I have not been a Ben Carson fan, but I am quickly becoming one. I’m a sucker for anyone unjustly under fire. As soon as he hit the top of the heap the entire Journolist-ic collective clutched their pearls and went in for an kill. Amid the hyperventilating and body-punches that were thrown, Boston’s own Kyle Cheney landed one on the jaw on Friday with a now-corrected story that Carson had fabricated his story about getting an invitation to attend West Point and an offer of scholarship support.
According to Carson, he didn’t fabricate anything. And I personally believe him. It’s a verifiable fact that Carson held the top ROTC post in Detroit during his senior year in high school. It’s a verifiable fact that he met General Westmoreland during an ROTC event that year. It’s a verifiable fact that he was also introduced to ROTC higher ups during his tenure. Whether or not those people offered to recommend him to West Point (which they could do) or said he’d get a free ride is not a matter of public record. It’s a matter of personal record. It’s Carson’s own personal experience, something the privileged white boys running the online political tabloids were perfectly willing to afford Shaun King. I’m just saying.
Earlier in the week CNN had the temerity to throw some shade on Carson over his personal experience growing up as a poor, frustrated black boy in Detroit in the Civil Rights era. They went to Detroit and interviewed a bunch of folks, using the interviews to questioned his poverty. Hell, they even questioned his own reports of how he felt and what he did in his own darkest, private moments. They have loved referring to “his violent past” while simultaneously denouncing it. It’s been a veritable glee-fest over there among those well-educated white people at CNN. They even breathlessly announced that Carson stated he gave made up names to his alleged victims, which is standard practice in memoirs. That’s why “names have been changed to protect…” is a well known phrase in the English language. Duh.
The most hilarious aspect of this witch hunt is that these roped-dopes have let fly the most ridiculous Carson story reported this week: The Pyramid Theory Story. I mean, I’m no archaeologist, anthropologist, or even Egyptologist. I don’t know WTF the pyramids were built for, nor do I care. But I do know that the fact that mummified corpses were found inside them suggests their use was funereal.
This story almost had some traction. No less than
Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar used it in his exposé for Time magazine titled Ben Carson is Terrible for Black People. This article is an embarrassment of riches and I encourage you to read it all. Who knew that Lew was such a raging ignoramus? I mean, in the very next paragraph after he says “but we should never forget that pseudo-science was used to prove blacks were physically and mentally inferior to whites and to justify slavery” he complains about Carson being a Climate Change denier. Italics mine. Anybody? Bueller? I mean, energy, what’s it good for?
This is such a change from how they treated Barack Obama, whose college transcripts are classified material to this very day. I mean, no one even looked up the public record to see if his mama actually got food stamps while she was living with his highly paid grandma. His pastor? Pffffffffffffffffffft. Fagetaboutit. His choom-smoking, cocaine snorting past? The stuff worthy of cover up until he was safely elected. Twice. Any attempt to discuss any of these matters for the last 8 years? RAAAAAAYCIST. Meanwhile, these attacks on Carson are fine, and commenters on these articles are saying things like “surgeons are just mechanics for the body” or that college standards must have dropped, because how else could an idiot like Carson graduate? The spectacle of racism and privilege coming from the left these days is cringe-worthy.
I don’t know how it could become any more evident to free-thinking people of all races that these jokers in the media are running a race game to the benefit of Democrats. Ben Carson is fighting back, and fiercely. Then again, with friends like these, who needs enemies? I do wish Carson would get a bit edgier in his response though, and ask these lily white journalists who the fuck they think they are to question the experience of a black man from Detroit. Without the fuck of course, because that would be uncharacteristic. 🙂