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Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson broke his silence on Wednesday night, releasing a brief 2:16 video on Twitter.

Carlson said one of the first things you realize when you escape the noise for a few days is there are a lot of genuinely nice people left in the country. And, he added, you realize how “unbelievably stupid” most of the debates on TV are.

“They’re completely irrelevant,” he said. “They mean nothing. In five years, we won’t even remember we had them.”

Meanwhile, the “amazing thing,” is the undeniably big topics that will define our future get no discussion at all.

“War, civil liberties, emerging science, demographic changes, corporate power, natural resources — when was the last time you heard a legitimate debate about any of those issues,” Carlson asked. “It’s been a long time. Debates like that are not permitted in American media. Both political parties, and their donors, have reached consensus on what benefits them and they actively collude to shut down any conversation about it.

“Suddenly, the United States looks very much like a one-party state. That’s a depressing realization, but it’s not permanent. Our current orthodoxies won’t last. They’re brain-dead. Nobody actually believes them. Hardly anyone’s life is improved by them. This moment is too inherently ridiculous to continue, and so it won’t. The people in charge know this, that’s why they’re hysterical and aggressive. They’re afraid. They’ve given up persuasion, they’re resorting to force. But it won’t work.”

Carlson said when honest people say what’s true calmly and without embarrassment, they become powerful.

“At the same time, the liars who have been trying to silence them shrink and they become weaker,” Carlson added. “That’s the iron law of the universe. True things prevail. Where can you still find Americans saying true things? There aren’t many places left, but there are some. And that’s enough. As long as you can hear the words, there is hope.”


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