Fox News star Tucker Carlson has warned Elon Musk that the Left is hell-bent on destroying the Tesla CEO because he’s an “existential threat” to them.
Musk has come under heavy fire from the Left after revealing that he planned to buy Twitter and end its censorship practices by restoring free speech to the platform.
His purchase of the company is expected to complete before the end of the month, just in time for the midterm elections.
According to Carlson, the Left sees Musk as their greatest threat as his plans slowly fall into place.
During his monologue on Tuesday’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the host pointed out that free speech is the “most basic and essential of all the freedoms, and that’s why it’s enshrined in the very First Amendment to the Bill of Rights.”
“It’s central not simply to freedom, but to humanity.
“It’s not opposable thumbs that separate us from the animals.
“It’s words. We can speak.
“That’s our power — words. ‘In the beginning, was the Word,’ declares John at the opening of the fourth Gospel,” he noted.
“The word. The word is the most important thing that we have.
“Take away our ability to choose our own words, and we are no longer fully human.
“We are subjects. We’re chattel.”
He continued by noting that the Left wanted to stop Musk from buying Twitter because his primary aim has been to lift the platform’s onerous restrictions on conservative political speech.
“It is a true, existential threat to the hegemony of the people currently in charge,” Carlson said.
“Authoritarians understand this above all.
“That’s why they hate freedom of speech.
“In fact, if you gave them a choice, they’d let you have a fully automatic, .50 caliber machine gun before they allowed you to say exactly what you want,” Carlson said.
“With the gun, you might be able to kill people, but with words, you can expose them.
“With words, you can change the world. In fact, there has never been a change, a deep change to the way people live and think, that didn’t begin with words.
“Not with might, not with violence, but with words.
“That’s why they’re so obsessively focused on what you can say, on the words you can use because they understand the power of words.”
Carlson also noted that Musk “was just the other day, a hero to them — he’s the electric car guy, remember?”
Meanwhile, the scribes at The Washington Post, like columnist Max Boot, have been working overtime to trumpet the apparent dangers of less censorship.
Boot tweeted this in April: “For democracy to survive, we need more content moderation, not less.”
I am frightened by the impact on society and politics if Elon Musk acquires Twitter. He seems to believe that on social media anything goes. For democracy to survive, we need more content moderation, not less.
— Max Boot 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@MaxBoot) April 14, 2022
Of course, Boot doesn’t want “moderation” of his own content, just those he disagrees with, as conservative activist Robby Starbuck pointed out:
You mean like social media giants censoring the Hunter Biden story because they believed propagandists like you who lied about it not being true? That in itself flips the 2020 election. pic.twitter.com/nvUf5mZZvQ
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) April 14, 2022