Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mass, In Carson Nation

Because there aren't apparently enough completely bonkers Republicans vying for 2016 yet, we have Dr. Ben Carson happily courting the "Obama and liberals are Nazis" section of the GOP's big tent (which admittedly is pretty large and full of insane Republicans who are inexplicably still allowed to vote.)

Conservative Ben Carson isn't backing down from his previous statements likening progressives and Obama supporters to Nazi sympathizers.

The topic was broached and reported on in a profile of Carson in The Washington Post.
"You can't dance around it," Carson told The Washington Post's Ben Terris. "If people look at what I said and were not political about it, they'd have to agree. Most people in Germany didn't agree with what Hitler was doing…Exactly the same thing can happen in this country if we are not willing to stand up for what we believe in." 
In February Carson suggested that liberals could turn the country into Nazi Germany.
"There comes a time when people with values simply have to stand up," he said according to The Huffington Post. "Think about Nazi Germany. Most of those people did not believe in what Hitler was doing. But what did they speak up? Did they stand up for what they believe in/ They did not, and you saw what happened." 
A month later, Carson went there again, saying that American society today is very similar to Nazi Germany. 
"I mean, [our society is] very much like Nazi Germany," the retired neurosurgeon said in aninterview with Breitbart News. "And I know you're not supposed to say 'Nazi Germany,' but I don't care about political correctness. You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe."

Which is funny, because of Dr. Carson was even remotely correct, he wouldn't actually be able to say what he's been saying for the last several months.  Nobody's stifling his free speech.  He's allowed to freely make his incendiary claims without the US government arresting him.  He's practicing the very freedom he claims to not have, which shows his horrendous lack of understanding about the First Amendment.

But that's only one of the many reasons why he'll never be President.


Ashes Defacto said...

Running around the country calling anyone you don't like a Nazi is profoundly disrespectful to the victims of the holocaust and it shows a profound ignorance of history. There's also a very sick and twisted irony in what Ben Carson is saying when the real history of the Third Reich is examined. Yes, there were Americans who supported the Nazi party ahead of the Second World War, mostly right wingers who viewed fascism as a viable alternative to the New Deal and virulent Anti-Semites.

RepubAnon said...

Funny how it's OK for Dr. Carson to compare leftists to Nazis, while it's considered outrageous for someone on the left to compare the Republican Party's policies toward women with that of the Nazi Party's view that a woman's role should be limited to:Kinder, K├╝che, Kirche (“children, kitchen, church”).

Can you say "double standard?" How about "Republicans claiming that their opponents are like Nazis is a form of 'Big Lie'?"

Kitty Smith said...

Congrats on six years, Zandar. Hope it hasn'tbeen too trying~

Lit3Bolt said...

Cheers! I've always enjoyed your writing. Congrats on fighting the good fight for six years!

And Go Vols! hahaha

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