There's been a small furor over a Tucker Carlson monologue, from Left, Right and points between.
To me, it's more of the same-old, same-old, the same tired nonsense the more obnoxious rabble-rousers on the Right and Left like to trot out about "bad leaders" and "they" who are keeping you down, and possibly kicking you down to begin with. It's crap.
First off, if you need some damn leader to follow or loathe, please look for a new hobby and/or a better religion: this is the United States and our "leaders" are supposed to be doing the legislative and executive grunt work or making sure the streets run on time and the criminals are kept on the run, not to mention avoiding foreign entanglements and providing for the common defense. They're not supposed to be shining examples on a hill in the sunlight whom you should aspire to emulate. Most of them are lawyers who weren't all that good at practicing law and thought writing laws might be easier; the evidence suggests they don't have much knack for that, either.
Second, the person with the largest responsibility for your troubles, the most power to do anything about them and the greatest interest in fixing them is the person you see in the mirror every morning. Maybe your bootstraps or biceps are so weak or worn that you need a hand up; there's nothing wrong with that, but you have to reach out for it and keep on reaching -- and not to pick your benefactor's pocket, either!
Third, this is the kind of politics that leads to trouble. See the run-up to World Wars One and Two if you need examples.
The ignorance of history is going to make us relive it in full color, 3-D and with plenty of missed meals. If people knew more history, they wouldn't be so keen on the possibility.
3 months ago