Tucker Carlson’s “Religious Dictatorships Are Cool” tour stops in Moscow this week after spending last week in Alberta.
He was paid millions for two speaking engagements where roughly 10k religious extremists sat and enjoyed an evening with a white supremacist whose family gets paid millions by Hungary, Russia, and now Alberta to convince everyone else that theocratic dictatorships are what we need – we don’t know it yet.
1st Tucker video in Russia. If he interviews Putin, it will be historical.
Eat shit Fox News 😂 pic.twitter.com/Apphe5QEDn
— Rooster (@Roostersbak) February 5, 2024
Tucker Carlson spotted again in Moscow. He tells an Izvestia reporter he had read lots about Russia, so he "wanted to talk to people, look around, and see how it's doing… and it's doing very well."
— max seddon (@maxseddon) February 5, 2024
To get an idea how Tucker Carlson's "interview" with Putin will go, here he is in 2019 while Ukrainians were already dying on the frontline.
"Why should I not root for Russia, which I am." pic.twitter.com/HsShQwsX51
— Jay in Kyiv (@JayinKyiv) February 5, 2024
Former NHLr and self-avowed Putin fanboy Theo Fleury couldn’t be more thrilled.
Nothing to see here. It’s just an American “journalist” getting the red carpet treatment from a dictator who throws EVERY OTHER US Journalist in his country in jail for “espionage.” The fact Tucker is at the Bolshoi Ballet with another dude in balcony seats is a trip, too, unless you know about Tucker’s quiet preferences.
Back to Alberta:
What do you think it says when the evangelical hardline Christian Nationalist Premier of Alberta and the world’s most dangerous hardline Christian Nationalist dictator pay the same gay for PR and personal appearances?
So Tucker went from chilling with the premier of Alberta – @ABDanielleSmith – to chilling with the Kremlin.
— Cory Woods🇺🇦🇨🇦 (@TheWoodsyOne) February 3, 2024
It says the undercurrent of desire Danielle Smith has to turn Alberta into a theocratic province is VERY real. That idea dovetails nicely with her initiative to strip trans kids and families of fundamental human rights and, last week, ROBOCALLS to ban abortion in the province.
Tucker is a weapon of alt-right MAGA PR. That’s what he gets paid for. To popularize and “wash” authoritarian talking points into bite-size, digestible information. Putin and Smith want access to his audience. They need popular support for their hateful desire to manipulate their subjects into believing that authoritarianism is good for them under the bullshit, a well-crafted disguise of “freedom” (to embrace theocratic hate and governance).
Putin is LOVED by Christian Nationalists. Putin describes his invasion of Ukraine – rape, torture, and genocide of Ukrainians – as a “Christian Holy War,” and Maga/#MapleMAGA laps that shit up.
That’s why Alberta isn’t allowed to pick Prime Ministers. Our founders knew they’d fuck it up eventually.
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