Monday, December 22, 2014
Oh fer gawd's sake!
Of all the subjects this supposedly intelligent man could choose to speak on, he chooses a ridiculous comparison: The United States of America is just like Nazi Germany!
Dr. Carson will never be president, but if he keeps this extremist talk going, he'll certainly be a political nincompoop.
Ben Carson stands by comparison of U.S. to Nazi Germany
Washington (CNN) -- 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."
Said the guy who is not afraid of comparing the Obama administration to a genocidal regime. In fact, what no Gee-Oh-Pee-er is ever afraid of is bashing, trashing, and gnashing ANYTHING President Obama, his wife, and his children do. So the poor doctor seems a tad "off" in his inept and inapt description of present-day America.
But his nonsensical labeling of America as Nazi Germany wins him points with the lunkheads who actually believe this otherwise talented surgeon, but silly politician, will EVER be president.
Calling America "Nazi Germany" is stupid, but no more stupid than the crazies who promote this garbage:
"WITH THE RECENT ASSASSINATION OF TWO NYPD COPS, MAYBE EVERYONE WILL SOON START TO AGREE THAT THIS IS NOW A POGROM."
Those who would promote that sort of insidious lie are no better than street thugs who incite violence. They are as hate-crazed and insane as those who would turn people against the police who honorably serve their communities.
Extremists on both sides solve nothing. It is obvious from the screaming headline above that their goal is to bring more divisiveness, unrest, and violence to an already volatile situation.
Dr. Carson labeled the Obama administration "Nazi Germany" for intimidating people who disagree but are "afraid" to speak against the government. But he and the propagandists who call what happened to two policemen a "pogrom" are the ones who are trying to shut down what have been peaceful demonstrations for better policing:
"Despite what these police organizations and their allies allege, there isn’t an anti-police movement in this country, or at least, none of any significance. The people demonstrating for Eric Garner and Michael Brown aren’t against police, they are for better policing.
They want departments to treat their communities with respect, and they want accountability for officers who kill their neighbors without justification. When criminals kill law-abiding citizens, they’re punished. When criminals kill cops, they’re punished.
But when cops kill citizens, the system breaks down and no one is held accountable. That is what people are protesting. … The idea that citizens can’t criticize police—that free speech excludes scrutiny of state violence—is disturbing.
Since, if free speech doesn’t include the right to challenge the official use of force, then it isn’t really free speech."
"In a Dec. 21, 2014 article about the shooting, the Los Angeles Times referred to the New York City protests as “anti-police marches,” which is grossly inaccurate and illustrates the problem of perception the protestors are battling.
The marches are meant to raise awareness of double standards, lack of adequate police candidate screening, and insufficient training that have resulted in unnecessary killings.
Police are not under attack, institutionalized racism is. Trying to remove sexually abusive priests is not an attack on Catholicism, nor is removing ineffective teachers an attack on education.
Bad apples, bad training, and bad officials who blindly protect them, are the enemy. And any institution worth saving should want to eliminate them, too."
h/t Andrew Sullivan's blog
And where was the outrage over the killing of these two policemen by White Supremacists? Where's the accusation of a White Supremacist POGROM?
The pair who fatally shot two Las Vegas police officers and one civilian before taking their own lives Sunday have “some apparent ideology that is along the lines of militia and white supremacists,” according to authorities.
And this? POGROM HERE, TOO?
And the silence was deafening from the right wing noise machine over the Christian Militia plot to kill police (Was this a Christian "Intifada" against the police?):
'Christian warrior' militia accused in plot to kill police.