September 10, 2020
MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey
LewRockwell.com Features Column on Tucker Carlson
I pass on another column which was picked up and—with a few edits—published by LewRockwell.com. And once again, it focuses on a monologue by Tucker Carlson from over a week ago that merits re-hearing and continued meditation. By far, Carlson is the most fearless and most acute pundit/commentator on any major television network (how he manages to survive is another question!).
Of course, no on-air essayist is always perfect, and I would fault him just a bit for his acceptance of what I might call a “Neo-Reconstructionist” view (if not really that salient) when it comes to the South. But, then, admittedly I place a very high bar on that question, as I consider (and I think correctly) that one’s position on the historic South and the Confederacy and those larger, constitutional and philosophical issues surrounding the “late unpleasantness” (and in particular the role of Abe Lincoln), shapes eventually how one comes out in the midst of the revolutionary maelstrom we find ourselves in today: bad history may get you part of the way, may get you to some sound conclusions…but will not offer you a full picture.
Nevertheless, Tucker Carlson is the best thing going, the “vox clamantis in deserto”—“the voice crying the wilderness,” to cite Matthew 3:3 (and other passages). And we should applaud that and him, as well as encourage our friends and relations to watch him…and also read his phenomenal book, Ship of Fools.
And More on George Floyd and Kyle Rittenhouse
By Boyd D. Cathey September 2, 2020
Tucker Carlson has, once again, done a great service for the American citizenry—if only more of us could have seen and heard his memorable seventeen minute monologue (with accompanying video segments) from August 31.
In few words Carlson summed up where we are exactly in the current maelstrom of violence—the unhinged and frenzied radicalism and revolution unleashed in America. And in so doing he pinpointed with precision (and at times irony) the dire situation that this country finds itself in and the supreme importance of the upcoming November election.
He began with an acute and powerful on-air critique of Joe Biden. But Carlson went far deeper, focusing on the underlying forces at work which are feverishly laboring to not only defeat the president, but dramatically and completely root out and destroy the traditions and culture that have shaped both America and Western Christian civilization.
As is their practice, the Democrats and the Mainstream Media, including some on Tucker Carlson’s own network, Fox News, have been engaged in a form of intellectual projection. That is, if you are guilty of something, then you accuse your opponent of being culpable of that very same thing. Thus, Joe Biden in Pittsburgh (August 31), of causing the riots and looting, of being responsible for the violence in dozens of Democrat-controlled cities: Shift the guilt, and then if the newly-accused “culprit” complains or resists the charge, call him a racist. And too many times—and with too many Republicans—it works.
Then, there is the willingness of many in the media (including some at Fox) to assume the worst—without the evidence—if in a violent confrontation a policeman or white Trump supporter is involved. On Fox’s September 1, without any challenge, the Fox journalist allowed a Democrat spokesman to outrageously distort the narrative of the recent situation involving young (and white) teenager Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse, (conveniently never cited by nearly the entirety of the media):
Tucker Carlson interviewed Rittenhouse’s attorney, again on the August 31 program. as it appeared on the Carlson program. You won’t hear about this on CNN, on MSNBC, or at NBC, CBS, ABC, or in or …or on your local media outlets. In other words according to the fake media Rittenhouse is guilty—the evidence that exculpates him be damned—time to string him up and execute him (actually, Antifa/Black Lives Matter militants are apparently now trying to find where he is being held on “murder” charges so they might go and do just that…Where are our law enforcement agencies?).
And another word about the George Floyd death (excuse me! I mean “racist police murder”). Columnist Ilana Mercer has done an excellent job of dissecting that claim, and I pass on a link to her must-read column. Moreover, newly-released court documents strongly indicate that, unlike what we hear every day on every network, :
There is so much more, so many more incidents and events—mostly not covered or downplayed like the recent CNN headline that the violence and looting in dozens of cities was “fiery but mostly peaceful” (with the background of an incinerated building torched by “peaceful demonstrators”?).
Here is the opening monologue for Tucker Carlson Tonight (August 31). It lasts for about seventeen minutes, but it is worth that amount of your time. Please view it and encourage others (including any liberal friends, if you still have any) to .
Copyright © Boyd D. Cathey