Mark Steyn: ‘The Left Wants to Denormalize and Dehumanize’ Political Opponents
Mark Steyn: ‘The Left Wants to Denormalize and Dehumanize’ Political Opponents (Mediaite)
On Wednesday night, Tucker Carlson invited conservative commentator Mark Steyn to weigh in on the shooting at the GOP baseball practice this morning.
“Going back to the dawn of this administration,” Steyn began, “the left wants to denormalize and dehumanize… its political opposition and they do that in a variety of ways.”
He noted the riots at college campuses whenever a conservative is invited to speak and that if you oppose Obamacare that you want “grannies and urchins to die.”
“Once you do that,” Steyn continued, “you’re basically saying that there’s no form of civilized political discourse with your opponent.”
Carlson noted this basically means “you’re not debating someone who disagrees with you, you’re debating someone who is immoral.”
“It’s the faithful versus the infidel,” Carlson elaborated. “There’s almost a religious quality in the way they approach politics.”
On the discussion of whether the unity among both parties in the aftermath of this shooting will last, Steyn wasn’t so optimistic.
“Obviously the unity won’t last,” Steyn added, “because ultimately Rand Paul has very little that unites him with Bernie Sanders.”
He concluded, “We don’t need unity. We need robust, civilized disunity where people recognize that they disagree with each other on healthcare, on immigration, on Islam… but that doesn’t make the other person a ‘hater’… The left has to be willing to actually engage in debate with people they disagree with.”