WRT

“Conservatives” have been working hard to spread the word about the threat to our nation of Critical Race Theory (“CRT”) the formerly obscure academic theory based on the evidence that there is systematic and often unconscious bias in our society and institutions that works to the detriment of non-white citizens. And while they have been spreading the word about CRT they have been spreading a theory of their own – White Replacement Theory (“WRT”). The theory that there is a monumental conspiracy afoot to replace white people, organize white genocide, and end European civilization as we know it.

You will find WRT being spread by many “conservative” journals and web sites, but there is one leading media figure with a bully pulpit who has made himself a vocal champion of WRT – Tucker Carlson. Here is a catalog and timeline of his promotion of WRT and related nonsense on his program. . .

https://tinyurl.com/5n6j6kab

This is some dangerous bullshit, and we see many of these absurd ideas and outright lies being repeated in forums like this one all over the country. Harmless rhetoric and hyperbole? Uh, No! Here is the latest tragic outrage directly caused by this racist agitprop that people spread without thinking.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/14/us/buffalo-ny-supermarket-multiple-shooting/index.html

70 thoughts on “WRT

  1. Do conservatives in general, led by Tucker Calrson in particular, have dangerous thoughts that cause mass murder?

    I don’t think so; the idea is silly.

    It might be worth noting, however, that U.S. government and media support for neo-Nazis in Ukraine might have blowback effects in places like Buffalo, NY.

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    1. “I don’t think so; the idea is silly.”

      And yet this psychopath made it clear that he was slaughtering black people to protect the white race from being replaced. You can call it silly, but people who believe the kind of filth that you people spread can easily and understandably become dangerous. Nobody wants to be replaced.

      “Support for neo-Nazis in Ukraine?”
      My, what a good little Pootie Puppet you are!

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        1. I was not aware of who this fellow was, but I could see he is a Youtuber with the label “New Atlas.” I did a little research. He is an America-hating, Russia-loving conspiracy theory blogger named Brian Berletic. His recent postings are all out of Putin’s Book of Lies including that Ukraine is a Nazi state and that Russia’s war is going great.

          In short, he is a nut and his nutty “analysis” of the Buffalo massacre is all you need to see to know just how nutty he is. That you use him to support YOUR nutty claim does you no credit. Who relies on “information” provided by a nut? I mean, seriously. Who does that?

          If you want to know what caused this psycho to massacre black people, follow the many links provided to the insanity of WRT that Tucker Carlson has been spreading. THAT is the cause. Not the Ukraine resisting Russian invasion.

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          1. No thanks. I find the manifesto’s use of Ukrainian neo-Nazi symbols more direct than imaginary connections with Tucker Carlson.

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          2. Uh, the connections with Tucker Carlson are not imaginary. Read the so-called manifesto to see the White Replacement nonsense that is peddled by Carlson and by nobody in the Ukraine.

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          3. RE: “Uh, the connections with Tucker Carlson are not imaginary.”

            If you have a copy of the manifesto, please post a link. I’ll bet Tucker Carlson isn’t mentioned anywhere in it. If not, they you dragging Carlson into your post is arbitrary and part of the same logical fallacy that causes you to accuse conservatives as a group of being proponents of WRT.

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          4. You would not know a logical fallacy if it bit you on the ass.

            In this case, whether or not Carlson is mentioned by name, the LIES he spreads to inflame white racism are what the manifesto is about.

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          5. RE: “In this case, whether or not Carlson is mentioned by name, the LIES he spreads to inflame white racism are what the manifesto is about.”

            Yes, that’s the fallacy in your post. If you want to prove that WRT causes mass murder, Tucker Carlson is irrelevant. But of course, irrelevancies may seem handy when you can’t prove your conclusion.

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          6. “Yes, that’s the fallacy in your post. If you want to prove that WRT causes mass murder, Tucker Carlson is irrelevant. But of course, irrelevancies may seem handy when you can’t prove your conclusion.”

