Tucker Carlson is Now Advocating For Violence Against Teachers.

The rhetoric just continues to escalate.

Lauren Elizabeth

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After Georgia Representative Marjorie Greene has been making the headlines for claiming Democrats were “pro-pedophile” and increasingly sounding like a leader who hopes to set the stage for genocide, FOX News’ own Tucker Carlson decided he was going to add to the increase in violent rhetoric coming from the right wing as well. On his April 8th show, Carlson decided to draw teachers and fathers into the mix.

William Valliancourt with Yahoo News writes:

“Tucker Carlson on Friday suggested that fathers of students should inflict violence upon teachers whom he claims are “pushing sex values” on them.

The Fox News host spoke with Ohio GOP Senate candidate JD Vance about how, as he put it, President Joe Biden “wants to determine what your kids learn about the deepest and most important issues there are.” Biden, he added, is therefore aiming for “control over your family, and your values, and your beliefs.”

“I don’t understand where the men are. Like where are the dads?” Carlson asked. “You know, some teacher is pushing sex values on your third grader. Why don’t you go in and thrash the teacher? Like this is an agent of the government pushing someone else’s values on your kid about sex, like where’s the pushback?”’

In no uncertain terms, Tucker Carlson just advocated for right wing fathers to go into the classroom of their 3rd grade child, and physically attack their teacher. If the mention of the very existence of lgbtq+ individuals even comes up in a classroom, Carlson’s language seems to indicate he views it as a responsibility for a father to come in and take matters into their own hands.

It’s one thing for a random, angry right winger in a fringe chatroom online to make these statements as if that wouldn’t be disturbing enough. It’s another when this is coming from the top cable news host in the country, who happens to be one of the most popular figures on the right.

Fascism isn’t coming, it is here.

Frankly, I’ve lost count of the number of times where I’ve addressed the actions and statements coming from GOP figures like Carlson, and pointed out…

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Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx