Progressives, Tucker Carlson, and the Colorado Club Q Shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich – Carlson’s Inconsistency
I appreciate Tucker Carlson demonstrating how many progressives are attempting to conflate grooming and criticism of sexualizing children (which is disgusting) with homophobia and how wrong this is.
That is, a lot of leftists are saying any criticism of grooming and pedophilia is hateful towards homosexuals.
The problem is, the progressives are there-by themselves associating homosexuals with child molesting and grooming, not conservatives.
The left has for some time now been trying to de-stigmatize pedophilia (more about that here and here), and promoting drag queen story hours at public schools and libraries, and declaring that men can become women and be allowed into women’s spaces merely by “identifying” as women is all part of the plan of trying to normalize pedophilia.
So hurrah for Tucker Carlson for pointing this out vis a vis the “Club Q” gay bar and nightclub shooting the other day…
but while Tucker has rightly been condemning that, as well as the knee-jerk tendency of liberals and progressives to automatically link the shooter to Republicans, Christians, or conservatives,
even saying the other night on his show that the shooter’s motives are not even known yet, where was this restraint by Carlson with Robert Crimo, the Highland Park shooter?
Even though, to this day, Crimo’s motives are still not known, the very day or soon there-after, Tucker went on his nightly opinion show on Fox network to ascribe motive to all women!
Carlson actually blamed all women for the actions of Robert Crimo, which is unacceptable and sexist. And even the police didn’t know what Crimo’s motives were, but Carlson strangely attributed his motives to women.
I did a post about this months ago:
So, while it’s great that Carlson is telling liberals and progressives not to jump to guessing the shooter’s motives at this point and attributing them to all conservatives, I am puzzled why Carlson is showing this restraint now, but not with the Robert Crimo shooter?
The inconsistency is glaring.
Carlson wants to protect all conservatives, or anyone who is anti-grooming from being smeared by false accusations, but that didn’t stop Carlson from smearing ALL women months ago in regards to the Crimo shooting incident.
Looks like this shooter came from a Nuclear Family, by the way.
At one point, his parents did divorce – but, did being born to a married couple ensure that this guy grew up to be a more loving, responsible, ethical member of society?
Nope, it sure did not.
My fellow conservatives need to stop making over-promises to the supposed benefits of marriage and “the nuclear family.”
The Daily Mail was reporting that one of the grandfathers of the shooter is a Trump supporter.
I’ve so far not seen what, if any, political views, the shooter himself holds.
In the past decade, we’ve had crazies and idiots shoot up people in churches, public schools, and synagogues,and some of those shooters were leftists who hate conservatives. Crazies come from all groups.
In the video below, Tucker goes on to criticize the Biden administration for using the Colorado shooting as a pretext for blaming gun owners.
Tucker isn’t okay with anyone using the Colorado shooting as an excuse to be anti-gun owner or to bash conservatives, which I’m fine with,
but he was okay in July of this year with victim-blaming ALL WOMEN for Robert Crimo’s July 4th massacre in Illinois, where he killed seven people:
This clip in the tweet below was taken from the Nov 22, 2022 Tucker Carlson show on Fox cable news, where Carlson was explaining how progressives were attempting to blame conservatives for the actions of Anderson Lee Aldrich, in that progressives have said that any conservative who is opposed to grooming or the sexualization of children, is to blame for this nut shooting up a gay nightclub:
Nov 22, 2022
by K. Taylor
Accused Colorado Springs gay bar mass shooter 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich is non-binary, uses they/them pronouns and is addressed by Mx. according to a Tuesday night court filing by his attorney. The mass shooting at Club Q killed five and injured 17 people. Aldrich has been charged with five counts of first degree murder and ‘bias motivated crime.’
Club Q features drag shows, including all ages family brunch drag shows, that has prompted liberal media figures to blame the attack on conservative reporters who have exposed the sexualization of children at drag shows and the targeting of minors for trans surgery and medication
New York Times reporter Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs posted to Twitter, “In new court filing, public defenders for the suspect in the mass shooting at a Colorado gay club that left 5 people dead say that their client is non-binary and that “they use they/them pronouns.” The lawyers refer to their client as Mx. Anderson Aldrich.”
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I will be putting portions I believe to be very pertinent to my blog post of the following transcript into bold face type:
(This appears to be a transcript of the show – which I did watch):
by Tucker Carlson
On Saturday night, as you may now have read, a 22-year-old man called Anderson Lee Aldrich walked into a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs and opened fire.
