Tucker Carlson Finally Tells Conservatives and Libertarians “Big Gubmint” Isn’t the Problem… Big Business Is

by Scott Creighton

How many years have I been saying this? That neoliberal globalization is about replacing government with Big Business because nothing, and I mean NOTHING, prohibits them from setting back the hands of time to an age of serfdom where all the advances of human liberty and personal rights and freedoms are erased in the name of profit. Corporatism is the ultimate form of fascism and it is the desired goal of the Washington Consensus.

For years I have said this and warned about creeping fascist ideology in the U.S. and last night Tucker Carlson began to touch on it on his show on Fox “News”

“Now if you are conservative it might be difficult to get your head around what is happening in this country. So much has changed but here is the bottom line: the federal government is no longer the main threat to your privacy and your freedoms. You’ve grown up thinking that but it’s no longer true. Big corporations are the main threat to your freedom and your privacy. The government doesn’t own your private emails… Google does. Federal employees can’t be fired for their private political views but private sector employees can and it happens all the time. The Trump administration can’t end your ability to publicly communicate your ideas Twitter and Facebook can do that and they do do it all the time. The Orwellian future is increasing becoming the Orwellian present.”

Tucker then goes on to accurately explain how this process has been inflicted on us by the co-opting of the party that traditionally opposed fascism in all it’s forms:

“Liberals who once admirably stood up for free expression in opposition to concentrations of corporate power have been thoroughly co-opted, getting rich from it”

As I have written many times… Bill Clinton and the DLC movement of corporatist dems in the unDemocratic Party was the start of this process which has only gotten worse as Big Business sunk it’s claws into our corruptible system deeper and deeper with each passing year.

Now we have one party, the Business Party, which rules over us with a crushing iron fist and they are looking to consolidate their corporate power structure just as fast as they can.

This kind of talk from folks like Tucker, though it is refreshing to hear, is probably coming too late to stem the tide of the fascist tidal wave… at least in the short term.

When they finally get around to moving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce into the Oval Office like our Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, it’ll be too late.

Still, it’s worth hearing for yourselves Tucker Carlson tell all the conservatives and libertarians out there that the Big Gubmint boogeyman they’ve feared and dreaded all these years isn’t the biggest threat facing them today. That honor belongs to Big Business… the false idol they’ve been worshiping since their first read of Atlas Shrugged.

Told ya so seems a cruel but hollow taunt at this point but I guess it’s still satisfying after all these years.

Of course the die-hards will continue to hold onto the demonization of Big Gubmint like Bill Clinton in the early 90s I guess. Folks like Lionel and Tom Kiely will continue to demonize collectivism, communism and socialism I suppose in spite of the obvious wolf at the door.

Self preservation is a powerful narcotic providing all sorts of pleasant fictions to its addicts.

Still, it’s worth hearing Tucker utter the words himself. Chances are he’s getting the Network Boardroom treatment right now as we speak.

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18 Responses

  1. Who’d have believed you’d be agreeing with Tucker Carlson? (or, more rightly, Tucker Carlson would be agreeing with you)

    I sure hope more old-school Conservatives and Liberals wake up to the fact that their enemy isn’t each other. The global elite is sucking them dry.

    • I just heard Sen. Elizabeth Warren say on Fox News that we have to figure out a permanent fix for the DACA illegals because as she put it “We are hearing from the employers of the 800,000 workers and they are saying “we need them for the economy””

      Yeah, the world is turned is it not? Tucker talking about Big Business being the greatest threat to our liberties while “progressive” Elizabeth Warren is pushing Big Business’ talking points in favor of cheap labor while corporate America is setting record profit marks every year.

      world has turned.

  2. So much confusion on the interwebs today…

    Which one has the monopoly power to kidnap you, lock you in an animal cage, physically harm you, and even kill you? — for anything and everything…

    Which one has murdered millions of people across the world over the last decade? Which one drops bombs on cities, hospitals, schools, weddings, and funerals?

    That’s right. Big Gubmint is still the problem, and will always be the problem.

    And, Big Biz wouldn’t be Big Biz without Big Gubmint’s help. Review the history of Google, FB, Amazon, Microsoft, and then look again at Big Banks/Pharma/Ag/Energy/War Co’s/etc.

    They are all what they are today from either outright creation, and/or lots of funding and protection from Big Gubmint.

    • So big business has taken over the government to allow it to run roughshod over the rest of us.
      But your solution is to weaken government even more?
      Sheer genius.

    • yes Aaron, there IS a lot of confusion, isn’t there?

      Smedley Butler is a prime example of what you are talking about. His service as a “gangster” for Big Business was documented in his book War is a Racket and I suggest folks read it. United Fruit and Standard Oil could never have become the monsters they were/are were it not for collusion from Big Gubmint but that is called “fascism” and it results from business’ acquisition of government over time. You know what “regulatory capture” is right? It’s been going on for a very long time not just recently. You know what the “revolving door” in Washington means, right? Again, been going on for a very long time. Cheney is a great example of it.

      But there is a difference between what you and I talk about. You see, you see Big Gubmint as a problem that needs to do away with regulations and things that interfere with business and I see those things as the messures put in place by folks in the past who were trying to use government in a way to protect citizens and other businesses.

      Take Glass=Steagall for example. That Big Gubmint regulation kept Wall Street from doing what they did to us in 2008 for 60 years or so. Getting rid of that Big Gubmint regulation “freed” Big Banking to commit economic terrorism on us and ALSO to then use their profits from that deregulation to buy up hundreds of smaller banks and consolidate power so they would be even more powerful in the end.

