Ben Carson has now added media critic to his resume.
Speaking to conservative radio commentator Mike Gallagher on Gallagher’s podcast, Carson asserted that the media has “manipulated” African-Americans by using polarization to control how different groups think politically.
Oh my gosh! They’re controlling our minds now! I knew it would happen one day!
Carson told Gallagher:
“American blacks over the course of this next year will begin to see that they’ve been manipulated, very, very largely. More and more, I’m finding, are thinking for themselves and are recognizing what really works for them and for their communities. I believe that is a dynamic that is in the process of changing.”
And this not the first time Dr. Carson has said the media is to blame for the problems which exist in America. Shortly after he made his controversial comments regarding whether or not a Muslim should be allowed to serve as President of the United States, Carson blamed “PC culture” in the media for the firestorm he ignited with his remarks.
This is part of a much larger worldview for Ben Carson. He is also a big fan of John Bircher W. Cleon Skousen, whose work has been a critical underpinning for the wacko rantings of Glenn Beck.
In a 2014 interview, Carson declared that Marxist forces had been using liberals and the mainstream media to destroy the United States:
“There is a book called The Naked Communist. It was written in 1958. Cleon Skousen lays out the whole agenda, including the importance of getting people into important positions in the mainstream media so they can help drive the agenda. Well, that’s what’s going on now.”
And a mere four months later, while appearing on Fox News, Carson asserted:
“There was a guy who was a former CIA agent by the name of Cleon Skousen who wrote a book in 1958 called The Naked Communist, and it laid out the whole agenda. You would think by reading it that it was written last year—showing what they’re trying to do to American families, what they’re trying to do to our Judeo-Christian faith, what they’re doing to morality. The Naked Communist lays out the whole progressive plan. It is unbelievable how fast it has been achieved.”
So as you can clearly see, Ben Carson may like to pretend to be the voice of reason in comparison with other GOP candidates such as Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, but he is nothing more than a right wing conspiracy theorist who believes the opposition is out to destroy his beloved country.
Back in the 1950s, Joseph McCarthy said the “commies” were trying to take over the United States by being in positions of power within the government. And now we have Ben Carson carrying that same crap around while he seeks to achieve the White House.
In the GOP, the more things change, the more they remain the same.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.