Our old pal Tucker Carlson is up to his old tricks again. He’s just hopping mad about those damn gay people who actually have the audacity to think that they should be treated like human beings with equal rights. So mad that he declared on Fox News (of course) that they are “jihadis.”
“All the talk of tolerance that a lot of us sort of took at face value in the ‘90s and even in the last decade — ‘Why can’t all of us get along; you accept me, I’ll accept you’ — they didn’t mean it at all,” Carlson inveighed on Fox’s “Special Report with Bret Baier.”
“These are absolutists. These are jihadists!” he thundered. “These are people who want to make you obey. They don’t brook any opposition to their worldview at all. They will crush you.”‘…
“I mean, if you want to have a gay wedding, fine, go ahead,” Carlson said at the time. (Thanks for the permission, Tucker.) He continued, “If I don’t want to bake you a cake for your gay wedding, that’s okay too. Or should be. That’s called tolerance. But when you try and force me to bake a cake for your gay wedding and threaten me with prison if I don’t, that’s called fascism.”
Jihadis! Fascists! You know, like those uppity black people who passed the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago to do the exact same thing that Carlson is throwing a fit about. Was Martin Luther King a fascist too, Tucker? I mean, he was clearly “intolerant” and unwilling to compromise. He refused to tolerate businesses that refused to serve black people. I mean, he was practically the first coming of Osama Bin Laden, amirite?