Tucker Carlson blasted Democratic leaders Wednesday evening, accusing them of utilizing the coronavirus pandemic and the unrest over George Floyd’s dying to distract the American public from the unfavourable impacts of lockdowns.
“The cost of shutting down the United States and denying our citizens desperately needed contact with one another is hard to calculate. But the cost has been staggering,” the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host mentioned. “The people responsible for doing all of this say they have no regrets about it. ‘We faced a global calamity,’ they say. ‘COVID-19 was the worst pandemic since the Spanish flu. That flu killed 50 million people. We had no choice. We did the right thing.’ That’s what they’re telling us.”
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The truth is, Carlson mentioned, information helps those that say “the lockdowns were not necessary.”
“States that never locked down at all, states where people were allowed to live like Americans and not cower indoors alone, in the end turned out no worse than states that had mandatory quarantines … ” he added. “The states that did lock down at first but were quick to reopen have not seen explosions of coronavirus cases. All of this is the opposite of what they said would happen.”
In accordance to Carlson, the “remarkable story” of the coronavirus lockdowns isn’t getting the media protection it deserved due to George Floyd’s dying and the aftermath.
“The media would rather tell you why you need to hate your neighbor for the color of his skin,” he mentioned.
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Carlson went on to blast politicians and the media for ignoring the impression of the lockdowns, stating that they’re nonetheless in impact and individuals are nonetheless struggling.
“The message is, you were played. We were all played. Corrupt politicians scared us into giving up control over the most basic questions in our lives,” he said. “At the same time, they gave more power to their obedient followers, like Antifa, while keeping the rest of us trapped at home and censored online. In other words, they used a public health emergency to subvert democracy and install themselves as monarchs.”