Whoo hoo! Now that Tucker Carlson’s MAGA hate machine’s plug has been pulled by Fox with his unceremonious firing yesterday, it’s time to go UP the rabbit hole! UP before Fox replaces Tucker with someone perhaps ever worse for democracy. My money is on Fox’s smarmy bigot sexist Jessie Waters as Tuckem’s replacement.
We’ve all heard of going down the MAGA/ Q cult Russian fostered rabbit hole, but what if we flipped the script and go up the rabbit hole instead? Instead of getting lost in the fog of lies, blatant disinformation and uncertainty, let’s ascend back to the light of truth and unity.
“This is the way”as they say on THE MADALORIAN:
Step 1: Realize at last that the current MAGA belief system has been founded a pile of traitorous lies. Lies clearly shown in the Dominion/Fox lawsuit, settled last week for $787 million. A case where in discovery the world incredibly learned all the Fox evening anchors, including Tucker, were found to be lying about the so-called 2020 stolen election. All anchors. Let that sink in. Lies that killed people on the January 6, 2021 insurrection and over a million people from Covid disinformation. The gem from Dominion lawsuit is that it uncovered that Tucker texted to a co-worker that he hates Trump passionately. It can be scary to let go of Trump’s hateful myth of a stolen election propagated by Fox, but it’s a necessary first step to accept that the truth Trump lost and lost 2020 badly to an old man running his presidential campaign from his home basement during Covid.
Step 2: “Do the research” is how Trump’s and his lying allies took you down the MAGA rabbit hole. Now doing the research is your ticket up the rabbit hole back to the real world. Go beyond MAGA sources and research alternative mainstream viewpoints. Read books and articles by liberal-minded people who challenge MAGA beliefs. Listen to liberal podcasts and watch Netflix documentaries like THE FAMILY and THE GREAT HACK that offer a fresh truth based perspective. Don’t be afraid to learn from those the MAGA cult previously, and self-severingly, asked you dismiss.
Step 3: Connect with others who are also exploring exiting the MAGA rabbit hole. Find an online community of like-minded individuals who are also questioning their false MAGA beliefs. Attend conferences, workshops, and meetups where you can engage in thoughtful discussions and debates. You might even find that your beliefs shift as a result of these conversations.
Step 4: Reawaken your powers of critical thinking. Don’t blindly accept what you were force fed by the likes of Tucker, Fox, Bannon, OAN, NewsmMax QAnnon, but instead, question everything. Dare to open your mind to MSNBC! Ask for evidence and do your own research. Challenge MAGA racism and sexism that seeks to divide us.
Step 5: Embrace uncertainty of today’s politics. It can be uncomfortable to not have all the answers MAGA would give you, but uncertainty is a necessary part of growth. Be open to changing your beliefs as you learn more and experience new things.
Step 6: Take care of yourself. Meditate. Eat healthy foods. Get into sports with people that do not look like yourself. Exploring new beliefs can be emotionally taxing. Make sure you’re taking care of your mental and physical health. Practice self-care and seek out support when you need it. When you watch Fox mix it up with some MSNBC. Free your mind.
Going up the MAGA rabbit hole is not a journey for the faint of heart, but it’s a journey worth taking. Exploring new beliefs and challenging old ones, will at the very least expand your understanding of the world and yourself. Embrace the groovy unknown, question everything, and climb higher than we ever thought possible, beyond the rabbit hole. We have a country and planet to save.
Rise up. It’s time to…
Update 4/26: The UN Russian ambassador mourning Tucker’s firing, coupled with an offer from RT (Russian Television) to host, is confirmation about where Tucker’s roots are deeply woven in his deadly to democracy rabbit hole.