TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): We now know a lot more about the virus than we did back in March and February and we're grateful for that, facts are always better than speculation. But it's possible that in doing that we've spent maybe too little time considering the rest of the country, the many millions of Americans who will never face serious health risks from this virus. So the question is, and we should be asking this a lot, how are they doing?
Well, more than 30 million of them are now unemployed. 30 million. That is so many people that it's hard to digest what it means, or what it's going to mean five years from now. For some context, that is double the job loss from the great recession of 2009. That took us ten years to recover from, many never did recover. In fact the entire middle class never recovered, so how long will 30 million take? That's a terrifying question. In fact, it's too scary for many of our leaders to consider. It implicates their judgments, their policies, so they're determined to ignore that question and they're even more determined that you ignore it too.
You're absolutely not allowed to think about that, much less talk about it. How many times in the last week have you clicked on a video a friend sent only to discover it has been deleted by YouTube, Google, because it criticized the people in charge? We've never seen anything like this in the history of our country. It used to be a free place, we bragged about it, but it's happening, and not just online.
The police commissioner of New York announced this week that political protests have been banned in America's biggest city. How long have they been banned? Well, for as long as his boss Bill de Blasio says they're banned, so it could be a while. It's nice when voters aren't allowed to criticize you.