“When… the goal is to destroy things, destruction for its own sake, [it’s] not a political movement, it’s evil”
Tucker Carlson’s keynote speech at the Heritage Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Gala.
I have lectured state legislators and many others, and argued here, how the goal of the current ‘progressive’ movement, particularly the CRT and related racialized movements, is to deconstruct the country. To tear it apart.
It’s why I’ve argued “The fight over Critical Race Theory in education is a fight in many ways for our national survival”.
It’s not about a particular policy, it’s about tearing down:
“There is a thin line in society, between food and anarchy, freedom and repression, liberty and tyranny, safety and street violence. It’s thinner than we want to admit, and it’s being pushed to its limits on purpose by ideologies that want to deconstruct our society. Tearing down society is a dangerous game.”
The topic came up in my hour-long Tucker Carlson Today interview:
Tucker: Chaos is an opportunity.
WAJ: Chaos is an opportunity. And also I think it’s a societal dead end. It is teaching people to hate their country because their loyalty is not to their country. It’s to their group identity. It’s to their tribe. It’s turning us back into a tribal society where your group identity is your allegiance….
Pitting races against each other, pitting ethnic groups against each other, is a way to tear down the structures of society. And that’s really the end goal. What happens after that? I don’t think they’ve thought through. Because if they were to succeed in their goal of tearing down the police, tearing down the court system, tearing down all these systems that keep us a relatively civil society, it could be very ugly. It’s Yugoslavia.
Tucker: Well those are the guardrails that keep us from plunging off the side of the mountain….
At the Heritage Foundation’s 50th Gala, Tucker Carlson was the keynote speaker. He made that point in very clear terms, we are not fighting a conventional political movement:
“None of this makes sense in conventional political terms.”
“When people. . .decide that the goal is to destroy things, destruction for its own sake, ‘hey let’s tear it down,’ what you’re watching is not a political movement, it’s evil.”
Tucker Carlson During Speech At @Heritage Explains How To Understand What The People Wrecking Our Country Are Doing
"None of this makes sense in conventional political terms."
"When people. . .decide that the goal is to destroy things, destruction for its own sake, 'hey let's… pic.twitter.com/qFZOZtjAvg
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) April 22, 2023
(full speech here)
Recognizing and being willing to admit the problem is the first step:
“Tucker’s entire speech was spectacular and very emotionally moving. The battle we are fighting now is not left vs. right or Democrat vs. Republican. The battle is evil vs. good, darkness vs. light.”
Tucker’s entire speech was spectacular and very emotionally moving. The battle we are fighting now is not left vs. right or Democrat vs. Republican. The battle is evil vs. good, darkness vs. light. https://t.co/sMaqcKtz2M
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 22, 2023
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The wife of 56 years is certain that two things will occur in the next couple or three years:
1: There will be a recession which will more likely become another Great Depression; and,
2. There will be chaos and very uncivil warfare among the people.
Obviously she’s an optimist who thinks the majority will finally have had enough and will turn off the TV, get off the couch and take to the streets to take the country back. I tend to agree with the neighbor across the road. He allows that when the stuff hits the fan we will close off the farm road both ways and keep our little area safe and protected from the chaos.
We all hope none of this will come to pass, but better to be prepared than walk into the wall blindly.
The key metrics, of course, are, do you grow enough of your own food to survive, and do you have the defensive capability to keep the hungry from overrunning you?
I need a farm
I agree with you. I think a lot of people are willing to fight for the ideals of our country, but don’t have the infrastructure or leadership for it to work.
Perhaps a history buff will correct me, but I don’t think there has ever, in the whole history of the world, been a successful peasant rebellion.
Peasants? Probably not, too disorganized. A continuing problem for peasants is they are not very capable of governing or even of self governing. Therefore it is always easy for the norm to return meaning someone or something will govern them.
It wasn’t peasants but the English Civil War was fought, only for England to be governed by a Protectorate until a new King would take over and continue the struggle with Parliament as to who rules.
Typically the successful revolutions are led by disaffected middle classes aka Yeomanry with a sprinkling of upper class leaders. A purely Peasant led rebellion is doomed to failure.
There might be an argument for viewing the end of the colonial era post WWII in Africa as the closest thing to a successful peasant rebellion. Given that the colonial powers were more or less bankrupt and very unwilling to commit more financial or military resources to retain their colonial possessions at that point I don’t think they would qualify. After all if the colonial power is already leaving voluntarily with one foot out the door how much of a successful rebellion was it?
Tucker is 100% on the mark
I have been saying for a few years to reject the language of progressives. And one of the things progressive wear is the label “activist”
They aren’t activists, they are destructivists. And that’s what they should be called. Because they destroy things.
It changes the nature of the discussion when you call them a destructivists – to their face. In front of others. They often will admit it.
They have no plan for what comes next. They have no idea how hard it is to build something.
Building a business, a family, a community, a church, a true charity, an advancement that benefits society – these things are hard work.
All they do is criticize and tear down and destroy, with no plan for what comes next.
Call them what they are.
It’s as evil as it sounds. Make it stick and make them own what they are.
