Tucker Carlson’s white supremacism probably did not inspire the Buffalo shooter but Carlson’s suggestions that viewers should not “sit back and take” the “great replacement” make it quite possible he’ll inspire another racial massacre.
Media Matters put together a terrific video (below) showing that Carlson has many times “just asked” questions such as, “How long before Americans start to take border enforcement into their own hands?” and “Why are we putting up with this?” as part of his great replacement rhetoric.
Media Matters explains why Carlson's rhetoric is so dangerous:
Carlson frequently works to instill fear in his audience by asserting that Democrats will turn to violence or coercion against dissidents, a trope often used by fascists. The idea here seems to be turning his audience into an angry mob, as he repeatedly asserts that viewers may need to take the law into their own hands for their own safety. By consistently repeating this rhetoric, Carlson undoubtedly pushes some viewers to real-world violence.
You can see why Carlson may very well be the inspiration for the next racial massacre below.
I’ve never thought of myself as a white person, but I guess that’s all part of white privilege. I don’t know how I thought of myself. I suppose just a human being. Now that I’m aware that I’m a ‘white’ person, I’m ashamed of a large segment of the race. Aside from the young pathetics like the fellow in Buffalo, January 6-ers, Charlottesville, Christ Church, etc., I am inspired by the young people throughout the world who are taking up the gauntlet of civil and human rights that see past race, creed, sexual orientation, and looking at the big picture of interconnection, co-operation, and the humanity of one person is the humanity of us all. I hope they prevail. If not, I fear we are lost just not as a country but as a species.