Over the weekend two mass shootings were carried out by individuals with differing political opinions. One man, who targeted El Paso, was a white supremecist. The other, who attacked in Dayton, a supporter of Elizabeth Warren. Because his white supremacy motive matches the leftist media narrative about the status of America, the man from El Paso has been getting most of the attention.
But is white supremacy really a growing threat in the United States? Or is it hardly a threat at all.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson isn't buying the accusation that America has a white supremacy problem. Neither is Victor Davis Hanson.
"As part of their relentless bid to divide this country, Democrats have been been warning about white supremacy. Relentlessly after the El Paso shooting the left demanded President Trump denounce a supposedly existential threat," Carlson said. "If you were to assemble a list, a hierarchy of concerns, of problems this country faces, where would white supremacy be on the list? Right up there with Russia, probably. It’s actually not a real problem in America. The combined membership of every white supremacist organization in this country would be able to fit inside a college football stadium. I mean, seriously. This is a country where the average person is getting poorer, where the suicide rate is spiking. ‘White supremacy, that’s the problem.’ This is a hoax. Just like the Russia hoax. It’s a conspiracy theory used to divide the country and keep a hold on power. That’s exactly what’s going on.”
Further, Carlson argued the left is doing everything possible to tear America apart.
"This is dangerous. Our democratic system only works when citizens can disagree with their neighbors without fear. The left now opposes that. They demand total conformity. They use censorship and threats to keep people in line. In the short term, that may work. But over time, it’s exactly how things fall apart," he said.