Unfortunate that the feckless opposition to this can’t bring themselves to articulate their alternative. Any alternative.
The destructivists have a word view, a morality, and a working theory for how things work. The absent opposition can’t bring themselves to imply, let alone articulate their alternatives — to radical. Sad.
Under Marxist theory this is a necessary phase.
Bezmenov tried to warn you.
So why does a rino rat like Lindsay Graham work so hard to enable the chaos?
Democrats advance seven Biden judicial nominees with GOP support in Feinstein’s absence:
As if we had to ask?
The GOP is a dead party. Rino Rona McDaniel is dead between the ears.
Although noting that there is no rule of law where the Left is concerned, and no legal way of stopping them; the reason that Graham helps them so much is that at heart he is on their side, Ockham’s Razor.
That’s right. Graham is a Fabian Socialist … a member of the UNIPARTY.
When I look at what Inslee is pushing in Wa, I’m 99% sure the point is to divide and also purge.
They know damn well it’s working in California and that’s why Or and Wa are going for it like nuts. The purge is the end game. For now. After the Red states are super red, and the blue states are super blue… there is no way this nation stands. It will be civil war, either outright or a cold war.
We are in the cold stage now and have been for a while.
Are you a fed plant?
Evil cannot create. It can only corrupt or destroy what Good has created.
Tolkien wrote it or something like it.
The goal of gay marriage wasn’t marriage equality- it was to destroy marriage altogether.
What’s going on today is just a constinuation of that.
Don’t blame gays for the destruction of marriage. E-Z no-fault divorce, family courts designed to crush the life out of men, and radical feminism did that.
True to a point. Same sex marriage was just the next step. Democrats began promoting this as the only thing they were wanting. What Dems are showing in their open hand at the moment is never all they are wanting. It is what they hold in the other hand behind their backs that must be prepared for. Eg SS Marriage that will only take place in front of a clerk of court or other secular officer. That wasn’t going to be all. Next up, SS Marriage in churches with ordained ministers doing the honors. Mainline churches are splitting over this and the rest of the ‘culture war’ ideas that Dems are shoving in our faces. Splitting because they must.
The gay marriage issue isn’t the problem. Two consenting adults who wish to marry should not not, IMO, be prevented from doing so. Whether that is restricted to a civil ceremony or whether a religious ceremony is performed is totally up to the congregation of the various religious bodies.
If anyone has an issue with religious bodies offering to perform religious ceremonies for gay marriages then the proper direction of the complaint is to those particular religious bodies. Unfortunately many mainline denominations of many faiths have become captured by the ideological wokeistas bent on transforming these institutions into something very different than the traditions of their faith support.
The great sorting impacts all aspects of life. We are slowly but surely dividing ourselves into various camps based upon our own ideology, political outlook and to an extent faith traditions. My advice is don’t be the trail vehicle in the last convoy out of a blue enclave. Be prudent and plan ahead for worst case situations by removing yourself from potentially dangerous situations. Mitigate the foreseeable problems with basic planning and advance preparation.
Bottom line is no cavalry is going to come in to save you from failure to make reasonable efforts to save yourself. Grasshopper and the ant.
“The gay marriage issue isn’t the problem..”
It along with PC and woke are the crux of the cultural problems engulfing mainline churches. Churches will not escape this and mine, Methodist, is in the middle of that split now. Some are allowing SS marriage within their walls and some are not. Some are allowing the rest of the woke agenda against church rules and others are not. Thus the split underway now. Church reflects the culture because everything is downstream from culture.
You can tell two consenting adults NO.
Whitewall – I mostly agree. After all, the congregations and leaders of those religious institutions could have chosen to simply tolerate the legalization of gay marriage v choosing to embrace gay marriage.
Chris – That’s the distinction I make in my own mind. Why should I care about what two consenting adults do when that behavior is otherwise lawful? If the State can demand compliance with heterosexual couples getting their govt papers to validate the union then why should homosexual couples be excluded from the heavy hand of govt? I have no dog in the fight so it’s easy to follow the injuction of Mathew 7: 3-5
‘Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thine brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is thine own eye’
The religious institutions/denominations could have simply stated ‘well ok you got married in a civil ceremony, good for you and good day.’; that’s the tolerant position. They were under no legal obligation to do anything more or less than this.
Instead some of them leapt into action to embrace homosexual marriage by offering to conduct religious marriage ceremonies as well. The blame for that falls on the leadership and the congregation of those organizations who failed to prevent it within their denomination.
And now you see what happens when you let consenting adults run amok. You libertarians are very stupid people.
chrisboltssr: “And now you see what happens when you let consenting adults run amok. You libertarians are very stupid people.”
Do you think you just won the argument with that response? You either can’t or won’t defend your beliefs, resorting to pure insult instead. You should be embarrassed to have written that.
Well what I see from the gay marriage aftermath of legalization is the lack of fortitude from the very many people who decrying it as a stepping stone to further erosion of societal norms.
We and numerous folks complaining that there would be follow on consequences but I didn’t see them organizing in any broad and public way to prevent the predicted erosion. Instead they were lazy, doing nothing more vigorous than condemning the easy target of gay marriage.