By the time he was subdued by patrons, he had murdered five people and injured another 25.
You’ve seen this story before, but no matter how many times you’ve seen it, it never stops being horrifying and it shouldn’t stop. Violence and cruelty should always horrify us every single time.
When we start to become cynical about the deaths of other human beings, we have lost something essential to our humanity. Unfortunately, you’re seeing that.
The most obvious question is, why did Anderson Lee Aldrich shoot 30 people? And the truth is, we don’t know. We do know he was clearly a troubled person.
Last summer, he threatened to blow up his mother’s house with a bomb. Authorities had to evacuate the neighborhood during the four-hour standoff that ensued. Eventually, he surrendered.
POPPY HARLOW: You’re seeing this video first on CNN. That shows the alleged gunman, 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, surrendering to law enforcement. This is just a year ago, in June of 2021, after allegedly making a bomb threat on his own mother.
After that happened, he, of course, was arrested and charged with first degree kidnapping and felony menacing, but then the local district attorney, a man called Michael J. Allen, did not pursue charges.
Why? We reached out to Allen’s office to find out why, but he did not get back to us, so we can only guess.
We do know what the effect was. Because Aldrich was never charged with a crime and his arrest record was sealed, his violent past did not show up in background checks.
Threatening to murder his own mother did not prevent him from buying a firearm even under Colorado’s so-called red flag law, which is designed to prevent that very thing.
Those are the facts. That’s what we know so far. Once again, authorities failed to keep the public safe. They didn’t do their job. You may recognize now a pattern because you have seen that before.
As for Aldrich’s motive in shooting strangers, we can only guess and we’re not going to guess both because guessing would be dishonest and irresponsible. You can’t just make up a story because it suits your preexisting beliefs, but more to the point, we’re not going to guess because it would dishonor the memories of the five people who were just murdered in Colorado Springs. These were human beings. They were Americans. They were not props in a larger ideological war, and to reduce them to that is wrong.
That’s exactly what many politicians are doing right now. Within hours of the shootings, Joe Biden and his allies use this tragedy as a pretext for disarming the law-abiding population of the country. We need more gun control, Joe Biden said predictably.
Notwithstanding the fact that Colorado’s existing gun control laws, which are extensive, did not prevent this attack. It was a contemptible and heartless and deeply cynical display of political opportunism.
…These horrifying murders in Colorado over the weekend quickly became a pretext for yet more censorship of your speech. You are responsible for this, they told you, because you said the wrong thing.
… [Tucker imitating typical liberal and progressive talking points]:
You are guilty of stochastic terrorism, inspiring violence by your beliefs. Anderson Lee Aldrich committed mass murder because you complained about the sexualizing of children. Every time you object to drag time story out for fifth graders or point out that genital mutilation is being committed on minors, (which it is), every time you say that, you are putting people’s lives at risk.
Now that seems implausible and yet many are making this claim. Many have made it over the past 24 hours. Watch, for example, Brandy Zadrozny of NBC.
BRANDY ZADROZNY: Online, including this Libs of TikTok account, which feeds larger media like Fox News stories, what has happened is a demonization of LGBTQ people, calling them groomers and pedophiles. This type of thing, whether we can say it’s motive or not, what we know is that it’s just another reason why LGBTQ people are scared.
There it is, right there. When you point out the truth, indisputably and the truth is that some adults in this country, apparently a growing number, have a deeply unhealthy fixation on the sexuality of children, when you say that out loud, you get people killed.
That is what Brandy Zadrozny is saying and by saying that Brandy Zadrozny and the many people like her are effectively defending that same deeply unhealthy fixation on the sexuality of children.
By the way, it’s absolutely real. You’re not imagining that. It’s happening. The evidence is everywhere and it comes to light on the Internet. Brandy Zadrozny and people like her hate that you are seeing that. Notice that Zadrozny is not claiming that Libs of TikTok is making this up. She never even suggests that. She is threatening them and what she’s doing is threatening them, you should know, and she’s doing that because they’re pointing it out.
Noticing it’s happening is their crime and once again, it is happening. Children’s Hospital in Boston, where the most famous hospitals in the world, has admitted performing double mastectomies on children for no medical reason at all.
There is no scientific justification for sexually mutilating kids. They are not doing it for a scientifically defensible reason.
