Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Best To Be Quiet, Ben


To think that Ben Carson evidently had the intelligence to become a respected neurosurgeon! It suggests that brain surgery isn't exactly brain surgery.

To think that Ben Carson was actually -- and still is, by some -- considered presidential material! It suggests that the bar in today's Republican Party is so low that they'd even go for an embarrassment like Donald Trump. (Okay, no, probably a bridge too far, even for them. Sorry.)

So this is how that med-school-educated hero of evangelicals and teabaggers views transgender people; how they discover their identity, and the ease with which it happens:
... He said in a speech to Florida delegates that being transgender was "the height of absurdity,” reported The Palm Beach Post.
Carson also told The Hill that he didn't think transitioning genders makes "any sense." 
"For someone to wake up and think that they belong to a different sex because they feel different that day is the same as if you woke up and said I’m Afghani today because I saw a movie about that last night and even though my genetics might not indicate that, that’s the way I feel, and if you say that I’m not, then you’re a racist,” Carson told the news outlet...
Which is it more: stupid, bizarre, uninformed, illogical, hateful? Honestly, the man makes me embarrassed to be a fellow surgeon. Outside the OR (I can't believe he was that scary within it, but who knows?) he's a real-life Chauncey Gardner. And because he once topped the polls among today's Republicans, it makes me embarrassed to be American.

Which is an improvement over Trump, who also makes me frightened, angry, and despondent.

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1 comment:

Dr Strangelove said...

Someone should pick an appropriate moment and ask Carson if he believes that the conversion of Paul the Apostle was the height of absurdity and doesn't make any sense. But of course, in that case, he would simply reply with something like, "That's the hand of God you're asking about." I wonder what it feels like to know that you're right about everything.

Carson seems like a guy who can see all the trees in the forest of a brain yet somehow he fails to grasp the whole in all its complexity.

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