If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, says it’s a duck and hangs with other ducks, that’s still not enough for the politically correct to plainly call it a duck.
That’s the good old U. S. of A. Land of the free and home of the brave.
Except for the absurdly large majority of people who either don’t feel free enough or aren’t brave enough to call a duck a duck.
Ben Carson feels free enough and isn’t afraid to call the shooting in the Charleston church what it was. Carson wrote,
“Racial based hate is still very much alive as last night so violently reminds us. I fear our intolerance of one another is the new battle ground of evil. Today many feel it is ok to hate someone who thinks different that you do… As a brain surgeon I can assure you that all of our brains look the same, no matter what our skin color or party affiliation.”
Note that Carson didn’t say only whites are racists, which the rest of lame media and certain leaning activists and politicians prefer to imply.
There’s plenty of racism in every hue of human being. It will likely never be legislated away completely. Human psychology requires and therefore constructs fictitious worlds that people use to deceive themselves, more often than not, about themselves in order to not feel badly about themselves.
That’s why, despite everyone knowing racism is no good, there’s still racism.
Carson was the only one of the presidential candidates who averted the deception.
Rick Perry called the shooting a ‘hate crime’ but didn’t say what was being hated.
Rand Paul said there is a sickness in our country, but didn’t identify the sickness. And, isn’t he a doctor?
Ted Cruz called the shooter a ‘sick and deranged person,’ but didn’t go any further.
Chris Christie called the ‘conduct’ of the shooter ‘depraved and unthinkable’ with no reference to the obvious.
Jeb Bush digressed on the mind and heart of the man who committed the crime, after asked a second time if race was behind the attack he got closer but still remained non-committal: “I don’t know. Looks like to me it was, but we’ll find out all the information. It’s clear it was an act of raw hatred, for sure. Nine people lost their lives, they were African-American. You can judge what it is.”
The rest of the republican presidential field was no closer.
Among the democrats, Clinton gave the typical lawyerly vague response.
Bernie Sanders was closer, “The Charleston church killings are a tragic reminder of the ugly stain of racism that still taints our nation,” he said in a statement. “While we have made significant progress in advancing civil rights in this country, we are far from eradication racism.”
Kudos to Carson for not running in fear or using caveats, like the rest of his republican brethren.