On the Wednesday edition of his FOX News program, Tucker Carlson delivered a monologue on the "religion" of diversity practiced by American politicians.
"The truth is our ruling class prefers immigrants to Americans," Carlson declared. "They don't say that out loud, they don't need to say it out loud. Watch how they act. Who are they more worried about? The so-called dreamers here illegally, or the 60,000 American citizens who died of drug ODs last year? It's not even close."
"Diversity is their religion," he said. "And in their own way, they're religious extremists. When the safety and well-being of Americans conflicts with their faith, they will choose their faith every time."
"Our elites see Americans as beyond hope and worse than that, dangerous," the host said on his program Tucker Carlson Tonight.
TUCKER CARLSON: [The NYC terrorist] worked as an Uber driver. He wasn't a physician or an exceptional scientific mind or a business magnate. He was doing a job literally anybody could do in a country where to this day we have a shortage of low-skilled jobs for the poor in our working class. Why was this man even in our country? Well, he was here because this country's leaders have decided that diversity, in and of itself, is of greater importance than the well-being of this country's people. That's literally true.
[Sayfullo Habibullaevic] Saipov was admitted to the U.S. under the so-called diversity lottery, something you've likely never even heard of until today. The diversity lottery was created a long time ago back in 1990. It offers immigration visas to 50,000 people every year. Winners are chosen randomly among applicants from countries that haven't sent many immigrants to the U.S. in the past five years. Those immigrants don't have to know English. They don't have to have any skills of any kind. All they need is a high school education or at least two years of experience in certain work fields. They don't need family here in the U.S., though once they've been admitted they're of course allowed to sponsor others to follow in their wake, chain migration that is called...
Before getting caught up in all the depressing details around this, consider the absurdity of the entire system. Diversity lottery? America isn't a game show or a mail-in sweepstakes, it's a country. And our government is supposed to represent the interests of the people in this country, its citizens. Instead, our leaders are treating America as a prize that can be won by anyone on the planet simply for existing.
Why not sell diversity scratch-off tickets off tickets in convenience stores in Kinshasa or Kuala Lumpur? It's insane. The whole thing is insane. How do you know it's insane? Because the very liberals now defending the diversity lottery and calling you a bigot for raising questions about it would never in a million years practice a diversity lottery themselves. Would Harvard implement a diversity lottery for admissions? Of course it wouldn't. Harvard wants to be selective and only admit the best. It would never just pick 100 random applicants based on country of origin without bothering to check their grades or test scores, no way. You think Google or Facebook or MSNBC would hire with a diversity lottery? Just pick people at random without reading their resumes? Please. Did President Obama hold a diversity lottery when he made judicial appointments? Does the military hold a lottery for promoting officers? No, no, no, no, no. Of course not.
Because in all of those organizations it's is obvious that quality matters. You want to pick the best people and allow the greater organization to flourish. Somehow though, this is the most perverse part of all of this... the greatest organization of all, the United States has decided that quality is irrelevant. Diversity has become an end in itself. Who is responsible for this? It's not a partisan project. Leaders in both parties decided a diversity lottery sounded like a great idea...
Congress is of course hopelessly divided on immigration but we could at least unite on the principle that immigrants ought to be chosen because they can benefit this country. You think that would be an easy one. Many lawmakers would deflect if you asked them. They say they want the program ended as part of what they are calling comprehensive immigration reform. But there's no need for that. It's an excuse offered by lawmakers to do nothing as they have done for decades. Congress could in fact end the program tomorrow without touching any other part of the immigration system. If Congress actually cared about the well-being of this country they would of course do that. But sadly it seems unlikely any of this is going to happen. Why? You know why.
The truth is our ruling class prefers immigrants to Americans. They don't say that out loud, they don't need to say it out loud. Watch how they act. Who are they more worried about? The so-called dreamers here illegally, or the 60,000 American citizens who died of drug ODs last year? It's not even close.
Our elites see Americans as beyond hope and worse than that, dangerous. Just this week you watch an ad in the Virginia governor's race premised on the notion that the biggest threat to this country is pickup-driving Trump voters who want to run over Muslim children. Even though, if you want to get factual about it, in a country with 63 million Trump voters, that has never happened.
Meanwhile, an Islamic extremist literally just ran over people with a truck. Yet authorities, as they always do raced to treat that as an isolated incident, a lone wolf attack with no implications for American policy. Are our leaders lying to us? Are they blind? Both, probably.
Diversity is their religion. And in their own way, they're religious extremists. When the safety and well-being of Americans conflicts with their faith, they will choose their faith every time.