Where was the vigilance to prevent the tranny ideology from taking root? Nowhere to be found until Covid lockouts of schools and zoom classes. The same folks most upset about this mess were the same ones standing around with their head up their butt talking about gays instead of keeping watch over the kids.
I much prefer A more/less libertarian society to a theocracy b/c the particular religion which comes to dominate our society may not be as friendly, charitable or forgiving as we may like. FWIW there is a stark difference between libertarian and libertine boiling down to how we choose to utilize our individual liberty.
Do blame gays, but blame the heterosexual who gave in on the concept that “Love is love.”
You can’t stop what’s coming. Anton Chigurh is on the loose.
I like that analogy..
My favorite Anton line : “If the rule that you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule?”
Marx’s goal was to destroy Western civilization and replace it. I do wonder if besides the Cultural Marxists, that some opposition Antifa are really anarchists out to destroy, not caring about anything that happens after
As a whole, the Democrat Party is becoming increasingly insane.
As insane as it is that the Democrats would nominate Biden for a second term, the fact that he stands a good chance of being reelected by the American people is even more insane.
Neither fact is insane. Biden’s lack of mental acuity and his neurological infirmity make him the perfect puppet for the manipulators behind the scenes.
And he stands a good chance of being re-elected because the system is rigged to ensure this outcome.
Unless, the DNC and Deep State decide his gig is up..
I am glad that Carlson has given the professor a platform for his views. While Carlson and his like provide respite from the usual leftist fare, it must be remembered that, unlike the professor, he is strictly an entertainer. He may have conservative tendencies (or not), but he is no intellectual and should not be lionized and encouraged to seek office. I have seen his mask slip over the years. He did some fancy damage control, on air, a while back when he informed his viewers that Hunter Biden was a frequent lunch companion of his in the past, but it was just a Washington thing and he knew nothing about Hunter. He also swallowed the government’s UFO disinformation campaign, hook, line and sinker. He intimated that UFOs were extraterrestrial in origin and this was being covered up by the government- exactly what the government wanted the public to think.
Carlson is a lot more than an entertainer. He is that but he’s much more too. He recently admitted that he for years didn’t understand that the Media was controlling and shaping the information that he and other reporters, journalists, pundits, etc. were dispensing. He didn’t understand because he was inside and from that vantage point your perspective is different. Younger bloggers and podcasters, he said, are outside the main stream which makes it easier to see the whole picture. If you actually view the Heritage speech I think you’ll see that his passion is real. He’s also, IMHO, a most courageous individual, one who because of his daily nature of his platform and his anti-deep state views, is out there on the frontlines every day in a very exposed position.
Everything Tucker said I arrived at several years ago. But in order to get to arrive at that position you must do less reading and more thinking and observing. A lot of books do not need to be read. In fact I would say there is only one book that needs to be read: The Bible. And before you get all upset that I’m being religious here know that my position is very nonsecular. In fact, I would say it is the secular who would benefit the most from reading the Bible. I was looking at a small clip of the Joe Rogan show where he interviewing the esteemable Jordan Peterson and Mr. Peterson said it best in regards to the Bible, “It is not that the Bible is true, it is that the Bible is the precondition for the manifestation of truth.”
And that is why Tucker ended his speech with asking everyone to say a prayer for ten minutes a day and why I always say “God as inhibitor.”
Perhaps Jordan should embrace the power of “AND.”
The Bible is true AND the precondition for truth.
If the Bible was not true, how then can truth arise from it?
When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. – Carl Sandburg
We view ourselves on the eve of battle. We are nerved for the contest, and must conquer or perish. It is vain to look for present aid: none is at hand. We must now act or abandon all hope! Rally to the standard, and be no longer the scoff of mercenary tongues! Be men, be free men, that your children may bless their father’s name. — Sam Houston
We need more Sam Houston’s and less Lindsey Graham’s
We fought against Marxist takeovers all around the globe for the past 75 years or so… Eastern Europe. Indochina. The Caribbean. South America. Usually unsuccessfully, at great expense in Blood and Treasure, and even greater cost to our reputation and moral standing.
But all along we failed to effectively fight Marxism here at home. We fail to promote our proven successes and deal forthrightly with Marxism’s massively seductive appeal for the dispossesed, uneducated and simple-minded. We don’t have a strategy and frankly I don’t see much push in this direction — the battle of Ideas…. It’s pretty much proven that we can’t win through foreign or domestic police actions. Since Obama’s Marxist presidential wrecking ball we are in dire shape.
Thanks, Professor, for bringing it up. The situation is dire. We need a turnaround.
God did not condone gay relationships but he loves all his people
From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh…” (Mark 10:6-8, quoting Genesis 2:24).
Leviticus 18:22: “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” Lest the previous injunction be misunderstood, Leviticus 20:13 provides a restatement, “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable.” “Detestable,” used in both verses, is a strong word that indicates divine displeasure with sin.6
The book of Leviticus is a set of rules that calls one to become and remain closer to God by adhering to all the rules contained within it in order to become/remain as holy as possible. Not some of them, not cherry picking the ones we like but keeping all of them. I know I fall far short of that.
Regardless, God made his thoughts clear, very clear