On the latest episode of Unflitered on Fox News, host Dan Bongino attempted to answer the question 'Are the Democrats purposely destroying the country, or are they just dumb?'
The host began his monologue by stating, "They know exactly what they're doing. And what do I mean by that 'are they purposely trying to destroy the country?'"
He answered his own question with, "Well, if you had a battle plan to destroy the country, one of the first things I would do is separate people from the dignity of work. I mean, no work, no products, no medicine, no food, no nothing."
Bongino added, "Another thing I'd do is I'd cause chaos in the streets by doing everything you could to make sure public safety was in jeopardy, and people had to rely on the government for everything because they were in fear."
"The Democrats know that these things they're doing right now have been tried in the past, and have led to these two conditions: chaos in the streets and economic chaos everywhere. And yet, they're doing them anyway," Bongino continued. "It's not like we weren't warned."
Bongino then played a clip of a much younger Thomas Sowell from 1983, who spoke about the exact same issue. In the video, Sowell stated, "They've made it difficult to get jobs to get started in the job market. The minimum wage law would be one of those things, but only one."
Sowell continued, "The terrible schooling would be a major factor. If you're gonna turn out kids that are 40 percent functionally illiterate upon graduation from high school, then you're gonna have very serious problems in the job market."
".... They're doing many things to make it much tougher for a person at the bottom to get started. And they're also making it less necessary to get started by having various subsidy programs: food stamps, welfare and so on, which reduce the difference between working and not working." Sowell added, "So, the tendency of what they are doing it to make it harder to rise."
Bongino followed up the Sowell clip by stating, "The recipe is right there. If you had a recipe for poverty, to decimate this country from the inside out, Thomas Sowell, decades ago, just said it."
"... You know what the minimum wage is, the real minimum wage? Zero [from not having a job at all]."
"Make sure the public schools are terrible so people can't get any skills to get actual jobs, and then pay people welfare to not work."
"There's your recipe right there, decades ago. And the Democrats are doing it again."
".... It's not just non-compassionate; it's evil. You are robbing them of everything, every opportunity that they've ever had, and they're gonna have."
".... So, I'll end this where we started. Are the Democrats dumb, or are they purposefully destroying the country?"
Bongino concluded, "They're not dumb. They've been warned; they know exactly what they're doing. They know it'll fail, and they're doing it again. And it's up to us to stop it."