Republicans love Big Brother…as long as they get to be Big Daddy

Republicans want to stop discussions about racism by filling classrooms with cameras. We’re already halfway there.

Tuesday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson went on an unhinged rant in which he argued that body cameras should be strapped to every teacher in the country to prevent classroom discussions on historical racism. But despite Carlson’s frantic pleas, the idea of constant school surveillance is not as far-fetched as many would hope…

Following Carlson’s segment, other conservative commentators jumped on the body camera idea, making unsubstantiated claims about an “epidemic” of sexual abuse by teachers and even suggesting that any teacher that doesn’t want to be filmed—or to film their students—may be a sexual predator…

Carlson’s ravings about body cameras protecting students from critical race theory drew new attention to the prospect of constant teacher monitoring, but the truth is that companies and schools have been actively searching for high-tech ways to do that for years.

The protect-us-from-SEX gambit has been #1 on the Republican Bullshit Hit Parade for decades. They figure everyone must secretly wish for every sex fixation a conservative Nanny ever drooled over. Tie that to fear of exposure as the quasi-official party of racism and you have a double-barreled excuse to record students in classrooms, bathrooms, locker rooms, wherever.

9 thoughts on “Republicans love Big Brother…as long as they get to be Big Daddy

  1. Doubleplusgood says:

    “Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed – no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull.” George Orwell, 1984

  2. Mark says:

    More culture wars from Republicans. CRT is indeed a load of pseudo-intellectual horseshit but as usual a ‘solution’ from a major party is even more stupid. Addressing racism in schools is not necessarily preaching CRT, but telling white folks that they admit that they are inherently racist unless they adopt a certain ideology is wrong.

    BTW Robin DiAngelo has a new book out. *Sigh*

  3. Lófaszt says:

    “Tucker Carlson is broadcasting from Hungary because its authoritarian, anti-immigrant leader has set a model for America’s far-right”
    “Tucker Carlson Has Seen the Future, and It Is Fascist Orban’s Hungary is the road map for American authoritarianism.”
    “Tucker Carlson joins the right-wing pilgrimage to Budapest”

  4. 'Reasonable viewer' says:

    Tucker Carlson Admits: ‘I Lie if I’m Really Cornered or Something’
    While Carlson presented his lying as a human “weakness” he works to combat, his network’s own lawyers have successfully argued in court that no “reasonable viewer” should actually believe the words coming out of his mouth on-air.

  5. Father Coughlin says:

    After the Anti-Defamation League renewed its call for Tucker Carlson to be fired from Fox News for voicing the racist “great replacement” theory about immigration, the primetime host had a pithy response: “Fuck them.”
    Claiming the Biden administration was trying “to change the racial mix of the country”, Carlson said: “In political terms, this policy is called ‘the great replacement’, the replacement of legacy Americans with more obedient people from far-away countries.
    “They brag about it all the time, but if you dare to say it’s happening they will scream at you with maximum hysteria.”
    (Fox): Tucker Carlson: Christianity is dying and being replaced by cult of coronavirus : Joe Biden is the chief apostle of the new creed, argues Fox News host
    Pay for cable or satellite TV? You’re subsidizing Fox News whether you watch it or not.

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