Dr. Ben Carson on Tuesday blasted his critics for heat he’s taken
recently over controversial remarks on gay marriage, calling his white
liberal detractors “the most racist out there.”
“They want to shut us up completely, and that’s why the attacks against
me have been so vicious,” Carson said on the Mark Levin radio show. “I
represent an existential threat to them. They need to shut me up, they
need to get rid of me, they can’t find anything else to delegitimize me,
so they take my words, misinterpret them, and try to make it seem that
I’m a bigot.”
Because when you say something bigoted, it's dirty pool to quote it?
Levin said Carson was being targeted for his race.
“You’re attacked also in many respects because of your race,” Levin
said. “You’re not supposed to talk like this, and a lot of white
liberals just don’t like it, do they?”
“They’re the most racist people there are because they put you in a
little category, a box,” Carson responded. “How could you dare come off
The manner in which Dr. Carson is an "existential threat" to anyone is Shrouded in Mystery. In politics, to be effective you need a constituency. Carson's constituency is people like Mark Levin who are angry that people of Carson's skin pigmentation don't want to get rid of Medicare.
We here on the Left realize that Alan West, that pizza guy who was in the primaries, Keyes, and the other total non-tokens squawking in the Townhall Columnist Rubble, have totally been swaying elections for you forever, world without end, amen.
Indeed, I quite respect Dr. Carson for what he has done in his field, and I rather hope for his sake someone close to him can intervene and make him stop talking to people like Mark Levin, because he's making an ass of himself.
Because if the Civil Rights struggle winds down to "yelling about gay marriage and NAMBLA," really? Really?
I don't think so.
MAS. Gah, others disagree. Dr. Carson will continue to shout in public about NAMBLA, and if History is kind, it will note that after he retired, "he said things that were beneath him."
I, of course, will call him a "fuckface," but in certain regards, I am not History.
Proving yet again that (1) nobody can whine at quite the earsplitting volume as our friends on the Right, and that (2) nothing foxes them quite so profoundly as the concept of "consent," comes this remarkable, pig-snivelling, resentful oink from John Nolte over at Big Dead Bloatbart:
No Media Outrage After Sotomayor 'Compares' Homosexuality to Incest
If you want proof of how vicious the
mainstream media is when it comes to punishing black conservatives for
daring to be black and conservative, look no further than the media's
coordinated attack against the openly conservative Dr. Ben Carson for
making the exact same kind of argument about same-sex marriage as
Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor did on the exact same day.
You see, Doctor Carson said this:
Marriage is between a man and a woman. It is a well-established fundamental pillar of society, and no group
-- be they gays, be they NAMBLA [North American Man/Boy Love
Association], be they people who believe in bestiality -- no matter what
they are, they don't get to change the definition. So it's not
something that's against gays; it's against anybody who wants to come
along and change the fundamental definition of pillars of society. It
has significant ramifications.
And then noted Plantation Overseers Wolf Blitzer and Andrea Mitchell asked him about it on the teevee -- which was exactly as bad Jim Crow-level discrimination all over again. Though Nolte, bless his charred little heart, invokes a Key Knucklehead Kodicil:
Mitchell and Blitzer are not racists, but they do need to take a step
back and realize that, in their zeal to aid and abet the left, they are
wielding the same kind of double standards and show-trials of
humiliation we saw in the segregated South.
The "not racist" exemption is there because, as is known, the cruelest form or racism that has ever existed occurs when a white person is called a racist. And a civil-rights expert of Nolte's class would never stoop so low, as he is a Gentleman of Honor, suh, and thus precisely as sensitive to such insults as, I don't know, Preston S. Brooks.
But anyhow Nolte says he has PROOF! that the Liberal Mainstream Media are the Real Racists, even if none of the whilte people in it are racists themselves, and Nolte jim-crows this PROOF! to the mountaintops! PREACH IT!
If you want proof that what NBC News and CNN engaged in yesterday was
nothing more than an ideological witch hunt against a racial apostate,
where was the outrage from this very same media on Tuesday after Justice
Sotomayor raised the exact same kind of slippery-slope argument Carson
did, herself citing illegal and immoral examples?
Because Sotomayor said:
Mr. Olson, the bottom line that you're being asked -- and -- and it is
one that I'm interested in the answer: If you say that marriage is a
fundamental right, what State restrictions could ever exist? Meaning,
what State restrictions with respect to the number of people, with
respect to -- that could get married -- the incest laws, the mother and
the child, assuming they are of age -- I can -- I can accept that the
State has probably an overbearing interest on -- on protecting the a
child until they're of age to marry, but what's left?
According to Nolte,
I do not believe Sotomayor compared homosexuality to anything. What she
did is what Dr. Carson did: she played devil's advocate about the
slippery-slope of what might come next if we open the Pandora's box of
changing the definition of marriage. And to make that argument, like Dr.
Carson, she used illegal and immoral relationships (not homosexuality)
as slippery slope concerns should the definition of marriage be held to
include gay marriage.
