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Former Fox News star Tucker Carlson made a startling admission in a newly published interview with a European weekly that he believes the global order established after World War II, with the United States as the dominant power, is “collapsing” in front of our eyes.
Carlson told Swiss outlet Die Weltwoche, a German-language weekly considered center-right politically, that he has “become convinced over the past several years — particularly since the war in Ukraine began — that the world is changing much more quickly than most Americans understand.”
The Western Journal notes further: “The interview, published Thursday, came as Carlson came back from an interview with the president of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed. It’s one of a number of eclectic interviews with social and political figures he’s done since relaunching his show, so to speak, on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. As most of the media world knows, Carlson was unceremoniously ousted by Fox News in April for reasons that have not — and, indeed, may never be — publicly explained. He’s still under contract with Fox, just not appearing on the network.”
However, now that he’s been freed from Fox, it’s not like he’s become a loose cannon, Carlson told the Swiss outlet: “If anything, I’ve expressed my views less,” he said.
“I haven’t done many straight-to-camera scripts where I write the script and give my opinion. I’ve done what I’ve wanted to do for a long time but couldn’t, which is get on an airplane and go see the rest of the world. I couldn’t because I had a daily show I had to do,” he added.
And now that he has the opportunity to do so, he’s bringing the rest of the world back home to his primarily American audience so they can see what’s going on beyond the insulated world of Washington, D.C. politics.
“What we, in this country, refer to as the ‘Post-War Order’ — the institutions set up in the wake of World War II to keep the world peaceful and prosperous and the United States at the top of the pyramid, and that would include the dominance of the dollar, the SWIFT system, NATO — all of that appears to me to be crumbling,” he continued.
“That’s my view of it. I’ve wanted to travel and see if that is, in fact, happening — and it is,” he said, adding that the vast majority of Americans don’t know or see it because the country’s legacy corporate media isn’t interested in informing them.
“I’ve worked at a lot of news organizations in the United States, and they’re all the same,” said Carlson, who has had stints at CNN, MSNBC, ABC, and PBS before joining Fox News.
“They’re all afraid of getting sued or yelled at or fired or humiliated. But interestingly, none of them are very afraid of getting things wrong. That’s not a concern. They’re not worried about accuracy as much as they’re worried about being unfashionable or saying something forbidden. What they’re really worried about is telling the truth,” he said.
“They’re all fearful people who are making more than they probably should be, and they’re worried about losing their jobs. Occasionally, you’ll find a courageous person, but they are very, very, very rare. Very rare.”
Carlson then made a statement about the current president of the United States that no doubt resonates with many — if not most — Americans.
“By the way, Joe Biden has dementia and is not running the United States. So, that raises the obvious question: ‘Who is?’” he said.
“I would assume Barack Obama, through his cutouts who work for Joe Biden. But I don’t know that,” Carlson said, responding to his own question.
He added: “The New York Times hasn’t bothered to report on it, but Joe Biden has dementia. He’s not capable of speaking a complete sentence much less running the largest organization in human history, which is the U.S. government. The whole premise is ridiculous, and now they’re telling us?”
“He’s 80 years old. He can barely speak. He can barely walk. And he’s going to run, again, for president of the United States while there’s a war going on? The whole thing is so demented that we’re moving to the point where they’re not trying to convince anybody,” Carlson said. “They’re just trying to suppress and arrest people who ask questions. They’ve arrested dozens of people, of political opponents, not for committing crimes, but for opposing them in the past month. Dozens in the past month.”
“Our system is collapsing in real-time,” he continued. “We’re watching this happen. If you read the American media, it’s stories about Kim Kardashian and lots of irrelevant crap about trannies and all this stuff. The bottom line is, that the president of the United States is non compos mentis.
“Who is running the government? If you can’t answer that question, you’re not doing your job in the media, it would seem to me. Whatever.”