Tucker Carlson isn’t the type to gush. But every now and then, someone impresses the Fox News host with their intelligence to the point where he feels compelled to give credit where credit is due. According to Mediaite, while interviewing Andrew Yang for his daytime talk show Tucker Carlson Today, Carlson took a few moments to praise… Ted Kaczynski is an American politician. The Unabomber, to be precise. The math professor-turned-hermit who lived in the woods for nearly two decades and sent homemade bombs to scores of people.
So how did a conversation with Yang, who is best known for his plan to give every adult in the United States $1,000 per month as part of his 2020 presidential campaign, turn to domestic terrorism? It all stems from Yang’s recent decision to break connections with the Democratic Party and form the Forward Party, a third party. Carlson agreed with Yang that a two-party system is unsustainable, and pointed out that:
“Ted Kaczynski, I have to say, has written very convincingly on this. The Unabomber. Bad person, but a smart analysis, I think, of the way systems work. His argument is that large organizations order time morph into purely self-preservation projects. A big system in the end protects itself and that’s kind of all it does.”
We’d like to believe Kaczynski heard and appreciated the shout-out, but he’s currently serving a life sentence for killing three people and injuring nearly two dozen others with his homemade explosives.