Earlier this morning, I came across an article on Dr. Ben Carson. The interviewer asked him his thoughts on social issues, and he replied:
“I have likened America to a ship that’s about to sail off Niagara Falls,” he said. “And the social issues are like little barnacles on the side of the ship. There are a lot of people leaning over the edge saying we got to get that barnacle. No, we have got to turn the ship around. Until we get things moving in the right direction, get the economy moving … bring people out of poverty … deal with our energy resources in an appropriate way, get education back where it belongs … those are the issues that are critical. The social issues, as far as I’m concerned, they are personal issues for most people.”
I was first introduced to Dr. Carson via his speech at the prayer breakfast. Here I will present the clip. If you notice, Carson points out the absurdity of this PC crap by saying that Americans are muzzled, and that goes against the very ideals that the founders built this country on.
Let me say that this video is close to 30 minutes long, but if you can withstand five minutes to listen, I believe you shall be rewarded. It is especially fun to watch the president and vice president’s body language throughout….
Interestingly enough, I also caught an interview this morning with Charles Barkley. Actually, it seemed to be more of a confrontation on a sports-show set because a co-worker named Kenny Smith was very upset by Barkley’s words. Barkley did not back down. He told Smith, “Look, I believe what my grandma always said, and I’m gonna judge everybody on their own merits, black or white, and I’m gonna be fair. And some people are gonna agree with me, and some people are gonna kiss my ass.”
Both Carson and Barkley were asked to apologize by different groups, and both refused. The appreciation that I feel for these two exceedingly accomplished individuals standing behind the truth is profound.
While they are from different backgrounds, and have different approaches in getting their points across, they both are examples of what true individualism really looks like. Some of you may believe me, and some of you are gonna kiss my ass.