there’s a lot to unpack here…both in carlson specifically and this law in general.
is tucker hired opposition and trying to assure the masses that we’re still democratic? is this law a blow to white nationalism? And is that intentional?
Tucker is the heir to the Swanson company fortune. Whatever he’s doing, it’s not for money. He likely doesn’t understand, deep down, the concept of doing something just for money. His stated reason for acting, according to his book tour, is to prevent overreach by elites because “the torches and pitchforks will come out.” So his loyalties are ultimately to the elite class, he’s just a bit smarter than average.
Re: white nationalism, couldn’t say for sure. Probably yes, in the sense that trumpeting this victory will slightly de-radicalize people. It doesn’t seem to matter how substantive a victory is…Q people still think Trump built a big wall, after all. But I think it’s getting harder to de-radicalize people because more propaganda is going toward polarizing them. People are finding their political niches and infotainment rabbitholes and it’s getting harder and harder to move them between things. Liberals may be pro-war one day and pacifists the next but their media consumption remains unchanged. Conservatives may be isolationists one day and proactive self-defenders the next but they’ll still take whatever crumbs they’re given and call themselves winners.
Re: intentionality, this is definitely intentional. This law is such pussy bullshit that there’s no way it’s grassroots. It doesn’t ban anything, it just opens the doctors up to litigation if they break existing rules. In Texas! That’s the best they could do.
The law doesn’t allow the government of Texas to enforce the ban. No one’s going to jail over abortion. Instead, the new law lets citizens sue clinics that commit illegal abortions.-The article posted above
This is just a bone to throw to conservatives so they don’t think about the Jan 6 protestors being tortured in prisons across America as we speak. LETS GOOOO! (Don’t think about the Trumptards in dark padded rooms doing 20 years of solitary confinement. It’s not you! Not yet!)