Thursday, March 09, 2017

Ben Carson is a Total Disgrace

 How in the name of all that is holy did Ben Carson earn an advanced degree in anything? I've never heard one educated person say so many boneheaded things.

According to dictionary.com, an immigrant is "a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence."

The definition seems to imply personal agency. As in, a person who chooses to get in a boat and go live somewhere else.

When a hostile power puts you in a boat and forcibly moves you to another country, for permanent residence performing slave labor, that hardly (to me) suggests "immigrant." Is there a word for this kind of profound and soul-stealing dislocation?

I got my DNA done by Ancestry.com. Spare gave me the little kit for Yule. Turns out each and every one of my ancestors was an immigrant to America. The vast, vast majority of them came willingly. Maybe one or two were sent here penal-style. (They all came hella early.) But yeah. They chose to come to America. The ancestors of my students did not.

Someone who can sugar-coat slavery as if it's just another steamboat full of hopeful Italians should be consigned to the basement of some dusty bowling alley and left there to set the pins.

9 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

RAMEN!

this entire administration is fulla shit. we the people MUST overturn the (out)house in 2018!

Bob Slatten said...

Ben Carson is continually Shake-My-Head-Stupid.

e said...

Samuel L Jackson's tweet pretty much sums it up.

Janie Junebug said...

I don't know how Ben Carson became such a famous surgeon that the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History has a display honoring him. Everything that comes out of his mouth his drivel. He said that he wasn't qualified to hold a Cabinet position. Why didn't he listen to himself?

Love,
Janie

Debra She Who Seeks said...

*facepalm*

Birdie said...

Ben Carson used to be (about 25 years ago) down to earth and had compassion for the poor and disadvantaged. He has completely lost his way. He obviously has totally forgot where he came from. One of the reasons I never what to be wealthy. You forget. It changes most people.

JACKIESUE said...

he's just plum nuts.

Anonymous said...

Only Liberals Are Allowed To Refer To Slaves As Immigrants

Certainly, it wasn't easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves.
-Barack Obama (December 15, 2015)

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