Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson waded into the controversy over the US military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Monday, slamming it as a ruse to identify ‘sincere Christians,’ ‘free thinkers’ and ‘men with high testosterone levels’ in the armed forces.
During the diatribe, Carlson, 52, condemned the requirement as ‘dishonest’ and a ‘political purity test’ – and accused military officials of ‘brainwashing’ soldiers hesitant to the get the jab with Satanic writings.
‘To this day, only 46 members of the entire US Military died from the coronavirus over the last year-and-a-half,’ Carlson said at the start of his piece.
Tucker Carlson went on another on-air tirade against the US military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Monday, slamming it as a ruse to identify ‘sincere Christians,’ ‘free thinkers,’ and ‘men with high testosterone levels’
‘Suicides, by contrast, kill many, many times more. In just a few months last year, 156 service members killed themselves. So military suicide is an actual crisis the Pentagon might want to address.’
Carlson then asserted: ‘The point of mandatory vaccination is to identify the sincere Christians in the ranks, the freethinkers, the men with high testosterone levels, and anyone else who doesn’t love Joe Biden, and make them leave immediately.’
‘It’s horrifying,’ Carlson added of the military mandate. ‘If you loved the country, you would not do this.’
‘It’s a takeover of the U.S. military.’
Carlson calls the vaccine mandate a military ‘takeover’ and a ploy to to brainwash ‘freethinkers’
Carlson then attempted to bolster his claim with the help of some visual aids – two PowerPoint slides that he says were used by the US Army to brainwash ‘freethinkers.’
According to Carlson, the slides address concerns service members may have had pertaining to getting the jab against their will.
The first slide, titled ‘Questions from Friday,’ lists seven principles that someone might live by – such as, ‘Beliefs should conform to one’s best scientific understanding of the world. One should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit one’s beliefs,’ and ‘One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.’
Another principle reads, ‘One should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.’
Another states, ‘People are fallible. If one makes a mistake, one should do one’s best to rectify it and resolve any harm that might have been caused.’
In reality, the seven statements are the seven tenets of Satanism, taken from the Temple of Satanism website.
The slide also boast a prominent pull quote, that’s been highlighted by Carlson’s team, that reads, ‘How many children were sacrificed to Satan for the vaccine?’ as well as an archaic painting of a Satanic sacrifice ritual.
Carlson attempted to bolster his claim on-air with a strange PowerPoint slide that lists the seven tenets of Satanism, that he said he obtained from the US Army
‘This is an actual slide from it on your screen,’ Carlson said.
‘You will notice there, the sympathetic portrayal of Satanism. “How many children were sacrificed to Satan because of the vaccine?” the slide reads, apparently sarcastically,’ the news host scoffed.
‘The presentation proceeds to list the so called tenets of Satanism which are taken from the Temple of Satanism website,’ he remarks, before asserting, ‘So here you have the United States Army doing P.R. for Satanists.’
Carlson then produces a second slide, one that claims that just three people have died from taking the COVID vaccine – all from the Johnson & Johnson jab.
Carson then attacked the facts presented in a second slide he said comes from the US Army, saying it directly conflicts with facts offered by the Biden administration
The irate anchor remarks that the facts in the alleged Army slide are ‘dishonest,’ and that they conflict with facts presented by the Biden administration.
‘Reports collected by the Biden administration itself indicate (deaths are) actually in the thousands,’ he stated to the camera.
Carlson did not cite which ‘reports’ he was referring to in his rant.
The host said his show confirmed with the Army the authenticity of the PowerPoint slides.
The Army, however, stated that the presentation had not been approved by military officials.