That’s the question Tucker Carlson asks. I highly recommend watching his full monologue (from last Friday), embedded below: but if you don’t have time, or you prefer to read it rather than listen, I’ve included part of the transcript, with a link to the remainder.
In the old America, every citizen was considered equal under the law as well as in the eyes of God. Everybody had to follow the same rules because nobody underneath it all was more important than anyone else. We were all citizens. Citizens is a term you rarely hear anymore. Citizenship implies inherent rights, rights that politicians cannot under any circumstances take from you because they did not bestow them in the first place.
You were born with them, but the people running our country no longer acknowledge this. They do not believe in inherent rights, nor do they believe in equality. You may remember how hysterical they became a couple of years ago when a few old-fashioned souls dared to say that all lives matter, which they certainly do. The people in charge hated that. They don’t think that all lives matter. In their view, some animals are more equal than others.
It’s hard to think of a news story in recent memory that illustrates this phenomenon as clearly as what is happening on Martha’s Vineyard … the Venezuelans may have gotten a hint that they weren’t really welcome there, but it was hard to know. The community seemed to be rallying behind them, but then, if there was any doubt in the morning, it was gone by afternoon because the message changed very quickly and the new message was, “Get the hell out of here, Brown people.”
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So, there’s a lot of irony here and we’re going to try to unpack it as quickly and crisply as we can, but it was just a day ago that we were told that Ron DeSantis was a human trafficker. He was, in fact, comparable to Adolf Hitler, said Ken Burns, America’s filmmaker, because he had organized the transportation of migrants from his state to Martha’s Vineyard … So, why is only Ron DeSantis a human trafficker for doing this? Why is only Ron DeSantis a human trafficker for doing this? It’s interesting. According to Gavin Newsom, he’s a kidnapper. Why didn’t any one say that about Greg Abbott or Charlie Baker or Joe Biden for that matter? As we’ve said for more than a year, the Biden administration has flown illegal migrants throughout the country, often in the middle of the night.
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Let’s hope the next stop in this process is there and let’s also hope that the governors of sane states are watching how Democrats handled this. Within 24 hours of having immigrants dumped on their shores, the people of Martha’s Vineyard have the military move them out. Why is nobody else doing that? True. There’s no longer any reason that Republicans shouldn’t do that. This is the template. In Texas, Arizona, Florida, etc, they should do the exact same thing.
There’s more at the link.
I noted on Friday: “Hypocrisy, thy name is Martha’s Vineyard“. So far, I’ve seen nothing to suggest that’s an exaggeration – rather the opposite, in fact. US politics is increasingly the politics of hypocrisy – on both sides of the aisle. In fact, I’m beginning to think hypocrisy is an entry-level requirement for any professional politician.