A few days ago I saw a post on Facebook, whose source I don’t remember, that said something like, “Remember, you can vote socialism in, but you have to shoot your way out.” A true statement, as the current situation in Venezuela bears out. The question becomes, though, do the people of freedom-loving countries have a responsibility to help citizens of socialist hell-holes shoot their way out? Tucker Carlson, for one, answers that with a resounding, “No!” Tuesday evening on his show, the Fox News host went off on Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and other GOP members who are calling for the U.S. to militarily intervene in Venezuela.
After being asked by Fox New’s Neal Cavuto, “Do you think that our presence [in Venezuela] would make a difference, Scott responded in the affirmative. “Oh, absolutely! I was down on the Venezuelan border last Wednesday. This is just pure genocide. Maduro is killing his own citizens.”
When pressed on whether or not intervention in Venezuela is worth losing American lives over, Scott replied, “Neil, here’s what’s going to happen. We’re in the process. If we don’t win today, we’re going to have Syria in this hemisphere.”
It’s safe to say that Tucker Carlson does not agree with Scott because he spent a good chunk of his show rebuking any Republican on the Hill who advocates for military intervention in the South American nation.
Prior to playing the clip of Cavuto questioning Scott, Carlson had this to say about the possibility of U.S. military involvement:
Will the overthrow of Maduro make Venezuela a more stable and prosperous country? More to the point, would it be good for the United States? Lots of people claimed to know the answer to that but they don’t, they have no idea. If recent history is any guide, nothing will turn out as expected. Few things ever do, but that has not stopped the geniuses in Washington — it has not even slowed them down. This afternoon, on a bipartisan basis, they agreed that the United States should jump immediately face first into the Venezuelan mass.
After playing the clip featuring Sen. Scott, Carlson passionately added:
If you don’t care about families, if you despise human happiness, and support genocide then you want to join Satan’s team and embrace isolationism, the single worst of all worldviews. That is what they’re telling you… But before the bombers take off, let’s just answer a few quick questions, starting with the most obvious: when was the last time we successfully meddled in the political life of another country? Has it ever worked? How are those democracies we set up in Iraq and Libya and Syria and Afghanistan?
Senator Scott may ultimately be proven correct, and our country may need to intervene for our security and the security of the West. Russian and China, after all, would love to get a stronger foothold in our hemisphere. However, before we rush our men in women in uniform into harm’s way, Tucker Carlson’s questions and concerns should be considered.