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Biden is not a dictator. Right?

It is not a small thing to be a wannabe dictator. It’s quite a process. There are a lot of steps.



Fox News issued a public apology recently because somebody over there called Big Joe a wannabe dictator. Tucker’s here to tell us why that assessment is wrong. Highlights include:

“On Tuesday afternoon the Biden administration the Biden administration had Donald Trump arrested. It was a pretty big news story, you may have seen it. Just before 9pm that night as part of its coverage, Fox News ran two live video feeds next to one another. On the right, Donald Trump addressed his supporters in New Jersey. On the left, Joe Biden spoke at an event for the secretary general of NATO in Washington. Beneath those videos at the bottom of the screen, Fox’s banner read this way, ‘Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested’. Those words were up for less than 30 seconds, but the effect was immediate.”

“Inside Fox, the women who run the network panicked.”

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“First they scolded the producer who had put the banner on the screen. Less than 24 hours after that, he resigned. He’d been at Fox for more than a decade, he was considered one of the most capable people in the building. He offered to stay for the customary two weeks, but Fox told him to clear out his desk and leave immediately. Then the company issued a public apology for the 27-second long wannabe dictator line.”

“Democrats were very, very angry. But, why were they angry? If the banner on Fox was false, why the hysteria? Lies don’t seem to bother anyone anymore If some cable news producer had called Joe Biden a genius or accused him of being secretly Sudanese, would anyone be yelling about it?
Would Fox News had apologized for it? Probably not. But calling Joe Biden a wannabe dictator, that stung.”

“Of course Joe Biden’s not a wannabe dictator. Just because he’s trying to put the other candidate in prison for the rest of his life for a crime he himself committed doesn’t mean he has a totalitarian impulse. Come on, that’s absurd. It takes a lot more than jailing your political rivals to earn the title ‘wannabe dictator’, that’s the consensus in Washington tonight. And in some ways, for once, the consensus may be right. It is not a small thing to be a wannabe dictator.”

“It’s quite a process. There are a lot of steps.”

“First off, there is the money. The one thing that all dictators have in common is they enrich themselves and their families, their tribe, even as the countries they govern grow steadily poorer and more desperate. They take kickbacks from businesses and from other dictators. They use the official functions of their government to funnel cash to themselves. They don’t bother to hide the fruits of this, they live in garish mansions with big lawns far from the teeming cities even as their own citizens languish in growing poverty.”

“It’s not just public protests that would be banned in a dictatorship. You wouldn’t be allowed to complain from your own home. Unauthorized opinions expressed on the internet would be censored. Go too far, press too deep, tell too much truth, and they’ll just erase your opinions. They have no choice, really. It’s a matter, as they say, of trust and safety. You must trust the leader or else you will jeopardize his safety. Not that you really can jeopardize his safety at this point. The leader has nuclear weapons and you don’t, they’ll remind you of that from time to time. And in any case, you’re in the process of being disarmed anyway, along with everyone else who has shown questionable loyalty to the leader.”

“But in the end, the main reason you know Joe Biden is not a wannabe dictator is because he just does not fit the profile, as a man. Dictators have that look, you know one when you see one. Dictators build cults of personality around themselves and they use those cults to deny the glaringly obvious.”

“A dictator would stockpile ammunition for his own bureaucrats, including his tax collectors. He’d redefine the legal code to make disloyalty to the regime the most serious crime. He’d claim dominion over the most intimate parts of his citizens’ lives. He’d define what attitudes they were allowed to have about sex and religion and how to raise their families. He would even, in his final grandiose stage of dictatorship, claim ownership of their children, and Joe Biden wouldn’t do that.”

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Tucker: Where’s the Christian concern?

I’m only suggesting that one factor that Christians use to assess the behavior of their government and other governments ought to be the treatment of Christians. It ought to be, why is it not?



