Ben Carson: Founding Fathers, ISIS Both 'Willing to Die For What They Believed In'
CORONADO, Calif. -- Neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Thursday suggested that Americans can learn from the Islamic State's willingness to die for their cause, comparing ISIS to the Americans who waged the Revolutionary War against the British.
Carson, a conservative who's considering running for president, made the comments at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting.
"A bunch of rag tag militiamen defeated the most powerful and professional military force on the planet. Why? Because they believed in what they were doing. They were willing to die for what they believed in," Carson told a luncheon audience of national committee members. "Fast forward to today. What do we have? You've got ISIS. They've got the wrong philosophy, but they're willing to die for it while we are busily giving away every belief and every value for the sake of political correctness. We have to change that."
Carson then preemptively criticized the press, whom he said would seize on the comments.
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to start the culture war that will kill off everyone except for about 100,000 Jews.....whereby Jesus will return and they will all convert or die too...
That is their prophesy....and they are all Fundamentalist Dominionists....
that's their narrative...
and first they signal to each other Jesus is about to arrive by getting the Jews to rebuild the Temple on the Mount!
That's their other big malfunction with Muslims....the Muslims are preventing them from rebuilding that so they can bring Jesus back....apparently those 104,000 Jews first rebuild that....then they convert or die when Jesus arrives...
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and they get sorted out by God.....God reviews all their sins on a big screen TV...every nasty dirty thing they ever did in every closet and every bathroom....and they will have them all displayed to millions of people there...half of whom will be humiliated for them and the other half snickering and chuckling....and then God decides based on their sins whether or not they get to go to heaven or spend an eternity in the pits of hell....with Satan poking them with a burning pitchfork apparently.
Then, worse. Why do people concoct such weird stories about a supposedly loving God? If you are going to fantasize about an invisible being, at least make it a pleasant fantasy. This sounds more like a nightmare.
base human emotion like anger and jealousy! Its totally hilarious....he can create the heavens and earth but cannot control his emotions!
...but they are not Fundamentalist Dominionists according to their eschatology. Quite the contrary, they believe that "Dominionism" (I put the term in quotes only because it did not exist in the mid-late-19th century when their eschatology was hammered out) will be part and parcel of persecution in the United States.
This is what really puzzles me about Carson's pandering to the Fundamentalist Dominionists, as you accurately described many Tea Partier's (or even the Religious Right in general).
They all want a new Civil War. It is not a coincidence that so many of them are from the Southeast.
And who is he suggesting be killed in America...for their "beliefs"? Religious beliefs!
Carson is implying America should take it easy on fellow true believers, ISIS?
Carson would face arrest in France.
Code words...Republicans love the code word players. This is barely code any more when they are also meeting with armed eliminationist Sheriffs calling for the overthrow of the President.
He preemptively criticized the press...pre-mature projection?
will not go all the way to war and death, because then money has no meaning.
We can deal with the Scott Walker's and Rick Scott's and so on, they are clearly just greedy thieves who are not benefited by war.
Now Rick Sanitarium, he may be a true believer who would like to kill all the infidels.
Did Dr. Dunce just compare ISIS to Washington, Jefferson, Franklin et al.?
how to properly have sex with one's female slaves, so they do have at least something in common with Jefferson.
I believe this statement just lost him the primary and election. He is attempting to cater to the extreme right wing, but the extreme right loves the constitution, the founding fathers and hates muslims, and groups like ISIS. Carson, who I believe is somewhat a hypocrite, basically compare the founding fathers with ISIS, that along with plagiarizing works for his book, mixes badly for this loon.
Everyone may love the constitution, but the the ultra conservative right wingers Carson is playing to, sleeps with a constitution blanket....(sarcasm)....and comparing the constitution creators to ISIS screwed him...
but he wants to cut those programs for everyone else!
Before von Steuben Washington never won a battle but afterward
he came over to help Washington never lost a battle.
...Navy that blockaded Chesapeake Bay preventing the British from landing reinforcements at Yorktown, and about the French Army that helped Washington defeat the British army at that battle.
