Tucker's Overton Window-Smashing Broadside: "The Truth About Demographic Change"
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Tucker Carlson delivers a very clear statement of the facts on his Fox News show:

Tucker Carlson: The truth about demographic change and why Democrats want it

Native-born Americans of every race and class are being systematically disenfranchised. We need to start talking about it
By Tucker Carlson | Fox News

Last week, we said something on television that the usual chorus of hyperaggressive liars is now pretending was somehow highly controversial. Ordinarily, we’d ignore all of this. Once you’ve been denounced as a White supremacist for quoting Martin Luther King Jr., you realize such criticism is all just all another form of social control. Honestly, who cares what they think?

But in this one case, we thought it might be worth pausing to restate the original point, both because it was true and worth saying, and also because America badly needs a national conversation about it.

On Thursday:

Now, I know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term “replacement,” if you suggest that the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate, the voters now casting ballots, with new people, more obedient voters from the Third World. But they become hysterical because that’s what’s happening, actually. …

So this matters on a bunch of different levels. But on the most basic level, it’s a voting rights question. In a democracy, one person equals one vote. If you change the population, you dilute the political power of the people who live there. So every time they import a new voter, I’d become disenfranchized as a current voter. So I don’t understand. I mean, every wants to make a racial issue out of it. “Oh, the White replacement.” No, no, no. This is a voting rights question. I have less political power because they’re importing a brand new electorate. Why should I sit back and take that? The power that I have as an American, guaranteed at birth, is one man, one vote, and they’re diluting it. No, they’re not allowed to do that. Why are we putting up with this?

At least one prediction came true right away, all those little gatekeepers on Twitter did become hysterical. They’ve spent the last four days jumping up and down furiously, trying once again to pull the show off the air. Once again, they will fail, though it is amusing to see them keep at it. (They get so enraged. It’s a riot.)

But why all the anger? If someone says something you think is wrong, is your first instinct to hurt them? Probably not. Normal people don’t respond that way. If you hear something you think is incorrect, you try to correct it. But getting the facts right is hardly the point of this exercise. The point is to prevent unauthorized conversations from starting in the first place. “Shut up, racist! No more questions!” You’ve heard that before.

You wonder how much longer they imagine Americans are going to go along with this; an entire country forced to lie about everything all the time. It can’t go on forever, but you can see why they’re trying it.

Demographic change is the key to the Democratic Party’s political ambitions. Let’s say that again for emphasis, because it is the secret to the entire immigration debate: Demographic change is the key to the Democratic Party’s political ambitions. In order to win and maintain power. Democrats plan to change the population of the country. They’re no longer trying to win you over with their program. They’re obviously not trying to improve your life. They don’t even really care about your vote anymore. Their goal is to make you irrelevant.

That is provably true. And because it’s true, it drives them absolutely crazy when you say it out loud. A hurt dog barks. They scream about how noting the obvious is immoral, that you’re a racist if you dare to repeat things that they themselves proudly say. Most people go along with this absurd standard and dutifully shut up; they don’t think they have a choice. But no matter what they’re allowed to say in public, everyone understands the truth: When you change who votes, you change who wins. That fact has nothing inherently to do with race or nationality. It’s the nature of democracy. It is always true. You can watch it happen for yourself and you probably have.

… Mass immigration increases the power of the Democratic Party, period. That’s the reason Democrats support it. It’s the only reason. If two hundred thousand immigrants from Poland showed up at our southern border tomorrow, Kamala Harris wouldn’t promise them health care. Why? Simple: Poles tend to vote Republican. That’s the difference. Democrats would deport those migrants immediately. No hand-wringing about how we’re a nation of immigrants. Hundreds of thousands of likely Republican voters massing in Tijuana would qualify as a national crisis. We’d have a border wall by Wednesday.

For Democrats, the point of immigration is not to show compassion to refugees, much less improve our country. It’s definitely not about racial justice. Mass immigration hurts African-Americans, perhaps more than anyone else. Immigration is a means to electoral advantage. It is about power. More Democratic voters mean more power for Democratic politicians. That’s the signature lesson of the state of California.

Between 1948 and 1992, the state of California voted for exactly one Democratic presidential candidate.

To be more clear about the phrasing, in the ten presidential elections from 1952 through 1988, LBJ in 1964 was the only Democrat to carry California.

