Yesterday I wrote to you about Donald Devine and his conclusion that “Whatever his faults, I love President Donald Trump.” In his lengthy and well thought out piece in The American Conservative, Devine quoted an episode of the Lew Rockwell Show in which Rockwell interviewed Tucker Carlson. Here’s another part of the show in which Tucker answers the question “why does the ruling class hate the American working class so much?” Here’s how it went:
Tucker, your book, I was thrilled to see, pushed Bob Woodward out of number one on the New York Times best-seller list. Amazon said that they’re having trouble filling the orders it’s flying off the shelf so fast. It’s Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution.
Tucker, why does the ruling class hate the American working class so much? Why do they want to replace it with immigrants, as Bill Kristol openly champions?
Carlson: Well, I mean, that’s kind of the central question. I think there are a couple of reasons for it. But let me just note, as I think I’ve read you write, this is the only revolution in anyone’s memory waged against the working class, not on its behalf.
Typically, you know, revolutions are supposed to be for the unemployed. And now, of course, we’re trying to make – I think there are a couple of reasons. But, I mean, they’re inconvenient. They complain. They’re living proof that the power schemes of the people in charge have failed. I mean, if you’re running a country and your middle class is dying, you’re demonstrably a failure. And so, you know, you want to get rid of that evidence as fast as you can.
But I also think there’s something deeper going on, which is that technology has eliminated a lot of the value in labor. So in 1947, no politician could attack the working class. That was the heart of the country. I mean, our industrial base needed workers to build things. And now we have an economy based on finance, and technology promises to replace, you know, a huge percentage of those people who still work with their hands. So actually, labor isn’t worth much anymore. And so it doesn’t matter; you can attack people you don’t need; and they are. And it’s disgusting because the point of leadership is not simply to reap its benefits but to rise to its obligations. And the first obligation is to the people beneath you. If you’re a parent, your obligation is to your kids; if you’re an officer, to your troops; I mean, if you’re a CEO, to your employees; and if you’re the U.S. government, it’s to your citizens. So there’s something not just unimpressive but something immoral about their failures, in my opinion.
Rockwell: I think you’re exactly right. And when we look at Silicon Valley, for example, as part of the working class, it seems like the government, maybe for the first time in history, has outsourced the police state to these private companies.
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