With Joe Biden we get fascism: the collusion of government and corporatism

Tucker Carlson: A Biden victory would usher in the Age of Oligarchy | Fox News

If Joe Biden wins, the tech companies, the big banks, Beijing and the billionaire class will have won as well

Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Tucker Carlson’s opening commentary on the Nov. 6, 2020 edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight”

Tucker Carlson:  Who exactly is Joe Biden, the man who may be our president come Jan. 20? The truth is, as of right now, we don’t really know.  We have no clue what Joe Biden actually thinks, or even if he’s capable of thinking. He hasn’t told us and no one’s made him tell us for a full year.

n fact, it’s becoming clear there is no Joe Biden. The man you may remember from the 1980s is gone.  What remains is a projection of sorts, a hologram designed to mimic the behavior of a nonthreatening political candidate: “Relax, Joe Biden’s here. He smiles a lot. Everything’s fine.” That’s the message from the vapor candidate.

So who’s running the projector here? Well, the first thing you should know is that the people behind Joe Biden aren’t liberals. We’ve often incorrectly called them that. A liberal believes in the right of all Americans to speak freely, to make a living, to worship their God, to defend their own families, and to do all of that regardless of what political party they belong to or what race they happen to be born into or how far from midtown Manhattan they currently live.

A liberal believes in universal principles, fairly applied. And the funny thing is, all of that describes most of the 70 million people who just voted for Donald Trump this week. Most of them don’t want to hurt or control anyone. They have no interest in silencing the opposition on Facebook or anywhere else. They just want to live their lives in the country they were born in, and it doesn’t seem like a lot to ask. So by any traditional definition, they are liberal.

However, our language has become so politicized and so distorted that you would never know it. What you do know for certain is that the people behind Joe Biden are not like that at all. They don’t believe in dissent. “You think one thing? I think another. That’s OK.” No, that’s not them at all.

They demand obedience to diversity, which is to say, legitimate differences between people is the last thing they want. These people seek absolute sameness, total uniformity. You’re happy with your corner coffee shop? They want to make you drink Starbucks every day from now until forever, no matter how it tastes. That’s the future.

Now, if these seem like corporate values to you, then you’re catching on to what’s happening. The Joe Biden for President campaign is a purely corporate enterprise. It’s the first one in American history to come this close to the presidency. If a multinational corporation decided to create a presidential candidate, he would be a former credit card shill from Wilmington, Del., and that’s exactly what they got. What’s good for Google is good for the Biden campaign and vice versa.

We have never seen a more soulless project. They literally picked Kamala Harris as Biden’s running mate, someone who can’t even pronounce her own name. Not that it matters, because it’s purely an advertising gimmick.

We watched all of this come together in real time. We stood slack-jawed in total disbelief as a man with no discernible constituency of any kind rose to the very top of our political system, as if by magic. It’s possible in the end that Joe Biden himself never convinced a single voter of anything over the entire duration of the presidential campaign, but he didn’t have to. Joe Biden won the Democratic nomination because he wasn’t Bernie Sanders. He came to where he is today because he isn’t Donald Trump. It’s the shortest political story ever written.

Now, whatever you may think of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, they did it the traditional way.  Each one of them had the support of actual voters. Living, breathing people loved them, believed in them, vested their hope in them, and, by the way, agreed with their ideas, which they articulated clearly. But corporate America hated them both. They couldn’t be controlled, particularly Donald Trump, whose complete unwillingness to submit made him the greatest possible threat. That’s why they hate Donald Trump, because he won’t obey.

It’s insulting to say that Joseph R. Biden won this election, if that is what comes to pass. The tech companies will have won. The big banks will have won. The government of China, the media establishment, the permanent bureaucracy, the billionaire class — they will have won, and not in the way that democracy promises. If a single person equaled a single vote, a coalition like that could never win anything. There aren’t enough of them.

But as a group, they have something that Donald Trump’s voters sadly do not have, and that is power. They have lots of power and they plan to wield that power, whether you like it or not. It’s all starting to look a lot like oligarchy at this point. The people who believe they should have been in charge all along now may actually be in charge.

So what does that mean for the rest of us? Will corporate America declare victory and back
off? Can we speak freely again? Will they take the boot from our necks? Can we have America back now that the Great Orange Emergency has passed? Well, the mandatory lying orders finally be lifted?

Those are the questions we’ll be paying attention to, since we plan to stay in this country. And one other thing while we’re at it, who’s excited to greet our new corporate overlords? Who plans to collaborate, particularly of those on the right side, the Republican side, the side that said it was defending you? Who’s happy about all of this? That seems worth keeping track of, just so we know who we’re dealing with here.

Ned Ryan is the CEO of American Majority. He does keep track, and he joins us tonight. Ned, it’s great to see you.

Ned Ryan: Good to see you, Tucker.

Tucker Carlson: It goes without saying, not any kind of call, we don’t know where this is going; votes are being counted; there are apparent irregularities; those will be examined, we pray; in some cases, they’ll be litigated. But a lot of people in Washington feel that this is over, and some of them seem pretty happy about it. Who are they?

Ned Ryan: Well, first of all I want to highlight, you’re right, and I think your opening monologue was it’s incumbent upon Trump to not stop to use every option at his disposal.

Tucker Carlson: Right.

Ned Ryan: If nothing else for the implications of it: the American people deserve a free and fair election that they can trust, and trust an institution instead of half the people think it’s been stolen.

But think about it. You’re right. This ruling class of administrative state, big tech, corporations: all of these people think that they can get rid of Trump and we’ll go back to normal. We’ll create a normal. We’ll go back. They’re delusional.

I mean, the point I want to make here tonight is that Trump has red pilled literally 70 million American people. He’s illuminated everything, whether it’s the danger of China, whether it’s the danger of big tech, the administrative state, fake news, a whole litany of issues. They’re delusional if they think that these people, myself included, are somehow just going to disappear if they can somehow take out Trump.

And they’re wedded to a broken system. That’s the other thing, Tucker. They’re wedded to a broken system that has sold out the American people. And now they want to go, and you know, they’re going to try and snap back to advancing policies that are actually going to sell out the American people and the middle class especially. They’re not going to fix immigration; they’re not going to fix trade deals; they’re not going to break up big tech; they’re not going to do any of these things. and yet this is only going to accelerate whatever comes next. Again, America first is not going away.

Tucker Carlson: So I was particularly interested, and there’s a lot of this but I just want to highlight one to begin. In the comments of Lindsey Graham, who just won reelection in the state of South Carolina because conservatives voted for him, the people around Trump put a great deal of pressure on Lindsey Graham to send the money. So after a day or two he made a great show of sending a 500 grand.

But then on the issues that matter, Lindsey Graham immediately ran away from the ideas he claimed to support and said he will be happy to sell out his voters with an amnesty deal, like within hours of the election.

Ned Ryan: But this is the surrender caucus. It feels like they’ve been waiting in the wings. They can’t wait to get back into where they actually control the Republican party. And I’m talking not only about Lindsey Graham, Ben Sasse, Mitt Romney, heck, even Liz Cheney. These neocon globalists, who can’t get enough of the vulture capitalism and the selling out of the American middle class. They can’t wait to get back into power.

And the shameful part of it is you know that they have not embraced Trump for a variety of reasons because he’s a repudiation of everything that they have stood for. And he has been in control of the party and now they’re waiting in hopes that he somehow will be removed from it. And these are the kind of people, Tucker, who quite frankly have been surrendering, have been going along to getting along, don’t know how to win.

And quite frankly a lot of their policies, as we have seen, they’ve been more concerned about rebuilding the middle east than the midwest. That is a shameful part of the Republican party, and they are doing nothing for the most part right now to stand up and say we’re not going to let this happen what is taking place with this election because they fail to understand if we don’t fix what has taken place?—and I am convinced that major fraud has taken place?—it is the end of free and fair elections. Republicans won’t win again. They will be in a permanent minority if we are not careful, especially if we are not careful about these Georgia senate races. And we have no backstop if we lose the majority in the senate.

Tucker Carlson: Well, that is exactly right, and, of course, that’s the tragedy. You have a deeply flawed party that refuses to protect its own voters and represent their legitimate interests. But they are the only hope that this country doesn’t descend into something totally unrecognizable.

Ned Ryan: Kind of scary.

Tucker Carlson: So it puts 70 million decent people in a tough spot. Ned Ryan, we’ll talk to you again I appreciate it.

Tucker Carlson: Thanks, Tucker.

Tucker Carlson: So there is a political realignment coming. The distance between what people want and what they’re getting from their leaders is just too vast. Some Democrats understand this and they’re very nervous about it. We’ve got the tape next.

With Joe Biden we get fascism: the collusion of government and corporatism

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The mainstream media and the Democratic Party and the intelligence agencies and the tech monopolies are your enemies. Like fascists they are misleading you with propaganda so that you will obey.


Tucker Carlson: Hunter Biden scandal shows media collusion with powerful is the real threat to America
When journalists strike secret alliances with the very people they’re supposed to be holding accountable, we are in deep trouble.

Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Tucker Carlson’s opening commentary on the Oct. 30,2020 edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

OPINION By Tucker Carlson | Fox News 10/31/2020

Tucker Carlson: Media collusion is the real threat to democracy 

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host accuses the mainstream media of collaborating with the Democratic Party to take down Trump

For five years, we have watched the news media treat Donald Trump in a way that no American president has ever been treated. Richard Nixon himself — disgraced and forced to resign his office in the end — got a pass by comparison.

Reporters hate Trump with an all-consuming mania. They hate him so intensely that at times it’s been amusing to watch. If Donald Trump announced a cure for cancer at one of his rallies, CNN would denounce him for fixing drug prices.

If you’re a fair minded person, all this has been infuriating. Not only is it dishonest, it’s also patronizing because it’s almost unbelievably stupid.

“Trump spied for Russia! Trump works for Putin! Trump’s a racist because he likes borders and doesn’t want to live in Haiti!”

