The conservative neurosurgeon’s brain shit on the stage for seven minutes on Tuesday night.
And he aimed most of his bile at Hillary Clinton because she idolizes someone who dedicated their life fighting for those who struggle to survive in this country under the boot heel of corporate greed.
Ben Carson began his speech by declaring how politically incorrect he is, which the conservatives in the audience applauded.
But then he started talking about the brain and how we use it to think and that we should use our brains to pick the candidate who will serve our country best.
“When we elect a president, we need to use that power of reasoning to look at their history, their character, what kind of people they really are,” he said. “It’s all the difference in the world for us. And it is gonna be so critical right now.”
But instead of using his sorry excuse for a brain to pick the most reasonable candidate in the 2016 race, he chose Donald Trump instead and attacked Hillary Clinton throughout the rest of his speech.
In doing so, he launched an attack that Newt Gingrich brought up four years ago to attack President Obama in 2012. Carson literally brought up the GOP boogeyman known as Saul Alinsky, whom the crowd booed at just the mere mention of his name.
One of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors, was Saul Alinsky. Her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky. This was someone that she greatly admired and that affected all of her philosophies subsequently. Now, interestingly enough, let me tell you something about Saul Alinsky. He wrote a book called “Rules For Radicals”. On the dedication page, it acknowledges Lucifer, the original radical who gained his own kingdom.
In fact, Alinsky did not dedicate his book to Satan. He dedicated it to his wife Irene and others who helped him put the book together. Alinsky mentions Lucifer as the first rebel in a list of quotes, and he is accurate when he makes the claim. Far from being a satanist, however, Alinsky was Jewish.
But Saul Alinsky was also a community organizer who fought for the poor and the oppressed. He was an “organizational genius,” noted conservative thinker William F. Buckley.
Alinsky despised both sides of the political extremes, and he even feared the middle class adopting the kind of right-wing movement we are seeing now with Donald Trump as the Republican nominee “making them ripe for the plucking by some guy on horseback promising a return to the vanished verities of yesterday.”
Donald Trump is that “guy on horseback” promising to take America back to a time when minimum wage didn’t exist and people could discriminate at will.
Alinsky’s grassroots movement tactics are even used by the very Tea Party extremists who support Donald Trump today.
The bottom line is that Alinsky fought for the poor and downtrodden and helped them to help themselves by organizing them in a way where they could demand better from a government that often ignored them.
But Carson believes Alinsky’s mention of Lucifer is somehow particularly dangerous to our society.
This is a nation where our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, talks about certain inalienable rights that come from our creator. This is a nation where our Pledge of Allegiance says we are ‘one nation, under God.’ This is a nation where every coin in our pocket and every bill in our wallet says ‘In God We Trust.’ So are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer? Think about that.
The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by a socialist, nearly 120 years after America declared independence from Great Britain. And it didn’t contain the words “under God” in it until 1954 when Republicans were paranoid about communists.
Out money hasn’t always said “In God We Trust,” nor has that phrase always been the national motto. In fact, the Founding Fathers chose “E Pluribus Unum” or “Out Of Many, One” as our national motto and no coins featured “God” until the Civil War and it wasn’t an official thing until the 1950s once again.
So really, Ben Carson is whining about something that has only been around for a few decades and really shouldn’t have ever happened because endorsing God is an official governmental endorsement of Christianity, which is unconstitutional. Also, the Declaration isn’t our governing document. The Constitution is and it doesn’t mention God or anything to do with Christianity at all. It simply protects the rights of ALL people to practice their religious beliefs or non-beliefs.
Carson ironically ended his speech by invoking Thomas Jefferson, who was the biggest skeptic of Christianity of all the Founding Fathers and once said:
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.
And as we know, conservatives prefer blindfolded fear and despise reason.
For someone who was a brain surgeon, Ben Carson sure doesn’t know how to use his own very well at all.
Here’s the full speech via YouTube.
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