Tucker Carlson said that the Great Replacement theory is actually an “election strategy” during Tuesday’s instalment of his show, Tucker Carlson tonight. During his monologue, Carlson dug into the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which he says is “one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever passed by the U.S. Congress.”
He examined statements by former Democratic Party Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, quoting: “This bill will not flood our cities with immigrants,” Kennedy said. “It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.”
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“It’s all bitterly amusing when you look back at it, because, of course, that is precisely what this bill did. This bill changed America completely and forever and the numbers show it. In the years since that legislation passed, the United States total population exploded by 140 million people. You’re seeing that chart on your screen right now. What direction does it point? Well, steadily upward. That’s the population,” said Carlson.
Carlson said that there’s “nothing wrong with more people,” but noted that it’s important to ask where those people come from and who they are. “It’s all bitterly amusing when you look back at it, because, of course, that is precisely what this bill did. This bill changed America completely and forever and the numbers show it. In the years since that legislation passed, the United States total population exploded by 140 million people. You’re seeing that chart on your screen right now. What direction does it point? Well, steadily upward. That’s the population,” he argued, saying that since the bill became law, birth rates among native born Americans have dropped “off a cliff.”
“The majority of population growth since 1965 has come from immigration, not from Americans having more kids. In 1965, the number of permanent illegal migrants in this country from Latin America was essentially zero. They were migrant farm workers, but there were no huge populations of people living here illegally. By 2008, that number had grown to perhaps 20 million people. They lied about it, but the best estimates suggest it was tens of millions,” he continued.
Biden then dug into Joe Biden’s acceleration that he says is doing more now than anyone thought possible, by allowing the foreign-born population to grow by 132,000 every month.
“That’s more than triple the average high under previous administrations. It’s double Barack Obama’s highest totals,” he said.
“No society can metabolize this many new people and stay stable, especially not now in this specific moment, because two unprecedented waves of human migration, you have to add, let’s see, a collapsing economy, inflation, food shortages, skyrocketing housing prices, falling wages, the trauma of two and a half years of COVID, the manufactured racial strife you saw Joe Biden himself encouraging. You put all that together and you have the most volatile possible mix of social factors,” Tucker said, adding that this absence of assimilation and growing societal issues is leading to things breaking apart.