            I do not need to “prove that WRT causes mass murder.” The murders themselves have done that. There have been numerous racist mass murders committed by people who claimed they acted to protect the white race or to to trigger the longed for race war. This latest outrage in Buffalo is only the latest.

            https://www.businessinsider.com/buffalo-mass-shooting-latest-linked-to-great-replacement-theory-2022-5

            Since it is established that White Replacement Theory motivates believers to mass murder, it becomes highly relevant to identify the sources of such dangerous nonsense. Tucker Carlson is the lying liar with the most “bully pulpit.” His role is disgraceful, if not criminal, and pointing it out is essnetial for countering the poison he is spreading.

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          7. RE: “I do not need to ‘prove that WRT causes mass murder.’ The murders themselves have done that.”

            Your closed-mindedness is convenient, isn’t it? Since you can’t illuminate the connection between WRT in general and mass murders, you save time and effort by just claiming it is obvious.

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          8. “Your closed-mindedness is convenient, isn’t it?”

            I have no idea what you are talking about? The evidence that Replacement theory motivated several mass shootings was provided by the shooters. What would be better evidence? Maybe it is your mind that is closed to the consequences of the garbage you help spread?

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    2. “…support for neo-Nazis…”

      Putin is the only real racist, supremacist thug in this war. Your constant denigration of Ukraine because there were some White nationalists in one battalion at one time in the recent past is based on conspiracy 101. We have more neo-Nazi assholes in our country and your party is nurturing them like they were Jesus’ disciples.

      I get that Republicans caught up in the cult of Trump believe they are superior patriots, elitists if you will.

      But that false position is no better than any old or new Nazis had over the last century. “Jews will not replace us” by the “fine people” is just an extension of that thinking, such as it is.

      Aligning oneself with WRT is stripping any credibility from the right wing today.

      IMO.

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      1. Surely it is worthwhile to resist the spread of Nazi ideology. Is it so important to smear conservatives and Tucker Carlson that one must deny the history and significance of Nazi ideology in Ukraine?

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        1. Carlson is a cheap, lying, fear monger. He has admitted to lying as a matter of course. FOX also has said no one expects him to tell the truth.

          So let’s just say he smears himself, with no help needed.

          If conservatives agree that Nazis run Ukraine, then in my estimation they deserve just as much respect as Carlson. That is less than zero.

          Our own history with arguably many more neo-Nazis in the country, including their fearless leader in Mar a Lago who told them to “stand by” for him, we should be proud of Ukrainians for keeping a lid on such human waste.

          I think that explains my take.

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          1. Can you provide a quote or any other thing that provides proof that Fox doesn’t expect him to tell the truth? Or is this just another of your “artistic license” or the way you write that we the readers should believe.

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          2. Sure. Remember you can believe whatever you want. You don’t have to wait for me to tell “we the readers” what to believe. You can do what most of us do: fact check yourself. It is not hard.

            “…U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil’s opinion, leaning heavily on the arguments of Fox’s lawyers: The “‘general tenor’ of the show should then inform a viewer that [Carlson] is not ‘stating actual facts’ about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary.’ ”

            “Fox persuasively argues, that given Mr. Carlson’s reputation, any reasonable viewer ‘arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism’ about the statement he makes.”

            https://www.npr.org/2020/09/29/917747123/you-literally-cant-believe-the-facts-tucker-carlson-tells-you-so-say-fox-s-lawye

            “I mean, I lie if I’m really cornered or something,” Carlson admitted. “I lie. I really try not to. I try never to lie on TV. I just don’t ― I don’t like lying. I certainly do it, you know, out of weakness or whatever.”

            https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tucker-carlson-admits-lying-on-show_n_613fb9bee4b09519c5085ebd

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          3. @Lennart Is that all you’ve got. I read your links. Some dated crap that can not be substantiated in any way. As far as him lying, he made the statement that he would in certain conditions but did not mention his show. Like Dr. Tabor I don’t make it a habit to watch his show. But judging from your recent comments you rarely miss an episode.

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          4. “Some dated crap that can not be substantiated in any way. ”

            As a reminder, you accused Len of dishonesty (“artistic license”) when he said that Tucker Carlson has admitted to lying and that Fox has said that no one expects him to tell the truth. You challenged him to prove it.

