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Ukraine is not a democracy

Ukraine isn’t a democracy. It’s a State Department client state.

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Tucker again expounds on who gets to make the sacrifices necessary to “stand for our values” and defend the non-democracy of Ukraine while these “values” and “sacrifices” continue to go undefined by those currently in power. Highlights include:

“They’ve been talking a lot about foreign policy for months. The White House has told us that if we’re ‘real Americans,’ if we love this country and aren’t traitors, then we will wholeheartedly support jumping with both feet into a highly complicated conflict in an obscure part of Eastern Europe where we have no national interest. Why? Because Ukraine’s borders are sacred, unlike our own, and if we’re good people, we’ll recognize that and not ask any questions.”

“So, that’s been their argument, that you may notice is not actually an argument.”

“You’ll note that not a single Republican leader has stood up to point out how insane all of this is and how completely divorced it is from anything that American voters actually care about.”

“Just the opposite. If you listen to Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republicans in the Senate, you would think that what the average, say, welder back in his home state of Kentucky really wants, more than a pay raise or an affordable vacation, or decent schools for his children, what he really wants is an end to Russian aggression against the brave people of Eastern Ukraine.”

“Oil tonight approaching $100/barrel. That’s not a small thing, and it doesn’t just apply to you if you drive a car. If you purchase any physical object, it’s almost certain that object had to be driven to you by someone who burns gasoline. So, the price of everything is about to rise, and in a country that just beneath the surface is a lot poorer than it looks, that’s not a small thing.”

“In fact, it’s going to be a tragedy for a lot of people. So, if you care about the people you governed, that would not be something you’d blow off with a flip of the hand as ‘the cost of our values.’ You’d care. What you certainly wouldn’t do, if you want to preserve domestic stability, is make it very very obvious that you don’t care at all.”

“It’s about democracy. Now, we’ve told you night after night, not because we’re anti-Ukraine or Pro-Russia, we’re agnostic on both, don’t live in either country, don’t plan to, don’t care to. It’s just a stubborn insistence on defining words accurately because they matter in this country. If you subvert the meaning of a word as fundamental as democracy, maybe you can tamper with the way we live here in the United States.”

“So, Ukraine, to be technical, is not a democracy. Democracies don’t arrest political opponents, and they don’t shut down opposition media, both of which Ukraine has done. And, by the way, Ukraine is a pure client state of the United States state department.”

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Glenn Greenwald sounds the alarm on a ‘very real threat’ of a nuclear exchange

it’s time to update your assumptions about the technology here. These are not the bombs that flattened Nagasaki. They are incalculably more powerful.

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Tucker interviews Glenn Greenwald about the possibility of nuclear war, the current political situation in Brazil, and recent air raid sirens in Tokyo. Highlights include:

“Buses in New Jersey now have signs warning about radiation poisoning.”

“‘September is National Preparedness Month. Do you know what to do in a radiation emergency?'”

“No, you don’t. Doesn’t matter. This is all make believe, it’s all play acting. If you live in a big metro area, there’s not anything you’re going to ‘do’ in a nuclear exchange, ‘cuz you’re going to be dead, along with most other Americans. The overwhelming majority of Americans will be dead and those who survive will starve to death because all agriculture will be destroyed, along with billions of people around the planet. So it’s time to update your assumptions about the technology here. These are not the bombs that flattened Nagasaki. They are incalculably more powerful.”

“The way they convince Americans to support US involvement in a war is they personalize a particular leader, get us to hate that leader.”

“Hundreds of billions of dollars later and lives lost, polls always show that Americans come to realize that they regard those wars as a mistake, and the reason is they realize that no benefits came to the United States and American citizens by virtue of US involvement in those wars. So, let’s apply that framework here.”

“If a nation has nuclear weapons and you believe, even theoretically, they might use them, you have to treat that nation differently. You may not want to, it may be unfair, but that’s why nations seek nuclear weapons, because you can’t boss them around. If you ignore the possibility that your entire population could be killed, you are not fit for leadership because you’re insane. And if feels like our leaders are right there, they’re insane.”

“A lot of times the reason escalation happens isn’t even because the countries wanted to, but because when hostilities are intensified enough, miscommunication and misperception happen. That’s why when you get involved in a war like the one in Ukraine, things are incredibly dangerous.”

“The world is a dangerous place. These weapons can kill hundreds of millions of people at once and we are playing with fire by not even being willing to debate this out of fear that we’re gonna’ be called names.”

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Martha’s Vineyard Hypocrisy

The ones who claim to be the ‘best people’ are actually the worst people.

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Tucker’s coverage of the recent visit some Venezuelans made to Martha’s Vineyard continues. Highlights include:

“Those brief hours our Venezuelan brothers and sisters spent on Martha’s Vineyard changed history and left what they’re calling ‘an indelible mark’ on the people who lived there. ‘They enriched us,’ said one resident, ‘we were happy to help them on their journey.’ Unfortunately, as it turned out, that journey ended abruptly at a military base on Cape Cod where our Venezuelan brothers and sisters are being held against their will.”

“The people of Martha’s Vineyard knew this was going to happen, and yet none of them thought to tell their Venezuelan brothers and sisters before it happened.”

“Fifty brown people was too many for the people of Martha’s Vineyard. They called in the army to have them removed, like trash, as one island resident said. So actually, judging by their behavior and not simply by their lawn signs, which is the best way to judge people, the people of Martha’s Vineyard are not especially compassionate. In fact, they’re small-minded, and cheap, and pretty nasty, as any waiter or babysitter who works on the island can tell you. So, once again, the ones who claim to be the ‘best people’ are actually the worst people.”

“Actually, the people of Martha’s Vineyard, the residents there are the ones who did the tricking. They tricked the Venezuelans into going to a military base. But that wasn’t deception, no. According to Elizabeth Warren it was an act of love.”

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