Ben Carson is like Herman Cain, but with even more of a brain drain. 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 within the skin of these Trojan horses. These guys contort logic to defy the natural laws of intelligent debate—they allow their puppet masters to use the color of their skin to launch spurious and infantile attacks on the President.
Carson was supposedly a very smart individual, eminent in his surgical field. But now, his patients must be waking up sweating, wondering how long they have, wondering if their brains are tainted; are they really themselves? Are their memories real? 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. But Carson takes the cake, and appears to be singlehandedly undermining the intrinsic trust that most us have for the medical profession. Here are some recent examples of why the whole medical, engineering and architectural professions must be cringing in horror:
He also believes the earth is only 6,000 years old.
Carson confirms he believes pyramids were built to store grain. OK, I’ll bite -I can enjoy fantasy by suspending disbelief. Let us descend down into Middle Earth, fall down the rabbit hole, or imagine we are Joseph in all his technicolor glory. We shall put aside the fact that the Bible never mentions pyramids, since pyramids had been built centuries before the alleged time of Joseph (at a time when the earth did not even exist according to Ben Carson’s timelines). But now we have our very own Superman- Joseph, a divine apostle put on this earth to feed the peoples of Egypt during their predictable famines. This is the number one problem confronting Joseph as he tries to salvage his miserable run of bad luck. He needs to catapult himself to the upper classes by dazzling the Pharaoh. Joseph answered Pharaoh, (Genesis 41:16) “It is not I; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.” So he has a dream, any dream will do, surely similar to how Ben Carson gets his inspiration. His inner voice, his little friend (whom he rather presumptuously presumes is God) is speaking to him, advising him how to feed the masses (how to get Americans out of poverty) through seven years of famine or seven years of Obama’s Hitler-esque agenda. He calls up his brightest and most devout experts to help him solve the problem – and this is the masterpiece, this is the plan that they draw up, the message from God—the infallible engineer:
But Carson will not be building any $5,000,000,000 pyramids to store enough food for one family – no, he and his new BFF Trump has far grander ambitions than that: “But I would build a greater wall and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me. And I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall.”
Why is it that the good Lord only speaks to stupid people?
“The good Lord has provided me with mechanisms like my syndicated column and like Fox News. We’d be Cuba if there were no Fox News.”
Did you know that Jesus loves Lying Toads?
Ben Carson’s Campaign Admits Claim Of West Point Acceptance Is False.
Another lie busted: Politico on Friday reported that West Point has no record of Carson ever applying or being extended an offer to the school. Carson rebuttal; it’s the media’s fault (that they keep checking his divine holiness’s veracity). God must be quite upset—at the media.
Walter Mitty Carson told the conservative paper – whose editorial department was the first to encourage him to run for President – that in 1968, on the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, he protected white students from attacks from angry black students. But it now transpires the students all remembered the riot. None recalled hearing about white students hiding in the biology lab, and Mr. Carson couldn’t remember any names of those he sheltered.
The Wall Street Journal “also uncovered another highly suspicious story from Carson . In his autobiography, Gifted Hands, Carson claimed that a Yale psychology professor told his class – Perceptions 101 – that their final exam papers had burned up and they had to retake the examination. Carson wrote that everyone but him walked out of the class, and then he was told the story was a hoax in order to find and award “the monest honest student in the class.” Carson then claimed a photo of him was taken by a photographer from the Yale Daily News. Addicting Info also reports:
No photo identifying Mr. Carson as a student ever ran, according to the Yale Daily News archives, and no stories from that era mention a class called Perceptions 301. Yale Librarian Claryn Spies said Friday there was no psychology course by that name or class number during any of Mr. Carson’s years at Yale.
Now to try and be fair -Carson is pushing back on the Wall Street Journal story, but to be even fairer to the US public, it seems that in attempting to dig himself out of a hole -he is just digging his hole deeper:
If you click through to the syllabus Carson is citing as proof that he was enrolled in Perceptions 301 in 1970, you’ll find that the class has a different number — Psychology 323b — and (at least as far as that link goes) was offered in 2002, not 1970. As the WSJ pointed out, the date on the Yale Daily News article corresponds with Carson’s freshman year at Yale, not his junior year. The article states that “several,” not 150, students showed up for the makeup exam. There’s also no mention of a professor participating in the “hoax.” Americablog concludes: If Carson wants the media to lay off claims that he plays fast and loose with the facts — particularly for the purposes of constructing a made-for-TV story of Evangelical redemption — this isn’t going to help.
On Gun Control – Jesus evidently got it all wrong:
Carson: “This is a Judeo-Christian nation, in the sense that a lot of our values are based on a Judeo-Christian faith.” Wrong on so many levels. This is precisely a value that the founding fathers were at great pains to avoid. They knew that there is nothing worse, or more dangerous, than a pseudo-Christian. Did Jesus ever say – “the means justify the ends”? When was the last time you saw a real American Christian engaged in the national debate? 80 percent of evangelicals voted for a misogynistic, serially lying, asset-stripping Mormon in 2012 – a person representing the values of the fallen angel, the so-called devil, the polar opposite of Jesus. It is an absurdly delusional notion to call America a Christian nation.
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 aspiring SP leaders that 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.
For the 2012 cycle the SP base was determined not to select Mitt Romney. Thus it was ensured that any clown who wanted a chance was most certainly given a chance. A week in the spotlight invariably revealed a clown. In 2008 it was Palin – but that was just the tip of the iceberg. We all got to see Trump, Cain, Santorum, Perry, Bachmann, Ron Paul up close and personal. In the previous cycle it had been Brownback, Tancredo, Huckabee, and before that, Pat Robertson, Alan Keyes. In 2012, the only viable contender, other than Romney, was Huntsman. Even though Huntsman never said anything absurd (maybe because he never said anything absurd) he was the only 2012 candidate who never had his day in the spotlight; he never registered much more than low single digits. So what allows these clowns to come to the conclusion that they are capable of being the President? These clowns’ traits are hardly ideal for someone assuming the mantle of the most powerful person in the world. Trump and Ron Paul, however, do not fit the primary pattern to be discussed herein.
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 on 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 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 things 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 a 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 from being investigated sixteen times and cited five times by the Arkansas Ethics Commission for violating ethics rules; the list of rotten activities 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 twice now.
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?'”
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.”
Ben Carson also continues to stand 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.” (A conspiracy theory that has been debunked)
On Tuesday, Ben Carson explained to an Iowa broadcaster that in January 2015 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 the 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 January 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 5,000 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 seemingly good man turned into a clown by Stupidparty and fundamentalist, evangelical tainted religion. A seemingly good man, who believes (quite correctly, actually) that Americans are so stupid and so busy watching Dancing With the Stars that they would actually vote for Satan. And here he actually pegs it: the Republican front-runners being himself, Trump, Cruz and Huckabee -all of them agents of the devil,assuming that that true Christian doctrine accepts that the devil actually exists.
Because imagine if you were the devil -what better agents could you have to tear down—the actual teachings of Jesus Christ.