Tucker Carlson compares taking down Confederate statutes to the Taliban destroying ancient artifacts

Carlson: “Art is being destroyed on a greater scale than at any time in American history”

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Citation From the June 17, 2020, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Political cults all have one thing in common, they just try to destroy history and culture to conform to their vision. It's always year zero for them. We've seen it all over the world throughout history. In Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban dynamited 1500-year-old giant Buddhas, they called them idols. They destroyed them. Mao's Red Guards desecrated the graves of emperors and destroyed ancient art by the truckload. Now that same impulse to destroy art has come to the United States. It started with Confederate statues but it moved very quickly to, for example, statues of Abraham Lincoln. One in Boston, apparently, is coming down. The man who signed the Emancipation Proclamation is now too racist to be represented in art. Columbus statutes are being dumped in lakes. A Georgia law professor wants to destroy Stone Mountain, an irreplaceable work by the man who carved Mount Rushmore. Speaking of which, how long do you think it will be before they bomb Mount Rushmore? Art is being destroyed on a greater scale than at any time in American history. No one is defending it.