The streak ended in 1992, before the Proposition 187 election of 1994 that is always blamed for Republican troubles. Note that the Republicans usually won by fairly narrow margins, and in 7 of those 10 races they had two California superstars, Nixon or Reagan, on the ticket. But still …

… Analysis of the 2012 presidential election, for example, showed that if you lived in the state of California in 1980, you probably still voted Republican. Your views hadn’t really changed. But as your state swelled with foreign voters, your views became irrelevant. Your political power, the power to control your own life, disappeared with the arrival of new people who diluted your vote. That was the whole point.

That’s not democracy, it’s cheating. Imagine watching a football game where one team decides to start the third quarter with an extra 40 players on the field. Would you consider that fair play? The Democratic Party did something very much like that in the state of California. They rigged the game with more people. They packed the electorate. As a result, Americans who grew up in California lost their most basic right in a democracy, the right to have their votes count.

… You’ve heard a lot lately about the necessity of Black political power. In California, that power is evaporating due to mass immigration. …

The left becomes unhinged if you point out that American voters are being replaced by Democratic Party loyalists from other countries. You’re absolutely not allowed to say that, but they’re allowed to say that. And they do. They say it all the time. They’ve done studies on it, written long books about it, talked about it endlessly on television, often in the ugliest racial terms. They’re not ashamed at all, they don’t think they have to be ashamed. In the fall of 2018, a columnist for The New York Times wrote a piece that was literally entitled “We Can Replace Them”. …

… It’s shocking if you think about it, and that’s why you’re not allowed to think about it. Thinking about what Kamala Harris is planning, Kamala Harris herself would like you to know, is deeply reprehensible and an affront to our values. In other words, submit to our scheme or you’re immoral.

If you heard prominent people talk like this in any other country, you’d be confused. A nation’s leadership class admitting they hope to replace their own citizens seems grotesque. If you believed in democracy, you would work to protect the potency of every citizen’s vote, obviously. You wonder if people even debate questions like this in countries that don’t hate themselves, like Japan or South Korea or Israel.

Go to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) website sometime if you’d like a glimpse of what an unvarnished conversation about a country’s national interest might look like. In a short essay posted to the site, the ADL explains why the state of Israel should not allow more Arabs to become citizens with voting rights:

“With historically high birth rates among the Palestinians and a possible influx of Palestinian refugees and their descendants now living around the world,” the ADL explains, “Jews would quickly be a minority within a bi-national state, thus likely ending any semblance of equal representation and protections. In this situation, the Jewish population would be increasingly politically — and potentially physically — vulnerable.

“It is unrealistic and unacceptable,” the ADL continues, “to expect the State of Israel to voluntarily subvert its own sovereign existence and nationalist identity and become a vulnerable minority within what was once its own territory.”

Now, from Israel’s perspective, this makes perfect sense. Why would any democratic nation make its own citizens less powerful? Isn’t that the deepest betrayal of all? In the words of the ADL, why would a government subvert its own sovereign existence? Good question. Maybe ADL President Jonathan Greenblatt will join “Tucker Carlson Tonight” some time to explain and tell us whether that same principle applies to the United States. Most Americans believe it does. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t have a say in the matter.

Most Americans aren’t even allowed to have the conversation. … The leaders making these changes have no sympathy for their victims. They blame the country for its own suffering. You always hate the people you hurt.

That’s all true. Every honest person knows that it’s true. As long as we’re here, we’re going to keep saying it out loud.

This article is adapted from Tucker Carlson’s opening commentary on the April 12, 2021 edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

This is not to say that you would never agree to dilute the value of your vote by admitting immigrants: As I pointed out in 2005, I think of the issue as much like corporate management issuing new stock:

When I was getting an MBA many years ago, I was the favorite of an acerbic old Corporate Finance professor because I could be counted on to blurt out in class all the stupid misconceptions to which students are prone.

One day he asked: “If you were running a publicly traded company, would it be acceptable for you to create new stock and sell it for less than it was worth?”

“Sure,” I confidently announced. “Our duty is to maximize our stockholders’ wealth, and while selling the stock for less than its worth would harm our current shareholders, it would benefit our new shareholders who buy the underpriced stock, so it all comes out in the wash. Right?”

“Wrong!” He thundered. “Your obligation is to your current stockholders, not to somebody who might buy the stock in the future.”

That same logic applies to the valuable right of being an American citizen and living in America.

The Democrats are like a crooked corporate management conspiring with outsiders to boost their power by selling their allies stock too cheap, thus defrauding the current shareholders.

I’d like to someday see what Tucker could do with making that analogy comprehensible.

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