Tucker Carlson has some advice for his young male viewers that is a little different from the norm: drop out of college and have “more children than you can afford.”
“College is ridiculous unless you’re moving towards some very specialised degree you can only get in college, if you want to be a veterinarian or physicist or something,” he said. “If you’re in the humanities, I can give you a list of 100 books, you can find it on the internet, and you would be better educated at whatever stupid college you would go to.”
Sunday’s Piece of Schmidt interview show on YouTube was where the controversial but popular Fox News presenter made the statements, a bowtie-wearing product of board schools, debate societies, and a liberal arts college. “Have more children than you can afford,” he added.
“Take a job you’re not qualified for. Go balls out. I don’t know what everyone is waiting for. Have some adventure in your life. Do something crazy.” During the discussion, Carlson and host Daniel Schmidt, a student at the University of Chicago, connected over the “pervasive” level of “anti-white sentiment” in school and society, as described by the YouTube presenter.
“We had a really good system I think that I grew up under,” Carlson said in response. “We’re gonna try, knowing that we’re gonna fail in some places, we’re gonna try as hard as we can to be colorblind and to be meritocratic, to judge people on what they do, not how they were born.”
Richard Carlson, a well-connected banker, Republican media magnate, former ambassador, and Lisa McNear Lombardi, a wealthy California ranching family, are the parents of the Fox host. Tucker Carlson’s father remarried Patricia Swanson, an heiress to the Swanson frozen foods empire when Tucker was a youngster.
Carlson, by his own admission, spent the majority of his undergraduate years intoxicated and as a bad student. A 1991 Trinity College yearbook article under his name contains references to the nonexistent “Dan White Society,” a reference to the man who murdered Harvey Milk, California’s first out gay elected official, in 1978.
The article also indicates an affiliation with the Jesse Helms Foundation, named after the anti-gay and civil rights-opposing US Senator from North Carolina. Carlson has dismissed the claim that appeared in the Washington Post in 2021, stating, “Jeff Bezos had one of his minions, a mentally unbalanced middle-aged man called Erik Wemple, pull our dusty college yearbook and call around and see if we’d done anything naughty at the age of 19,” Carlson alleged.
The white supremacist belief that elites are attempting to weaken the position of white people through immigration has brought the Fox News anchor into the spotlight, espousing the “great replacement theory,”. In a lengthy tirade on Tucker Carlson Tonight last week, Carlson accused the government of “changing America completely and forever” and “undermining democracy” by replacing American-born citizens with immigrants.