The “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host said Wednesday that the “outbreak” (of what he described as hysteria) began with the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota in May.
“Minneapolis was our Wuhan,” said Carlson, referencing the city in China where the coronavirus originated. He then turned his ire on the attempted removal of statues of Christopher Columbus.
“What does Christopher Columbus have to do with George Floyd?” the widely watched TV personality asked. “Christopher Columbus was not a Minneapolis police officer, Christopher Columbus was an Italian navigator who died more than 500 years ago. Columbus probably never even heard of George Floyd. He almost certainly didn’t mistreat him personally.”
So why are people attacking Columbus’ statute? Well, who knows? You’re definitely not allowed to ask. Questions are not permitted during hysteria epidemics. Logic of any kind seems to dramatically increase the severity of the symptoms. A patient may appear to be recovering from hysteria, speaking in nearly complete sentences, bathing independently on occasion. But then a single direct question will send him into a tailspin. A renewed attack of slogan-shouting, anarchist graffiti, hours of hostile tweeting. The disease back in force. It’s safer not to say a word.
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