Clearly, all the smart kids went into finance. America’s websites and TV stations got the rest.Unfortunately, we’ve got to live with the consequences of that.

But as grating as all of this is, unremitting hostility to the president of the United States is far from the greatest threat America faces. Reporters are supposed to be tough on people with power. That’s why we have journalism, to keep a close eye on those who have outsized influence over our lives.

The people we should watch carefully include business moguls, the intelligence agencies, prominent academics, cultural figures, military leaders, and most obviously, our politicians. The rest of us can’t really know what the people in charge are doing at all times. A reporter’s job is to find out and tell us.

So in the end, the real threat to America isn’t too many nasty questions from reporters. It’s the opposite of that. The real threat is collusion. When journalists strike secret alliances with the very people they’re supposed to be holding accountable, we are in deep trouble. Lies go unchallenged.  Democracy cannot function. And that’s what we’re watching right now.

Thursday, we learned that the FBI is conducting an active investigation into Joe Biden’s son for business deals that apparently included his father, the former vice president. That is not speculation. It is confirmed. Former Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski sat for a five-hour interview with six FBI agents last week. They asked him about his business dealings in China with the Biden family.

Now, we don’t know if this investigation will result in indictments, but we know that it could. That’s significant because Joe Biden, as you may have heard, is running for president. The election is on Tuesday.  So by any possible measure, this is a blockbuster, stop-the-presses news story. It’s not some naughty picture from somebody’s laptop. This is a criminal investigation into business deals that we know for a fact Joe Biden was party, too.

So why haven’t you heard more about this? If you don’t watch Fox News, you’ve likely heard nothing at all. Not a word. Do you know why? Because the media are collaborating with the Democratic Party. They’re collaborating with the intelligence agencies that spy on Americans with impunity. They’re collaborating with the tech monopolies that have choked off the average person’s access to legitimate information.

We’re not overstating any of this. We wish we were. The people you’re supposed to be able to trust are dismissing a completely legitimate, verified news story.

These people wouldn’t know “Russian disinformation” if it got into the shower with them. They know nothing. Russia didn’t forge these emails on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Vladimir Putin didn’t invent the two separate meetings that Tony Bobulinski had with Joe Biden to discuss business in China, the business the FBI is now investigating in an active criminal investigation. That’s all entirely real. It happened. It is happening now. And the media know that it did. Yet they’re telling you it’s all fake, a concoction of a hostile foreign power.

So you have to ask yourself: At some point, why would they tell you what they know is not true? Because these people are not your allies. They’re not trying to help you or inform you. Just the opposite.

These people are your enemies. They are misleading you so that you will obey, and maybe it’ll work. Maybe they will get Joe Biden elected president next week without asking the most basic questions or vetting him in any way. That’s the gambit.

But what then? Many of these people will then go to work for Biden officially. We’d expect that because without Donald Trump to hyperventilate over, the business models at many news outlets will collapse and these people will need jobs. But Joe Biden and Kamala Harris can’t hire everyone at NBC. Some of these people have to continue to be “journalists.”

The question is, can they really do that? Can they keep playing pretend live on your screen every night after everything we have just witnessed.

The mainstream media and the Democratic Party and the intelligence agencies and the tech monopolies are your enemies. Like fascists they are misleading you with propaganda so that you will obey.

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Glenn Greenwald says that the Democratic Party, NSA, CIA, Neocons, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, mainstream media have united to impose an authoritarian government of censorship and suppression of information

Tucker Carlson: Glenn Greenwald has thought a lot about that question. Greenwald is a traditional leftist. He’s committed above all to forcing transparency on people who hold power.

Years ago Greenwald co-founded a news site called the Intercept. Today he resigned. In a statement Greenwald explained why. Quote:

“The Intercept’s editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the candidate vehemently supported by all New York-based Intercept editors involved in this effort at suppression.”

And he went on. Greenwald’s full statement is up tonight at an internet platform called Substack, which is not yet censored. No matter who you plan to vote for next week, we recommend that you read it.

Glenn Greenwald joins us tonight. Glenn, thanks so much for coming on. The idea of you resigning from a news organization you helped found is stunning. Tell us why you did.

Glenn Greenwald: Well the news organization that I co-created was in 2013 at the height of the Snowden reporting I left the Guardian to do it because I was seeing that there were a lot of constraints imposed on journalism and their ability, our ability, to report freely against governments, against power centers, against all kinds of institutions that wield authority. And the premise of the news outlet, the core overarching premise, the reason it was created was to ensure that journalists would always have complete journalistic independence and editorial freedom, never have to pull punches journalistically or pay homage to pieties because of the preferences, the partisan or ideological preferences of editors, or of anybody else. That was the core founding idea and vision.

And then that is what makes it so amazing, that at the very outlet that I co-created that s built on my reputation, my credibility, my journalistic accomplishments, then tried to intervene to censor me six days before an election because I wanted to publish reporting and analysis about the evidence that raises serious questions about the conduct of the candidate that all of the editors at that outlet vehemently and enthusiastically support.

Tucker Carlson: I would imagine that some of our viewers don’t read the Intercept. You live outside our country, which is one of the reasons I think you say what you think is true. Tell us what this portends for the future here in the United States.

Glenn Greenwald: So the Intercept was actually for a while a unique publication, and I think the vision I just described as one reason but another was that it was intended above all else to be highly skeptical of the claims of intelligence agencies. At the time when we were doing the reporting, the attacks were coming from the NSA, the CIA, the Deep State against me, against my source, Edward Snowden, against the reporting. And we knew they were lying constantly and disseminating propaganda in a very powerful way. So we set out to say we’re going to investigate them; we’re going to be skeptical of them; we’re going to subject their assertions to critical scrutiny.

And I am so embarrassed and angered that the media outlet that I created along with two other excellent journalists to do that, the only article I published about all of these documents that have emerged about Joe Biden, other than a column of mine where I denounced Facebook and Twitter for censoring it, was an article that made reference in passing to those documents very snidely and dismissively to say that no one should pay attention to it because it was Russian disinformation. And it cited a letter from John Brennan, James Clapper, Mike Hayden, and the rest of the goons from the CIA in the intelligence community asserting it. And that letter said we have no evidence that Russia is involved in any of this.

The Intercept omitted that phrase, simply cited that letter to try and encourage people to ignore this evidence on the grounds that Russia had manufactured it and that the evidence was fabricated even though there’s never been any evidence for that that’s been true and everything since has disproven it, showing Russia was not involved in any of this and nobody certainly not even Joe Biden disputes that these emails are and other text messages are completely real and authentic.

Tucker Carlson: That’s horrifying. So what you’re watching is agencies of the U.S. government turning their awesome and unconstrained powers against the American population.

Glenn Greenwald: This is the real story of the last four years of the Trump administration, which is that for a long time on the left, there was a healthy skepticism of the CIA. There was a lot of anti-war activism in the Bush and Cheney years. That has all disappeared.

And the reason it’s disappeared is because the CIA from the very first days of the Trump administration, even before he was inaugurated, devoted themselves to sabotaging the administration because Donald Trump questioned just a few of their pieties. And that can’t be done in Washington. Whoever does that must be destroyed.

And so the CIA and the Deep State operatives became heroes of the liberal left, the people who support the Democratic party. They’re now in a full union with the neocons, the Bush Cheney operatives, the CIA, Silicon Valley, and Wall Street. That is the union of power along with mainstream media outlets that are fully behind the Democratic party, which is likely to at least take over one branch of government, if not all of them, with the coming election, and that is a very alarming proposition because they’re authoritarian, they believe in censorship, and they believe in suppression of information that exposes them in any kind of a critical light.

Tucker Carlson: For a U.S. government agency to try and disseminate propaganda within the United States, I mean is there any clearer attack on democracy than that?

Glenn Greenwald: So when we were doing the Snowden reporting, one of the things that brought Ed, induced Edward Snowden, to come forward as someone who had worked in the CIA, in the NSA, was his anger and horror that the tools of the NSA had been turned on the American people. They’re supposed to spy on foreign adversary governments. But they weren’t. They were collecting our phone records.

Same with the CIA. They’re trained disinformation agents. That’s what they do. They lie for a living but they’re supposed to do that in other countries where we want to induce some sort of change, overthrow a government, topple a regime, whatever, ” interference”, the U.S. government wants to do, the way we’re all so upset that Russia did in 2016. That’s what they’re trained to do.

The law though, and the obvious foundational prohibition on having a security state, a national security state after World War II, was it was never supposed to be turned domestically. They weren’t supposed to be involved in our politics or disseminating propaganda.

Go turn on any of those other cable networks, or pick up the op-ed page of any of the biggest newspapers, and all you’ll see are ex-members of the CIA the DOJ, the FBI, the NSA, telling Americans what they ought to believe. They’ve infiltrated the means of communication domestically. They do it through leaks, they do it through clandestine operations and through lies. They propagandize the American people in a way that is incredibly dangerous no matter what your ideology is.

Tucker Carlson: I totally agree and I’m ashamed of the times that I made apologies for those agencies for this behavior. I really am. You are telling the truth. That’s really clear. Glenn Greenwald, congratulations on getting out of there. Good to see you.

Glenn Greenwald: Thank you, Tucker. I appreciate it.

Glenn Greenwald says that the Democratic Party, NSA, CIA, Neocons, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, mainstream media have united to impose an authoritarian government of censorship and suppression of information

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Glenn Greenwald says the corruption in the U.S. News Media is absolutely pervasive

Tucker Carlson: Joe Biden emerged to speak to a local news station in Milwaukee. I haven’t heard much from him recently. He said virtually nothing about that New York post series about his son’s laptop and the emails on it that suggest Hunter Biden profited, and perhaps his father profited, from changes to American foreign policy.

Anyway here was Biden’s response to the story:

Joe Biden: “This is the same garbage, Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s henchmen. It’s the last ditch effort in this desperate campaign to smear me and my family. And the vast majority of the intelligence people have come out and said there’s no basis at all.”

