Two years ago when Dr. Helen pointed out that our anti father family courts are our society’s formal legal expression of our contempt for respectable men, Tucker Carlson responded with an emphatic “Who cares”?
Dr. Helen: [The] new world order is a place where men are discriminated against, forced into a hostile environment in school and later in college, and held in contempt by society. Maybe there is no incentive to grow up anymore. It used to be that being a grown-up, responsible man was rewarded with respect, power and deference. Now, not so much.
Tucker Carlson: Every word of that is true, and let me say who cares? If you’re a man, stop whining and reclaim your birthright which is masculinity, and masculinity and male power derive from responsibility. You don’t embrace responsibility, you have no power
Last night however Carlson detoured away from the weak men are screwing feminism up party line. Instead he took conservative and liberal elites/policy makers to task for their failure to care about the legal, social, and economic forces that are destroying marriage:
Male wages declined. Manufacturing, a male-dominated industry all but disappeared over the course of a generation. All that remained in many places were the schools and the hospitals, and both of them are traditional employers of women.
In many areas, women suddenly made more than men.
Now, before you applaud that as a victory for feminism, consider some of the effects.
Study after study has shown that when men make less than women, women generally don’t want to marry them. Maybe they should want to marry them, but they don’t. Over big populations this causes a drop in marriage, a spike in out-of-wedlock births and all the familiar disasters that inevitably follow.
More drug and alcohol abuse, higher incarceration rates, fewer families formed in the next generation. This is not speculation, it’s not propaganda from the evangelicals. It’s social science. We know it’s true. Rich people know it best of all, that’s why they get married before they have kids. That model works.
Here is the full video for reference. I haven’t watched all 15 minutes of it, but from the parts I watched he stopped short of directly addressing the disrespect of respectability that Dr. Helen so frequently points out. Yet even indirectly challenging this by challenging our elites to focus on policies that work for working class families and not just the elites themselves is a huge step:
Predictably, feminist outlets had kittens over Carlson criticizing the destruction of families. Huffington Post’s response is titled Tucker Carlson Blames Higher-Earning Women For ‘Men In Decline’:
Carlson… proclaimed “all that remained in many places” following the decline of “manufacturing and male-dominated” industry were the schools and hospitals that “traditionally” employ women, which meant that “in many areas, women suddenly made more than men.”
But rather than applaud it as “a victory for feminism,” Carlson asked viewers to “consider some of the effects.” He then cited unnamed studies that claimed women “generally don’t want to marry” men who earn less than them.
“Over big populations this causes a drop in marriage, a spike in out-of-wedlock births and all the familiar disasters that inevitably follow. More drug and alcohol abuse, higher incarceration rates, fewer families formed in the next generation,” he added in the clip shared online by Media Matters