... which is stupid.
Whether or not Nolte is being wilfully stupid or just plain stupid is immaterial.
Because, you know, consent is a thing, as Sotomayor stresses, with the "assuming they are of age" phrase. Children, as in NAMBLA, are not of age, and beasts, as in beastiality, cannot agree to sex with a person.
This is not a difficult distinction, and so no, Carson and Sotomayor were not saying the same thing. Even "the horror of incest" (Nolte's phrase) between, as specified, among consenting adults does not compare to child rape or squirrel molesting.
Further "proof" that Nolte's post is dog-whistling to rabid curs may be found in his comments section, as well as the approving links from the usual snotnoses he has received.
Also, too, if you have no moral problem with a particular group of people, you are unlikely to suggest that granting them equal legal rights will lead to unrestricted sex with children. No, really.
Ben Carson, the noted
pediatric neurosurgeon, has become the target of a petition by Johns
Hopkins students who want him removed as the medical school’s
commencement speaker this spring.
Dr. Carson became a media sensation
in January when he questioned Obamacare and progressive taxation in a
speech to the National Prayer Breakfast as President Obama sat just a
few feet away from him.
With his new prominence, Carson has apparently also riled some
liberals, including these Johns Hopkins students. Last Tuesday, he told
Sean Hannity of Fox News that “marriage is between a man and a woman. No
group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in
bestiality, it doesn’t matter what they are, they don’t get to change
So he's very good at surgery, but otherwise he's a hateful, pig-ignorant nitwit.
I don't suppose it's possible to perform a post-mortem on CPAC; you can't technically conduct an autopsy on a zombie, can you? It's already dead. The question is not what killed it, but what keeps it groaning, ambulatory, and desperate to eat the brains it no longer possesses. As it clearly is desperate to do.
Or else, if you have a lot of lube, credulity, and advanced yoga training, you can comport yourself as Patterico does, and reassure yourself through Internet Forensics and sticking your head up your ass that the Deep Reason blacks didn't vote for Romney was the Democrats' habit of "blaming the white people." Coordinated efforts to suppress the black vote were irrelevant; and also too, huckster panels where books are hawked promoting the idea that once black people realize that Jim Crow was a Democrat idea, and so Senator Bilbo = Barack Obama, aren't a symptom of some wider malignant idiocy.
Others havediscussed the immediate awfulness; it falls thus to this blog to examine the Pushback, which is... special.
Jim Hoft, who is a remarkably stupid person, explains that there was no racism at this panel because the people who were selling books about how conservatives aren't racists at CPAC don't think even the most clownishly obvious racists at CPAC are racists.
I don't go in much for nutpicking, but this is Jim Hoft. So, click that link up there, go to the first comment, and... there you go:
So where's the beef? Blacks ARE grateful for the clothing, shelter and
food provided by their slave masters so much so that they vote for them
every election cycle.
In this person's defense, the second comment is far, far worse.
Not shitting you. Holy toboggans.
But do you want to enjoy the joke, utterly, full circle?
-- this is, by the way, FUCKING AWESOME, Rick Moran really says this:
Blacks don’t hear talk of the GOP being the opportunity party, or the
party that fights for inner city parents who support the idea of
vouchers to send their kids to a school of their choice. They tune out
the call to end dependence and substitute dignity and self reliance. Nor
do they hear about Republican focus on faith and family as the rock
upon which communities survive.
The reason "blacks don't hear talk of the GOP being the opportunity party" is because that is bullshit.
AMOS: You knows, Andy, dat dem dere GOP is de Oppa-tuna-titty party.
ANDY: I is be sorry, Amos, but I is a-gonna interrupt yo' fiscal-policy cakewalk wit my Foghorn Leghorn impression, I do declare.
Also, "blacks" may be irked at the assumption that they all live in inner cities. Or that they are all dependent, undignified lampreys who yet can sing soulful gospel numbers.
For the love of fuck.
But you know who sums this all up pithily? This Jim Hoft commenter.
Very much has been said about the bias media. But one thing for sure is,
the reporting that has been done by the bias media has lead us down a
This person will tell you about how to be a good black person!
Three brilliant black leaders are tuning out Obama and the black community needs to tune into these leaders.
Yes black people! Listen! You need to do this!
I’m surfing between the major news networks on a recent evening and I
catch FOX News Channel’s Sean Hannity in the middle of an amazing
interview with a guest named Harry Alford, the CEO and co-founder of the
Black Chamber of Commerce.
Black people don't know who their leaders ought to be because they never watch Sean Hannity's cable television program! What an oversight on their part!
My jaw drops as Alford essentially calls Obama an anti-business
tyrant who is hurting the African American community; he says he voted
for Obama in 2008 but now has buyer’s remorse.
I get to thinking: Given the choice between Alford and Obama, why do
many blacks still choose Obama? Why does Obama have an 88 percent
approval rating among African Americans while his overall approval sits
at 47 percent? After all, what has Obama done to help African Americans?
