Tucker Warns Post 9/11 Attacks On Freedom Happening Again With Attacks On Free SpeechChris Menahan
Aug. 17, 2017
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Tucker Carlson warned on his show Wednesday night that the post September 11th attacks on freedom are happening again with tech companies like Google silencing websites like The Daily Stormer over their speech.
"The shock from what happened in Charlottesville over the weekend is still ringing in the air like a gunshot," Tucker said. "People on every side recognize it was awful because it was awful absolutely and completely.
"The only thing that could make what happened in Charlottesville worse would be if we allowed a small number of people in power to make America less tolerant and less free in its aftermath," he said.
"Let's be honest we've seen that before, it happened after 9/11 almost nobody wanted to say so at the time for fear of seeming sympathetic to terrorists, but it did," Tucker said. "Secret lists, massive government spying on citizens, the feds rooting around in people's bank accounts for no good reason."
"We allowed all of that to happen because we were upset and afraid," he said.
Tucker continued: "Well, this morning there were signs it could be happening again. The Wall Street Journal reported that big tech companies are using their power to silence certain political views. Both Google and web hosting service GoDaddy stopped providing hosting support for The Daily Stormer, it's a white supremacist website. Meanwhile, the hotel website Airbnb announced it will permanently ban white supremacists from using its service to book rooms. PayPal says it won't let white supremacist groups use its payment platform. Now, nobody on the show is weeping for The Daily Stormer, even mentioning their name probably just got us written up by the Southern Poverty Law Center as 'dangerous alt-right subversives' or something, we don't care. There's a principle at stake here and it's worth defending regardless. We should be very concerned by the prospect of big companies using their power to enforce ideological conformity, even when it seems only to affect people we don't like, as it does right now."
Tucker went on to warn anti-abortion sites like Right to Life, FoxNews.com or other Catholic Charities could be censored next and called for companies like Google and Facebook to be brought "to heel" and regulated like public utilities.
"Today's political opponents could easily become tomorrow's designated Nazis," Tucker warned.
Tucker followed his opener up by interviewing Mark Steyn, who noted that the anti-immigration website VDARE.com just had it's PayPal pulled despite having nothing to do with the Charlottesville rally.
From Fox News Insider:
"The less freedom of speech we have, the more we have what we saw over the weekend," he said. "All you can do is blow things up and shoot people."Note they won't even name the sites. They're no doubt paranoid they'll be accused of being "nazis" and "promoting white supremacy." This is the Cultural Revolution-esque climate we're now in where people like Glenn Greenwald and organizations like the ACLU and The Rutherford Institute are being accused of being "nazis" for supporting free speech.
Tucker also took on neocon Bill Kristol who accused him of supporting slavery and being an anti-Semite because he pointed out slavery was practiced by peoples throughout the world and the Founders having owned slaves does not make everything they did invalid.
Earlier this year, Kristol said that "lazy, spoiled" "white working class Americans" should be replaced with immigrants.
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