I’m very impressed by Tucker Carlson’s rigorous analysis of situations and his insight into their deeper implications. He’s one observer of our way of life to whom I’ll listen carefully and with great interest. I’m beginning to regard him in the same light as Victor Davis Hanson and others of his ilk. What’s even more important to me is that Carlson doesn’t appear to be an ideologue. His analysis is based on logic and reason, and he doesn’t push either a right-wing or a left-wing agenda. He’ll criticize both sides equally if the need arises. That’s rare in these troubled times.
Last night he hit one out of the park with this commentary. I think he’s absolutely right. This is one of the most thought-provoking analyses I’ve yet encountered of where we are right now with the coronavirus pandemic. I recommend it very highly as food for thought. (If the video doesn’t run, or runs too slowly, you’ll find it on YouTube at this link: or you can read a summary of his views in this report.)
The most important part, to me, is his conclusion. From the transcript:
As we do all we can to fight this pandemic, we should make sure we don’t lose the most important part of our birthright as Americans … the right to think and say what we believe is true.
Freedom of conscience may be undervalued right now, but it underpins everything we have. It is the foundation of a free and decent society.
It’s not a small thing. It’s a trend, collusion between big multinationals and authoritarian governments to make you obey. That’s not paranoid talk. It’s real. And you should worry about it.
Good points and good questions. Thank you, Mr. Carlson.