Tucker Carlson: Okay. Well, you know, he doesn’t say, he never says that the laptop or the emails and texts on it are fake. He does point to the intelligence people. He’s talking about a letter written by partisan former intel officials, who’ve admitted they don’t know anything about the laptop because they haven’t seen it. So don’t listen to the current Director of National Intelligence, Joe Biden says. Listen to John Brennan on MSNBC.

But the weirdest part of the clip is that Joe Biden denied that his son ever profited from his connections to Joe Biden even though Hunter Biden has admitted that, in fact, on camera.

ABC Interviewer: “You didn’t have any extensive knowledge about natural gas or Ukraine itself though.

Hunter Biden: “Uh, no, but I think that I had as much knowledge as anybody else that was on the Board, if not more.”

ABC Interviewer: “In the list that you gave me the reasons why you’re on that Board, you did not list the fact that you were the son of the Vice President. What role do you think that played?”

Hunter Biden: “I think that it is impossible for me to be on any of the Boards that I just mentioned without saying that I’m the son of the Vice President of the United States.”

Tucker Carlson: Okay, so the truth is this kind of garbage is ubiquitous in Washington. It’s how the entire private sector of the city makes its living. It’s how people pay their mortgages and send their kids to private school. This is what Washington does. It’s not an excuse. It’s just the truth.

So maybe if the Biden campaign admitted that, they’d be able to get past the story. But they’re not. They’re lying about it. So what do we make of that?

Glenn Greenwald is the co-founder of the Intercept, who joins us tonight. Glenn, thanks so much for coming on. Where do you think the story is right now? What do you make of it?

Glenn Greenwald: “Well the problem with the story is that, not that Joe Biden isn’t answering questions because that’s what a Presidential candidate would do if he’s not forced to, which is just simply evade questions that are being posed to him.

The problem is the corruption that is absolutely pervasive in the U.S. news media. There are newsrooms all throughout New York and Washington DC, where top editors are explicitly saying they do not want this story investigated. And they’re being clear that the reason that they don’t want to investigate it is because they think even if there’s corruption that’s exposed here, in their view Trump is worse. And therefore it would be malfeasance on the part of the media to report corruption on the part of Biden when Trump is so much more corrupt.

What they’re really saying is they see their role as journalists not as informing the public, to let the public decide which candidate is better and which is worse. They see journalism, the function of it is to defeat Donald Trump and elect Joe Biden.

So many basic questions, Tucker, that journalists should be demanding Joe Biden to answer. Are the emails authentic? Do you claim that any of them have been fraudulently altered or fabricated? Did your son actually drop off that laptop in the Delaware repair store? Did you ever discuss with him meeting with Burisma executives or, in fact, meet with Burisma executives? Why was the prosecutor that you accepted as the replacement for the one you demand to be fired somebody who had no experience as a prosecutor or was himself imprisoned for embezzlement, was a lackey of the Ukrainian President? Why was somebody like that acceptable to you if the goal is, you claim, was good government in Ukraine as opposed to benefiting Burisma?

Maybe these are good answers to those questions, but he’s not answering them because the media has said you don’t have to.”

Tucker Carlson: Feels like there’s a lot of stuff here. I know there’s a lot on that computer. There are also documents floating around that are not from that computer. What have we learned recently that didn’t we know yesterday?

Glenn Greenwald: “Well, I mean, there are things that that are suggested strongly by these emails that we ought to know the answers to. Biden has always said he never acted on behalf of Hunter Biden or Burisma but these emails suggest the opposite that he actually did in fact meet with Burisma executives at Hunter’s request, which is why there’s an email thanking Hunter for the opportunity to meet with his father. Is that true? Did he meet with those executives?

There are emails that are suggestive of the fact that Hunter gave part of his salary to the Vice President and negotiated deals in China that were intended to personally benefit Joe Biden. Remember when Biden was in government for 50 years, he never made much money. He was looking to get rich, which he did once he left the White House. Did he ever consummate those deals or discuss any of those deals with Hunter?

And again, to me, the key question that is provoked by a lot of these emails is if it was the case that there was a noble and benevolent motive in trying to get this Ukrainian prosecutor fired and it wasn’t to help Burisma but instead to clean out corruption, why did they release the funds after one of the most corrupt people in all of Ukraine was appointed to that position? What is Joe Biden’s answer to that? If we had a working press, we would know it.”

Tucker Carlson: That’s exactly right. And thank you for always directing the conversation back to the foreign policy part of this, which is the most outrageous part of all. It’s been completely ignored except by you basically, and I think you’re exactly right about that. Glenn Greenwald, thank you.

Glenn Greenwald: “Good to be here, Tucker.”

Tucker Carlson: Why is the Vice President United States firing a prosecutor in the Ukraine? How does that help our country. It doesn’t, of course.

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Big Tech opposes temporary blocking of H-1B guest worker visas because it wants to give your childrens’ jobs to cheap foreign labor

Well, Silicon Valley, the most powerful group of business lobbyists in the world, is now pushing the Trump administration to roll back its executive order on guest workers. They say their concern is diversity. It’s obviously nonsense so what’s the real motivation. We’ll tell you after the break.

Last week we told you about an executive order the President signed blocking new guest worker visas temporarily. This was, of course, in response to the mass unemployment among Americans because of coronavirus. It is a very smart thing to do, a much needed thing to do, one of the best things this President has done.

But we warned you at the time that it would only work if it wasn’t gutted, if it wasn’t watered down. That turned out to be prescient because many people, including some unfortunately inside the administration, would like to do just that.

The President’s order includes a requirement that within 30 days the Secretary of Homeland Security suggests changes to it. Already we are being told that tech companies and their allies in the White House are trying to use this 30 day review period as a way to fatally weaken the order and fill it with loopholes and exemptions. Keep in mind the tech industry is the single most aggressively left-wing part of the American business community. By far this push is being led by the country’s wealthiest tech companies?—Apple, Google, Amazon, etc. ?—and it’s not hard to figure out why.

All these companies are happy to lecture you about how America is irredeemably racist. Every day of the week they tell you that. They crow about diversity. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, of course, is leading the way as always. A week ago when the President’s order came out, Tim Cook tweeted this: quote,

“Like Apple, this nation of immigrants has always found strength in our diversity, and hope in the enduring promise of the American dream. … Deeply disappointed by this proclamation.”

Talk about a non-sequitur. And, of course, it’s more than that: it’s a lie. Tim Cook is not protecting the American Dream in any sense. If he was, he’d want to protect America’s fading middle class but he’s doing the opposite.

The vast majority of H-1B guest worker visas are awarded to a single country: India. That’s not diversity: one country. At this moment in Silicon Valley, 47 percent of all workers were born in foreign countries.

So pausing the H-1B program for even six months will free up tens of thousands of jobs for Americans of all backgrounds. You know those STEM classes your kids are taking, you know the college you’re paying so they can work in the tech field? They’re not going to get those jobs because they’ll be taken by foreign nationals. This might allow them a chance.

So Apple isn’t fighting for diversity. They’re doing exactly what they appear to be doing: they’re trying to keep wages down and keep their workers compliant by importing labor from abroad.

This isn’t about diversity. It’s about exploitation. It always is, and the administration should not fall for it.all for it.

Big Tech opposes temporary blocking of H-1B guest worker visas because it wants to give your childrens’ jobs to cheap foreign labor

 

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Is Tucker Carlson accusing Republican officeholders of not defending normal American citizens?

Tucker Carlson: Voters need to demand change from the GOP

Republicans must work as hard as they can to make America fair again.

On Monday night’s show, we interviewed a U.S. Senator called Mike Braun. Braun is a Republican who represents the very Republican State of Indiana.

Braun ran for office two years ago as a conservative, but he has not governed like one. As the mob burned cities and shot police officers, Mike Braun used his power in the U.S. Senate to punish local police — cops were the real problem, Braun decided. So he sponsored legislation to make it easier for leftwing activist groups to sue and bankrupt individual police officers.

And then Mike Braun endorsed Black Lives Matter.

QUESTION: Do you support the Black Lives Matter movement?

SEN. MIKE BRAUN, R-Ind.: I support that movement, because it’s addressing an inequity that has not been solved, you know, from a grassroots level.

It’s hard to imagine that many of Mike Braun’s voters agree with any of that. Black Lives Matter has said it wants to eliminate police departments, dismantle the nuclear family and install socialism in the United States.

Even in the highly revolutionary year of 2020, those don’t seem like winning positions in the State of Indiana. So we asked Mike Braun to explain how that works exactly, and it didn’t go well. We’re not going to play you the tape. It feels like piling on to do that.

We will just sum it up this way. At one point in the interview, Mike Braun explained that he was pushing leftwing legislation because he was afraid of being criticized by Chuck Schumer, if he didn’t.

The whole thing went like that. It was remarkable. Almost beyond belief really. Again, we’re not trying to be mean here. Cruelty is easy, too easy, especially with politicians. The closer you get to them, the easier you realize it is.

And by the way, Mike Braun doesn’t seem like a bad person. If you live next door to him, you’d probably like him. Braun is just weak and he doesn’t really believe in anything. He is definitely not alone in that, an awful lot of Republican officeholders look very much like Mike Braun right now, probably most of them. That’s a problem.

In a moment like this, it is a severe and dangerous problem. Here’s why. Republicans at all levels could lose this fall. If they do, there will be profound consequences for you.

People who supported Donald Trump will be punished. There’s absolutely no question about that. There’s never been an American political party as radical and as angry as the Democrats are now. Imagine them with unlimited power, and that’s what they plan to get.

In their first year, Democrats will give voting rights to every illegal alien in this country, and then encourage many others to join them from abroad.

At a minimum, that means more than 20 million new Democratic voters overnight. No Republican will win nationally. Again, we will have one-party rule.

