Kelly went full hyperbole, claiming we are witnessing “the destruction of the U.S. military.”
“What we’re going to end up seeing, Tucker, is thousands, tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of Americans die,” he continued. “That’s those are the stakes of the game we’re playing here.”
There’s a clear and present threat that has already killed hundreds of thousands of Americans, of course: Covid-19. Carlson has been ignoring the reality of this threat for many months, including Friday night when he railed about “hysteria” over the disease. There’s a psychological terms for this type of thing, in which there’s “a massive real threat that you can’t deal with, so you scurry off and deal with imaginary threats to make yourself feel in control.” The term escapes us, though. Let’s just call it Tucker Syndrome.
Later in the interview, Kelly said, “We don’t need a military that’s woman-friendly, that’s gay friendly.” Instead, he said, the military needs “type-A” men “who want to sit on a throne of Chinese skulls.” Carlson nodded in agreement.
“But we don’t have that now,” Kelly whined. “We can’t get women off of naval vessels, that should be step one but most are pregnant anyway.”