Tucker questions why American churches seem to have little concern for or knowledge of what’s happening to their fellow Christians around the world. Highlights include:

“Christians can absolutely get it wrong, and do. They can follow the wrong path, they can be mistaken, they can be silly and profane, they can commit the worst sins imaginable, but the one thing they cannot do is be afraid, period. And so, boldness… is not just this added extra, it’s a baseline requirement for following the gospel, and if you’re not doing that, you’re not doing it right. So, that’s the first thing, don’t be afraid. The second thing I notice in reading Paul’s letters is his deep concern for his fellow Christians.”

“I’m only suggesting that one factor that Christians use to assess the behavior of their government and other governments ought to be the treatment of Christians. It ought to be, why is it not?”

“We’re funding the Islamists who are killing the Christians – did anyone know that? No, of course not, churches never talk about it, that’s true. Are we for that? I’m not for that… Why doesn’t somebody stand up and say, ‘Wait a second, we’re funding the killing of Christians? No, I’m a Christian, I’m against that.”

“The conflict between Russia and Ukraine? Super complicated. I don’t think there’s an easy answer, I don’t think there’s a ‘good guy’ and a ‘bad guy’… and the more I learn about it, the more I’m confused. I’m certainly not endorsing Russia… But, one of the guides that we as Christians should use to assess that situation is, how do Christians fare in those countries? It’s totally legitimate to ask that question. Is it easier to be a Christian in Russia or Ukraine?”

“One of those countries just arrested a bunch of priests and shut down churches with political police and the army. It wasn’t Russia. I raised that question at a Christian gathering, people scowled at me. Really? They’re arresting priests? I don’t need to know more.”

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Tucker: Viktor Orbán on Ukraine, Russia and Hungary

If any western country would send any boots on the ground, that would mean a direct war between the west and Russia.



Tucker and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán talk about the war in Ukraine, how Americans are being lied to about it, and about Hungary’s success as a nation. Highlights include:

“As the war in Ukraine completely reshuffles the world order and threatens to destroy human civilization, it’s striking just how little information Americans are receiving about what happens there. The nation of Hungary shares a border with Ukraine. Its leader, Viktor Orbán, the nation’s longest serving Prime Minister, has been dealing with the Russians all of his life. He grew up under Russian occupation. As a young man, he was arrested and thrown in to jail by Russian-backed police for his efforts to liberate the country. In his Prime Ministry, he’s dealt regularly with Vladimir Putin, whose nation supplies Hungary with most of its energy. Viktor Orbán understands Russian and Ukraine. So, two years after we last spoke to him, we returned to Hungry to sit down with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and ask him, what exactly is happening in Ukraine right now?

“When you speak on politics in Russian … the number one issue, how to keep together the country… Freedom is just another issue, second, third, whatever. First, keep the country together, and that’s generated a different kind of culture and understanding of politics. That’s creating a kind of military approach, like they have.”

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“They will not kill their leader, they will never give it up, they will keep together the country [sic] and they will defend it. We finance more, they will invest more. If we send more technical equipment, they will produce more. So, don’t misunderstand the Russians.

“Now, Putin is in power for long, long years [sic]. We forgot about how dangerous when there is no strong leadership or interregnum in Russian. The interregnum is the worst case possible… If this is the goal, it’s a mistake. It’s more than dangerous.

“If any western country would send any boots on the ground, that would mean a direct war between the west and Russia, and we are in a third world war immediately, so it’s a very dangerous moment now.

“Ideology is a very difficult thing, because it has an exclusivity. So, when the liberal says that this is the interpretation of society, it means that this is the only way to interpret a society. If you do differently, you cannot be a good man. So, we have another interpretation, we have a Christian and national, more traditional interpretation of human being and society, but they can’t accept it because it’s different.

“If you ask anybody on the street that any Hungarian leader who is elected freely can be a puppet of Putin or the Russians, they say it’s a joke, it’s impossible, because we are a sovereign country, and even to the Russians we deliver many times that we are sovereign.”

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