As advertisers flee, Tucker Carlson doubles down on claim that immigration makes the United States "poorer and dirtier"
Carlson: "Precisely because it is obviously true, saying it out loud is a threat"
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From the December 17th edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Trashing the street, doing drugs in public, blocking traffic, breaking into homes -- that's not at all what CNN promised us. Was Genaro Lopez one of those white nationalists the The New York Times was always warning us about?
Did he make the whole thing up, pictures and all, for his own sick, bigoted reasons? Possibly. Or maybe, and this was our conclusion, there could be a lesson here for the United States.
CARLSON: In a fast-evolving economy it could be preferable to import more engineers and fewer people with low skills, no matter how nice or well-meaning those people might be, and we always assume they are.
That's what we said, that was our claim, and it's hard to argue with that. In fact nobody on the left did argue with it, they ignored it. Instead, they zeroed in on the last line. The left says we have a moral obligation to admit the world's poor. Even if it makes our own country more like Tijuana is now, which is to say poorer and dirtier and more divided.
That's what we said. It's true, ask Genaro Lopez. Thanks to the efforts of the American left, he and his city are living with the consequences. But precisely because it is so obviously true, saying it out loud is a threat.
Our immigration policy exists for the profit and the comfort of a relatively tiny number of people. Everybody else gets shafted including Genaro Lopez and an awful lot of people just like him.
Meanwhile the people profiting from the policy don't want the rest of us to think about it too much. They want us just to mouth the empty platitudes and move on. Nothing to see here, shut up and go away.
Those who won't shut up get silenced. You've seen it a million times, it happens all the time. The enforcers scream "racist" on Twitter, until everyvody gets intimidated and changes the subject to the Russia investigation or some other distraction.
It's a tactic, a well-worn one, nobody thinks it's real, and it won't work with this show, we are not intimidated. We plan to try to say what's true until the last day. And the truth is, unregulated mass immigration has badly hurt this country's natural landscape.
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