But Democrats don’t plan to stop there. In Congress, they will abolish the filibuster. That means they’ll be able to do whatever they want to do with just a simple majority, which they will have. They plan to pack the Senate by making the District of Columbia a state.

Giving statehood to D.C. is unconstitutional, clearly, but they’re not worried about that. They plan to pack the Supreme Court, too. They have said so.

So what will Democrats do with all of this untrammeled power? It’s pretty easy to imagine. We won’t go into details right now. We don’t want to wreck your night. But look around, you’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s coming.

The point is, and it could not be clearer, non-Democrats in America are in peril. We’re going to need someone with power willing to come to our defense. And that’s where people like Mike Braun come in. That was the point of last night’s interview.

Not to humiliate a specific senator, but to remind the Republican Party that it is our only shield. Yes, the Republican Party, flawed and infuriating, though it often is. The fact remains, the G.O.P. is the only institution still open to the rest of us, to Americans who want to live as they did just 15 years ago. Quietly, productively, without being harassed and harangued by self-righteous lunatics who mean them harm and they do.

If you want to be left alone to do your job and raise your family in this country, you will need a protector. That protector must be the Republican Party. There are no other options, but it must be a very different kind of Republican Party.

Keep in mind, we’re getting a new Republican Party no matter what happens. Even now, vultures wait just off stage to swoop in and claim the G.O.P. for themselves once Donald Trump is gone. Former Governor Nikki Haley tops that list, but there are many others on it.

The moment Trump leaves, they will attack him. They’ll tell you that Republicans lost power because they were mean and intolerant just like Donald Trump. And if you listen carefully, you can hear them say that even now. It’s a lie.

Republicans are failing for a much more obvious reason, a more fundamental reason. They’re failing because they haven’t done much that is worth doing. They haven’t tried very hard to improve your life. When the crisis came, they fled. They did nothing to defend you. They did nothing to defend the country.

They were paralyzed. Their so-called principles turned out to be bumper stickers they wrote 40 years ago. They had no clue what to do.

So from this day forward, it’s very simple. We’re going to have to tell them what to do, and that will work. No matter what they may believe privately, politicians respond to organized groups of voters. They want to win, above all, so they head to where the votes are.

Going forward, Republican voters should demand three things from their candidates, and if they don’t provide them, don’t vote for them. Here they are.

First is vigorous defense of total equality under the law. We are equal because we are citizens. Every American has precisely the same rights as every other American. Period. That is the promise of America. It’s why millions of people move here.

For a long time, we knew that; no one questioned it. It was obvious, but it no longer is obvious and there are many who are working in the opposite direction.

Republicans must counterbalance this. They must work as hard as they can to make America fair again. Wealth, appearance, ancestry can play no role whatsoever in the eyes of the law.

That means that criminals like Jeffrey Epstein must go to jail the first time they’re caught molesting children. It means your children must have precisely the same chances of getting into college or getting a job as anyone else’s children.

It means fighting to make this a colorblind meritocracy. A colorblind meritocracy. Say it again. The alternative to that is disaster.

Slavery and Jim Crow were immoral precisely because they punished people for how they were born. Any system that punishes people for how they were born is immoral, always. Republicans must say that loudly.

Don’t get caught in pointless debates about whether or not this is a racist country. Clearly it isn’t. Prove it by making it less racist, by making it a colorblind meritocracy. That’s our promise.

Second, Republicans must defend our freedom of speech. We are not a free society without that. This is not simply a debate about the First Amendment and its limits. It’s bigger than that and more important.

If you can’t articulate something, if you’re not allowed, you can’t think it. And that’s precisely why authoritarians try to control language. They’re trying to control your mind. Republicans should lead the fight against this without shame.

Americans have the absolute right to tell the truth. This is not negotiable, nor by the way is it a theoretical concern, of interest only to intellectuals. Everything depends on it.

If you can’t think freely, you can’t solve problems. Try to build a hydro plant or fly a commercial airplane? If certain categories of thought are off limits to you, it doesn’t work. The power grid collapses, planes crash. Society degrades.

No speech means no science, no art, no civilization. Most of us were taught that this debate was settled conclusively during the Enlightenment hundreds of years ago and reason vanquished dogma. But it wasn’t settled.

The forces of superstition remain. They are stronger than ever. In fact, they are growing in strength. The Republican Party must fight them or it’s not a party worth having.

And finally, we must never forget that in the end, the Republican Party exists to serve the interests of normal people, ordinary people. Middle class families are the core of this country. They are our hope for the future — our only hope — and yet both parties have shamelessly abandoned them.

Middle-class families have no national spokesman. They have no lobby in Washington. Republicans pretend to be their champion, you know by now that they are not. Instead of improving the lives of their voters, the party feeds them a steady diet of mindless symbolic victories, partisan junk food designed to make them feel full even as they waste away.

Who cares how many Benghazi hearings we have? We’re supposed to care. Why should we?

How did Peter Strzok’s text messages become more important than saving American jobs from foreign nationals who are taking them? It is lunacy. We fall for it every time and to the extent this show has participated in it, we apologize with deepest sincerity.

Because meanwhile, as we’re talking about things that don’t matter, life for the dwindling American middle class has become steadily worse. Suddenly, there are junkies living in your park. Your nephew just died of a fentanyl overdose. And saddest of all, and who hasn’t thought this, you’ve realized that your children will never be as successful as you are. The American Dream died with your generation.

As all of this happened, Democrats laughed because it served their interests. Republicans basically ignored it and that cannot continue. The only political movements that endure are the ones that make their voters stronger.

So how does this change? Can republican officeholders change their party? Yes, they can. We just have to make them. These are not by and large, evil people. Mike Braun is not an evil person.

Despite the way they talk, they’re not secretly working for the other side. Most of them are just empty, sad people, and politics is the way they fill the yawning void inside where a personal life should be — they are pleasers. They’re searching for the approval of strangers.

Our job is to give them clear instructions about what we want. We do that by voting and by making noise. They will not lead us, we know that now. They’ve refused to.

We have to lead and when we do, they will follow.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on June 30, 2020.

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Donald Trump will lose in November because he failed to walk his big talk

Tucker Carlson: Trump could well lose the election – he must defend America’s institutions

The president has lost ground during the coronavirus pandemic and mass riots when his strengths should have been highlighted

Not many people are saying it out loud on the right, but the fact is that President Trump could well lose this election. In fact, unless fundamental facts change soon, it could be tough for him to be reelected.

If the president does lose, that would mean that just a few months from now, Joe Biden would become the president. The United States government would fall under the control of the radicals who control Joe Biden, and they will remake the country.

Now, we’re fully aware that virtually nobody watching this show wants to hear that, but it’s true and key people around the president know that it’s true. They’ve seen the numbers. They’re concerned.

At some point in the future, historians will marvel at the fact that the president lost ground during a pandemic and then during mass riots. Both crises should have highlighted his strengths. They were naturals for him.

Alone among national leaders, Donald Trump warned Americans for decades about China and the perils of globalization. Everything about the Wuhan coronavirus proved Donald Trump right. China really is our main global adversary. The Chinese government really does want to take over the world.

Meanwhile, the fact that we sent our manufacturing base abroad really has weakened us badly. The most powerful nation on Earth no longer makes antibiotics. Maybe we’re not as powerful as we think.

All of that is very obvious now after the pandemic, but Donald Trump called it. You’d think voters would reward him for that. You’d think the riots would have increased their support for him.

An awful lot of people voted for Donald Trump precisely to avoid a moment like the one we’re now in. None of this arrived suddenly; we saw it coming. Social cohesion in America has been eroding for decades. People sensed that; it made them nervous. It should make them nervous.

Donald Trump seemed like insurance against the consequences of that. The core appeal of Trump was, if things ever started to fall apart, he would defend you. Yes, he was loud and crude. Most bodyguards are. Only a man like Donald Trump was tough enough to fight the creeping authoritarianism of the education cartel in corporate America.

When widespread looting and disorder arrived, the president did not act as decisively as many had hoped. He said little, he did less. Some voters felt undefended, some turned against him.

If Trump got elected, you could say what you really believed. The basic promise of America could be restored, you could live with dignity. Under Donald Trump, you wouldn’t be forced to mouth the lyrics to some repulsive little orthodoxy you hate. You could declare out loud that all lives matter because all lives do matter. God made us all. And if you can’t say that, what’s the point of living here?

Donald Trump never quite articulated any of this in a precise way. He’s not an intellectual or an ideologue. But it was obvious, he felt it strongly. Trump’s gut-level instincts were on the side of order and tradition and stability, and they still are.

And yet, when widespread looting and disorder arrived, the president did not act as decisively as many had hoped. He said little, he did less. Some voters felt undefended, some turned against him.

Why did this happen? Well, there are many reasons.

Trump was exhausted, for one thing. after three years of defending himself against “Russiagate,” the most elaborate and effective hoax in American history, and his staff did not do very much to help. Some of them were actively disloyal. Most were just confused. They definitely were not prepared for Chinese viruses or burning cities.

But the administration’s main problems were conceptual. Few seemed to understand what was really happening. Their first mistake was forgetting the primary rule of Washington: In an election year, everything that happens is about the election. There are no exceptions to that rule.

Washington is a political city; it’s run by politicians. If the Chinese Navy sailed up the Potomac in the fall of an election year, the first thing most people in D.C. would wonder is, how is that going to affect turnout? That’s who they are. It’s how they think.

So only the naive were surprised when Democratic governors immediately used the coronavirus quarantines to punish people who didn’t vote for them. Christian churches and small businesses were locked down. Weed shops and abortion clinics stayed open.

Most Trump voters seemed not to notice. They accepted the restrictions without question. This was a health crisis, and they wanted to do the right thing. So they obeyed. They cowered in their homes, and that’s exactly where Democratic leaders wanted them — cut off from one another, atomized and alone.

The few conservatives who tried to organize resistance to the lockdowns were indicted or threatened with arrest. None of this had anything to do with public health, of course. It was electoral politics, an especially brutal form of it.

