Tucker defends white supremacists...
Tucker Carlson says it's unfair to call the Portland attacker a white supremacist
Carlson: This is "hardly the behavior of a coherent white supremacist," but "fake civil rights groups" like the SPLC "jumped onboard immediately"
Same pattern has been used before to protect white supremacists and right wing terrorists by Fox...
IN THE NAME OF THE FODDER 7/27/2011 The Fox News rapid-response team distinguishes violence in the name of a religion from the practitioners of that religion -- as long as it's Christianity.
Others have noticed Tuck's Nazi-like tendencies as well...
Fox analyst compares Tucker Carlson to Nazi sympathizer as the Fox host defends Putin- Ralph Peters: "You sound like Charles Lindbergh in 1938 saying, "Hitler hasn't attacked us."
An example of Tucker going after Gypsies like the Nazis did...
PERSECUTION OF ROMA (GYPSIES) IN PREWAR GERMANY, 1933–1939
Conservative media outlets stoke fears that “gypsies” are coming to America and defecating in the streets
Tucker Carlson: Europeans coming to America led to "freedom and happiness" and "far less human sacrifice and cannibalism" Carlson calls Alaska's bill changing Columbus Day to "Indigenous People's Day" an "attack on civilization"
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Christopher Columbus has been ceremonially deported from the state of Alaska. Under a new bill signed by the Alaska governor Bill Walker. Columbus Day will henceforth be known as "Indigenous People's Day." Alaska joins California, Tennessee, and South Dakota in refusing to commemorate the discovery of the New World by Europeans. Why? Well it's an apology of sorts, obviously. The message is "it would have been better if Europeans had never come here at all." Well, that's not just absurd, it's literally an attack on civilization. Things are, in fact, better on this continent than they were 700 years ago in case democracy and penicillin and the internal combustion engine didn't make that obvious. The upstart nations of the new world, in particular this country, the U.S., played a key role in creating a better and freer world, while helping to liberate the old world from despotism, fascism and communism. There's more human freedom and happiness, far less human sacrifice and cannibalism. That's all an achievement, we ought to celebrate it, not mourn it, obviously.
Compare the above to these definitions;
Fascism definition: A form of government which is authoritarian, oppressively conservative, who believe in the supremacy of the stated national group, and which, at least initially, purports to vest law-making and administrative authority in the hands of workers or their organizations.
What Tucker is doing is a standard Nazi tactic going back to the good old Nazi golden age...
How the Nazis Destroyed the First Gay Rights Movement The history of LGBTQ rights is not a record of constant progress.
The first LGBTQ liberation movement
The first LGBTQ liberation movement
In the 1920s, Berlin had nearly 100 gay and lesbian bars or cafes. Vienna hadabout a dozen gay cafes, clubs and bookstores. In Paris, certain quarters were renowned for open displays of gay and trans nightlife. Even Florence, Italy, had its own gay district, as did many smaller European cities.
Films began depicting sympathetic gay characters. Protests were organized against offensive depictions of LGBTQ people in print or on stage. And media entrepreneurs realized there was a middle-class gay and trans readership to whom they could cater.
Partly driving this new era of tolerance were the doctors and scientists who started looking at homosexuality and “transvestism” (a word of that era that encompassed transgender people) as a natural characteristic with which some were born, and not a “derangement.” The story of Lili Elbe and the first modern sex change, made famous in the recent film “The Danish Girl,” reflected these trends.
For example, Berlin opened its Institute for Sexual Research in 1919, the place where the word “transsexual” was coined, and where people could receive counseling and other services. Its lead doctor, Magnus Hirschfeld, also consulted on the Lili Elbe sex change.
Connected to this institute was an organization called the “Scientific-Humanitarian Committee.” With the motto “justice through science,” this group of scientists and LGBTQ people promoted equal rights, arguing that LGBTQ people were not aberrations of nature.
Most European capitals hosted a branch of the group, which sponsored talks and sought the repeal of Germany’s “Paragraph 175.” Combining with other liberal groups and politicians, it succeeded in influencing a German parliamentary committee to recommend the repeal to the wider government in 1929.
While these developments didn’t mean the end of centuries of intolerance, the 1920s and early ‘30s certainly looked like the beginning of the end. On the other hand, the greater “out-ness” of gay and trans people provoked their opponents.
A French reporter, bemoaning the sight of uncloseted LGBTQ people in public, complained, “the contagion … is corrupting every milieu.” The Berlin police grumbled that magazines aimed at gay men – which they called “obscene press materials” – were proliferating. In Vienna, lectures of the “Scientific Humanitarian Committee” might be packed with supporters, but one was attacked by young men hurling stink bombs. A Parisian town councilor in 1933 called it “a moral crisis” that gay people, known as “inverts” at that time, could be seen in public.
“Far be it from me to want to turn to fascism,” the councilor said, “but all the same, we have to agree that in some things those regimes have sometimes done good… One day Hitler and Mussolini woke up and said, ‘Honestly, the scandal has gone on long enough’ … And … the inverts … were chased out of Germany and Italy the very next day.”
