Tucker Carlson: China is wondering how America could be this stupid and destructive

It’s so glaringly obvious, in fact, that the people pushing this war immediately denounce you as a traitor if you point that out. They’re betraying our country’s interests, but somehow you’re the one who’s disloyal. Ukraine’s borders are sacred. Our borders are racist. Shut up, Putin stooge. 

But wait a second. Why is it disloyal to side with Russia but loyal to side with Ukraine? They’re both foreign countries that don’t care anything about the United States. Kind of strange. It’s all an absurd performance, but it’s all they’ve got in the end. 

The fact is, Ukraine is strategically irrelevant to the United States. No rational person could defend a war with Russia over Ukraine. Nobody thinks a war like that would make America safer or stronger or more prosperous. Have you taken a look at our economy recently? Dangerous levels of inflation, a workforce in disarray. Wildly chaotic swings in financial markets, in case you ever noticed. 


Well, joining a conflict in Eastern Europe fix any of that? Come on. Of course not. It’ll make it worse. If the neocons aren’t restrained, and soon, Americans are going to be a lot poorer. 

So why are they doing this? That’s a complex question. Hubris, stupidity, the damage, psychological makeup of our leaders. Massive lobbying campaigns by Ukrainian politicians and American defense contractors. All of those factors play a role in this. No tragedy has a single cause. 

But what’s not at all complicated is who benefits from our conflict with Russia. China benefits, period. The Chinese government is the only certain winner here. We can give you many examples to illustrate this, but consider the latest economic sanctions the White House has proposed against Russia. 

The Biden administration may use something called the foreign direct product rule to cut off Russia’s supply of semiconductors made with American technology. This would, in the hopeful assessment of The Washington Post “Potentially deprive Russian citizens of some smartphones, tablets and video game consoles.”

So depriving Russian citizens is good, we’re told, because Russian citizens are bad. OK, but what are the long-term effects on us? Russians are still going to have smartphones. They’ll just get their components somewhere else, meaning from China. The Chinese have already pledged to help, and they have every incentive to make good on that promise. 

In other words, the Biden administration will succeed in continuing to drive our two main global rivals closer to a permanent alliance with one another. How does that help America? Well, it doesn’t. Over time, it’s dangerous, and not just militarily. 


The only reason the U.S. government can enforce international sanctions is that the U.S. dollar is the world’s reserve currency. Russia and China don’t like this, obviously. So let’s say they convinced other global powers that the US government was abusing its monopoly on monetary control. If they do it to us, they might do it to you, they would say. And then other countries decided to drop the U.S. dollar in favor of a new currency. Where would that leave us? 

Well, suddenly the United States would no longer be able to run an economy based on debt. We would be impoverished immediately overnight. Has no one in Washington thought of this? Apparently not. Imposing tough new sanctions every few months feeds their moral vanity. It makes them feel like good people. What fools they are. 

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