Republican leaders meanwhile, were remarkably slow to catch on to what was happening. Some of them aren’t very bright, but most just couldn’t imagine anyone acting with that level of cynicism and ruthlessness. Their good faith made them vulnerable to their opponent’s lies. They were used.

In the days after George Floyd died, these same trends accelerated dramatically. It all happened so fast that it seemed like chaos at the time. But it wasn’t chaos. There was design just beneath the surface.

Consider the targets that the mob chose. Law enforcement, obviously, but not all law enforcement. Local police departments must be eliminated, they said, but the FBI is just fine — and that was telling.

Then they claimed that capitalism was the enemy, but only certain kinds of capitalism. The mob burned independent businesses to the ground by the score. They didn’t say a word about those businesses’ digital competitors, Google and Apple and Amazon. All of those companies were funding the destruction.

Then the mob told us that traditional Christianity was racist. They desecrated churches in the name of avenging slavery. And yet Antifa did not touch a single mosque, despite the fact that historians say Mohammed owned slaves.

As all of this progressed, Democrats continued their lectures about gun control, as they always do, but they ignored the rifles in the hands of their own supporters in downtown Seattle. The real threat, they told us, was rural Americans with their AR-15s. We better get the FBI on that — arrest more farmers.

In other words, what looked like protests were in fact highly effective attacks on Donald Trump’s voters, his power base. Few in Washington clearly appreciated this, at least on the right. If they had, they would have told the country what was really happening. No, this is not about George Floyd. It’s not about police brutality. It’s a power grab by violent extremists. But they didn’t understand that.

So weeks into the rioting, the social media accounts of the White House were still producing ham-handed posts about Juneteenth. No one was convinced by them, no one was reassured. Instead, many voters were becoming increasingly agitated by the lawlessness they saw all around them. Who is going to protect us from this, they wondered. The social media account did nothing to answer that question.

We want to play for you two pieces of tape that help illustrate what life is like for many Americans right now. Neither one of these shows graphic violence. We can easily find tape that does show it — there’s an awful lot of it out there.

But what we’re going to play instead for you is, in some ways, maybe more insidious than assault. What you’ll hear is neglect, and neglect is itself a form of violence. The first tape is from a small town, Fredericksburg, Va. It’s a 911 call recorded earlier this month.

A woman called Tara Durant took her young daughter on errands downtown. As the two tried to drive home, a mob surrounded their vehicle and blocked it from moving. Several people jumped on Durant’s car and screamed obscenities at her child. Terrified, Tara Durant called 911. And here’s the response she got:

Tara Durant: They are on my car, alright? They are my car right now!

911 Dispatcher: But we would suggest you slowly drive through the area. Don’t hit anyone with your vehicle.

Durant: I can’t. I cannot get out of here, okay?

Dispatcher: Please be patient. I’ll let the officers know, okay?

Durant: Are you serious? You guys have not —

Dispatcher: We can’t do anything, ma’am. The city told us that this is a sanctioned event.

Durant: Get out of my car.! You know, this is going to get dangerous. I’ve got a kid here.

Dispatcher: Yes, ma’am. We would suggest you call up city hall to let them know about your frustrations.

Durant: Get out of the way! Get out of the way! This is getting scary. They’re on my car! They’re on my car! And I’ve got a little girl in the car crying. Are you kidding me?

“They’re on my car! They are on my car!” “Ma’am,” comes the reply. “We would suggest you call up city hall to let them know about your frustrations.” Those are verbatim quotes. It’s hard to listen to that tape without feeling emotional.

A woman and her child were terrorized by a violent mob, and then they were intentionally abandoned by the state that has promised to protect them. It was the ultimate betrayal of citizenship.

You should know that the mayor of Fredericksburg, Virginia, a woman called Mary Katherine Greenlaw later apologized. But Greenlaw did not apologize to Tara Durant or her young daughter. The mayor apologized to the mob.

Police had tried to disperse them while they were rioting. “I am personally sorry,” Mayor Greenlaw slobbered. “I want to apologize to those who went through this fearful experience.”

Again to be crystal clear, Mayor Greenlaw said that to the rioters, not to the citizens she had cruelly abandoned. All of that happened in a little town of 25,000 people. It’s happening in so many American towns right now.

Here’s what’s happening in our cities. This is a recent video from New York. You will be forgiven if you don’t recognize it. It looks like a foreign country.

As you watch, notice how the police respond to gunfire being fired in the open. The squad car just rolls on through. The cops don’t even slow down. They’ve been told not to. They don’t try to enforce the law. They can’t enforce the law.

Keep in mind, decent people live in that neighborhood. Decent people live in every American neighborhood. How would you feel if you lived there? You’d be very afraid. You’d feel like things were falling apart. More than anything else, you would want someone to restore order. You’d want a leader to take back your neighborhood from armed children because armed children are far more threatening than even the worst rogue cop — always.

But local leaders are not doing that. They are not restoring order. They’re ignoring the suffering of their people.

So, what is the White House doing about this? Well, the president announced two days ago that anyone who topples a statue on federal property will face 10 years in prison. That is a welcome start.

What we’re living through right now, despite what people have told, you is not a local problem. This is a national crisis. The riots are designed to produce a national result — the destruction of our system of government and the removal of Donald Trump.

People expect a president to respond to a moment like this, to fix it, and they have a right to expect that. The president runs the country. If the rioters were Saudi nationals, it would be very clear that there was nothing local about what we’re watching. We would understand immediately that it is terrorism.

The president would give a primetime address. Within hours, the feds would be hunting these people down and arresting them. If the rioters were white supremacist, they’d already be in prison facing life.

So the question is, why isn’t the Justice Department responding like this? That’s not clear. Some blame the White House Counsel’s Office. They say it is dominated by Bush partisans who are hostile to Trump. We don’t know if that’s true. If it is true, there’s an easy solution to it. Just ignore their counsel.

Send the lawyers to the basement until November and have them reorganize the card catalog, or read Reader’s Digest from the 70s. Only a fool lets lawyers make critical decisions anyway. They’re not wise. If they were, they probably wouldn’t be lawyers.

Others say career bureaucrats at DOJ or federal prosecutors in the states are dragging their feet. The attorney general, Bill Barr, says he is overseeing 500 separate investigations into rioters. Good for him. Presumably one of them is into the destruction of the Albert Pike statue in Washington. It took place last Friday. It was on live television. So far, no one has been arrested for it.

It would change the course of this country’s future if the Justice Department rounded up the leaders of Antifa tomorrow, along with every single person caught on camera torching a building, destroying a monument, defacing a church and put them all in shackles and then frog march them in front of cameras like MS-13 and call them what they actually are — domestic terrorists. Not protesters, not civil rights activists, not CNN contributors, but domestic terrorists. That would be their new government-approved title.

Once they’re charged, it’s official. In fact, they are literally, as a factual matter, accused terrorists. And that would change minds right away. The people destroying this country are criminals. Few are brave enough to call them that. So, naturally, their popularity grows. Everyone supports protesters. This is America, we believe in protest.

But watch what happens when you start calling them what they really are. Most people don’t like terrorists. Terrorists will never be popular, even among Democratic voters. So charge them for the crimes they’ve committed and call them what they are.

Right now, the opposite is happening. The terrorists are more popular than the president of the United States. And not just more popular than Donald Trump personally, but more popular than the system he represents and administers. And it’s obvious why. Our system is weak. It refuses to defend itself.

Mayors let new countries sprout in the middle of their cities. Our leaders act like laws are irrelevant. Everyone watches this happen. It’s a potentially fatal problem.

Weak institutions die. Citizens develop contempt for them, and then they get overthrown. The same is true by the way, for heads of state. When you refuse to fight for the system you run, you’re done. Spend an hour on Google and see if you can find a single leader in the history of the world who stayed in power after failing to quell a rebellion. You can’t.

The saddest part of all of this is that our system is very much worth saving. It administers justice more fairly than any system in the world. If we want to keep that system, we have to use that system and that means enforcing America’s laws with certainty, enforcing them right now, at the moment of greatest peril.

If we don’t do it now, we never will do it. Ignore a law long enough and it becomes unenforceable. You’d be shocked if you got pulled over for doing 58 in a 55 mile an hour zone, obviously.

Antifa’s leaders would be shocked if they were arrested for destroying a statue of Abraham Lincoln. Just a month ago destroying statues was a felony. Now, it’s allowed. What will we allow a month from now? What will we allow by November?

The point is, things change fast, and that includes social standards. They change very quickly, too. Just a few weeks ago, defunding the police sounded like a crackpot idea. Now, it’s happening. Millions of Americans support it.

Many Republican officeholders haven’t thought very deeply about why this is. Even now, you’ll see them grin at the latest insanity from the left. “Can you believe this? They’ve gone too far this time,” they’ll say. “There’s going to be a backlash.”

Really? When exactly will that backlash arrive? Because the opposite seems to be happening. What seemed awful the other day is normal now. It turns out that if you don’t bother to explain precisely why certain ideas are bad — if you don’t defend your own worldview — then you lose.

Bad ideas spread. They quickly congeal into conventional wisdom, and then you’re done. This is especially true right now, when everything in American life is up for grabs. The lockdowns shuffled the deck completely.

Four months ago, you’d assume you were going to spend the next 20 years going into an office somewhere. Now, you’re working from your couch. You’re starting to consider maybe moving to Bozeman, and why wouldn’t you? And while we’re at it, what else should we do differently?

Normal people are starting to think like this. Once big things start changing, they tend to change more quickly than we expect. All of this means, this is precisely the time, right now, to defend the institutions that we desperately need to keep in this country.

Those institutions include the nuclear family, our freedom of speech, small independent businesses, absolute colorblindness under the law, the noble tradition of nonviolent protests. Those are the things that make us proud to be Americans. Those are the things that make America a place worth living in.

We need to defend these things with everything we have, all of us must defend them, including the president. That is his hope of reelection.

For the rest of us, it’s our only hope as a country.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on June 25, 2020.