The ascent of Fascism
It’s this willingness to make a blood sacrifice of minorities in exchange for “normalcy” or prosperity that has observers drawing uncomfortable comparisons between then and now.
In the 1930s, the Depression spread economic anxiety, while political fights in European parliaments tended to spill outside into actual street fights between Left and Right. Fascist parties offered Europeans a choice of stability at the price of democracy. Tolerance of minorities was destabilizing, they said. Expanding liberties gave “undesirable” people the liberty to undermine security and threaten traditional “moral” culture. Gay and trans people were an obvious target.
What happened next shows the whiplash speed with which the progress of a generation can be thrown into reverse.
One day in May 1933, pristine white-shirted students marched in front of Berlin’s Institute for Sexual Research – that safe haven for LGBTQ people – calling it “Un-German.” Later, a mob hauled out its library to be burned. Later still, its acting head was arrested.
When Nazi leader Adolph Hitler needed to justify arresting and murdering former political allies in 1934, he said they were gay. This fanned anti-gay zealotry by the Gestapo, which opened a special anti-gay branch. During the following year alone, the Gestapo arrested more than 8,500 gay men, quite possibly using a list of names and addresses seized at the Institute for Sexual Research. Not only was Paragraph 175 not erased, as a parliamentary committee had recommended just a few years before, it was amended to be more expansive and punitive.
As the Gestapo spread throughout Europe, it expanded the hunt. In Vienna, it hauled in every gay man on police lists and questioned them, trying to get them to name others. The fortunate ones went to jail. The less fortunate went to Buchenwald and Dachau. In conquered France, Alsace police worked with the Gestapo to arrest at least 200 men and send them to concentration camps. Italy, with a fascist regime obsessed with virility, sent at least 300 gay men to brutal camps during the war period, declaring them “dangerous for the integrity of the race.”
The total number of Europeans arrested for being LGBTQ under fascism is impossible to know because of the lack of reliable records. But a conservative estimate is that there were many tens of thousands to one hundred thousandarrests during the war period alone.
Under these nightmare conditions, far more LGBTQ people in Europe painstakingly hid their genuine sexuality to avoid suspicion, marrying members of the opposite sex, for example. Still, if they had been prominent members of the gay and trans community before the fascists came to power, as Berlin lesbian club owner Lotte Hahm was, it was too late to hide. She was sent to a concentration camp.
In those camps, gay men were marked with a pink triangle. In these places of horror, men with pink triangles were singled out for particular abuse. They were mechanically raped, castrated, favored for medical experiments and murderedfor guards’ sadistic pleasure even when they were not sentenced for “liquidation.” One gay man attributed his survival to swapping his pink triangle for a red one – indicating he was merely a Communist. They were ostracized and tormented by their fellow inmates, too.
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Fox's Tucker Carlson says he doesn't know what the term "white nationalist" even means (an obvious lie)
BRAD WOODHOUSE: Tucker what you want to focus on and every conservative commentator has focused on is the text of the speech and not the context of the people who are advising him, who are writing the speech, the people who have white nationalist -- TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): But this is insane! I don't even know what "white nationalist" means and I'm not going to go down that rabbit hole with you now. But I want to address the ideas themselves. If you have a country full of 335 million people who don't share common values, why does that country not break apart? This is something the left and never thinks about, even as it encourages massive immigration into the country, [with] people don't agree with the people who live here. That's not good!
Tucker Carlson: The cost justifies firing thousands of transgender service members
SEAN PATRICK MALONEY (D-NY): What is the reason for taking members of the military who are serving now, thousands of them, with distinction, without a problem, and kicking them out on this basis? What would that reason be? TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Well, I mean the reason is articulated by the people who opposed this is that it’s expensive to pay for the physical transition, the medical transition from one sex to the other. And that that, paying that at a time when the military is scrambling for funds is a distraction from the core mission which is winning wars? So like the onus is on you, since the U.S. military has never had this policy in it’s history to show that paying for sex change operations is going to somehow make us more likely to beat, I don’t know, Al-Qaed
Discrimination against fat people, Latino immigrants (i.e.no desire for northern border) and against family planning;
Tucker Carlson hosts Rep. Steve King who insults obese Americans and calls for a border wall funded by cutting Planned Parenthood King: Forty percent of SNAP recipients are obese so "we've absolutely solved the malnutrition problem, and now we have an obesity problem"
How anti-abortion extremists are using Tucker Carlson's show to cultivate the far right Tucker Carlson is readily providing anti-choice extremists with a platform and a message that appeals to his radical base
Tucker exhibits all the behaviors and arguments that a Nazi is expected to use when dealing with eugenics type policies, worshiping dictators or just lying to the people for his Nazi party which is nowadays called "conservatism" but is just Nazi style lies lies repackaged as conservationism.