Something to keep in mind about January 6 is when the Soothsayer came to warn Caesar about the Ides of March, he wasn’t warning about a conspiracy theory. He was warning about a conspiracy in fact.
Last week, Fox Nation aired “Patriot Purge,” Tucker Carlson’s three-part series on the January 6 protest in Washington, D.C. No sooner had the program been announced than the regime media went nuts. The former conservative Anne Applebaum, writing for The Atlantic, said it was a “sinister” piece of anti-American propaganda. NPR described it as an “off the rails” “conspiracy theory.” CNN said that it promulgated a “false narrative” that was “politically, historically and logically confused.”
Translation: Carlson disputes the accepted narrative according to which the protest at the Capitol was an “insurrection” aimed at undermining “our democracy.” Ergo Carlson must be wrong. Cue the heated rhetoric and wheel out that all-purpose epithet “conspiracy theorist.”
As a side note, I have always wondered why people of a certain ilk believe that uttering the phrase “conspiracy theory” or charging someone with being a “conspiracy theorist” disposes of any argument............
Carlson’s thesis in “Patriot Purge”
is that the extraordinary law-enforcement and intelligence apparatus
that had been assembled and deployed to battle terrorism in the wake of
9/11 had not been dismantled after Osama bin Laden was killed. On the
contrary, it has been maintained intact and is now being deployed
against American citizens who have the temerity to challenge the
dominant narrative about the perfidy of Donald Trump and the nature of
the January 6 protest. (That Merrick Garland, the attorney general of
the United States, should issue a memo
directing the FBI, together with state and local law enforcement
agencies, to treat parents who challenge their local school boards over
the teaching of critical race theory as “domestic terrorists” shows how
elastic that enemies list can be.).......To Read More.....