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Fox News host Tucker Carlson declared that the “game is rigged” and called out political leaders in Minneapolis and elsewhere who have allowed “criminal mobs” to do as they please.
Carlson contrasted the people in America who follow the rules and those who don’t in a monologue on his Fox News show Friday, condemning the violent protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd which have devolved into chaos as rioters have ransacked parts of the city in looting and arson sprees.
(Source: Fox News)
“A police station in a major American city was occupied and looted and burned. Most of us simply would never live to see something like that happen here. But it did happen,” he said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“No one in authority seems especially interested in apprehending the people who did it. All of it happened on camera, but the perpetrators just walked away. And it’s possible, maybe likely, that most them will never be punished for it,” he said, referring to a police precinct in Minneapolis that was set ablaze by protesters on Thursday.
“That’s striking. It’s a very different experience from the ones most Americans have living here,” Carlson noted.
“As Minneapolis burns and crowds grow in the streets of Atlanta and many other cities, the rest of us are continuing on, as we always do, dutifully following the rules,” he continued, explaining how those who have no regard for order now appear to have “all the power.”
“We follow those rules to the letter. That’s what we were told to do as children. That’s the deal we’ve struck, at least we thought it was,” Carlson said.
“Now we know that other people have somehow negotiated a far better deal than the one we have. They get to ignore the rules. They don’t believe in order or fairness. They reject society itself. Reason and process and precedent mean nothing to them. They use violence to get what they want immediately,” he contended, saying these types of people “live for themselves”
He noted that hours of television reporting has shown how these people “destroy what the rest of us have built,” something that played out over and over again as nearly 200 businesses in Minneapolis have reportedly been damaged or destroyed by those supposedly protesting Floyd’s death while in police custody. One business owner and local firefighter broke down in tears over losing his “dream” sports bar to thugs who torched it.
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“They have no right to do that. They don’t contribute to the common good – they never have,” Carlson said.
“What you’re watching is the ancient battle between those who have a stake in society and would like to preserve it and those who don’t and seek to destroy it,” he added, noting how law-abiding citizens hold the country together but are abandoned by those meant to protect their rights.
“We should’ve seen this coming when you would express an opinion our leaders don’t like they call it violence when criminals commit actual acts of violence they call it speech. So the game is rigged,” Carlson said.
“Why are the rest of us still playing it? We have more power than we think we do. Our system only functions because dutiful, normal people, people with self-control and decency and above all, a sense of responsibility toward others created our system. They sustain the system. They pay the bills,” he argued.
“None of the thugs looting Target or the well-paid nihilists on television who were egging them on have added a thing. Nothing,” Carlson pointed out. “Yet all of the destroyers expect that this arrangement will last forever.”
He blasted “sweaty politicians” who make empty promises to constituents with no intention of following through. This “hollow posturing” only hurts the law-abiding Americans in the end, Carlson argued, alluding to the lack of authority and consequences for the crimes unfolding in the Minneapolis rioting, with nearly no sign of police or the National Guard to protect people and property.
“They’ll feed you pointless symbolic victories and expect you to celebrate like you’ve actually won something,” Carlson concluded. “But when the mob comes, they’re gone. You’re on your own. That’s true. Those are the facts.”
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