Carson Pushes Decades-Old Consiracy Theory

Carson Pushes Decades-Old Consiracy Theory May 19, 2015

Ben Carson spoke at the Iowa National Security Action Summit, organized by right-wing bigot and first class kook Frank Gaffney, and threw red meat to the audience by agreeing that the Obama administration had an “anti-American spirit” and pushing a ridiculous right-wing conspiracy that helped inspire the John Birch Society’s formation.

Naturally, when a member of the audience told Carson that there is a “strong anti-American spirit that is undermining everything that we stand for” within the Obama administration, Carson told him that he was “absolutely right.”…

Carson said that even before President Obama took office, the U.S. government was turning against the American people and recommended that people read far-right author W. Cleon Skousen’s book “The Naked Communist.”…

“This has been going on long before this administration, though, this has been going on for 30, 40, 50 years, it’s called the progressive agenda,” Carson said. “There’s a book called ‘The Naked Communist ‘ by Cleon Skousen, it was written in 1958, and it goes through the agenda they have here to fundamentally change our country, and I recommend that book because you would think it was written last year. But I believe that this is well orchestrated and the thing that they need in order to finally achieve their goal is for people with common sense to keep their mouths shut. And that’s what we can’t do, we have to stand up for what we believe in.”

Skousen’s book is pure right-wing paranoia, exactly the kind of inane bullshit the John Birch Society has been pushing since shortly after that book was written. It’s all about a huge conspiracy of “globalists” who controlled both the Soviet Union and America and wanted to create a one-world government. The fact that the Soviet Union no longer exists and that, nearly 60 years later, there is still no one-world government or anything remotely close to it doesn’t seem to matter to Carson.

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