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Antifa and Black Lives Matter are the Democratic Party’s blackshirts and brownshirts to strengthen and protect our totalitarian fascist state

Tucker: The mob is an arm of the Democratic establishment

Over the weekend, as you likely know, officials in New York announced that they are tearing down a bronze statue of Teddy Roosevelt. That statue has stood on Central Park for 80 years. Antifa demanded its removal, so Mayor Bill de Blasio complied, and he is taking it down.

Few people ever could have imagined that Teddy Roosevelt would be canceled. Roosevelt was the most popular president in American history. He was also a war hero, a historian, a naturalist, a rancher, a chief of police, an author, conservationist, as well as a father of six.

At one point in Roosevelt’s extraordinarily busy life, he was also the governor of New York. This morning, the current governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, weighed in on his removal.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: People are making a statement about equality, about community, to be against racism, against slavery. I think those are good statements. And it depends, you know, can you overdo it? Of course, you can.

But in New York, I don’t think we’ve overdone it. And I think that — I think it’s a healthy expression of people saying, “Let’s get some priorities here, and let’s remember the sin and mistake that this nation made, and let’s not celebrate it.”

Were you listening carefully to that? In the state of New York, the governor tells us, we haven’t overdone it. Destroying public property is “a healthy expression of people saying, ‘Let’s get some priorities here.'”

Okay, so that’s the standard set forth by a Democratic Party leader. Let’s think it through for a minute.

Andrew Cuomo lives in the Governor’s Mansion in Albany. Teddy Roosevelt once lived there, too. So did Governors Grover Cleveland and Franklin Roosevelt. By current standards, both Cleveland and FDR were racists.

Cleveland extended the Chinese Exclusion Act; FDR, of course, interned Japanese-Americans by the tens of thousands during World War II. Therefore, like the statues now lying smashed on the ground in parks across the country, the Governor’s Mansion in Albany, N.Y. is suffused with the spirit of white supremacy. Its very existence as an object is an act of violence against marginalized people. It cannot stand.

Should the mob burn it down? Would torching the racist Governor’s Mansion amount to a “healthy expression of people saying let’s get some priorities here.” What do you think? Are you crazy? Of course not.

Andrew Cuomo lives in the Governor’s Mansion. You get within 20 feet of that building, and he’ll have one of his goons shoot you to death. Andrew Cuomo is all for destroying things, just not his own things. And by the way, hands off New York’s a little latest monument, the Mario Cuomo Bridge, formerly the Tappan Zee, which Andrew named after his father. That’s off-limits, too.

Okay, so what exactly is “a healthy expression of moral priorities” in a moment like this? Keep in mind, this is a big country and not everyone has the same priorities. It may be hard to believe if you consume a steady diet of popular media, but not every single person in America is an upper-middle-class white kid from Brooklyn, with the predictable political views to match. There’s actual diversity of views out there.

For example, there are quite a few Muslim-Americans in this country, and many of them don’t love Mahatma Gandhi. They consider Gandhi a Hindu nationalist. Yet at the same time, there are dozens of statues of Mahatma Gandhi in the United States. One of them, in fact, stands right across the road from the vice president’s house on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington.

Are angry mobs allowed to rip them down? Would Gov. Andrew Cuomo consider that a healthy expression of priorities? It’s worth asking.

Or what if you didn’t like Martin Luther King? Most people do like Martin Luther King, but most people also like Teddy Roosevelt and George Washington. So clearly, popularity has no bearing on whether your statue is allowed to stand in this country.

So can you spray paint obscenities on Martin Luther King’s monuments if you don’t like him? How healthy would that be? These are theoretical questions. Obviously, you know the answer to them because you know the rules.

The rules are never spoken out loud, but they are obvious. America has two standards of justice. When they do it to you, it is social justice. If you dare to defend yourself, it’s a hate crime.

Consider what we’ve seen recently. How many stores and parks and statues and public buildings have been destroyed recently by rioters? How many churches and memorials and monuments to our fallen soldiers have been desecrated by them? Too many to count.

Now ask yourself, how many people have been held accountable for these crimes? Some? A few? No — hardly any.

Politicians applauded this destruction. Law enforcement has ignored it. Why is that exactly? Rioting is a federal crime; so is arson. So far, two people have been arrested and charged in the burning of the Third Police Precinct in Minneapolis. Two.

Video footage, which is everywhere — you’ve seen it — shows clearly that scores of people were involved. Authorities could identify them and charge all of them. We might have fewer riots if they did that. But no, the Justice Department isn’t interested in doing that. What are they interested in?

Well, let’s see. Recently, a NASCAR driver called Bubba Wallace claimed that someone left a noose in his garage in Alabama. The media reacted as if a war had broken out — wall-to-wall coverage. They made it precisely clear who the enemy was. And of course, countless syrupy segments on the dopey morning shows framing the whole thing as a milestone in the march toward civil rights.

Reporter: These scenes of unity coming just 24 hours after a noose was found in Wallace’s team garage stall, an area restricted to only essential personnel. NASCAR and the FBI are now investigating.

“These scenes of unity.” Unfortunately, no one covering this story ever bothered to ask the obvious questions. Where, exactly, was this noose — the actual noose Bubba Wallace kept talking about? No picture of it ever surfaced. And by the way, haven’t we heard this story somewhere before? Like repeatedly?

Between 2015 and 2018, there were six high profile so-called hate crimes involving nooses, all of them are promoted heavily by the media. Every one of them turned out to be a hoax, every single one of them. And that’s not even counting Jussie Smollett.

The odds that this news hate crime was real were always very small. It’s just not a very racist country, actually, in the end. Most of us know that.

But you’d never know it from listening to the authorities. The U.S. attorney suggested federal charges would be brought — brought against whom? That was never clear.

Meanwhile, the FBI swooped in by the vanload. The Bureau sent at least 15 agents to investigate this provocation against a millionaire racecar driver — 15 agents — at a time when mobs were roaming the country completely unchallenged by law enforcement, burning things, assaulting people.

In the end, as you may have heard, it was needless to say, yet another news hoax. There was no hate crime in Bubba Wallace’s garage. What does it tell you, that the FBI and federal prosecutors fell for this hoax so completely? Well, it tells you everything.

At the very moment Bubba Wallace was doing his star turn as America’s latest victim of injustice, lecturing his fans about the racism, being backed up completely by the morons who run NASCAR, a mob of violent lunatics was ripping down a statue of American patriot, Francis Scott Key, in San Francisco. On Key’s empty pedestal, they spray painted these words, which effectively are their slogan: “Kill the colonizers. Kill whitey.”

In other words, murder Americans for the color of their skin.

Now, you can argue about whether hate crimes ought to exist as a category in American law, and that’s an argument worth having. But as long as they do exist, that would seem to qualify as one and that the FBI did not swoop in with 15 agents to investigate. It’s not clear if anyone ever investigated because no one in power cared. If anything, they agreed.

And that’s the point. The mob does not operate independently from the Democratic establishment. The mob is an arm of the Democratic establishment.

In the city of Philadelphia, both the mayor and Larry Krasner, the district attorney we’ve told you about repeatedly, cheered as mobs set fire and destroyed public property there. But when a group of working-class Philadelphians tried to protect the statue of Christopher Columbus from being destroyed, Krasner threatened to prosecute them.

You’d think the mob will ever show up at Larry Krasner’s house? Not likely. In fact, no. Never. And by the way, Nancy Pelosi is also safe at her estate in Napa.

Democratic politicians don’t fear the mob. Notice that? Why? Because they don’t need to. They control the mob. The mob operates with their permission. These are their foot soldiers. This is their militia.

In unguarded moments, Democrats make it very clear that they know this. Here’s a revealing video shot just on Tuesday. In it, you’ll see Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting Democratic delegate from D.C. to the Congress. You’ll see her being interviewed by a well-known MSNBC anchor near the White House.

Out of nowhere, a man dressed in women’s underwear charges at them because that’s the kind of moment we’re living in right now. And for a second, they were frightened. Watch what they said.

Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC anchor: Where are the police when you need them?

“Where are the police when you need them?” It was their first reaction. At the moment they said that, the two were standing on a street with a mural that demands we defund the police.

Of course, they missed the irony of that completely. It never occurred to them that the slogan might apply to them, too, because they know it doesn’t apply to them. They know they will always have police protection.

And the thing is, they’re right. They will. Federal law enforcement is entirely on their side. That’s why there have been so few prosecutions of rioting and so much FBI attention to Bubba Wallace’s fake hate crime.

Career bureaucrats in the federal agencies support the Democratic Party. That means they support the mob as well. It’s their militia, too.

Virtually every American power center now stands on one side of the political divide. What you’re watching in the streets is an attempt to crush the holdouts. Ask yourself, who is being targeted for destruction right now? Anyone who is not on board with their program.

That includes local police departments, Orthodox Jews, gun owners, Fox News, NASCAR fans, traditional Christianity. That’s not a random assortment of institutions. It’s the people standing in their way. There’s a reason that Black Lives Matter leader, Shaun King, yesterday called for the desecration of churches. That will bring those Christians to heel.

None of this should surprise us. We should have seen it coming. It was obvious. We’ve known for 50 years that much of the poison in our society emanates from the universities, but we have done nothing whatsoever to fix that. We’ve continued to fund them, no matter what they charged. We keep sending our children there.

We’ve known for more than three years that the federal government’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies are dangerously corrupt. They act as armed enforcers for the Democratic Party. That’s why Roger Stone is going to prison. They no longer even try to hide this or their partisan affiliation.

On Tuesday, a group of dozens of former National Security officials announced they will be campaigning for Joe Biden this fall. And yet, once again, in the face of mountains of evidence, we’ve done nothing about it. There has been no meaningful reform of the CIA or the FBI or any of the other terrifyingly powerful agencies that operate independently from our democracy and on the side of the Democratic Party.

