Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson opened his show by dismissing the authenticity of the reactions by some in the media to illegal immigrants being separated from their children at the border.
Carlson called it “performance art” argued those outraged among the elites in America probably didn’t care as much as they let on given the challenges facing children of American citizens and the destabilization of the nuclear family.
Transcript as follows:
CARLSON: The spectacle of illegal immigrants separated from their children at the border has ceased to be a news story in any traditional sense of the term. It is now an event, a kind of a competition in which elites vie to see who can reach greater heights of rhetorical excess and self-righteous posturing. It is performance art really. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and even Hillary Clinton took an early lead in the contest by bypassing public policy questions entirely and moving straight to theology. Here are part of their sermons. Watch:
PELOSI: The hypocrisy of all people of faith in our country, not to clamor for what the administration is doing to end.
CLINTON: Those who selectively use the Bible to justify this cruelty are ignoring a central tenet of Christianity.
Jesus said to suffer little children unto me. He did not say let the children suffer.
CARLSON: So the same people who support a third-term post-viability abortion for purposes of sex selection are now lecturing you about God and sin and the holiness of children. Feel chastened?
But wait, there’s more. So much more.
On Facebook, Sen. Ben Sasse called the administration’s policy wicked, as an immoral and devilish. Former first lady Laura Bush likened it to the internment of the Japanese during World War II — a moral stain upon this nation.
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden went all the way. He tweeted out a picture of Auschwitz, a death camp, and compared the U.S. Government to this. Nazis. After a sobering up, he walked it back a little bit on television but not much. Watch:
HAYDEN: I know we are not Nazi Germany, all right? There is a commonality there.
I lived in Germany for three years, a more civilized people you cannot find. And so I was trying to point out, we need be careful not to move in that direction.
CARLSON: Oh, we can go on. There is so much more just like that. The rich and powerful reminding you just how virtuous they are. You think any of these people really care about family separation? If they did, they’d be worried about these collapse of the American family, which is measurable and real, but they are not worried about that.
In fact, they welcome at collapse because strong families are an impediment to their political power. And that is why they are lecturing you about the patriarchy and the evil of the nuclear family.
Millions and millions of American kids are growing up with one parent at home, families separated thanks to their policies. And that’s fine with them. Many of those kids have a parent behind bars. It is not just illegal immigrants who are separated from their children.
The majority of Americans citizens in prison have minor kids they have left behind. Their families have been separated by force by our justice system because they committed a crime. So in that way, these kids are just like the kids you’ve been watching on television today.
The differences, of course, is they are American, so nobody is spending $35,000 a year apiece to make sure they are OK. Democratic politicians and cable news anchors don’t visit their foster homes to highlight their plight. They’re ignored.
This is one of those moments that tells you everything about our ruling class. They care far more about foreigners than about their own people. You probably suspected that already.
The other thing you may have noticed is that they are not especially interested in solutions to anything. They are great at yelling and preening, not so great at fixing and building.
We could to a strengthen our borders to keep illegals out. We could fund more immigration courts to process those who sneak there anyway. We could even build more housing facilities at the border — holding facility is to allow families to stay together while they are asylum claims are processed.
But the left is not interested in any of that. Their only solution is immediate amnesty for anyone who crosses our borders with a minor in tow.
And of course, that is the same as no borders as all, not to mention a powerful incentive for child smuggling. They don’t care because no matter what they tell you, this is not about helping children.
A lot of people yelling you on TV don’t even have children, so don’t for a second let them take the moral high ground. Their goal is to change your country forever, and they are succeeding, by the way.
Since 2014, to name one example among many, at least half a million Central Americans who came here illegally have been released back inside our borders. Did anyone vote for that? And more to the point, who is going to pay for that? Not the people, you been watching on television today.
Their kids go to private schools if they have them. Their neighborhoods look exactly like they did in 1960 — no demographic change at all, just like they like it. There is no cost to them. The cost is entirely on you. But don’t complain or else they will call you Hitler.
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