They are doing it because they believe in a very specific religious ideology. That’s true. Is pointing that out an attack on gay people? Of course, it is not an attack on gay people.
It has nothing to do with gay people. It has to do with sexually mutilating children, which is wrong, period. It should be a crime period and yet suddenly it’s very common.
…Here you have people mutilating the genitals of children running ads on Instagram promoting kiddie porn, and there’s Brandy Zadrozny on NBC News. She’s not attacking them.
She’s attacking anyone who notices and accusing them of attacking gay people. Once again, this has nothing to do with gay people.
This is an attack on the sexual fixation on and mutilation of the genitals of children, pushing kiddie porn. It has nothing to do gay people. That’s an offense against anyone’s definition of decency, and she’s effectively defending it, and they all are.
You’re not allowed to notice it or else you’re committing violence. You’re complicit in mass murder. Well, the people who are doing these things are fine. No one attacks them.
An ACLU spokesman launched this attack on Doug Lamborn, a congressman from Colorado. Watch this. “He voted against the Respect for Marriage Act and is a co-sponsor of Marjorie Taylor Green’s nationwide ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth.” Huh? That’s the crime.
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Okay, so Tucker now thinks, in this Colorado shooting incident it is wrong to use shooting victims as props to make political points, he’s says he’s not comfortable with ascribing motives to the shooter at this point…
but where the hell was this concern for not victim blaming entire groups for the actions of one back in July of 2022, when Tucker blamed all women for Robert Crimo shooting many people and killing seven?
So, if feminists discuss Toxic Masculinity, Tucker will accuse them, and all women by extension, of “stochastic terrorism,” as he posited that feminism and women being too controlling of men, is what led Crimo to become a killer.
Tucker is now accusing liberal and progressive talking heads on social media and liberal news networks of doing the very thing that he himself did months ago.
So, in Tucker Carlson logic, it’s wrong for progressives and looney-tune transgender activists to sexualize children, to demonize any who speak out against that,
but it’s not okay for feminists to note that culture has a tendency to develop and reward Toxic behaviors in males,
and Tucker think it’s okay to then blame and demonize all women for noticing that Toxic Masculinity is in fact a thing, and he will blame the actions of a murderous young man on all women? This is a huge double standard.
A reminder of what Carlson said back when he was pontificating about Crimo’s reasoning and motives back in July of this year:
[Carlson said (without evidence):]
“And yet the authorities in their [the male mass shooters] lives—mostly women—never stop lecturing them about their so-called privilege. ‘You’re male, you’re privileged.’” Carlson imitated. “Imagine that. Try to imagine an unhealthier, unhappier life than that. So a lot of young men in America are going nuts. Are you surprised?”
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Tucker occasionally says things I agree with, but at times, no, we’re not in agreement. He buys into gender stereotypes way too much, to the point he veers into sexist views about women.
Instantly, the Left’s narrative about Anderson Lee Aldrich collapses.
BY TIMOTHY CAULFIELD
PUBLISHED: NOV 21, 2022
… It should also be noted that promoting a traditional (or, let’s be honest here, entirely mythical) view of masculinity—a core theme in Tucker’s world—comes with its own health risks.
For example, studies have shown that people who view themselves as masculine are less likely to seek health-related help and more likely to catch COVID, to have heart disease, and poorer cancer outcomes.
For example, a study from 2021 found that “higher conformity to masculine norms was associated with an increased risk of current depressive symptoms.”
Other research, published in 2020, found a link between masculinity and suicidal ideation in boys and younger men. The authors of the study suggest that their work highlights “the importance of presenting young males with alternative and multiple ways of being a male.”
While we need to be careful not to over-interpret these findings (most come from observational studies that cannot confirm causation), this body of research emphasizes that the relationship between masculinity and health is, at a minimum, c
The End of Men is a good reminder to be leery of all health messaging that seems more an excuse for ideological spin—right, left, or center—than evidence-based advice, especially when comes in the guise of fearmongering noise.omplex. Despite what Tucker tells us, more isn’t necessarily better.
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(Link): ‘I’m going to blow this place to holy hell!’ Colorado gay club shooter is seen in 2021 bomb threat video before surrendering to cops at his mom’s house – as he’s charged with five counts of murder over Saturday’s nightclub attack
Nov 21, 2022
DailyMail.com can reveal the first photograph of Colorado gay club shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich along with video he filmed of himself threatening to blow his mother’s house to ‘holy hell’ a year ago.
