More Divisive ID politics
This one’s an upside-down version of Jimmy Dore’s interview with a Boogaloo Boy in which the Message got buried by the Messenger. It seemed to have spawned another epic Twitter Spat.
‘Naomi Wolf joins Tucker Carlson to warn we’ve become a Covid-19 police state. Guess which one liberals think is the bigger crime?’, Helen Buyniski, RT.com, Feb. 23, 2021
“But Wolf’s words – broadly appealing though they may be to the inhabitants of a country pummeled within an inch of its life by years of suicidal government policies that bailed out mega-corporations and waged ruinous wars while leaving ordinary people twisting in the wind – were lost on many in her audience. These zeroed in on Carlson as if he – not what Wolf described as the “merger of corporate power and government power really characteristic of Italian fascism in the ’20s” – was the real authoritarian threat.
The Fox News host joked that Wolf, a former adviser to Bill Clinton’s presidential reelection campaign, was “undoubtedly losing friends” not just by coming on his show, but by posting about the Covid-19 police state to begin with. He even admitted he hadn’t read her tweets because he had assumed he’d disagree with them, chiding his audience to “treat people as individuals rather than as stand-ins for whole political parties."
But those remarks didn’t come near encapsulating the disturbing obstinacy of some of Wolf’s followers, who flew to pieces over their erstwhile heroine embracing a pundit they had long since written off as a “white supremacist” – even extending the label to cover her, in an egregious feat of guilt by association.”
Buyniski writes of the many ironies involved, and brings Tweets castigating Wollf, and later admirers of her and Tucker.
I used to admire @naomirwolf. Now she praises a white supremacist.
— Katherine Clark (@littlesidecar) February 23, 2021
— cassandra (@judiadg) February 23, 2021
We are being divided (left vs right) to keep us from having conversations about merging corporation/government that seek to control. It’s dangerous, scary and I’m so grateful for Naomi and Tucker (left/right) coming together to shed some light. Thank you
— Louisiana Artist (@AlysiaStarnes) February 23, 2021
Replying to @naomirwolf @KurtSchlichter and @TuckerCarlson
Excellent. Stand up. Fight back.
7:23 PM • Feb 22, 2021
The rest is largely by way of Buyniski’s opinion, and definitely thought-provoking, agree or not. Citizens of many nations have been openly demonstrating in the street about losing their civil liberties as well as their livelihoods during the past year in lockdown.
I found the show on youtube and have cued it up to the time when Wolf speaks for about 7 minutes.