The Democrats and their close friends and allies in the activist media continue to weave false narratives about the riots that occurred at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. On Wednesday evening, Fox News host Tucker Carlson discussed how the left is attempting to weaponize the riots against conservatives and Trump supporters, portraying them as the same type of people who participated in the assault on the Capitol building.
Carlson pointed out how Democratic politicians and media activists are attempting to paint the riot as an incident inspired by racism and white supremacy. The host asserted that race had nothing to do with the riots and noted their motivation for making that particular accusation. He said:
Again, it was awful. It was not that. But you’ve got to ask yourself, why are they claiming that it was that? Think about it. You know the answer. Everyone knows the answer. Almost everyone is too cowardly at this point to say it out loud. And the answer is this: They’re saying that despite the fact they know it isn’t true, so they can lump you in with the people who broke into the capitol and punish you for crimes you did not commit and never supported.
Carlson continued, discussing the Democrats’ portrayal of the assault as an insurrection rather than a riot. He pointed out why the left is insistent on painting the incident as a coup rather than as a riot. He explained:
If what happened on January 6th was a riot – and it was – then we can arrest the rioters and punish them – and we should. If what happened on January six was an insurrection, however, if it was a failed revolution, an attempted coup, then it’s something else entirely. If it’s that that, we need a military response, we need a new war against our own population. And not surprisingly, that’s exactly what they’re calling for.
The host then played a clip of former CIA officer Robert Grenier in which he compared the rioters to members of Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda and intimated that they should be treated in similar fashion.
“The thrust of our campaign there is to hunt down al-Qaeda, but primarily to remove the supportive environment in which they were able to flourish. And that meant fighting the Taliban. And I think that is the heart of what we need to deal with here, hunting down people who are criminals,” he said, explaining how the intelligence agency handled the terrorist group after 9/11.
Carlson argued that the left is trying to compare conservatives to radical Islamic terrorist groups because they wish to leverage the government against them in a harsher fashion than they would if they were regular people with opposing political views.
“By ‘them,’ he [Grenier] means Americans who were nowhere near the capital on January 6th had no role in what happened that day and didn’t support it,” Carlson said. “That’s the assessment from a former CIA official who spent years hunting al-Qaeda in the Middle East. No one in Washington appears to think this kind of talk is alarming in a formerly peaceful republic like ours.”
The left has been milking the riots for all they are worth, and lately, they have been cynically using the 9/11 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 Americans in one day to smear conservatives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called for a “9/11-type Commission” to further investigate the assault on the Capitol. NBC News’ presidential historian Michael Beschloss stated that he wishes to see Jan. 6 commemorated with the same gravity that Americans recognize 9/11. Alleged comedian Stephen Colbert, in an appearance on The Late Show shortly after the riots, claimed that they made him “more upset” than he was after al-Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Center.
As if they couldn’t sink further, the Democrats are now using the deaths of the people killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks as a political weapon against conservatives. Just as they weaponize the Holocaust by pretending that Republicans are akin to Nazis, they seek to deceive the nation into believing that those who disagree with them are similar to actual terrorists.
The left’s handling of the riots demonstrates how far they are willing to go to keep power. They are banking on the hope that their false narratives will fool the American public. Their leaders do not seem to believe that their over-the-top reactions won’t turn people off as they did in 2016. Unfortunately for them, they are probably wrong.