            Uh, did you not understand the links that Len provided. When Fox News was sued for slander because of outrageous lies that Carlson spread on the air, their defense IN COURT and UNDER OATH was that no person in their right mind would believe things he says because he is merely an entertainer who “is not ‘stating actual facts’ about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary.’ ”

            In short, Len politely responded to your uncivil accusations of dishonesty with chapter and verse. But not good enough? Maybe you better go back to just calling people names? You do not seem to be ready for adult conversation.

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          5. @Murphy……I didn’t accuse Lennart of anything. I used the same words he used to describe the way he writes.

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          6. “Or is this just another of your “artistic license” ”

            Well, Calvin that may not be an accusation, per se, but it is a very strong suggestion that he was offering a falsehood. He provided the documentation that you asked for, but you could not bring yourself to simply accept the proven fact. Not atypical of you people where simply dismissing conclusive evidence of something you choose not to believe is SOP.

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        2. “Surely it is worthwhile to resist the spread of Nazi ideology. ”

          WRT IS Nazi ideology. Duh!
          I don’t see YOU resisting it. I see YOU spreading it. Every chance you get.

          No one need deny the history and significance of Nazi ideology in Ukraine. But you do not get to exaggerate it by orders of magnitude without being called on it. Just how much Nazi ideology do you think there is in Ukraine? You think Zelensky is a Nazi? Is being Ukrainian patriot make you a Nazi? Putin calls Ukraine a “Nazi state.” That is patently absurd.

          You may not know this since you know so little history (didn’t even know that Russia invaded Finland in 1939), but many Ukrainians sided with Hitler in WWII not because they were Nazis but because millions of them had been killed by Stalin in the 1930’s, Ukrainians were second class citizens of Stalin’s USSR, and they wanted to be a sovereign nation again. It is one of the reasons that Ukrainian anti-Russian patriotism has been so fierce against THIS Russian atrocity. Blood feuds span generations. THAT is history and it is significant.

          https://www.britannica.com/event/Holodomor

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        3. RE: “I think that explains my take.”

          No explanation needed. I already understood you as denying the history and significance of Nazi ideology in Ukraine. Also, I already understood you as being on a mission to smear people you categorically don’t like.

          I don’t understand why anyone would take the positions you do. Witch hunting is always indefensible in my view.

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        4. RE: “Just how much Nazi ideology do you think there is in Ukraine?”

          There is enough that the CIA began exploiting neo-Nazi groups in Ukraine to influence political events in the 1940s and was able to use them to cause the Maidan coup in 2014 and to prosecute the civil war against the breakaway republics for the next eight years.

          RE: “You think Zelensky is a Nazi?”

          I think Zelensky is a CIA/State Department stooge.

          RE: “Is being Ukrainian patriot make you a Nazi?”

          Of course not. Neither does being a Ukrainian Nazi make you a patriot.

          RE: “many Ukrainians sided with Hitler in WWII not because they were Nazis but because millions of them had been killed by Stalin in the 1930’s, Ukrainians were second class citizens of Stalin’s USSR, and they wanted to be a sovereign nation again.”

          That’s the history, all right. It is no excuse for neo-Nazis in Ukraine today. It is even less of an excuse for having Ukrainian neo-Nazis on the U.S. payroll as we prosecute this war.

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          1. Well, your beliefs about Ukraine are a good example of the pernicious effect of conspiracy theory nonsense and skillful propaganda. The Russians are selling an alternative reality and you are buying it.

            For the record, this war was 100% the work of V. Putin, not Joe Biden and not the CIA. “De-nazification” of Ukraine is a PRETEXT for the war. Not the reason. The “Maidan Revolution” was a Constitutional crisis triggered by Russian pressure on the President to ignore the decisions of Parliament with respect to European trade.

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          2. RE: “For the record, this war was 100% the work of V. Putin, not Joe Biden and not the CIA.”

            I disagree, and have posted extensively the opinions of U.S. foreign policy experts who refute your claim.

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          3. RE: “Would you say the same about AMERICAN neo-Nazi’s and White Supremacists?”

            Of course. My point, however, is the U.S. support for Ukrainian neo-Nazis does not quality as support for Ukrainian patriots.

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          4. “I exaggerated a bit, but my point still stands.”

            THen say so.

