Mark Levin, host of Fox News’ Life, Liberty & Levin, argued that “Progressive” lawmakers, i.e., radical leftists, keep Americans “at each other’s throats because ... if we’re not fighting with each other, if we’re not attacking the country, if we’re not demeaning the society, then what purpose does the Democratic Party have?”
Levin discussed the divisive nature of Progressives with Fox News host Stuart Varney during Life, Liberty & Levin on Sunday night. Both men pointed out how Progressives are negative and jealous, and they keep Americans divided to pass their political agendas.
“If we’re happy, if we’re productive, if we’re unified and we get along, there’s no need for a $5 trillion budget, there’s no need for all of these other things,” Levin said.
Below is a transcript of Life, Liberty & Levin:
Mark Levin: “We have all kinds of social issues being rammed down the throats of the American people. Among them, critical race theory. What’s your thought on that?”
Stuart Varney: “Oh, I’m glad you asked. Let me backtrack a little. I have a multi-racial family, of which I am very proud.
“In my family, that’s my immediate family, we have three races: African, Caucasian, and Asian. We have two religions: Christianity, Judaism. We have seven ethnic nationalities. I won’t go through them all, but it’s suffice to say, that is a multi-racial family. It is a very American family, actually.
“And there’s nothing that drives me up the wall more than critical race theory and this equity movement, which essentially is divisive.
“How am I supposed to have my grandchildren--I have a young, black grandchild who has four white sisters--how am I supposed to encourage him to go to school and stand up and complain about his sisters, who are privileged?
“I mean, can you imagine this Mark? How divisive can you get?
“And this equity thing, the way I read it is that African Americans need more equity in everything. Whether it’s jobs or money or housing or COVID, whatever it is, that too is divisive. That’s pitching this group against this group.
I think it’s entirely un-American. It’s basing so many things on the color of your skin and your ethnic background. I don’t think we should do things like that. I don’t think that’s the way the Constitution is written, but that’s the way we’re going.”
Levin: “I wrote a book on this called American Marxism, and what you have to have at all times is forces fighting each other: oppressed, oppressor, victim, victimhood. And that’s the only way Marxism, it doesn’t work, that’s the construct.
“And you have people, you talk about Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.), these are out-of-the -closet Marxists. You have people like this who hate their country, who hate the economic system, and they look for ways, whether it’s climate change--which is a de-growth movement--whether it’s immigration, whether it’s race, critical race theory.
“Americans have to be at each other’s throats because -- let me ask you this Stewart, if we’re not fighting with each other, if we’re not attacking the country, if we’re not demeaning the society, then what purpose does the Democratic Party have?
“Because they exploit these things, that’s what they do. If we’re happy, if we’re productive, if we’re unified and we get along, there’s no need for a $5 trillion budget, there’s no need for all of these other things. What do you think?”
Varney: “The Socialists are never happy. Have you ever seen Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) laugh or smile? Maybe he will laugh at somebody else, laughing at the horrible billionaires, but the man’s got no humor, he’s angry.
“Essentially, the Socialists are jealous. You’ve got it, I don’t, I’m taking it. That’s the nature of socialism, they’re angry all the time. It’s such a negative movement, isn’t it?
“You know, it would be nice if we could just get together and go forward dynamically, profitably, efficiently, the American way. You know, you climb that food chain, use your brains, time, talent, and ability to the best effect. We all benefit when we can do that.
“But whilst we’re divided and unhappy and jealous with each other and fighting with each other, that’s the exact opposite, that sends us backwards. It’s a terrible thing, Mark.
“I seem to be using that word all the time on tonight’s show and I do apologize, but I am so incensed at what’s happening to my adoptive country. I made the choice to live here, I made the choice to become an American citizen because I wanted to be.
“And I wanted to be a part of a society that was going forward dynamically, and I loved it, I still love it.
“But I’m damned if I’m going to see it handed over to a bunch of jealous, angry socialists.”