in a ten-year-old radio interview, neither Carlson or Fox bent to the attempted ritual defamation.

In fact, quite the reverse happened as Carlson refused to be intimidated and threw down the gauntlet to Media Matters and the Leftwing censorship mob.

In a monologue captioned “The great American outrage machine” Carlson explained how the whole charade of Leftwing censorship works, and it is worth quoting at length, so that you understand it as well.

As Tucker Carlson explained it (and we’ve seen it up close and agree) these mob actions are all about power:

…no matter how bad it gets, no matter how despised and humiliated you may be, there is one thing you can never do -- one thing that is absolutely not allowed. You can never acknowledge the comic absurdity of the whole thing. You can never laugh in the face of the mob.

You must always pretend that the people yelling at you are somehow your moral superiors. You have to assume what they say they are mad about is what they are actually mad about. You have to take them at face value. You must pretend this is a debate about virtue and not about power. Your critics are arguing from principle, and not from partisanship.

No matter what they take from you in the end, you must continue to pretend that these things are true. You are bad, they are good. The system is on the level.

But what if we stopped pretending for a minute? What if we acknowledged what's actually going on?

One side is deadly serious. They believe that politics is war. They are not interested in abstractions or principles, rules or traditions. They seek power, and they intend to win it with whatever it takes. If that includes getting you fired or silencing you, or threatening your family at home, or throwing you in prison, okay. They know what their goal is. If you are in way, they will crush you.

What's interesting is how reliably the other side pretends that none of this is happening. Republicans in Washington do a fairly credible imitation of an opposition party. They still give speeches. They tweet quite a bit. They make certain noises about how liberals are bad.

But on the deepest level, it's all a pose. In their minds, where it matters, Republican leaders are controlled by the left. They know exactly what they are allowed to say and believe. They know what the rules are. They may understand that those rules are written by the very people who seek their destruction, but they ruthlessly enforce them anyway.

Republicans in Washington police their own with a never-ending enthusiasm. Like trustees at a prison, they dutifully report back to the warden, hoping for perks. Nobody wants to be called names. Nobody wants to be Trump.

How many times have you seen it happen? Some conservative figure will say something stupid, or incomplete, or too far outside the bounds of received wisdom for the moral guardians of cable news? Twitter goes bonkers. The mob demands a response. Very often, the first people calling for the destruction of that person are Republican leaders. You saw it with the Covington Catholic High School kids. You see it all the time.

Kevin McCarthy spends half his day telling Republican members not to criticize progressive orthodoxy. Paul Ryan did the same before him. A couple of years ago, the entire Democratic Party decided to deny the biological reality of sex differences, an idea that is insane as it is dangerous. Republican leaders decided to not criticize them for it. They might get upset.

This is a system built on deceit and enforced silence. Hypocrisy is its hallmark. Yet in Washington, it's considered rude to ask questions about how exactly it works. Why are the people who considered Bill Clinton a hero lecturing me about sexism? How can the party that demands racial quotas denounce other people as racist? After a while, you begin to think that may be their criticisms aren't sincere. Maybe their moral puffery is a costume. Maybe the whole conversation is an absurd joke. Maybe we are falling for it.

You sometimes hear modern progressives described as "New Puritans." That's a slur on colonial Americans. Whatever their flaws, the Puritans cared about the fate of the soul and the moral regeneration of their society. Those are not topics that interest progressives. They're too busy pushing late-term abortions and cross-dressing on fifth-graders.

These are the people who write our movies and our sitcoms. They are not shocked by naughty words. They just pretend to be when it's useful. It's been very useful lately.

The left's main goal, in case you haven't noticed, is controlling what you think. In order to do that, they have to control the information that you receive. Google and Facebook and Twitter are fully on board with that. They are happy to ban unapproved thoughts, and they don't apologize for it. Same with the other cable channels and virtually every major news outlet in this country.

One of the only places left in the United States where independent thoughts are allowed is right here at Fox News -- 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. It demands total conformity.

Since the day we went on the air, they've been working hard to kill this show. We haven't said much about it in public; it seemed too self- referential. The point of this show has never been us. But now, it's obvious to everybody. There is no pretending that it is not happening. It is happening, and so, going forward, we'll be covering their efforts to make us be quiet.

For now, though, just two points to leave you with. First, Fox News is behind us, as they have been since the very first day. Toughness is a rare quality in a TV network, and we are grateful for that. Second, we've always apologized when we are wrong and we will continue to do that. That's what decent people do -- they apologize.

But we will never bow to the mob -- ever. No matter what.

Tucker Carlson is absolutely right, most especially about the real motivation behind the new Puritanism of the Left. It’s not about creating an environment where the public is protected from vulgar, mean or obnoxious words, because if it was that would put Hollywood and the “entertainment” networks out of business. What the Left’s outrage machine is about is power, and controlling what you see, hear and eventually what you think. And the only way to keep that power from them is to never bow to them.

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Tucker's Monologue

The Left has four takes....First they take your vote. Second, they take your guns. Third they take control of your media, and Fourth they take your liberty, given they've already taken your guns. Don't believe it? Show me photos of protests in Russia, in Iran, in Iraq, in Cuba, and latest in Venezuela where protestors have little more than rocks and gasolene in bottles against their so-called governments!

Tucker Carlson's monolog

I must say I was so impressed with Tucker's monologue last night that I actually sat through it twice, once when I saw it live, and then with my wife who saw it with me later on delay. It is so true how the left are trying to silence conservative voices any way they can. Tucker could have named names, but that would just be to obvious and take too long. It is time we stood up these "thought police" bullies and put them in their place, take away their tax exempt status, and prosecute them for the crimes they have clearly committed. I'M WITH YOU TUCKER!