            As far as historical nazism in Ukraine, no one is saying it didn’t happen. But just like there are neo-Nazi’s her, in Germany, and in many other Western countries, that does not change the fact that the history has been overcome by current leaders. If you can honestly say that Ukraine is a Nazi country, then you better damned sure be ready to same the same thing about this one.

            And supporting the country of Ukraine, including those that are actually fighting to protect their country from a Hitler-wannabe, is noble. You take one small command in the Ukrainian army and then claim the entire country is Nazified. That is a lie. I think you are just too enraptured with Putin to see it.

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          5. Uh, you have posted the opinions of crackpots and Russian stooges. They cannot change the facts. This is a war of choice. It was a choice made 100% by Vladimir Putin. Russia was not threatened. Russia was not attacked. Russia has been the aggressor around its borders. Not NATO.

            Here is something else you people just cannot accept. The “genius” invasion was a strategic blunder and a tactical failure of historic proportions. NATO has not been this unified since the collapse of the USSR. Germany is rearming. Finland and Sweden are applying for NATO membership. The Russian economy may never recover. And, on the ground, the much-feared Russian military has shown itself to be corrupt, incompetent, and ineffective. Approximately 1/3 of the troops committed to the folly are now dead, wounded, MIA or captured. ONE THIRD. Modern countries will not accept failure of such proportions which is why Putin has been covering up the scale of the disaster and criminalizing truthful reporting about the war.

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  2. Instead of trying to tie Tucker Carlson to the act of a racist madman with out-of-context snippets from Media Matters, why not look at the failure of the authorities to follow up on clear warning signs?

    The shooter had threatened a high school and had been involuntarily committed for evaluation, yet no one bothered to report that to the NICS database.

    Yet another case of failure to use the tools available.

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    1. It is not an either/or situation.

      He is a white supremacist inflamed to violence by the racist WRT content of Fox News and other “conservative” outlets AND it is a shame he was not stopped by – whoever you are blaming this time.

      And, a dollar against a donut says that if he had been stopped from getting a gun based on nothing more than exercising his freedom of speech, NRA-types in general and you in particular would be almost literally up in arms about it.

      Tucker Carlson and his ilk have blood on their hands. You can pretend there is no relationship to the kind of schtick that malevolent asshole performs and the people who act on the ideas he spreads. But there is.

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      1. I don’t listen to Carleson much, but the impression I got from what I have heard is that it’s not so much a matter of race as assimilation and a fear that immigrants will become Democrats. I think he is wrong there, especially as wokeness overcomes the Democratic Party.

        At least as far as Mexicans and most other South and Central American immigrants are concerned, they are hard working people and should be welcomed.

        His comments about Europe refer to Muslim immigrants, who do not assimilate and who do displace local populations.

        The NRA helped develop the NICS system and has consistently warned of the failure to get dangeroously mentally ill people on the list.

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        1. “I don’t listen to Carleson much”

          Well, a lot of people do and his entire schtick is thinly veiled fearmongering and racism.

          As I mentioned, there are a lot of other “conservative” sources peddling similar bags of garbage. Maybe it was from one of them that you, for example, “learned” that BLM is a violent movement, real Americans are being exploited by “urban” elites, people of color are not actually disadvantaged, and that CRT is a threat to our future.

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  3. Never heard of it and it’s not being taught to kids in school as a devisive concept so I don’t believe it warrants an iota of concern. Yaaaaaaawn, anything else knotting up the panties?

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          1. @Boy Wonder Green Unlike you I do not feel the need to have trolls of any persuasion feed me anything. I’m quite certain that I can think for myself. You, on the other hand, swallow anything the leftist trolls dangle in front of you.

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          2. ” I’m quite certain that I can think for myself”

            Your high esteem in which you hold yourself is a crock of shit.

            It also seems that you think by calling me childish names, you prove your superiority. Actually it proves that you are an ass and a bully, just like the heroes you squwak about.

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          3. nivlac, the anonymous troll with no coherent or original thoughts.

            You Calvin, how’s your stuffed tiger doing? Still sleeping with it every night?

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    1. You may never have heard of White Replacement Theory by name, but you have heard and you repeat its racist fear-mongering tenets such as the one you spew now about “CRT” being taught to kids in schools.

