Fox News host Tucker Carlson is striking back at critics who slammed him for his attack on the left’s rote idea that “diversity” is America’s “greatest strength.”
In his comments, Carlson slammed the left’s empty notion that diversity for the sake of diversity is what makes America great. During his show the Foxer insisted that a common national identity and shared purpose is what makes a country great, not disconnected, wild diversity.
In his comments last week Tucker wondered how diversity is “our greatest strength” as liberals constantly insist:
How, precisely, is diversity our strength? Since you’ve made this our new national motto, please be specific as you explain it. Can you think, for example, of other institutions such as, I don’t know, marriage or military units in which the less people have in common, the more cohesive they are?
Do you get along better with your neighbors, your co-workers if you can’t understand each other or share no common values? Please be honest as you answer this question.
And if diversity is our strength, why is it okay for the rest of us to surrender one of our central rights, freedom of speech, to just a handful of tech monopolies? And by the way, if your ideas are so obviously true, why does anyone who question them need to be shamed, silenced and fired?
But in a series of tweets, Carlson replied to the leftist attack:
The organized left is lying about a segment we did on Friday night. Our topic was “diversity is our strength,” a phrase our leaders use to end conversation rather than spur it. You hear it all the time. We asked, what exactly does it mean? Is it true?
“Do you get along better with your neighbors and coworkers if you can’t understand each other, or share no common values? And if diversity is our strength, why is it OK for the rest of us to surrender our freedom of speech to just a handful of tech monopolies?”
These are the questions our leaders out to be asking every day. How does a nation of 325 million people hang together? What do we all have in common as Americans? Why should we remain a country? Nothing is more important than answering this.
But our leaders aren’t even asking these questions. Instead they’re trying to silence anyone who raises them, while at the same time promoting mindless tribalism for political expedience. Division keeps them in power.
What’s at stake isn’t a cable news segment. It’s the existence of rational conversation in America. If they can prevent you from asking honest questions, there’s nothing they can’t do. More on this tomorrow night.
Carlson also replied on his Monday show:
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