We know all of this, but we still pretend they’re legitimate. We dutifully send in our taxes every quarter to pay their salaries. If there’s any good to come out of this moment — and we hope there is — it’s that we can no longer lie to ourselves about what is happening.

Our institutions are not serving all of us equally. Some are actively trying to hurt us. When this is over, we need to do something about that — this time for real.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on June 23, 2020.

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Antifa Black Lives Matter is a totalitarian political movement to overthrow a capitalistic free market and free society

Tucker: Why mobs are tearing down America’s monuments

On Monday, a mob attempted to knock down a statue of Andrew Jackson. They spray-painted the base, trying to knock the statue down. In large letters, you can see it says “killer” at the bottom. Amazing.

This is happening all over the country as you know and there’s a reason for it. Over the weekend, most recently — doubtless, you’ve heard of this — city officials announced their plan to remove the statue of Teddy Roosevelt from outside New York’s Museum of Natural History. The bronze statue has stood there in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda facing Central Park since before the Second World War. Soon it will be gone.

People who erected that statue 80 years ago would be confused by this, no doubt. They did not consider Teddy Roosevelt a controversial figure. In fact, Roosevelt was the most popular president in American history. He was also the most American president. No other country could have produced Teddy Roosevelt.

Roosevelt’s virtues mirrored the values of America. He was physically brave. He was profoundly literate, highly self-disciplined and amazingly energetic. While still a college student, Roosevelt wrote a two-volume history of the War of 1812 that is still in print today. You can buy it on Amazon.

He was the youngest president in our history. He saved our economy from corporate monopolies. And by doing that, he made the American middle class possible. He created the national parks. He created the Panama Canal, the Food and Drug Administration, and then he kept going.

The list of Teddy Roosevelt’s achievements fills entire shelves of biographies. Those are in addition to the more than 40 books he wrote himself on topics ranging from Oliver Cromwell to cattle ranching to social justice.

Personally, Roosevelt was a famously decent man. In 1901, he invited his friend Booker T. Washington to dinner. No African-American had ever eaten in the White House. Democrats roared with rage at the idea. For the crime of having a meal with a black man, they attacked Teddy Roosevelt and his wife for the rest of their lives. But Roosevelt never bowed. He gave the finger to the mob, and he continued cheerfully on.

Teddy Roosevelt was a hero to millions of Americans. He still is. That’s precisely why they are tearing down his statue. They know that if they can force you to watch as they topple your heroes, they have won. There’s nothing they can’t do next.

They can decide how you raise your children, how you vote, what you’re allowed to believe. Once they’ve humiliated you, they can control you and that’s why across the country, mobs are tearing down America’s monuments.

In the cities of Richmond and St. Paul, Minn., they’ve torn down statues of Christopher Columbus. They did the same thing in Boston. Boston’s mayor now says it’s time to remove a statue of Abraham Lincoln, the man who freed the slaves. It’s racist.

In Dallas, they pulled the Texas Ranger statue out of the airport after more than 50 years. In Dearborn, Mich., they toppled the statue of the former mayor. They did the same thing in Philadelphia.

In Nashville, they pulled down a statue of a former U.S. senator. Same in Albany. In Oregon, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were torn down. In San Francisco, the mob demolished statues of Ulysses S. Grant, Junipero Serra, and Francis Scott Key. On the pedestal of the Key monument, they spray-painted, “Kill the colonizers” and “Kill whitey,” just in case you missed the point.

One thing all of these Americans, now canceled, have in common: Not one of them fought for the Confederacy. Pulling down their statues had nothing to do with the Civil War — at least not the first Civil War, the one that took place 150 years ago.

Democrats understand that very well, and they support all of it. In every place where the mob has destroyed public monuments, Democratic leaders have backed them as they did it. But at the same time — and you should know this — so have many Republicans.

Last week a mob in downtown Washington, D.C. decided to tear down a statue of a man called Albert Pike. Pike was famous as a journalist and a poet and later as a prominent Freemason.

For less than a year, from late November of 1861 to mid-July of 1862, Pike served in the Confederate Army. Pike was later arrested for treason against the Confederacy, and he faced execution for that. But in the end, it didn’t save him from the mob. They set fire to Pike’s effigy as it lay on the ground.

At least one prominent conservative tweeted his approval of this. Republicans in Congress said nothing at all, and they could have. Pike’s now destroyed statue is owned by the National Park Service. It’s federal property. Tearing it down was a federal crime, but no one in Washington even considered enforcing that law.

Kevin McCarthy of California, the top Republican in the House, was not in a position to say much of anything. McCarthy has endorsed the removal of statues that the left has designated as racist. Last week, as violent mobs roamed the country destroying public property, Kevin McCarthy refused to acknowledge it on his official Twitter account. On Wednesday, McCarthy did manage to send a very emphatic tweet calling for sanctions against Syria “to hold the Assad regime responsible for its atrocities.”

Elected Republicans, almost all of them, are in no hurry to stop the disorder. They appear to believe what we’re watching is a version of the Rodney King riots from 1992. People saw an upsetting video on the internet, they’re angry, and that’s understandable. But they’ll calm down soon, and we can get back to cutting capital gains taxes and sanctioning Bashar al- Assad. That’s their view of it.

They are wrong. This is not a momentary civil disturbance. This is a serious and highly organized political movement. It is not superficial. It is deep and profound. It has vast ambitions. It is insidious; it will grow. Its goal is to end liberal democracy and challenge Western civilization itself.

This is an ideological movement. The ideas that fuel it have incubated for decades on college campuses. We paid for all of it, by the way. The rest of us were so thrilled that our kids got into Duke that we decided to ignore what Duke was actually teaching them and are continuing to send big checks. That was a mistake. It was one of the greatest mistakes we’ve ever made.

We didn’t appreciate the stakes involved at the time and as a result of that, we became easy marks for their lies. Even now, so many of us continue to pretend that this is about police brutalities, about the death of a man called George Floyd in Minneapolis.

We still imagine we can fix it by regulating chokeholds or spending more on de-escalation training. We are too literal. We’re too good-hearted to understand what’s really happening. Our decency is the mob’s main weapon against us. We have no idea who we’re up against.

For most people, the primary joy in life is the act of creation, making something good and useful, whether it’s dinner for your family or a deck off the back of your house or a solid day at work. The most profound act of creation, of course, is having children — new life itself.

Healthy societies celebrate all of this. They understand that the impulse to create is how civilizations are built. But they also recognize that there are forces arrayed against creation and they vigilantly defend themselves against those.

In every society, there are those who seek to destroy. They destroy for the same reason that troubled boys torture dogs or shoot house cats. Inflicting pain makes them feel powerful.

We used to call people like that anti-social forces. They still exist. We just pretend they don’t. Or worse, we excuse their behavior. We coddle them. We fund them. Wall Street sends them money in the hope that they will be destroyed last. The rest of us just look on confused. We don’t really know what’s happening, but the destroyers know. They know exactly what’s going on.

Never in American history have they been more emboldened than they are now. Just this Monday afternoon, around lunchtime, an activist called Shaun King issued the following demand on Twitter: “All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus and his European mother and their white friends should also come down. They are a gross form of white supremacy created as tools of oppression, racist propaganda. They should all come down.”

Before you dismiss that idea as absurd, the rantings of some crank on social media, keep in mind that Shaun King is the most famous Black Lives Matter leader in this country. Black Lives Matter is now more popular than either major political party. So, don’t be surprised when they come for your church. Why wouldn’t they? No one is stopping them.

The forces of destruction have grand ambitions. It’s not just about the Teddy Roosevelt statue. They plan to rule this country. What will happen if they do?

Well, you may imagine that self-defense is bulwark against chaos. In this country, you assume you can always defend yourself and your family. That’s a pillar of our civilization, of all Western civilizations.

One woman assumed that, too. On Wednesday, she was driving through Louisville, Ky. According to local police, the woman found herself surrounded by protesters who were blocking the road. They stood in front of her car with a megaphone. She argued with them to let her pass. One of them produced a gun. The woman tried to flee.

When the woman stopped at a red light a block later, another protester pointed a gun at her. Again, she hit the gas and made it home alive.

On Sunday, National Public Radio published an article about the incident. The headline of that piece: “Vehicle attacks rise as extremists target protesters.” In other words, for trying to escape from being murdered, NPR called this woman an extremist who was “targeting protesters.”

Think about that and you’ll begin to understand why so few citizens have tried to stop the mobs as they pillage our country. Antifa doesn’t own the statues in your city’s parks; it doesn’t own your city. You do. You help pay for it. But what would happen if you tried to defend public property or even if you tried to defend your own property?

You know the answer. You’d be swarmed by federal agents, you’d be Roger Stoned with the help and complicity of CNN and NPR and so many others. You’d be the criminal. There’s no question. You’ve seen this happen before.

To a remarkable degree, federal law enforcement is now driven by political imperatives. Certain kinds of so-called hate crimes top the list of priorities. They’ll draw the FBI faster than you could summon the local police to your house during a home invasion, even when, as is so often the case, they turn out to be hoaxes.

Meanwhile, actual hate crimes — brutal crimes in which Americans are gravely injured — are ignored completely. They take place on our streets with shocking regularity. The media don’t cover them. They often go unpunished entirely.

That’s not speculation. There’s quite a bit of video of it online, some of it very recent. We’re not going to show you the clips. If you’re interested, go to the Twitter feed for the Matt Walsh blog before Twitter pulls it down. You’ll get the point.

But you already know. Laws are not applied equally in America. Some victims are considered more deserving than others, despite the fact we’re all citizens. Justice is not blind. Never in our lives has this been more true than it is right now, and is very likely to get worse. That’s the aim of this movement, of these riots — to overthrow the value, the principle of equality under the law.

After November, that trend could accelerate dramatically. And by the way, we should stop pretending that this is an election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. There is no Joe Biden. The Joe Biden you remember no longer exists.

The babbling husk you see may have the same name and similar features, but behind the mask, there is nothing but a jumbled collection of talking points from the early 70s. “Turn on your record players.” “No malarkey.”