Aldrich, 22, was taken into custody at the house where his mother, Laura Voepel, was renting a room in June 2021 in Colorado Springs. He was charged with felony menacing and kidnapping but was released from custody.
On Saturday, he is accused of opening fire in Club Q just before midnight, murdering five people and injuring others. The club’s owners say he arrived with ‘tremendous firepower’ – an AR-15 rifle, six magazines of ammo and a handgun. Patrons used the handgun he was carrying to beat him to the ground until police arrived. The sheriff’s department has not yet released his mugshot.
On Monday, he was charged with five counts of murder and five counts of committing a hate crime.
The incident last year involved Aldrich fleeing to the home where his mother was renting a room. He had been living nearby with his grandma, Pam Pullen, and her husband Jonathan, but went on the run after threatening to kill them.
… [Screen cap on page of Facebook post by the mother of the shooter]:
Weeks after the incident, Aldrich’s mother Laura asked women in her church group if they could recommend a ‘fantastic defense attorney’. It’s unclear if she was referring to her son’s case, but the timing would suggest so
Nov 22, 2022
Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, who faces murder and hate crime charges, was known as Nicholas Brink until 2016. Just before his 16th birthday, he petitioned a Texas court to change his name, records show.
…The motive in Saturday’s shooting that left five dead at Club Q in Colorado Springs was still under investigation.
The suspect, who remained hospitalized Tuesday, was tackled and beaten by bar patrons during the attack that left 17 other people with gunshot wounds. Aldrich faces five murder charges and five charges of committing a bias-motivated crime causing bodily injury, online court records showed.
Colorado Springs suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich applied for name change at age 15, according to Texas court records
by Seth Klamann
The man accused of opening fire in a Colorado Springs nightclub changed his name in 2016 to protect himself from his birth father and that man’s “criminal history,” according to court records obtained by The Denver Post.
Nicholas Franklin Brink asked a Bexar County, Texas, judge to change his name to Anderson Lee Aldrich more than six years ago, when he was 15, court records show. Aldrich was living in San Antonio at the time, records show, and his grandparents signed the petition authorizing the name change.
The family wrote that Aldrich wanted to change his name “to protect himself and his future from any connections to birth father (sic) and his criminal history. Father has had no contact with (Aldrich) for several years.”
The petition was filed on April 28, 2016, and granted by a judge on May 2, shortly before Aldrich’s 16th birthday. The Washington Post first reported the filing Tuesday morning, but the revelations about Aldrich seeking his name change to distance himself from his father, Aaron Brink, had not yet been reported.
There has been intense scrutiny of Aldrich’s history since he was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of killing five people and injuring 18 more at Club Q in Colorado Springs.
Police have said Aldrich, 22, walked into the gay and lesbian club and opened fire, minutes before the beginning of Transgender Day of Remembrance began. The suspect was tackled by patrons of the club, one of whom beat him bloody with his own weapon.
…Officials have remained tight-lipped about Aldrich. They have yet to publicly identify a motive for the shootings, and they have refused to confirm if Aldrich is the same man who was arrested in June 2021 for threatening his mother with a bomb and other weapons.
But the records obtained by The Post provide key insight into his history. They show that he had been the subject of a legal guardianship court ruling in California before and that his grandparents were his legal guardians.
Aaron Brink signed the petition acknowledging he was Aldrich’s father and giving his son permission to change his name. The petition is also signed by Aldrich’s mother, Laura Voepel. Brink and Voepel divorced in 2001, court records show.
Related (on this blog):
(Link): Number of ‘Lonely, Single’ Men is on the Rise as Women with Higher Dating Standards Look for Partners Who are ‘Emotionally Available, Good Communicators, and Share Similar Values’, Says Psychologist
(Link): Drag Queen Pastor Declares ‘God is Nothing’ in Blasphemous Profanity – Laced Video (Hey, Complementarians: The Real Problem is Progressives of Either Sex, and Not Equality For Biological Women in Church, Culture, or Marriage)
(Link): Men Are Actually Blaming All Women for The Misogynic Progressive ‘Transwoman’ Lunacy – and not crediting feminists who’ve been speaking out on the issue for years – Men Like Rufo and Walsh Don’t Seem to Want to Share the Credit with Women
(Link): American Public School Teachers Seeking Validation For Their Sexuality From Students, Propagandizing LGBT Sexuality – Students Don’t Need To Know Your Sexuality or About Your Romantic Life, or if You Have One
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