‘Ghouls’: Tucker Carlson Shreds Those Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Death

‘Ghouls’: Tucker Carlson Shreds Those Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Death

On Thursday night, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson tore into those on social media who vilified the queen in the hours after her death.

The queen had served the longest tenure in the history of Great Britain’s monarchy, ruling for 70 years.

“Today on social media, the usual ghouls celebrated her death,” Carlson snapped.

He mentioned Carnegie Mellon professor Uju Anya, who had infamously tweeted as the queen was dying, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”

Anya followed by adding, “If anyone expects me to express anything but disdain for the monarch who supervised a government that sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my family and the consequences of which those alive today are still trying to overcome, you can keep wishing upon a star.”

Carlson continued by slamming “various know-nothings in the media, including a columnist at The Atlantic and a couple of employees at NBC News” who “seconded that thought. The British Empire was evil, they wrote, apparently totally unaware of what came after it.”

NBC tech and culture reporter Kat Tenbarge had tweeted, “She and her family are responsible for so much evil in the world that’s their history.”

Carlson pointed out what happened in Africa after the British left countries they had ruled: “What came after the British Empire? How, for example, did Africa fare after the British left? Let’s see: Uganda got Idi Amin, who was a cannibal. Rhodesia became Zimbabwe and then became the poorest country on the planet under the racist lunatic Robert Mugabe. As of tonight, South Africa is being run into the ground by an incompetent kleptocrat named Cyril Ramaphosa.”

Carlson read from the queen’s first Christmas Day message in 1952, as she spoke of her coronation day which would happen the following June. She stated, “I want to ask you all, whatever your religion may be, to pray for me on that day — to pray that God may give me wisdom and strength to carry out the solemn promises I shall be making, and that I may faithfully serve Him and you, all the days of my life.”

He pointed out that the same week Elizabeth was crowned, New Zealander and British subject Edmund Hillary became the first man to summit Mt. Everest. The achievement seemed symbolic at the time, Carlson stated, “Britain on top of the world.” Then he opined that Great Britain’s fall from dominance followed.

“It’s hard to believe now, but Britain was not always a regional banking center/refugee camp: it was a real place with a history and a language and a culture and a genuinely remarkable people,” he said. “A country in the North Atlantic the size of Alabama that somehow took over the world and ruled it with decency unmatched by any empire in human history.”

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Anya and Tenbarge were not the only people who used social media to attack the Queen after her death: Tirhakah Love, senior newsletter writer for New York Magazine, wrote, “For 96 years, that colonizer has been sucking up the Earth’s resources. … You can’t be a literal oppressor and not expect the people you’ve oppressed not to rejoice on news of your death.”

He took his insults another step: “Now I’m supposed to be quiet or, better yet, actually mourn what was a barely breathing Glad ForceFlex trash bag? Please, no.” He wrote of dancing on her grave: “I just want to remind you that in the rest of the world, and I mean the actual world, most will be celebrating today. We all have our methods of mourning friends; doing the electric slide on a colonizer’s grave just happens to be mine.”

Harvard University history professor Maya Jasanoff wrote in The New York Times, “The queen helped obscure a bloody history of decolonization whose proportions and legacies have yet to be adequately acknowledged.”

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, a professor of English at the University of Michigan, wrote, “At this moment, the thought of Diana and Meghan are keeping my eyes completely dry.”

Related: ‘May Her Pain Be Excruciating’: Professor Wishes Dying Queen Elizabeth More Suffering

 

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