Likely future Fox, Wall Street Journal toyboy.
Ben Carson , is like Herman Cain, but with more of a Brain. They love to zealously indulge in populist idiotic banter to curry favor with SP disciples—and thus enable SP disciples to indulge in often time bigoted claptrap whilst hiding behind or with in the skin of these Trojan horses. These guys contort logic to defy the natural laws of intelligent debate—he allows his puppet masters to use the color of his skin to launch spurious and infantile attacks on the President.
Carson is undoubtedly a very smart individual, eminent in his surgical field. But being smart or great in a specific field does not mean you can be a Jack-of-all-trades. Often scientists, when venturing from their field of expertise, end up embarrassing themselves. Evidently, meteorologists often make lousy amateur climatologists. Doctors have a bit of a reputation for being lousy investors. So simply being smart does not mean one has common sense or can navigate around all of life’s nuanced complications.
Carson has said many very concerning things and I think it is important to analyze why. It is important because we have a precedent of what might happen if one does not think about this stuff before it is too late. It should have been quite easy to figure out what a disaster George Bush, Jr. was going to be. I suspect his family always knew. In the case of Ben Carson, his flaw is so common amongst SP aspirant leaders it is stunning that there is a good chance his popularity has not yet peaked amongst the people who select who the presidential contenders will be – i.e. Roger Aisles through Fox, working in tandem with Murdoch through his sycophants at the Wall Street Journal. Before focusing on Carson, let us look at other characters to see if we can spot a pattern.
Even if one could not read the tea leaves about Bush, Jr., the telling point was his response to a questioner who asked if he was seeking advice from his dad about his Iraq War strategy – a logical question, since Bush, Sr. was the world’s leading expert into how to conduct a war against Iraq. Jr.’s response: “I am seeking the advice of a higher father.” Case closed. (To be fair to Bush his whole conversion to that faith thing was likely a gigantic hoax concocted by Karl Rove and others to sucker punch the pivotal evangelical block, that they knew would be pivotal in getting Bush elected. Similar motivations explain his purchase of that rather ugly Crawford Ranch, immediately ditched on leaving office. But all of that is a different story.)
Pat Robertson chats with God (who is supposedly infallible) and then makes annual predictions, with a remarkable lack of success. He also says numerous awful stuff and has extremely suspicious business activities – all in the name of God.
Huckabee will let God decide whether he should run in 2016. It is shame that these divine intercourses do not inoculate him from his racist and false statement that Obama was raised in Kenya (for birthers are racist or wantonly ignorant), from stating that most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were clergymen, and being investigated sixteen times and cited five by the Arkansas Ethics Commission for violating ethics rules; the list of rotten is actually quite extensive – especially for God’s chosen vessel.
Perry on running for president: “But I’m getting more and more comfortable every day that this is what I’ve been called to do. This is what America needs.” I guess God told him to blow it too.
Cain on running for president: “And when I finally realized that it was God saying that this is what I needed to do, I was like Moses. ‘You’ve got the wrong man, Lord. Are you sure?'” (Should have stuck with his first impression)
Bachman on running for Congress: “God then called me to run for the United States Congress. And I thought, what in the world would that be for?” And on running for president: “Well, every decision that I make, I pray about, as does my husband, and I can tell you, yes, I’ve had that calling…”
Brownback to a congregation: “This” – being senator, running for president, waving the flag of a Christian nation – “is about serving one constituent.” He raises a hand and points above him.
Alan Keyes thinks Jesus is Stupidparty material and that he would want Obama impeached “Those who believe in Jesus Christ’s permanent resurrection of hope look unflinchingly into the abyss, sure that if they remember and trust in God’s law of love and mercy, He has the power to restore their nation to the better path of human destiny. It is especially (though not exclusively) among such people that the movement to impeach and remove Obama and his cronies from office arises.”
Rick Santorum’s , wife Karen stated: “It really boils down to God’s will. What is it that God wants?…We have prayed a lot about this decision, and we believe with all our hearts that this is what God wants.”
So God has been caught backing multiple candidates, or at least hedging his bets.
Now, back to the new poster boy, Carson, an apparently pleasant, well-meaning Trojan. This is Ben Carson on why he supports a flat tax: “I realized that God probably had something special he wanted me to say,” Carson explained. “But I didn’t know what it was until the morning of the prayer breakfast.”
“After a while of wrestling with it, I just said, I’m leaving it alone; the Lord will tell me what to say,” he continued. “And that morning, it was so clear in my mind what I was supposed to say.”
So now that we know he does not feel it necessary to think for himself, but better to be directed by his imaginary friend, we can open the floodgates:
In a 2006 debate with Richard Dawkins, Francis Collins, and Daniel Dennett, Carson stated: “I don’t believe in evolution.”
(Not even the papacy supports creationism.)
“By believing we are the product of random acts, we eliminate morality and the basis of ethical behavior.” Carson responded by clarifying his views, saying, “People who believe in survival of the fittest might have more difficulty deriving where their ethics come from. A lot of evolutionists are very ethical people.”
Carson called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.” In his speech, Carson claimed that the entire push for the legislation originated with Vladimir Lenin and quoted Lenin as saying that “socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a socialist state.” Lenin did not actually say this, although the purported quote appears on a number of conservative websites.
On sexual orientation: “Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn’t matter what they are. They don’t get to change the definition.”
“Neurosurgeon Ben Carson stood by his controversial comparison of the United States to Nazi Germany in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday. Asked by Blitzer whether he would amend or take back his comments, Carson said “Absolutely not.” Carson made the comments during a March interview with conservative news outlet Breitbart.com. He noted that the Third Reich was “using its tools to intimidate the population,” and said that “we now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe.” In elaborating on those comments Wednesday, he again suggested that the U.S. “government is using instruments of government, like the IRS, to punish its opponents.”
In Jan 2015 Ben Carson explained to an Iowa broadcaster on Tuesday that Congress can and should eject judges who rule in favor of gay marriage. On the conservative Steve Deace Show podcast (“Fear God. Tell The Truth. Make Money.”) Carson said most Americans are unaware of this authority “because they don’t know the Constitution.”
Later on in the interview, Carson agreed with Deace that ongoing spread of legalized gay marriage would make it “open season on Christians.”
Evidently ISIS is like our Founding Fathers:
And he just keeps digging his hole deeper. On Jan 16th, 2014 Mediaite Reported:
Among the particularly divisive claims he believes have been overblown by media: Calling Obamacare “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery“; suggesting last year’s Veterans Affairs scandal was a “gift from God“; and saying present-day America “very much like Nazi Germany.”
“I stand by those” remarks, Carson told the crowd, according to National Journal. “I don’t think there’s anything crazy at all.”
At one point, after discussing the bravery of America’s founding fathers—who were “willing to die for what they believed”—Carson said the country has lost that sense of urgency. Meanwhile, he argued, enemies such as the Islamic State have gained it.
“They’ve got the wrong philosophy but they’re willing to die for what they believe,” Carson said of ISIS, “while we’re busily giving away every value and every belief for the sake of political correctness.”
Now, imagine electing another President who talks to God, has faux Christian values, thinks the Earth is 5000 years old and that Jesus would favor a flat tax, a tax that would further exacerbate ever-growing income discrepancy. Also, since this imaginary friend seems to better resemble the Old Testament God, I doubt if Ben Carson will be overly concerned about women, the stoning of virgins, gays, the climate, war, or genocide. A good man turned into a clown by Stupidparty and fundamentalist evangelical tainted religion.