Those accusing Trump of trying to harm Omar are trying to control what you say

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Tsing Tao, Apr 16, 2019 at 8:20 AM.

  1. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    More Tucker Carlson (because I know Spike loves him almost as much as Bill O. When you watch the video, you get another example of how the left defines a narrative and pushes it on all media outlets, all interviews. The same language, the same narrative. It's like an email goes out in the morning with the "here are your talking points for the day" and they all march as good little soldiers to the tune. Its so very obviously orchestrated and so very obviously propaganda. I can't embed the video (argh) so click the link and watch (or just read below).

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tuc...-harm-omar-are-trying-to-control-what-you-say



    Tucker Carlson: Those accusing Trump of trying to harm Omar are trying to control what you say


    In 1992, Ilhan Omar came to this country from a refugee camp in East Africa. Three years later, she and her family applied for, and received, refugee status in the United States. Five years after that, she became a U.S. citizen. She’s been attacking the United States as a racist hellhole pretty much ever since.

    According to Omar, there’s barely a difference between this country and terrorist groups like Al Qaeda. In a 2013 interview, Omar complained that people seem to think there’s a big difference between America and Al Qaeda.

    "When I was in college, I took a terrorism class," she said. "Every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda,’ his shoulders went up. He’d say 'Al Qaeda' and 'Hezbollah.' You don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity. You don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity."

    So, she still feels this way. We know because she spoke at a recent event hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations [CAIR], and Congresswoman Omar complained that America is bigoted against Muslims. They’re second-class citizens here, she said.

    Omar offered no proof of that. It’s an absurd claim. Muslims live with far greater freedom in America than in any Islamic country in the world. That’s why so many have moved here, and millions more want to join them. And you would, too. That’s why Congresswoman Omar lives here, and not in Somalia. In America, she’s an elected member of Congress. She couldn’t do that in Saudi Arabia.

    But is she grateful? No. She never stops complaining. As part of that complaining, she made this now-famous remark about 9/11: "CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties."

    "Some people did something.” Omar’s understatement attracted plenty of criticism. The New York Post ran a cover showing images of the 9/11 attacks, in case you’d forgotten what “some people” did. Late last week, President Trump joined the criticism by tweeting an infamous video with images of the 9/11 attacks and Omar's words.

    A little over the top? Maybe. If you were Ilhan Omar, you probably wouldn’t like that video. Nobody likes to be criticized. But would you feel physically threatened by that tweet? Not unless you believed that disagreement is the same as violence.

    As it happens, the left does believe that, or claims to. All of a sudden, everyone on TV was telling us that Trump is trying to hurt Ilhan Omar, trying to "incite violence" against her.

    Cory Booker, who will say literally anything, went farther, of course. That’s his signature move. Whenever everyone else is saying something ridiculous, Cory Booker will triple down on the insanity and pretend to be completely sincere about it. In this case, Booker was happy to blame Trump for actual terrorist attacks.

    "Since 9/11, we've had terrorist attacks in this country. The majority of them have been right-wing extremists and the majority of those have been white supremacist attacks," he said in an interview. "From a synagogue in Pittsburgh to a church in South Carolina. And these are white supremacist groups that use language — as we saw it, as far away as New Zealand — use our president's language almost as if it is a license for these attacks."

    If we let them redefine speech as violence, the First Amendment has no meaning. They can tell you what to say and when to say it. They can use any force necessary to make you be quiet.

    I swear in 20 years, every fifth-grader will think that 9/11 was committed by white supremacists. You watch -- you heard it here first. Forget about 9/11. It’s the white supremacists we ought to fear and suppress. That’s what Booker’s really saying.

    To prove it, he and so many demagogues on the left are forever telling us about the epidemic of hate crimes in this country. But they’re lying. There is no epidemic. Take California, the largest and most liberal state in the country. In 2017, there were 65 reported hate crimes statewide in a population of 40 million. By the way, there were fewer hate crimes in 2017 under Trump than in 1996 during the Clinton administration.

    That epidemic is fake. It’s propaganda. They’re trying to control you with fear. Your opinions are violence -- that’s what they’re saying. Your opinions are violence. Disagreeing with me is assault. For my safety you must not be allowed to speak; you must obey.

    That’s what they’re telling you, and you can see why. Here’s where we come into it. If we go along with this, if we accede to these demands, it’s over. If we let them redefine speech as violence, the First Amendment has no meaning. They can tell you what to say and when to say it. They can use any force necessary to make you be quiet. Just as you would do whatever you needed to do and whatever force was necessary to stop a terrorist attack.

    They are saying your opinions and a terror attack are the same thing. This is a scary argument, and we should be afraid of it.
     
  2. Tsing, are you really a blithering idiot, or do you just play one on the Internet?
     
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  3. WeToddDid2

    WeToddDid2

  4. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Holy shit!

    I don't care that this is pushing Trump's narrative - it's plain wrong. Reminds me of the Soviet programming.
     
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  5. Omar is a Radical Islamist, terrorist sympathizer with an agenda. Everyone twisting themselves up like a pretzel to accommodate this bitch will only embolden her. A clear threat to national security and should be deported back to country of origin, but instead she gets appointed to foreign affairs committee. What could possibly go wrong?
     
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  6. WeToddDid2

    WeToddDid2

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  7. Whatever you may think of her, it does not excuse the goon in the White House, who should be held to a higher standard, but you guys keep lowering it.
     
  8. Why dont you start giving less attention to Trump and worrying more about the low standards of your Prime Minister?

    You can do that right? Didn't think so.

    Nothing worse than "an anus horribilus"

    Justin Trudeau's 'annus horribilis': All the reasons why the October election can't come soon enough

    https://business.financialpost.com/...hy-the-october-election-cant-come-soon-enough
     
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  9. So that's how you defend your Dear Leader? By casting aspersions beyond your own borders? Doesn't say much for what you think of him. (Not that you have the self-awareness to acknowledge it.)
     
  10. I see. Situation normal. As long as Trump as in office, no problems in Canada.

    Not sure real Canadians are thinking like that these days. You might want to read the news a little and talk around- but we know for you that means asking people in Alberta what they think about Trump while Trudeau tanks the entire province.

    Whatever, you dance to the only tune you know.

    When is that election in Alberta anyway. It's today isnt it? Nevermind. If Trump is not on the ballot you dont follow it.

    In Alberta's election, everybody is 'standing up' to Justin Trudeau
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/scheer-kenney-notley-trudeau-alberta-election-1.5096538
     
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