Tucker Carlson hit the nail on the head during his speech at the Heritage Foundation’s 50th Anniversary. Some reports say it may be the reason he was let go from Fox just days later, although it is one of many unfounded theories.
Carlson’s speech, which we would encourage you to watch in full, focuses on two truths he’s learned over the past decades. He begins by noting a dangerous path America is headed down – one where citizens are “going along with a new, new thing, which is clearly a poisonous thing, a silly thing, saying things they don’t believe because they want to keep their jobs.” One example he mentioned was including “personal pronouns” in emails and online profiles, which became common practice seemingly overnight in corporate America and academia. He emphasizes that in an age of vast information, there is little unique thought or room for personal viewpoints. Herd instinct has taken over, and political institutions are manipulating the masses.
However, Carlson pointed out that for every 10 people who have caved to the herd mentality, there is one person willing to stand up against changes like the use of pronouns, and declare “No, I’m not doing that. Sorry. I don’t want to fight, but I’m not doing that. It’s a betrayal of what I think is true. It’s a betrayal of my conscience, of my faith, of my sense of myself, of my dignity as a human being, of my autonomy. I am not a slave. I am a free citizen, and I’m not doing that. And there’s nothing you can do to me to make me do it.”
Carlson then weaved in another point, noting that social issues like the transgender movement and abortion are not “political debates” because there is no positive outcome or political end goal of these movements. They don’t make sense in terms of politics. They are clearly a moral issue – a battle between good and evil.
“Policy papers don’t account for [transgenderism] at all. If you have people who are saying, ‘I have an idea. Let’s castrate the next generation. Let’s sexually mutilate children.’ I’m sorry, that’s not a political debate. That’s nothing to do with politics. What’s the outcome we’re desiring here? An androgynous population? Are we arguing for that? I don’t think anyone could defend that as a positive outcome, but the weight of the government and a lot of corporate interests are behind that.”
America has been indoctrinated by the Left and their radical views. Slowly, and yet all at once, they have normalized the most extreme, outrageous concepts that were unthinkable 50 years ago: exposing children to pornography in the school system; being able to surgically alter your God-given gender; “polyamourous” relationships; people being in relationships with inanimate objects like balloons and planes; individuals believing they are animals trapped in a human body; and the list of absurdities goes on and on. It is not only that some people believe or do these things, it is the fact that society is forcing us to accept, normalize, and encourage this behavior, rather than recognizing it as mental illness and offering medical help.
The next stage of moral degradation has already begun. The Left is cautiously introducing the idea that it can be consensual and acceptable for minors to have sexual relationships with adults. This idea was introduced not by a random social media influencer, but by the United Nations. If you think the state of our culture is bad, it will only get worse – in the most unimaginable ways.
“If you’re telling me that abortion is a positive good, what are you saying? Well, you’re arguing for child sacrifice, obviously. When the Treasury secretary stands up and says, ‘You know what you can do to help the economy? Get an abortion.’ That’s an Aztec principle. There’s not a society in history that didn’t practice human sacrifice. Not one. I checked. It wasn’t just the Meso-Americans, it was everybody. So that’s what that is. Well, what’s the point of child sacrifice? There’s no policy goal entwined with that. No, that’s a theological phenomenon.” (emphasis added)
We, as conservatives, are no longer fighting a political battle – arguing about facts, data, logical political moves and the best financial decisions for our nation. We are fighting a spiritual battle, and logic, common sense, and traditional values have little to no relevance in these discussions with the morally depraved, manipulated, and confused masses.
“What you’re watching is not a political movement. It’s evil,” Carlson said. “I have concluded it might be worth taking just 10 minutes out of your busy schedule to say a prayer for the future, and I hope you will.”