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      1. CRT is pure racist trash, that HAS indeed been taught to children, no matter who knows that fact. Proof has been provided numerous times in this forum If WRT agrees it’s racist trash then the concept has one thing spot on. The rest, who cares but you??

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        1. Your CRT rant only shows how you have absorbed the racist baloney that racists are peddling to people like you.

          Why are you people so emotional about the teaching of complete and accurate history – something that YOU call CRT? Ashamed? Afraid that you will be replaced? What?

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          1. Because for the umpteenth time, CRT is NOT history. It is a movement that spews trash like all white people exploit blacks for personal gain and that all law enforcement and legal system is inherently racist. CRT expects a payout to blacks. No matter how many times you LIE about it won’t change anything. It is liberals like you who have been duped with the Kool aid of CRT racismand are so stupid you just don’t know it…

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          2. Well, thanks for demonstrating again the very thing I asked you about. Another rant full of nonsense, resentment and anger based on – at best – a Fox News comprehension of what Critical Race Theory actually is.

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        2. ” Proof has been provided numerous times in this forum”

          And usually a single incident that has been provided numerous times.

          And your covert approval of White Replacement Theory proves what I have said about you all along; You hate the other and I would not be surprised to find you as the next perpetrator of hate.

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    2. It’s not being taught in schools; it’s being taught in HOMES. And spread on the internet and through mouthpieces like Carlson. It is much more pervasive and sinister and DEADLY than CRT could ever be.

      Sounds to me like you have no issues with the rise in hater crimes because they aren’t being committed against people like you. So therefore it ain’t no problem.

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    3. RE: “Never heard of it…”

      I’ve never heard of WRT, either, but it IS funny. Liberals are jealous of conservatives who have CRT to complain about, so they change a letter to make up something THEY can complain about.

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      1. “I’ve never heard of WRT, either”

        Yeah, sure.

        Liberals did not bring up WRT. One of you people brought it up to justify his slaughter of innocent black shoppers in Buffalo.

        So funny!

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      2. “I’ve never heard of WRT”..

        that is a lie. Unless you completely forget about Charlottesville, the night before the rally. Or any of the other mass shootings where the criminal posted a manifesto that was discussed.

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    1. Too many Jews? Well, there you go. “Replacement Theory” had nothing to do with it.

      And whether he hates Fox News for that reason or not his “manifesto” parroted Tucker Carlson almost verbatim in certain passages.

      You can cherry-pick 180 pages to find SOMETHING to spin the truth. But we “leftists” do not target black people for mass murder.

      Real conservatives such as Liz Cheney can see what is happening and are not afraid to say so plainly. Why can’t you? Never mind. It is one of my rhetorical questions with a painfully obvious answer.

      “The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. @GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.”

      https://tinyurl.com/2p9ff4kp

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        1. “I haven’t seen the manifesto Is there a link?”

          …”but the shooter’s manifesto does not mention Carleson and specifically expresses his hatred for FOX news.”

          Contradict yourself much?

          I suggest you take a serious look at my post from The Bulwark and tell me if Carlson’s mention or lack thereof in the manifesto makes a difference. Carlson promotes the theory, but just because the murderer does not mention his name directly, it does not change the fact that he has been promoting the theory, More than any teacher has been pushing CRT in a classroom. And Carlson’s audience is a lot bigger than a 28-35 student classroom.

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        2. “I haven’t seen the manifesto Is there a link?”

          I have only seen reports and characterizations. I also saw that Twitter is blocking the link that was originally posted by the maniac. I have also seen reports of his live streaming of the massacre and that his commentary made it clear that he was acting based on the threat posited by Replacement theory.

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  4. The link said he “attacked 21st Century Fox for hiring Jewish people”.

    Carlson is not Jewish. And he promotes WRT. What’s not to like?

    Pizzagate sent a loser to rescue children in a basement at a pizza shop with no basement.

    Conservatives on the looney end are just a barrel of comedies. Big Lie, insurrections, White Supremacy, CRT, censorship, guns, personhood…

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  5. “Conservatives on the looney end are just a barrel of comedies. Big Lie, insurrections, White Supremacy, CRT, censorship, guns, personhood…”

    You left out that Putin is the new leader of the Antifa movement.

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