“Voting is for fools”

A bleak but mostly on-the-button Tucker rip.

Friday, Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson expressed his frustration with Republicans for not being more proactive in their approach to responding to the civil unrest and mob rule plaguing the country.

Carlson laid out a scenario that began with a feckless Democratic Party throughout the Trump presidency but came “roaring” back in little time to control everything. He suggested the lack of response from elected Republicans could lead one to believe voting was the most effective way to bring change.

“[R]epublicans refused even to defend the principle of equality under the law — the foundation of this country, the most important thing we have, not defended,” he said. “Really, in the end, the only people who gave anything in the revolution were the ones waging it. Our leaders, very much including Republican leaders, shamefully, were focused on meeting their demands. So what should we conclude from what we just saw? The message, unfortunately, could not be clearer: Voting is for fools. You vote. You put these people into office with their votes, and in return, they patronize you, and when it matters, they abandon you. They have contempt for you. You know they do. You can smell it. It’s obvious. Voting doesn’t work. But when you riot and you burn things, and you hurt people, you get a very different response. When you do those things, they snap to attention.”

Carlson proposed a scenario with which former President Barack Obama were still in office and asked what the response might be by his administration. He argued he would not have shied away from exercising his authority.

“You’ve got to wonder how all of this would have played out if Barack Obama was still president,” Carlson said. “Let’s say it was the summer of 2011, right before Obama’s re-election campaign started in earnest. Imagine if, at that politically critical moment, violent mobs of Mitt Romney supporters began burning and looting major American cities, screaming racist slogans as they did it. It’s hard to imagine but try. Imagine then if the Romney mod defaced and tore down statues of Martin Luther King in public parks. Imagine if every street sign in America identifying a Martin Luther King Blvd. was ripped to the ground and suddenly defaced with graffiti. Most Americans would find that appalling and disgusting. We certainly would. But let’s say the mob kept doing it because nobody stopped them. Imagine the people who planned to vote for Barack Obama in the fall couldn’t admit that in public, if citizens wearing Obama hats were physically assaulted, punched in the face, thrown to the sidewalk and kicked. Imagine if anyone who spoke out against the mobs or showed support for Obama’s campaign was censored or de-platformed, like tech companies that operated at the pleasure of federal regulators. Imagine if those same monopolies censored President Obama himself.

“Ask yourself, sincerely, if all of that played out, how do you think Barack Obama would have responded?” Carlson asked.

Why, like the hard-Left tyrant he was and is, of course. On the other hand, a good, hard dose of the alternate reality spelled out by Tucker above might be the perfect medicine to inflict on the Left at this point. I’d stand up and cheer to see it, whether it was done as a corrective measure pour encourager les autres, self-defense against their revolutionary violence, or nothing more than simple bloody-minded vengeance.

It couldn’t be clearer that simply sitting idly by in the name of a misguided “tolerance” while a toxic Marxist infestation was allowed to run rampant through American government, institutions, and culture has yielded disastrous results. If a dictatorship we must have, we’d better make damned sure it’s one that works in our favor, not theirs.

7 thoughts on ““Voting is for fools”

  1. But when you riot and you burn things, and you hurt people, you get a very different response. When you do those things, they snap to attention.

    See also: Muslims

  2. Which is why we need to go to Trump’s Protest Rallys.
    We’re losing the enthusiasm gap from 2016. I think that was one of the major things to kept the Left from going all out of the Fraud.

    Win Big enough to make the Margin Of Fraud unattaianable is also about perception, and the Enthusiasm Gap made the Perception rather silly in 2016 that Crooked was really close at all. The Rallys were a BIG part of that.

  3. BTW Mike, off topic but I wanted to be noticed. How is the documentary on the Belmont Playboys going? I gave some odd bucks and if they were closer I’d give more. The economy ain’t flush and I need to take care of my kids, especially one, but I might have some cash if they were close to getting something done. Plus, I’d love to buy the end result. Sounds fascinating to me who loved punk and new wave and skirted the edges. We all see the CBGBs movies and the biographs of Elvis Costello or Talking Heads etc. You were on the fringe, loved the music, and actually have more extraordinary stories to tell, as the bands who made a living, got a contract, recorded and sold albums, adn then inspired others to Rock.

    Is it just nostalgia? No. Nuggets was the garage rock kick in the nads back then.

    Music needs a kick in the nads today.
    I sucked. So I turned it up and got feedback. I see your videos. You didn’t suck but you still turned it up. THAT”S Punk.

    1. Basically, we’re just waiting for Comrade Cooper to take the jackboot off our necks so’s we can establish a date at Neighborhood Theater for this fundraiser/BBQ me, TL, and Pete from WRSA have been planning. I’ll announce it here as soon as we have one, it’s gonna be a dilly.

      1. Did you say BBQ? 🙂

        Sounds good.

        Jan 1, 2021 Cooper will be gone. Not much relief until then I’m afraid…

        1. Unfortunately I think you are correct. He’s going to go with the Surge Protection Lockdown soon I bet.
          July 1 he and his team are supposed to show their plan for how the k-12 schools will proceed – open or remote.

          That will be a tell.

  4. The message, unfortunately, could not be clearer: Voting is for fools. You vote. “You put these people into office with their votes, and in return, they patronize you, and when it matters, they abandon you. They have contempt for you. You know they do. You can smell it. It’s obvious. Voting doesn’t work.
    “But when you riot and you burn things, and you hurt people, you get a very different response. When you do those things, they snap to attention.” – Tucker Carlson, June 2020

    All politics in America right now is but dress rehearsal for all out civil war.” – Billy Beck, approximately 1992-1996

    There ain’t no political solutions to the problems created by politics.” – Billy Beck, same time frame.

    Tucker’s late to the party. A lot of us figured this out a long time ago.

    Nice to see the man wake up, though. Better too late than never, I guess.

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