Ben Carson is the latest conservative to come up with a completely incoherent explanation for the Michael Brown shooting. His answer: Political correctness is what got him killed by a police officer. Would you like to hear his explanation of the causal link between those two things? So would I, but he doesn’t even attempt to make one. On the Steve Malzberg show, they had this exchange:
Doctor, do you see a world now through a media and maybe even through the White House and Justice Department and the State Department where Hamas is kind of equal to Israel, they have their own grievances, you put a suit and tie on the Hamas spokesmen and you believe what they say, and Israel has to be proportional to their response; and now the cops, Rachel Maddow says the cops are rioting and Obama says they’re too militarized, as many people do, and we have got to hear the grievances and there’s a war on black men, we hear from some people. Do you see how these two kind of go together in a bizarre world of sorts?
“It’s very bizarre, and I see a very politically correct administration, and political correctness is in the process of destroying this nation,” Carson responded.
If there’s anything even remotely like an actual argument in there, I’m not finding it. And in a radio show for the Moonie Times, he delivers another strange diatribe about “political correctness” — whatever that is, and he never attempts to define it — and how it creates a “hypersensitivity” that for some completely unexplained reason he thinks caused Michael Brown to be shot.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/164144852″ params=”color=ff5500″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Then, in a moment of self-contradiction that would make Bryan Fischer proud, he said that the problem is that the problem with the protesters in Ferguson is that they haven’t been taught to respect authority:
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That’s funny, because when it was a thousand heavily armed white people defying a perfectly legal court order and pointing automatic weapons at government officials, he called them “outstanding people” who were necessarily standing up to the government. So when police officers point guns at peaceful protesters, shoot rubber bullets and tear gas at them, those protesters just need to respect authority. When Bureau of Land Management agents try to enforce a lawful court order and a thousand heavily armed dipshits show up and point guns at those agents, that’s perfectly fine.