Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, and we couldn’t get any further down the hole (would that it were as clean as just a ‘rabbit hole’)…Hold on to your conscience…Dr. Ben Carson shoots his reputation and revered lifelong character in the head and ENDORSES Donald Trump. This kind of betrayal and hypocrisy in a plot line would be rejected even by Hollywood, if you were writing another “ROOTS” sequel script, because the network execs would tell you it was too implausible for even today’s ‘low information viewers’ to believe!
In case you have forgotten, not long ago Donald Trump strongly compared Dr. Carson to a CHILD MOLESTER of all things! It was all over the news cycle. He went on and on at a campaign rally, referring to Carson as having a pathological condition that was INCURABLE, and that he was clearly mentally unstable, etc.
Last night I heard a commentator on MSNBC declaring how mind blowing this Trump endorsement was, and that it was just plain sad to see Dr. Carson ‘tearing up his reputation into little pieces and throwing it up into a blowing fan’.
Donald Trump is white trash on orange flavored STEROIDS. This much is clear to even the most casual observer. Not surprisingly, recently he was endorsed by none other than David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan…if that doesn’t speak for itself that one is the poster boy for the American white trash community, then you aren’t paying any attention. And if your response to that is to say, “Well, he can’t control who David Duke or the Klan endorses”, then that response just lets us all know you rode the little bus to school as a child.
Add to this fact that in a CNN interview immediately following said endorsement, Trump repeatedly REFUSED to disavow himself from David Duke, actually claiming he didn’t know who Duke was! This everyone knew was a lie because on other occasions in the past, he had spoken about David Duke in a way that showed he absolutely knew who he was and what he was about.
Trump equivocated even further on the topic when asked, and said he didn’t know about the specific ‘white supremist’ groups CNN was referring to. This is classic, con-artist Donald Trump, spinning a question with a Cobb”word salad” of dishonesty and low character that he knows will pander to his “poorly educated base,” that he has repeatedly and passionately said he LOVES SO MUCH.
“But what does this say about Dr. Ben Carson? Of course that is just a rhetorical question. Because it’s pretty OBVIOUS what it says about him, but I don’t want to say it. What I will say is that this kind of thing has been a sad, mind blowing reality for African Americans for hundreds of years, since similar black sellouts helped capture, abuse, whip and torture their own escaped slaves during the era of slavery.
But one could argue that blacks who engaged in such behavior during slavery were doing so out of a ‘survivor mode’ and self preservation, etc. There is NO EXCUSE for this degree of hypocritical behavior in the 21st Century, especially by someone who is so well educated. The motivation here is different, and as such even more insidious.
It’s the black community’s place to come out strong on this and call it what it is. Maybe the black community won’t react too much to this with Carson because they already were disgusted by his selling out to the Republican Party long ago. But to me, this endorsement of Trump by Carson takes it to an all new level of hypocrisy that needs to be shamed and ridiculed in a huge pubic forum.
All I can think is that Dr. Carson is shamefully selling out to Trump and kissing his ring because he has been led to believe Trump is going to offer him a position in his administration…For Carson’s sake, he better hope that position is not the “WHITE HOUSE ______.” Sorry, even in proper context, I just can’t bring myself to use that word…it is just too repulsive…so let’s replace it with White House “BUTLER”.
(Connie Bryan is a writer in Sacramento, CA. Check out all of her material on her website and blog at www.conniebryan.com)