The candidate has no independent thoughts of his own. He has no core beliefs. He is empty. He’s a perfect Trojan horse. For the people who’ve taken over the Democratic Party, he is perfect.

Their plan is to ride him to power. Once there, someone tough and calculating and purposefully — Kamala Harris, probably — will change the country. How? Well, they’ve shown us how.

For three years, they told us that secret Russian agents had taken over the U.S. government. There was never a single piece of evidence to show that that was true in any way. It was a hoax. And yet it worked. They dominated the country with that lie, and that was their dry run.

Can we convince millions of people to believe something that’s completely absurd? Yes, we can. That’s what they learned. That’s the lesson. They’ll do it again.

This time the Russians will be Confederate sympathizers or Nazis or white supremacists or whatever other name they choose to give to their political opponents. It almost doesn’t matter. But once they pick one, they will gin up mass hysteria because that’s what they’re good at. The media will collaborate fully because that’s their job. And we’ll have another witch hunt, once again with the full support of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies. And who knows, maybe the military too, because the threat is just that profound.

A few foolish souls will attempt to point out the obvious, what’s true. Of course, there are racists here, as there are everywhere. But overall, this is the least racist country in the history of the world. Millions of Africans want to move here. Many already have. Our last president was black. What are you talking about?

Those people will be silenced. Anyone who defies the narrative will be silenced. By that point, the category of hate speech will have expanded to include anything they don’t want to hear and will be criminalized, a federal offense. You watch. If they can tear down a Lincoln statue because it’s racist, they can ban the First Amendment. You don’t want to live in a place like that.

Who can save us from that? Well, as of right now, only Republicans can save us from that. Not because they are inherently virtuous, not because they want to — they don’t — but because they’re the opposition party to the extent they still have opposition to anything. We have no choice but to ask for their help. The Republican Party is the only power center-left in this country available to people who dissent.

It doesn’t matter who you voted for last time. This is not an endorsement of anyone’s policies. It’s an acknowledgment of who holds power and who doesn’t. And the Republican Party’s the only power center available.

On Friday, Vince Coglianese of “The Daily Caller” interviewed Donald Trump in the White House. Coglianese asked the president why he hasn’t sent federal troops to stop the chaos in cities like Seattle. Here’s what the president answered: “Right now, I think it’s great sitting back and watching this catastrophe.”

We understand the point he was making. These are liberal cities, and they’re destroying themselves. Their policies don’t work. This is what you get when you vote for liberals.

But it’s still the wrong answer. A president is responsible for all Americans, no matter where they live — for the country itself. Imagine if you had a bitter argument with one of your children. The kid runs out of the house and goes completely off the deep end and becomes a heroin addict, living on the street. But you don’t look for him. You don’t try and save him.

Instead, you brag that his drug addiction is proof you were right all along. “Right now, I think it is great sitting back and watching this catastrophe.” You wouldn’t say that. No good parent would say that. No president should say it, either.

We need help, and we need it right now. These are not protests. This is a totalitarian political movement, and someone needs to save the country from it.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on June 22, 2020.

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Republican leaders abandoned conservatives and police officers and law and order during riots

Tucker Carlson: No one attempted to stop Democratic power grab, Republicans have let down millions
By Tucker Carlson

Published June 20, 2020

Fox News
You can be forgiven if the events of the last month caught you by surprise. You didn’t expect them. You’d become used to dismissing the American left out of hand as a joke, because they are.

Since the day Donald Trump was inaugurated, the Democratic Party has been helplessly disorganized and totally ineffective as a political party. They wasted years chasing invisible Russian agents, and then making weird and unintelligible sounds about something called “Ukraine.”

It’s still not clear what they meant by that. Their entire political strategy was bizarre and in the end, it was counterproductive. It hurt them with voters. They went down in the polls. Only buffoons do that in politics. These people couldn’t organize your kids’ birthday party. They didn’t make their beds this morning.

And yet suddenly, out of nowhere, they roared back and took over the country. They did it in less time than it takes most people to go on spring vacation. What happened? How did they do that?

Well, it’s simple. Nobody stopped them. There was no opposition to their power grab. The other side surrendered on Day One without a fight.

The rest of us watched all of this with our jaws hanging open in shock. It was the opposite of what we expected.

Millions of people regularly vote for the Republican Party precisely because they would like someone to protect this country from the crazed ideologues who seek to destroy it. There are many of them, you’re watching them on television now.

There’s not really another reason to vote for Republicans unless you happen to be one of those rare people who wants more pointless foreign wars and enjoys sucking up to banks. Most people don’t.

You vote for Republicans to protect you from this.

But when the moment of crisis came, Republicans ran away.

Major American cities were looted and burned on television. Citizens were beaten and murdered.

Works of public art were destroyed by the score. America’s history – those shared experiences that bind us together as a nation – was plundered and completely rewritten by illiterate vandals.

Everywhere as they watched, Americans were afraid. Afraid not simply for their safety, but afraid for their jobs, their reputations, afraid for their families.

Many Americans were fired abruptly in the middle of a severe recession – doomed to ruin – for nothing. For saying the wrong thing, looking the wrong way, liking the wrong tweet.

That happened. It’s happening now.

Some of the accused were so terrified, they denounced their own families – wife, brother, daughter – in the end, they were destroyed anyway. Because that’s what happens in purges. You’re destroyed anyway.

Most Americans assumed they would never live to see a moment like this, but they have, it’s still going on.

And the question that hangs in the air is: Where are our protectors?

At the height of the riots, the president of the Heritage Foundation – that’s the nation’s single largest conservative think tank, it has consumed billions of donor dollars – the president of Heritage wrote an op-ed accusing America of being irredeemably racist.

Her name is Kay Coles James. You probably have sent her money. As America burned, Kay Coles James, president of the Heritage Foundation, piled on. And she wasn’t alone in that. So many on the right did exactly the same thing.

Meanwhile, they did nothing, they didn’t lift a finger to help the people they had promised – they had pledged – to protect, their voters and their donors. Instead, they did everything possible to accommodate the demands of the people tormenting them – the rioters and the people who backed the rioters.

Congressional Republicans decided to make reining in law enforcement their top legislative priority. They blamed the cops, they didn’t blame the rioters, they blamed the cops. Then Republicans bragged about springing more criminals from jail. The last thing we needed.

In the state of Iowa, the Republican governor announced that she was giving felons the vote by executive order, not even waiting for the election, just doing it, signing it.

Meanwhile, almost everywhere, ordinary Americans came under attack for the color of their skin – acts of actual racism, where people were being hurt for their race, something they can’t control, something they were born with – and yet no Republicans rose to defend them. Republicans refused even to defend the principle of equality under the law, the foundation of this country, the most important thing we have. Not defended.

Really, in the end, the only people who gained anything in the revolution were the ones waging it. Our leaders – very much including our Republican leaders – shamefully, were focused on meeting their demands.

So what should we conclude from what we just saw?

The message, unfortunately, could not be clearer: voting is for fools. You vote, you put these people into office with your votes, and in return they patronize you. And when it matters, they abandon you. They have contempt for you. You know they do, you can smell it. It’s obvious.

Voting doesn’t work. But when your riot, and you burn things and you hurt people, you get a very different response.

When you do those things our leaders snap to attention. They tiptoe around your feelings, as Republicans are. They give you what you want, as Republicans are. Rioting works. That’s the message they’re sending. Think about that. It’s the most dangerous possible message you can send because it guarantees more violence.

You’ve got to wonder how all of this would have played out if Barack Obama was still president. Let’s say it was the summer of 2011, right before Obama’s reelection campaign started in earnest.

Imagine if, at that politically critical moment, violent mobs of Mitt Romney supporters began looting and burning major American cities, screaming racist slogans as they did it. Hard to imagine, but try.

Imagine if the Romney mob then defaced and tore down statues of Martin Luther King in public parks. Imagine if every street sign in America identifying a Martin Luther King Boulevard was suddenly ripped to the ground and defaced with graffiti.

Most Americans would find that appalling and disgusting – we certainly would.

But let’s say the mob kept doing it, because nobody stopped them. Imagine if the people who planned to vote for Barack Obama in the fall knew they couldn’t admit that in public – if citizens wearing Obama hats were physically assaulted, punched in the face, thrown to the sidewalk and kicked.

Imagine if anyone who spoke out against the mobs, or showed support for Obama’s campaign, was censored or de-platformed by tech monopolies that operated at the pleasure of federal regulators.

Imagine if those same monopolies censored President Obama himself.

So ask yourself sincerely: If all of that happened, how do you think Barack Obama would have responded? By tweeting angry things? By effectively apologizing to the mob, meeting their demands for “reform,” and then declaring a new national holiday at their request?

Probably not.

It’s hard to imagine Barack Obama doing that. It’s hard to imagine him complaining that, as president of the United States, he didn’t have the power to stop political violence, or preserve the integrity of an election, or protect free speech, or public art, or the nation’s history itself.

No. That would not happen.

Instead, within about 10 minutes, you would see the Obama Justice Department indict every single person involved, on federal conspiracy and civil rights charges. You would watch as SEAL Team Six reclaimed downtown Seattle. You’d see airborne units drop from the sky into Atlanta, Minneapolis and Portland.

You would see whatever it took to stop the chaos. That revolution would not last long. Say what you will about Barack Obama, and we do, but he never doubted he had the constitutional authority to act and he did act. Obama knew a threat when he saw one.

Our Republican leaders don’t believe they have the authority, they don’t believe they’re legitimate, they don’t see the threat. They don’t want to see the threat because they know they can’t face the mob. They know they’re too weak. And so they offer trinkets and hope the mob will go away, but it won’t. Mobs can’t be sated.

We thought Republicans understood that. That’s why we supported them. But this crisis has revealed the truth. Now we know who they are. It could not be clearer and now it’s time to find new leaders.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on June 19, 2020.

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