“it’s easy for white men like us . . . who enjoy what we enjoy . . . “
On Wednesday night, Virgil Bernero, the mayor of sanctuary city Lansing, Michigan, told Tucker Carlson that if his police force were to enforce immigration laws, it would be seen as an “occupying force.”
An incredulous Tucker responded, “people come into your country illegally, your job is to enforce the laws as a police officer, and you somehow feel guilty because you’re an occupying force?”
Bernero then played the white privilege card, “it’s easy for white men like us . . . who enjoy what we enjoy . . . ”
Tucker could take no more: “I was taking you seriously at the beginning, but this is just buffoonish.”
Can there be any explanation for this kind of blatant disregard for immigration law, other than liberals viewing illegal immigrants as “undocumented Democrats?”
Here’s a link to the video of the full segment.
VIRGIL BERNERO: We believe in community policing. We believe the police have to have — and this is something my police chief studies and talks to other chiefs. They’re about building relationships with the community, they’re about police credibility and police legitimacy. And so if you’re seen as an occupying force, if you’re seen as an occupying force, something that the people don’t trust —
TUCKER CARLSON: I’m sorry: an occupying force in your own country? People come into your country illegally, your job is to enforce the laws as a police officer and you somehow feel guilty because you’re an occupying force in a city that you live in, in a country you’re a citizen of? How does that work? People come into your country illegally and all of a sudden you’re oppressing them? Like what?
BERNERO: With all due respect, Tucker, what I’m talking about is, our police have worked hard to build a relationship. It’s what we do.
TUCKER: Again, we have a federal system. “Occupying force”: it’s too much. That’s just too much.
BERNERO: But it’s not too much. It’s easy for white men like us to say that who are in the majority who enjoy what we enjoy, but the fact is —
TUCKER: You’ve got to be kidding. See, I was taking you seriously in the beginning, but this is just buffoonish. Now it’s like I’m a white man, so my views on this are less —
BERNERO: That’s your perspective. Try to walk in another man’s shoes. Walk a mile in somebody else’s shoes.
TUCKER: I thought you believed in laws. Now you’re making racial generalizations? How about believing in laws?
BERNERO: We’re a government of laws and not of men which is why —
TUCKER: Slow down. White men’s views are less valuable? I’m not in a position to judge because my skin color?
BERNERO: No. I’m saying you could be enlightened.
TUCKER: I was thinking of comparing you to Orville Faubus but then I thought it’s unfair. Now I think it is fair, actually. You would say something like that. You would attack people on their skin color. What is this?
BERNERO: You could be enlightened by considering somebody else’s skin color, that’s all.