Sunday, September 19, 2021

‘Silly’ is How Ben Carson Sees the ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement

ben carson*In the eyes of Dr. Ben Carson, the debate over the Black Lives Matter movement is nothing more than “political correctness going amuck.”

Appearing Sunday (Aug. 2) on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Republican presidential hopeful mentioned that talk involving police violence against African Americans should be “a little more mature.”

“If you hire a plumber and he does a bad job, do you say all plumbers are bad? Let’s go out and kill them? I don’t think we do that,” Carson told moderator Chuck Todd while harping back to point he made earlier this year in the wake of the riots in Baltimore. “We need to be a little more mature, but certainly in cases where police are doing things that are inappropriate, I think we ought to investigate those promptly and justice should be swift.”

Regarding Democrat presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley’s apology to black activists after saying “black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter,” Carson viewed it as something that O’Malley should’ve have done.

“That’s what I’m talking about is silly,” said Carson, the only African American among those gunning for the Republican presidential nomination. “Of course all lives matter, and of course we should be very concerned about what’s going on, particularly in our inner cities.”

Carson’s comments follow remarks made during an interview with ThinkProgress that had him expressing his belief that the Black Lives movement is divisive. Going deeper into his view on the topic, Carson aired out his stance at a rally to defund Planned Parenthood on Tuesday (July 28), saying, “We need to talk about what the real issues are and not get caught up in silliness like this matters or that matters.”

“Of course all lives matter. I don’t want to get into it, it’s so silly,” he continued. “Black lives are part of all lives, right? When we’re talking about a culture of life, then we ought to be talking about a culture of life and not allow ourselves to get caught up in all the divisive rhetoric and terminology and political correctness. It’s the reason we can’t make any progress as a society.”

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Dr Carson has the personality of a rock, he is not engaging nor is he a good speaker IMO!! He will not be the GOP nominee anyway. #Blacklives matter movement is shining the light on the senseless murders of blacks across this country otherwise the media would just ignore it, sure all lives matter but it is blacks that are targeted the most.

  2. Exactly right Lady T. We all know all lives matter. However, all lives are not being snuffed out systemically like black lives are.

    #Blacklivesmatter is mature enough to continue challenging EVERY candidate to get serious regarding placing solutions to the “special rules” for black people on their agendas, or they’re not getting our vote…

    Specifically their policies to 1) pursue having police and other domestic terrorists charged, prosecuted, and convicted for the wanton killing of black people. 2) Address the chronic unemployment of black people. First fired, last hired. The number of skilled and qualified black people “laid off” are well beyond what’s being reported.

    Anyone who believes these summary executions for minor traffic violations, allegedly selling cigarettes and the like, is an accident, or warranted is a sociopath.

    Does anyone in their right mind believe there would be the same Ho, Hum attitude if this wholesale slaughter was happening to white people? Please…

    The candidates were doing business as usual (ignoring black people) until #Blacklivesmatter held their feet to the fire… There’s an election on the horizon, and we’d better not let up on these smarmy bastards one bit… The only that way we’re going to get our issues addressed is to have a seat at the table, and we don’t need anyone’s permission to call out any of the BS!

    Have a seat Dr. Carson…

    • Ben Carson and the national media has been saying the phrase wrong, its “black lives matter too!” No matter if its black on black crime, a hit and run or a crazy like George Zimmerman. The phrase when said in context has a much different meaning, but the GOP political machine, doesn’t let a little thing like fact checking and the truth matters. I had a high opinion of Dr. Carson, but since his brain tumor prevented him from being the top neurosurgeon in the world.
      He has no respect for those who went before him, the shoulders he stands on. Do you think that
      Ben Carson would be the Chief Neurosurgeon at John Hopkins if those barriers had been broken down before him. He sounds as foolish as Clarence Thomas, but not as dangerous. Anyone who wants to run for President is A-type behavior anyway. But a guy with a God complex and as a retired surgical tech, I have never met a neurosurgeon yet who didn’t feel that way. Already has to many issues to become President, besides the GOP will dog him out just as bad as President Obama.

    • It matters just as much as white lives matter when whites are killing other whites. 87% of murders committed by whites are against other whites. This too seem to be an epidimec. I hope this answers your question.

  3. Minister Ron Richardson, While I do agree with your assessment, I’d like to add to this unfortunate circumstance. Dr. Carson and the likes of Clarence Thomas, Herman 999 Cain, Michael Steel, Allen West to name a few, I feel these people are self loathing and are unhappy to be black. To put yourself with a group who are obviously racist and make no qualms about their thinly veil racism toward the first black president is uncanny to say the least. But to join in, and bash the president to appease your racist white comrade… There is no way they will allow him to become the nominee. in fact, now that they realize that his credibility as for as the black vote is concerned, is practically none existent. They will soon faze him out but he will be able to get higher speaking fees, with a mostly white audience no doubt. Wow, what a waste!

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