We’ve seen the rise of little tyrants all over the United States thanks to the excuses afforded to them by the COVID-19 pandemic. As Fox News host Tucker Carlson highlighted on Friday, many authoritarian leaders have not only been abusing the powers of their office, they’ve gone so far as to put Orwellian practices in place such as releasing drones that spew propaganda at you.
The most disturbing part about this is that many Americans just seem to be okay with it.
This is especially sad given the amount of hypocrisy some of the leaders show.
Carlson first highlights police harassing a Wisconsin woman for allowing her child to play with other children, even going so far as to shame her for living in a trailer home in public reports on social media.
“Just a prole, just a peasant. Who cares what she thinks?” said Carlson, mocking the police department.
However, Carlson puts the real blame on the state governors whom he notes have never been more powerful in the history of America.
“Effectively, they are gods,” he said.
Carlson also mentions Maine Governor Janette Mills who now “has the power to suspend any law she doesn’t like” and “seize any state resource she feels like seizing. She can force any citizen or all citizens from their homes.”
Carlson moves on to talk about Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, who said that his word is the law and has to be, otherwise thousands of people will die. However, Carlson also notes that in the same press conference where Pritzker announced that history will remember those who obeyed his commands kindly, a reporter asked why his wife was traveling to Florida.
As you can see in the video, Pritzker shamed reporters for even asking the question by claiming that families should be off-limits, and then refused to comment further on the matter, calling the question “inappropriate.” As Carlson points out, the hypocrisy is astounding.
Carlson continues the report on “barking drones” in New Jersey that command people to stay apart from each other. He pointed out that the lapdogs at MSNBC applauded the Orwellianism, but actually gave them credit, noting that most news outlets have chosen not to even talk about it.
This was soon followed by Carlson pointing out instances where religious services were punished by authorities.
“Politicians have no right to do any of this,” said Carlson. “They cannot make it illegal for people to go to legal services. The Constitution of the United States expressly prohibits that. The words could not be clearer. The First Amendment explicitly prevents the government from making any law that inhibits the exercise of religious faith.”
“No one has explained how politicians are able to do this. Where does the authority come from?” Carlson later asked. “How can they override the Constitution? Nobody seems to care. They’re too afraid.”
Carlson warns that if you think this moment is scary, then imagine what comes next. He urged that at some point, we need to draw a line.