When Ben Carson talks sense

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It’s no secret that there are things about Ben Carson that disturb and bother me. See:

Taking the rebukes of some commenters to heart, I found this video of Carson’s best moments during one of the Republican presidential candidate debates. He makes a lot of sense, especially when asked what he would do to heal the racial divide in this country (beginning at the 2:52 mark):
“I think the bully pulpit is a wonderful place to start healing that [racial] divide. You know, we have the purveyors of hatred who will take every single incident between people of two races and try to make a race war out of it and drive wedges between two people. And this does not need to be done. What we need to think about instead — you know I was asked by an NPR reporter once why don’t I talk about race that often. I said it’s because I’m a neurosurgeon. And she thought that was a strange response. I said, ‘You see when I take someone to the operating room, I’m actually operating on the thing that makes them who they are. The skin doesn’t make them who they are. The hair doesn’t make them who they are. And it’s time for us to move beyond that because our strength as a nation comes in our unity. We are the United States of America and not the divided states, and those who want to destroy us are trying to divide us and we shouldn’t let them.”


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0 responses to “When Ben Carson talks sense

  1. let’s say Carson has developed a spiritual charisma, actually trying to be his father, who was a Baptist minister. He actually defamed his father, claiming he was a “bigamist”. The Daily Mail uncovered State documents to show that his father was not actually ever married to Carson’s mother, whose name, BTW, is not “Sonya” (as Carson calls her), but Johnnie Lou Copeland.
    When Carson’s father died, he did not attend the funeral, and there is not even a headstone marking his grave, but a little 1″ spike.
    So, the book/movie, “Gifted Hands,” was ghost written, and a lot of the “violent stories” may have been embellishments. Even Carson’s Mother contradicted the “hammer” story in a 1988 interview with the Detroit Free Press.
    Carson’s Mother was a mental patient, and, seriously I think that even though he was a brilliant neurosurgeon, he has some Psychiatric problems, and I think he should release his medical records and, I believe he may be suffering from psychiatric illness and takes medication.

    • For the sake of argument, I will take what you wrote without contradiction but add, as you should have seen, Dr. Carson rose from his condition and made a lot of himself.

  2. not getting it. he was asked about waterboarding the he talks about the racial divide. two different topics. Doesn’t make sense. Sorry.not impressed

    • He immediately answered by stating that it would not be in our national interest for defence to let our enemies know what he would do. In this present day of attack by enemies who do not follow the Geneva Convention, we should not be troubled by not giving them information on that matter.
      As for President Obama stating that he would not allow enhanced interrogation, two things must be considered. One, is he telling the truth (and being deceitful when national survival is at stake is understandable), and, two, is his refusal to permit torture based on his moral code dealing with everybody, or will it apply to Muslims only?

  3. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
    Lives of those such as Dr. Carson and others, regardless of race, matter more than most others, especially in these days of treachery against our nation,

  4. Let’s make this really simple.
    Once upon a time, there was a frog. And then there was a scorpion. The scorpion saw the frog hop across a pond. Wishing to get to the other side, the scorpion went up to the frog, and asked him, “Mr. Frog, can I jump on your back so you can jump across the pond so I can get to the other side?”
    “Wait a minute,” replied the frog. “You’re a scorpion! You might sting me!”
    “I know I’m a scorpion,” said the scorpion, “but I really need to get to the other side of the pond. Would you please allow me to hop on you so you can jump to the other side? I promise not to sting you!”
    The frog thought about it for a moment and looked into the scorpion’s eyes. “If you promise you won’t sting me,” the frog said. “I promise,” answered the scorpion. “All right, hop on.”
    The scorpion crawled on top of the frog and the frog jumped across the pond. Then the scorpion STUNG the frog. “Hey! I thought you promised you wouldn’t sting me!!!” the frog cried out as he lay dying.
    “I told you I was a scorpion,” the scorpion said.
    Moral of the story: We the voters are the frogs. Each and every candidate is the scorpion.
    Ben Carson is the new Joe Biden. Bernie Sanders is the new Saul Alinksy. Donald Trump wants to kick your 90-year-old mother out of her house so he can build another casino.
    Any questions?

  5. BRAVO!!!


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