(LifeSiteNews) — In the latest installment of Tucker Carlson’s show on Twitter, he mocked the government narrative that the United States’ essential involvement in the Ukraine war is justified as a support for “democracy” when, in reality, “wars for democracy always cancel democracy in the process.”
During an episode titled “Irony Alert: the war for democracy enables dictatorship,” the former Fox News host played numerous clips of notable government officials affirming that the war was being waged to help Ukraine defend its “democracy” against the aggressions of Russia. These officials included White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, former Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, Republican Rep. Mike McCaul of Texas and Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois.
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“As Pelosi puts it, the Ukrainian people are fighting the fight for their democracy, and for ours as well. That’s right, for ours as well. Without Ukrainian democracy, in other words, we can have no democracy here,” Carlson said. “If the Ukrainians aren’t free, neither are we. We must make sure they can vote in Kyiv, so we can continue to vote in Kansas City.”
Yet, with a touch of characteristic sarcasm, Carlson announced that after so much support for “democracy” given to Ukraine by the U.S., “it looks like they’re not going to be able to vote in Kiev anymore” because “democracy in Ukraine seems to be suspended by the world’s foremost democracy advocate himself, Field Marshal [Volodymyr] Zelensky.”
He went on to show a clip of the Ukrainian president being interviewed whereupon, according to the captions, a reporter asks, “Will there be elections in Ukraine next year?” In response, Zelensky states, “This is a global question. If we win, there will be. So there will be no wartime (martial law), no war. Elections should be held in peacetime, when there is no war, according to the law.”
In summary, Carlson parodied, “You vote when we feel like it, because ultimately, we’re completely in charge and make all the rules. Your job is to obey or be punished. That’s our version of ‘self-government.’ ‘Self’ means me. I’m the government!’
“Now, that’s not just any autocrat. That’s our chief ally in ‘the war for democracy.’ This is a guy who just announced he’s likely to cancel next year’s elections,” he explained, stating further that this short clip “just blew up our entire rationale for supporting his side in the war.”
He went on to play a clip of Joe Biden from Monday reaffirming the U.S. government’s commitment to “supporting Ukraine’s defense and its sovereignty and its territorial integrity.”
Continuing, Carlson said:
So to recap, we are currently fighting a war for democracy on behalf of a leader who just casually announced he’s happy to end democracy. And our democracy-supporting leaders have no problem with that. In fact, they’re strongly for it. Shocked? You shouldn’t be. Of course, they’re for it. You should’ve seen this coming. Wars for democracy always cancel democracy in the process. That’s why our leaders love them.
The former television host went on to highlight the Ukrainian government’s indefinite arrest of American journalist Gonzalo Lira while condemning the Biden administration’s refusal to demand his release.
“So in a war for democracy, you can do anything. Imagine what a man might do who has fewer principles. If that man, say, ran Ukraine, he might seize churches, arrest priests, ban all criticism of himself, disappear his political opponents. And that’s happening,” Carlson said. “Just last month, Zelensky threw a man called Gonzalo Lira into prison indefinitely for the crime of daring to write about the Ukrainian government in unflattering ways.”
Joe Biden “could have freed Gonzalo Lira within hours. But he didn’t. He didn’t want to. He didn’t say a word about it. He remains in prison tonight,” Carlson observed.
“So that makes you wonder, what’s the real motive here?” he asked, continuing:
When normal people see war, they see death and destruction, sadness and suffering. But that’s not what demagogues see. They understand it differently. They know that war means power, mostly for them. During wartime everything they do can be justified. War is the gravest of all emergencies. Imagine the COVID lockdowns times a thousand plus drones. Once war breaks out, politicians become gods with the power of life and death.
So in a peaceful democracy, you have to debate your political opponents, in public. And that’s tiresome. But in a war for democracy, you can just throw them in jail or have them executed. You can see that many in Washington are looking forward to that moment.
Carlson went on to highlight recent revelations from IRS whistleblowers revealing private Hunter Biden WhatsApp messages to a CCP-linked business partner pressing him for payment. Hunter Biden explicitly said, “I am sitting here with my father,” and threatened repercussions from his father if he did not get a response that evening.
“As much as anything reported about the Bidens over the last several years, this was the smoking gun,” Carlson explained. “That would have been enough to cripple a normal president. It would have been more than enough to keep a normal president from running for office again. But it had virtually no effect on Joe Biden.”
This is the case due to the mainstream media ignoring this story altogether or framing it as the struggle of a loving father to help his drug-addicted son, Carlson demonstrated with examples from The New York Times and ABC.
“So a whistle blower produces a text message showing that Joe Biden was in the room with his son when his son was selling influence to an enemy power, the Chinese government,” and ABC’s response is “‘Joe Biden is a father first! Take it or leave it!’” Carlson derided.
“What accounts for a response like that? Well, that’s the way you talk when you’ve got nothing to fear from an upcoming presidential election,” Carlson reasoned. “You don’t even bother to think of an excuse for your candidate because you don’t need to. Your country has electronic voting machines. Joe Biden got 81,282,916 votes in 2020, and you’re pretty sure he can do it again. In fact, you know he can. You’re not worried.”