      Did Big Gubmint come up with that plan? No. Former bankers working for Bill Clinton in his CAPTURED administration came up with that plan.

      Here’s another example… 9/11. Sure, that was Big Gubmint staging a false flag event but WHY is the question. Did they do it so Big Gubmint of ‘Merika! could rule the world? No. They did it so corporations could.

      Tucker gets it right when he says conservatives (and libertarians like yourself) will have a hard time wrapping their heads around this. As I pointed out in an earlier comment, liberals and progressives are having an equally difficult time wrapping their heads around the idea that comprehensive immigration reform isn’t a “progressive” or a “humanitarian” agenda.

      It’s hard too step outside of one’s established belief system to take a look at the world in a slightly different light but it is, at times, necessary.

      • Now is not the time to “regulate” Big Business; it always manages to capture the regulators.

        Now is the time to do what the people of France did in 1793.

        Now is the time for pitchforks and guillotines.

    • Hi, Aaron,

      I like your reply, especially the first and last sentences. Read them several times.

      I’m one of the confused, but make what I can of what I read here. This site helps to clear things up some—for me, anyway.

      So, thanks for posting.

      • Roy, read Scott’s reply to Aaron. it explains why it seems our government is doing bad things. Our congress is owned and controlled by big business…. the regulatory laws that used to protect the people, from abuse of big business power, are being removed by congress through pressure from big business. Our government is not ours anymore……

        • Hi, Jan

          I’ve already read Scott’s reply, and more than once. Thing is, I’m not a bright guy. Formal education ended with High School. I learned to hate the government and all politicians during my stint in the Army.

          Nothing’s changed for me in that regard in all these years since.

          • Hello Roy,
            you are brighter than me….I don’t understand much of this stuff…..
            but distrust of the government that is now operated by the desire of big business is big with me also.
            Scott says ” Hi and thank you for the letter.”
            Hope you all are a little warmer now….. 🙂

            • Minus 5 degrees here right now, Jan, and forecast looks to be about the same for as far out as it goes. It was warmer for a while, though, but this is more like the normal for these parts.

              Tell Scott hello, and that he’s more than welcome.

              I really should quit posting, and keep my thinking to myself. It’s a big drain of energy and brain cells. Maybe this will be my last, but I’ve said that before.

              Don’t know how Scott keeps at it, but I’m glad he still can.

              • Just reading -5 degrees, makes me shiver ! It will be 36 degrees Sat morning….. that is cold for us.. and next Wed morning it will be 31 degrees… isn’t that freezing? On the coldest day of this year, I have a doctor’s appt. Good grief ! I will have to hunt for my gloves and knit cap !
                Scott is getting sicker…. so worried about him…. he keeps going because he wants to do what he can about warning people and he enjoys the comments and ideas you all post. He likes people. Always has.
                You keep on commenting, Roy…..
                I should stop… my mind gets so entangled in all the ins and outs of everything…. Scott tries to explain to me, but I can’t keep all the names and facts straight !

          • Well the idea of democracy is that the people are the government and if you don’t like the way its run you change the management.
            Perfect democracy isn’t possible but better democracy is always worth striving for.
            And if the people don’t hold on to it, the rich will take it over as they’ve done.
            ‘Small government’ is a con job perpetrated by the rich. They don’t want to be constrained from fucking over the rest of us is all.

  3. Interesting how the pervasive and constant division tactics even work on the government v. business debate notwithstanding everyone’s fairly clear agreement both are corrupt. Is it really worth arguing which side of the coin is more tarnished? Those people waltz back and forth between government and business work completely at ease in either world as both are filled with others like them. Each plays their role depending on which label they have and then they switch roles and labels later. In other words, it’s all a big joke, and a distinction with absolutely no difference.

    • to some degree, I agree. At least now I do. But you have to remember, everything isn’t as it always was and one thing is clear to me at least and that is when folks demean “Big Gubmint” they rarely point their fingers at the aspects of it you and I might agree need to be curbed. For instance, Di$info Jone$’ current worshiping of the out of control police state. Typically what they choose to accuse are regulations set in place to protect people or businesses from the abuses of Big Business and they remove them on behalf of Big Business at their command.

      Regulatory capture is a real thing… as were the amendments in the Bill of Rights and all those worker protections that came into effect after lifetimes of fighting and dying for them. That is not too say that government by it’s own nature is automatically a benevolent creation… but it CAN BE… or ASPECTS of it can be… and some things were positive and helpful and it is ALWAYS those things that those who decry the “statists” wish too see destroyed. I wonder why that is.

      But you are correct. What it is now in this country is almost impossible to differentiate from the masters of the universe and their corporate constructs. How can one accuse Goldman Sachs without implicating their White House division? You simply can’t anymore. And on that, we are in agreement.

    • No. The idea is to democratise the government and put big business in a small box.
      If you allow big business to continue to direct government you’ll have no protection at all.
      I realise that that is just about where it is now but you still need to fight.

  4. Perhaps wolin is correct with his view that we have evolved(devolved?) to inverted totalitarianism:

    Inverted totalitarianism reverses things. It is all politics all of the time but a politics largely untempered by the political. Party squabbles are occasionally on public display, and there is a frantic and continuous politics among factions of the party, interest groups, competing corporate powers, and rival media concerns. And there is, of course, the culminating moment of national elections when the attention of the nation is required to make a choice of personalities rather than a choice between alternatives. What is absent is the political, the commitment to finding where the common good lies amidst the welter of well-financed, highly organized, single-minded interests rabidly seeking governmental favors and overwhelming the practices of representative government and public administration by a sea of cash.

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