Who would have thought that Ben Carson would be so thoughtful
Ben Carson has not reflected his superior intellect as he has had to dumb himself down to placate his low information followers. Watching him over the last few years were painful as one was able to see how powerful ideological immersion can be. It was directly responsible for an intellect like Ben Carson to speak with splendid buffoonery.
Megyn Kelly asked It an ill formed question. But Ben Carson hit it out of the park with the intelligence one would expect of the competent neurosurgeon that he is. The transcript follows.
Megyn Kelly: Dr. Carson, a question to you about God and his role, but also, one of the issues that the public was very interested in, and we touched on it earlier, is race relations in this country, and how divided we seem right now. And what, if anything, you can do — you would do as the next president to help heal that divide.
Ben Carson: Well, I think the bully pulpit is a wonderful place to start healing that divide. You know, we have the purveyors of hatred who take every single incident between people of two races and try to make a race war out of it, and drive wedges into people. And this does not need to be done. What we need to think about instead — you know, I was asked by an NPR reporter once, why don’t I talk about race that often. I said it’s because I’m a neurosurgeon. And she thought that was a strange response. And you say — I said, you see, when I take someone to the operating room, I’m actually operating on the thing that makes them who they are. The skin doesn’t make them who they are. The hair doesn’t make them who they are. And it’s time for us to move beyond that. Because our strength as a nation comes in our unity. We are the United States of America, not the divided states. And those who want to divide us are trying to divide us, and we shouldn’t let them do it.
Ben Carson's response was intelligent, non-partisan, and correct. The answer needs no further interpretation. The process of getting there does. Sadly one can rest assured that going forward the temporary lapse Ben Carson had with his norm as he promoted ethics, truth, and morality will likely morph right back into his willfully ignorant statements. Then again, one can hope that he will in fact hear from his better intellect.