The Pardu

The Pardu
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Monday, March 6, 2017

Ben Carson: "SLAVE SHIPS?" Really Ben?


We watched the cadre of GOP hopefuls who ran against Donald Trump. We watched and found it impossible to avoid referring to the lot as a bunch of social misfits or zany characters with Trump at the top of the list. As the eventual winner of the nomination, one could only assume conservative America is laden with equally zany minds who do not augment their knowledge base with good and credible information. I recently found a few people who I formerly held in high esteem were actually avid Fox News. Two such Trump subjects are as follows.

During a dinner setting in a public restaurant, my wrong perception of the high esteem couple was highlighted when two situations took place. Once we succumbed to the woman's repeated effort to bait us into talk of the "news" (naively not realizing Fox News was her hidden network preference), my disdain for Trump came forth. The man across the table gosh(ly) raised his arms and exhorted rather loudly "we won we won." After hearing my suggestion we not talk politics over the expensive dinner, the woman after a moment said: "Not talk politics ok, but I have to say one thing. I love my country."

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For civility sake, I refrained from the obvious retort. A retort any rational person would have anticipated before placing their neck in a debate guillotine. 

The obvious retort? "Are you saying via implication that my anti-Trump vote means, I do not love the country?" Yes, the woman was, and is, an obvious Fox News late night Tinhead. Her remark had Mark Levine written all over it.  The remarks were mindlessly myopic and indicative of what I am seeing from many who flocked to elect Donald Trump. 

The catalyst for this post or, if you prefer, relevance, please? 

No automatic alt text available. The mindlessness of Trump also permeates his White House and Cabinet like an infestation of influenza. Ben Carson, former brain surgeon, who of late has come across as having spent far too much time on the wrong side of the surgical table (doctor Vs patient) has opened up with another of his patented utterances that only he can fully understand and appreciate.   

Carson in his debut address to his Housing and Urban Development employees used an analogy which was nothing shy of "WHAT?"
....... Carson told agency employees about the virtues of the “can-do” American society and used “immigrants” who “came here in the bottom of slave ships” as the examples of that virtue. 
“That’s what America is about,” Carson said. “A land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

Rather than sit and keyboard lines of disparaging remarks about Carson's statement, I have posted a comment from one who is most noted for classic retorts and statements of condemnation. 

"Immigrants?" The shame of it all! 

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