I am concerned and puzzled because the black community seems to be
ignoring the wisdom of successful black leaders in business, medicine
It is a concern and a puzzle!
Why is the black community so fucking stupid! WHY DOESN'T SEAN HANNITY GET TO PICK YOUR LEADERS, BLACK COMMUNITY? WHY DO YOU HATE DEMOCRACY?
Read the whole thing to get why he concludes thus:
The other day I walked past this particular deli. I
believe its owners to be good people. I felt ashamed at withholding
business for something far beyond the merchant's reach. I mentioned this
to my wife. My wife is not like me. When she was 6, a little white boy
called her cousin a nigger, and it has been war ever since. "What if
they did that to your son?" she asked.
And right then I knew that I was tired of good people, that I had had all the good people I could take.
A friend in New York identifies the Deli of Discrimination where, according to an NYT column by Ta-Nehisi Coates ("The Good, Racist People"), white racism caused actor Forrest Whitaker to be suspected of shoplifting:
Coates never mentions the name of the place. I had to find that out somewhere else.
It's the Milano Market. Too pricey for me. Everyone who works there is
either Hispanic, or Muslim - or perhaps, African. But that's true of ALL
the small markets in all of Manhattan, not just the UWS.
There are no
white deli help, cashiers, stockers, etc.*
If he was stopped, it was not by a white person.
But of course, it's all whitey's fault.
The comments are sickening. Sometimes the Times actually has perceptive or dissenting comments, but apparently not this time.
It's not racism if the white owners of a business pay their nonwhite employees to do their racism for them... ?
FOR THE LOVE OF FUCK THIS IS SO FUCKING RACIST, THIS STEVE SAILER SHIT IS.
"All whitey's fault..."?
Oh drop dead you racist fucking racist relic and let Ken Burns make a fucking documentary about you already you fucking fucknosed racist fuck.
I can only hope that the scourge of racism is finally purged from
Stewartstown and Pinkham's Grant. These are two of 10 New Hampshire towns
covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires local
officials to get permission, or "preclearance," on any changes to their
Stewartstown has just over a thousand souls in it and is 99 percent white.
In 1970, when it was put under the authority of Section 5, the census listed
two blacks out of its 1,008 residents. Pinkham's Grant boasts nine
residents, and it must also beg Washington for permission to make any
changes to how it votes.
In 1970, New Hampshire required all of its citizens to pass a literacy test
to register to vote. But Pinkham's Grant, Stewartstown and the other eight
towns also had low voter-participation rates. These two factors -- a test of
any kind for voting and participation rates under 50 percent -- met the
criteria for oversight under Section 5.
But after years of onerous preparation, the state filed for a "bailout" from
the oversight provisions of Section 5 in November. And although the Justice
Department hasn't taken a whole state off its watch list since the early
1980s (back when that hotbed of Jim Crow, Maine, was taken off the list),
New Hampshire will probably be let off the hook.
If we are being extremely charitable and granting Goldberg a point here, that point is utterly opaque, or else asinine.
First, it is not goofy at all that we have a federal law that looks out for that one person in that one strange place who wants to do that one most basic American thing: vote.
"Literacy Tests" are anti-democratic. You don't have to be able to read to be able to vote. You just have to have be an American.
That apparently means less to our right wing friends than it means to me.
Those two people Jonah sneers at in that small place? Fuck him, I'm proud the federal government is there for them. That's my United States.
You know? Goldberg's piece continues as to being stupid, but I will rest here.
YES. The MOST appropriate use of federal power is to ensure that every single American gets a fair chance to vote and to have that vote counted.
I swear to fucking Christ, they want to fight the Civil War all over again. Goldberg is too stupid to know it, but that's kind of what it is, no? They want a National Reboot, only Done Right. Far Right.
A veteran New York Assemblyman on Monday stood by his decision to
wear blackface makeup, an Afro wig and a basketball jersey to a costume
party in the face of criticism he called “political correctness to the
Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind
wrote on his blog Monday that he doesn’t understand the criticism
swirling around Albany and doesn’t know why anyone would be offended by
the costume he wore to a party he recently held at his home in Brooklyn
to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim.
hired a makeup artist and wore an orange basketball jersey, sunglasses
and an Afro at the celebration that traditionally includes costumes....
And there is more.
Earlier this month, Hikind criticized the fashion designer John
Galliano, who was recently photographed in New York City dressing as a
Hasid with a long jacket and curly sidelocks. Two years ago, Galliano
was fired from Christian Dior after his anti-Semitic rant was caught on
Hikind demanded an explanation from Galliano for his costume.
it was just anyone else, I wouldn’t know what to say. But considering
who this guy is, considering his background and what he’s said in the
past, let him explain it to all of us: Are you mocking us?” Hikind told
the New York Post.
And still more.
In Albany, Hikind has championed some conservative and religion-based
issues. In 2009, he opposed an early vote to legalize same-sex marriage“It is about what I believe God wants,” Hikind said then. “God doesn’t flip-flop on an issue.”