America is becoming a “totalitarian state before our eyes” under President Joe Biden’s leadership, feminist author and former Democratic adviser to President Bill Clinton Naomi Wolf said to Tucker Carlson on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday’s show.
Wolf, who once worked as an adviser on Bill Clinton’s reelection campaign in 1996, told Carlson that what she is seeing is the United States is quickly “moving into a coup situation, a police state” as a result of Biden’s ongoing COVID-19-related lockdowns and business shutdowns. Wolf added that she believes the orders are being improperly extended under the “guise of a real medical pandemic.” In other words, the totalitarianists now in charge are lying to us.
“That is not a partisan thing,” Wolf said. “That transcends everything that you and I might disagree or agree on. That should bring together left and right to protect our Constitution.” I never in a million years would have thought I would hear Naomi Wolf speak like this because I disagree with her on just about everything but I am having a coming to Jesus moment on my understanding of this brave woman.
Wolf has stepped up her cautioning about extended lockdowns on social media in recent months. On November 8, just 5 days after the 2020 election, while the world was still watching the mountains of irregularities that went on during the theft of the election, Wolf bravely took to Twitter to admonish the Biden agenda on lockdowns.
“If I’d known Biden was open to ‘lockdowns’ as he now states, which is something historically unprecedented in any pandemic, and a terrifying practice, one that won’t ever end because elites love it, I would never have voted for him.”
Some might say she should have educated herself more on Joe Biden as 74 million Trump voters knew from the start that a Biden administration would take down the country using COVID-19 as a cudgel. I won’t hold it against her because many on the Left bought into the lies and hyperbolic messaging by every institution owned by the Left about Donald Trump being a dictator. But suffice it to say, Joe Biden literally ran on lockdowns. There was that infamous moment when he said during an interview that he would listen to the scientists and lock the country down if they told him to do it. Well, now the Left knows what totalitarianism looks like.
Wolf also pointed out how the state has been suspending our Bill of Rights.
“The state has now crushed businesses, kept us from gathering in free assembly to worship as the First Amendment provides, is invading our bodies … which is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, restricting movement, fining us in New York state … the violations go on and on,” she said.
Wolf, who previously wrote a book listing the ten steps that “would-be tyrants always take when they want to close down a democracy” – the 10 points can be read here – believes the United States is now reaching what she refers to as “step 10.”
Wolf told Carlson that she has been studying states that have fallen into totalitarianism for twelve years.
“Whether they are on the left or the right, they do these same ten things,” Wolf said, “and now we’re at something I never thought I would see in my lifetime … it is step 10 and that is the suspension of the rule of law and that is when you start to be a police state, and we’re here. There is no way around it.”
Wolf said she has interviewed American citizens of different backgrounds and political ideologies who are in a state of “shock and horror” as “autocratic tyrants at the state and now the national level are creating this kind of merger of corporate power and government power, which is really characteristic of totalism fascism in the ’20’s,” she told the host.
“They are using that to engage in emergency orders that simply strip us of our rights; rights to property, rights to assembly, rights to worship, all the rights the Constitution guarantees.”
Wolf argued that the United States’ response to the coronavirus pandemic was “completely unprecedented,” arguing that “lockdowns have never been done in society and really, we are turning into a totalitarian state before everyone’s eyes.”
Then she said something that frightened me, and I don’t scare easily.
“I really hope we wake up quickly,” she said, “because history also shows that it’s a small window in which people can fight back before it is too dangerous to fight back.”