...Germans and Frenchmen?
Wingnuts have been courting Carson as if he were Cain Mach II.
I'm guessing fewer of them will want him to run if they get wind of his take on "history."
From the Military, to Intelligence Agencies, to even local law enforcement and public safety.
That f@cker is done. Finally.
This is his advice to his base.
Limbaugh and the Fox "News" bunch would be jumping through their own assholes for months, screaming about it. Just unbelievable that people actually trusted their brains to this guy......
...Ben there might want to remember that's he's probably a descendent of such.
I mean, that is what happens when you ignore political correctness. Just sayin'
They dumped tea in a harbor.
who do not believe as you"? Then he says it's all a problem of "political correctness"? Get some therapy!!!!
ISIS can hold land and police it
but that's not fair: not all the mujahedeen were proto-Taliban
some were just plain opium-smugglers
he also praised Pol Pot until they couldn't blame all the deaths on the Vietnamese any more
him into detente instead of letting the NORAD false alarms pile up until one of them was "acted on"--it's basically a reverse Rasputin
a hearty round to you, Joan!
but he's an idiot when it comes to life.
I heard a white lady tell another lady that her child had a heritage day at his pre-school. She claimed that her family's history were American and the only thing he could be is a pilgrim, the lady asked her did her ancestors come from Europe, she said no, they have always lived in America, the lady noticed what she was looking at on her IPhone, it was fox news.
Because in their tiny minds they are somehow like the founding fathers
Thanks for the info you right wing loon!
Now the FBI and other federal and state anti-terror groups need to act accordingly.
The Founding Fathers did die because of their belief in and commitment to liberty and independence from Britain. ISIS is dying because of their belief in something - whether that really is Islam or just a power grab, tribal power, etc. is a bit unclear to me. I agree.
But Carson has a more subtle message and that is that American conservatives need to be prepared to die for their beliefs whether that is smaller government, right to deny a woman the right to choose, equality for LGBT persons, right to pollute and destroy the planet, right to give more and more to the wealthy and destroy the middle class and further decimate the poor, etc.
My challenge to Mr. Carson is you don't need to die for those POLITICAL objectives. We have a political system, a system that is increasingly in the control of conservatives.
He seems to be saying if you can't win at the ballot box and the Constitution restrains you from your objectives you should be prepared to have another civil war to achieve those ends.
That, in my mind, is treason.
The American army during the Revolution didn't rack up wins against the British until they had been whipped into shape by von Steuben and given instruction in basic drill, musketry and tactics based on the European system of warfare. Moreover, it wasn't until the French and the Spanish decided to support the US against Britain after the victory at Saratoga, which the US won in large part because of von Steuben's training, that the US had a real hope in hell to prevail against the British army, navy and political system. By the end of the war, the US army was a credible fighting force in the European tradition, not a "bunch of rag tag militiamen".
Lots of true heroes have been willing to die for a greater cause.
Except that doesn't' mean all beliefs are equally valid.
Are you fighting to make the world better for others or just for yourself?
A bunch of rag tag militiamen defeated the most powerful and professional military force on the planet. Why?
Because that professional army had to fight rebels on the rebels home territory from across an ocean?
Oh and help from the French.
Republicans in both House and Senate are actually acting like ISIL, but doing it through the bills they are passing. They are undermining the nation, states and people with all the bills that are suppose to help the nation and people. Right now both Congress and the Senate are even hiding add on bills to undermine what Obama has done.
And we know since 2010 and Boehner took over the Speakership. Nothing is getting done in congress. This is a plan or agenda of the GOP.
Every so often a conservative speaks out and gives us what they really are thinking.
The voters need to wise and think who they elect. because they are voting for those that will defeat them in many ways.
The GOP is holding a meeting right now, and they are meeting with lobbyist setting the stage for more destruction bills. And now the Koch brothers have issue a warning to the GOP, they had better get on track with the Koch agenda or else.
Or Google: "Ben Carson Shilled For Notorious Company That Promoted Quack Aids, Cancer Cures"
"Fast forward to today. What do we have?"
.Republican shill who wants to be POTUS