I have held off for some time saying anything negative about Tucker. He does a great job on a lot of things. Yes, he is popular though that has less to do with it.
But I finally decided it was time. I watched how he dishes out criticism to everyone else. A lesson I learned over years has been a pretty good marker of ‘who is who’ is to take note of what a critic does not criticize — not lust what he/she attacks.
And Tucker has certainly been a critic, politically and on media. So when he refrains from criticizing something, it is also important. Omission.
In this case, he has always been anti-war. I accept that…. or like who is for war? That postures many of his stands. I get it. But then in the face of a tyrant like Putin he has little to say personally about him. Is he somehow beyond criticism? What gives? Well, I don’t know his motives but I don’t like it.
I have always been an anti-Russia critic and always will. Particularly anti-Putin as well. But there are times when I gave a little credit for what he was doing as a leader in his country, verses how a leader acted in our country. But those are only his political positions. What is more important is what he does and how he uses/abuses power.
Now Putin is demonstrating for the world the evil he is capable of and willingly engaged in. No I don’t ignore that. And I won’t rationalize it or make comparisons to our government leaders. I don’t think that gets us anywhere. I can’t revert to US policy instead.
However, I don’t see the same boundaries on Tucker. If people are convicted about being anti-war, that is fine. But it does not make war go away. What Putin has done here is totally all of his doing. There is no way to blame it in any way on the US. (this is more convenient for some people)
But it sounds great in echo chambers, “look at me, I’m faulting our government or leaders for causing it.” It was caused by one man, who I prefer to think of as evil personified.
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