Tucker’s show is arguably the most mainstream media product coming out of the conservative media Potemkin village and it barely distinguishable from white nationalist blogs. If that’s not an alarm bell, I don’t know what is. https://t.co/KJEWJp1JcZ— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) July 20, 2022
I’m pleased with this.
If you had told me in 2019 that Donald Trump was going to lose the 2020 election, but the Great Replacement would go mainstream, support for secession and political violence would explode among Trump voters, the House GOP would refuse to codify gay marriage and interracial marriage into federal law, Roe v. Wade would fall, Christian nationalism would gain momentum and that Charlie Kirk would be more radicalized in three years than Richard Spencer, I would have been pleasantly surprised.
2014 to 2016 felt like taking two steps forward. 2017 to 2020 felt like taking a step back. 2021 and 2022 feel like taking two steps forward again. Three years ago wasn’t that long ago, but it feels like there has been a big shift in a good way since around the time of that Joker movie. Of course, I could quibble that ordinary people still aren’t as radical as I would like and this has to be soft peddled to them, but I am more struck by how radical they have become in so short a time span. Steve King was denounced and hung out to dry in 2019 for saying much less.
The House voted 424 to 1 over a gaffe to condemn Steve King, white supremacy and White Nationalism in 2019. In 2022, Tucker Carlson is on television with a now conventional monologue about the Great Replacement and 157 House Republicans refused this afternoon to codify gay marriage and interracial marriage into federal law. Joe Six Pack stormed the Capitol and tried to hang Mike Pence on 1/6.
Trump should announce soon that he is running again in 2024 for he can get indicted by Merrick Garland, arrested and convicted and sent to prison. If that were to happen, it would push things along even faster in the right direction.