Is Tucker Carlson a white nationalist?
While this question may make some of Carlson’s biggest supporters uneasy, this is the exact question many were left wondering about after Carlson gave his now infamous speech on diversity.
Tucker Carlson really really really really does not like living in a diverse country pic.twitter.com/iLpMr6QrNV
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) September 8, 2018
In a highly divisive political climate, taking the time out of your day to question the benefits of diversity probably isn’t the best use of your time. While it’s a hot button topic that no doubt got Carlson many clicks, this probably wasn’t necessary. But alas here we are.
I usually don’t give my thoughts on political issues but this topic, I felt, needed my thoughts. I won’t go too indepth but, for me, I really don’t understand the issue with diversity by people like Carlson. We are a nation of natives, slaves, and immigrants. The bulk of people here are not original (in terms of ancestry) to this continent. If anything it can be argued that the only non diverse people in America are Native Americans. Diversity has been crucial to the evolution of this country and yet, when diversity seems to expand outside of peoples comfort zones, a negative reaction is given.
I will say that I think Carlson and his supporters sometimes replace the term diversity with difference or opposite. Diversity is simply a mix of things while opposite refers to the things we do not have in common. Still, these types of talking points only agitate both sides further.
A country’s strength is its people and embracing who we are makes us the greatest country in the world, in my opinion. Messages like these, while I’m sure will add to the revenue for Fox News, are harmful to the nation as a whole.
If you think how we handle diversity is not the best, that’s one thing but to simply question it and give terrible examples to back up your claim such as hiding behind the term “Unity” is disconcerting.
At the end of the day, in my opinion, the media as a whole is failing our nation. Instead of handling issues with care they paint a narrative to pander to hardliners in an effort to keep supporters. In addition, to gain attention from the opposite aisle they target issues they know are at the heart and soul of campaigns and purposely misrepresent the point.
Both sides do it, and, until something changes, our nation will continue to question what is true and what is not. And I can tell you right now that in this instance, how Tucker Carlson describe diversity is not correct in the slightest.