This is Day 270 of 15 Days to Flatten the Curve and Day 30 of Ohio’s 21-day WuFlu Curfew.
Deb and I are well.
Listening to Tucker Carlson Tonight is a regular part of my weekday routine. As I’ve said before, I happen to think it’s the most useful hour in media — smart, honest, fearless and authentically American, four qualities that have attracted more viewers than any other program in cable news history.
Not bad for a guy who was thrown into an eight-o’clock slot formerly occupied by Bill O’Reilly less than four years ago.
Tucker’s taken a bunch of right-wing ack-ack over the last six weeks, most of it for not being acceptably pro-Trump. The fire comes from folks who insist that everyone on Fox News be Sean Hannity, which is something that Tucker Carlson will never be (and every thinking viewer can be thankful for that).
As he closed last night’s program and prepared to pitch to Hannity, Tucker addressed his audience with a personal editorial comment. He referred back to a report aired earlier in the hour, in which Fauci urged Americans to avoid celebrating a traditional Christmas, gathering with friends and family, and so on.
I apologize for not being able to quote exactly what came next. Best I can remember it, though, he softly said that he hoped that his viewers would ignore Fauci, get together with family and friends anyway and celebrate Christmas, that most American of holidays, in spite of what some bureaucrat-doctor says.
That kind of courage is rare in media these days. Tucker Carlson will continue to be criticized for thinking critically and challenging groupthink regardless of its source. He shows us that journalism isn’t dead just yet.
And that’s why I listen. You should, too.
Meanwhile, in authentically anti-American media, we see a culture of propaganda and censorship. It’s aimed at the incurably dependent, the pearl-clutchers, the easily fooled. And with the first WuFlu vaccine now being administered, progressives are mobilizing to snuff anything resembling optimism — like what this pundit with a medical degree said the other day:
“Just because you get vaccinated with that second dose does not mean you should be participating in things like traveling in the middle of an out-of-control pandemic, or that you’re liberated from masks. Everything still applies until all of us get the two-dose regimen. We don’t think that’s going to happen until June, July.”
The key words in that quote: “all of us.”
The goal posts are moving — again. We see that our “betters” really don’t know a damned thing, beyond knowing that they don’t dare relinquish the control this “crisis” has handed them. We can be sure that the incoming Daffy-Chuckles administration will tighten the totalitarian screws, too, and quickly — they need to show us that the State, not the People, are in charge.
I’m quite sure the prospect of amped-up federal tyranny delights Ohio’s governor.
The proper response of a free People? Defiance.
Take care of yourselves, Patriots. Stay free.