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Fox News host Tucker Carlson observed during his Tuesday evening program that the real underlying causes of the ongoing riots and looting many cities are experiencing in the wake of the George Floyd killing have much more sinister undertones.
While acknowledging that “systemic injustices” do exist in America still today and the race relations remain problematic in some instances, Carlson said it’s not the real issue.
Rather, it’s one of economics.
“But as of this moment, June 2020, racism while it definitely exists, but it’s hardly the only problem we face,” Carlson said. “Why do they keep telling you it is? Why do you think? Because telling you that benefits them. It is a cover. It is a diversion to protect the people from getting rich from the biggest scams of all. America’s core problems are, in fact, economic.”
(Source: Fox News)
The Fox News host noted further that most Americans, regardless of their race or ethnicity, are most concerned about whether or not their kids will be able to form “stable families” by earning enough so they can “live with dignity.”
“Everything flows from that,” but it “is the one thing” American leaders “hate to talk about,” he added.
“That is not accidental. It is by design. What you are watching is class war disguised as a race war,” Carlson said. “Keep the population at one another’s throats — angry, suspicious, tribal — and maybe they’ll never figure out how much we’re stealing.”
He adds: “The biggest change to American society over the past 50 years has been the death of the middle class. This used to be a middle-class country. It is not anymore. Most of our population has become poorer in real terms, while a shrinking number of people control an ever-expanding percentage of our wealth.”
Carlson said that dynamic is making the country much more volatile and unstable than it once was, especially now as more than 40 million people have been thrown out of work by the adoption of coronavirus-related policies that called for ‘non-essential’ businesses to close — many of which will remain closed even as states reopen their economies.
“That means fewer Americans overall have a meaningful stake in society,” Carlson said.
“These riots really shouldn’t surprise you,” he continued, a reference to ongoing unrest throughout the country. “It is hard to know exactly who is responsible for the sad changes to America, but it’s very easy to see who is benefiting from them. They’re the same people lecturing you about white privilege and systemic racism. This isn’t accidental.”
The host then noted that big corporations that appear to be supportive of racial justice and societal change are actually taking advantage of a society that is largely blind to their often predatory business practices.
“Citibank is happy to put ‘Black Lives Matter’ logos on their Instagram page precisely so you won’t ask what interest rates they are charging black people,” he said. “If you really cared about the poor, you wouldn’t crush them with debt they can’t afford.
“Of course, if you really cared about black lives, you probably wouldn’t put abortion clinics in black neighborhoods,” Carlson continued. “But they do.”
Referring to them as “scam artists,” Carlson said the people most responsible for creating the underlying conditions for widespread economic disparity and unrest are “playing you.”
“Keep that in mind the next time they tell you that you must hate your neighbor, which is exactly what they’re telling you,” he added.
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