Ben Carson is convinced he knows what caused the death of Michael Brown, since apparently “at least six gunshots, two to the head” isn’t good enough for conservatives. No, during his appearance on Washington Times Radio, Carson said that Brown died due to the “hypersensitive” climate of American politics and “political correctness.”
Carson told host Andy Parks that “political correctness” is distracting people from addressing “real problems” like teen pregnancy and “all of those kids who are born into poverty and will live in poverty and in many cases will end up without a father figure in thir life and don’t know how to respond to authority and end up being killed like Michael Brown.”
According to Carson, the “agitators” and “criminals” should be punished, and the real moral of Ferguson is teach your children to respect authority. Unless that authority is the black man in office. Or a Democrat. Or anyone else that Carson disagrees with.
Carson added that “hypersensitive” people who manufacture claims about their loss of rights are ruining America. This is the same man who’s argued that criticizing him in any way is stripping him of his freedom of speech and pitting him against Nazi-style persecution.
And while we’re talking irony, recall that Carson was singing the praises of the “outstanding people” who took up arms with Welfare Cowboy and Homegrown Terrorist Cliven Bundy of Nevada. You remember; the people who took up arms against law enforcement, who were saying that it’s time America stood up “against the government.”
Sort of like the protesters in Ferguson. Except the people in Ferguson pay their taxes and aren’t calling for a revolution, they’re calling for justice because one of their own was murdered.
Regarding his point about “political correctness:” whenever I hear the term “political correctness,” I think of the lady who goes ballistic because you said “Happy Holidays” and not “Merry Christmas.”
Or the rich guy who complains that talk of economic inequality is persecuting him. Or the Christian who whines that he can’t viciously attack gay people without being called a bigot. Or White people who get angry whenever you bring up racism and police bru . . . maybe Carson has a point after all.
You can listen to Carson below: