The only thing more nauseating than listening to Tucker Carlson suggest he’d love nothing better than an ethnic cleansing in America was seeing him pat himself on the back for his “honesty” and holding himself up as a paragon of tolerance.
Carlson’s attack on diversity began with Democrats Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton calling diversity a “strength” of this country. But despite the fact that “E pluribus unum” (out of many one) appears on our country’s Great Seal and our coinage, Carlson wants you to think he’s more American for suggesting that diversity is exactly what’s wrong with the U.S.
“It’s hard to know exactly what it means, though,” Carlson said, other than “stop talking or else.” With his furrowed brow that’s a stand in for sincere thoughtfulness, he declared, “We won’t stop talking.”
A lower-third banner read: “RULING CLASS REPEATS ‘DIVERSITY’ MANTRA.” Given that Carlson couldn’t be a more entrenched member of the ruling class, that’s yet another piece of dishonesty.
“We need answers for real, not just with a sneer and a trip to the HR department for sensitivity training,” Carlson sneered. He went on to depict California as some kind of hellhole thanks to immigration.
Then Carlson got to the meat of his ethnic-purity wet dream, speaking rhetorically to those who like diversity:
CARLSON: Next, how, precisely, is diversity our strength? Since you’ve made this our new national motto, please be specific as you explain it. Can you think, for example, of other institutions, such as - I don’t know, marriage or military units, in which the less people have in common the more cohesive they are? Do you get along better with your neighbors or your co-workers if you can’t understand each other or share no common values? Please be honest as you answer this question. … And, by the way, if your ideas are so obviously true, why does anyone who questions them need to be shamed, silenced and fired?
Here’s some honesty for ya, Tucker. Besides the fact that we need a diversity of biology to survive (what would we eat without a variety of plants and animals?), the very concept of heterosexuality makes the case that differences are often desirable.
Furthermore, Carlson seems to have made the hideous assumption that people from diverse backgrounds can neither understand each other nor share common values. I feel certain that I share more values and understanding with the Hispanic abuelos down the street, whose extended family lives on parcels of land that sprawl through the neighborhood, than I ever would with fellow Anglo Carlson, who purchased a $3.895 million house about a year ago
But what’s possibly even more pernicious – and dishonest – is Carlson’s claim to champion free speech and the marketplace of ideas. Shamed, silenced and fired? Why, almost any guest Carlson disagrees with gets that treatment. In fact, Carlson did exactly that with the guest Quentin James immediately following this nasty monologue.
Carlson complained, “What we never hear about is the ideas of the people who seek to take [Trump’s] place.” Then, Carlson refused to let James discuss those ideas. James mentioned a Democratic agenda of a higher minimum wage, reforming immigration and lowering health care costs, Carlson changed the subject to ask whether Democrats who supported the 2008 bank bailouts, killing Qaddafi in Libya and the bombing of Syria and “talking about more war with Iran and Russia” have “rethought this at all?”
Unfortunately, James was yet another guest who failed to call out Carlson’s tactics, much less the bigotry, and wound up on defensive. But when James tried to argue that the past two Democratic presidents, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were great for the economy, Carlson laughed derisively before James finished his sentence. Shamed? Check.
Carlson continued making dismissive faces and sounds as James tried to continue, then interrupted James to end the interview. Silenced? Check. Fired? Well, as much as a guest can be fired, check.
Not surprisingly, there was quite an outcry online about this segment. Carlson responded with a whining session on Twitter. In it, he posed as someone interested in uniting the country, even as he clearly aimed at sowing more divisiveness:
“The organized left is lying about a segment we did on Friday night. Our topic was ‘diversity is our strength,’ a phrase our leaders use to end conversation rather than spur it. …These are the questions our leaders out [sic] to be asking every day. How does a nation of 325 million people hang together? What do we all have in common as Americans? Why should we remain a country? Nothing is more important than answering this. … What’s at stake isn’t a cable news segment. It’s the existence of rational conversation in America. If they can prevent you from asking honest questions, there’s nothing they can’t do.”
Watch Carlson’s latest shout out to white nationalism below, from the September 9, 2018 Tucker Carlson Tonight.
Between them, they will be playing to a substantially reduced audience made up of only the core racists and conspiracy freaks, so there will be casualties. Carlson is trying to establish his credentials as the out-there-ist freakshow pony to keep the big money pouring in.
(Still waiting for that explanation and apology, by the way, Eyes on Fox)
The opening premise is the timely topic of a NYT editorial discussing Trump’s cabinet pondering evoking the 25th Amendment. Somehow you’ve confused this with a Democrat plot to remove Trump from office. Actually, the “swamp” you’re whining about are Republicans appointed by the president (or his appointed staff).
From there you start to whine about diversity. How exactly are the 2 connected? I get you’re a white nationalist offended by diversity but the question raised by the NYT is one of competency.
From there you ramble on about Russia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. None of which has anything to do with the 25th Amendment.
Curiously, you move on to trash California. For example, you say “the schools in California are a complete disaster.” Really? U.S. News & World Report ranks California high schools as the 2nd best in the nation for 2018. Interestingly, U.S. News makes the general observation the best schools are in the northeast which is mostly blue states.
You move on to trash California’s economy. Wallethub ranks California fourth in a ranking of best state economies. The worst ones are pure red states (governor & legislature Republican): Louisiana (51), Mississippi (50), Arkansas (47), and Oklahoma (44). Of the ones in the bottom only West Virginia (48) is run by Democrats (governor & legislature).
You lie, quite frankly, California’s debt is so large America couldn’t repay it. Seriously? Then how can we ever repay the national debt? Much of which was piled on by Trump’s irresponsible tax cut. I don’t recall you complaining about Trump’s tax cut. Curious.
In trashing diversity you ask if marriage works better when people have little in common. Have you ever heard the expression “opposites attract”?
More to the point, how could you miss America has always considered diversity a strength. Fundamentally, we’re a nation of immigrants. I find it odd you and your buddy Trump start objecting to it when the immigrants are people of color.