Dr Ben Carson RNC speech: Saul Alinsky, abortion is evil, transgenderism is absurd

Dr. Ben Carson delivered an intense speech at the Republican National Convention Tuesday tonight, attacking Hillary Clinton and evoking Lucifer via her love of Saul Alinsky. Carson went on with other interviews, attacking gay marriage, transgenderism and much more. Media sources seemed dumbfounded by Carson’s references, calling it “bizarre” and “Lucifer gets a shoutout” in their coverage.

“Now, one of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors was Saul Alinsky. And, her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky. This was someone that she greatly admired and that affected all of her philosophies subsequently,” Carson stated, then turning to Alinsky’s book (Rules for Radicals) and his acknowledgement of Lucifer.

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photo/ donkeyhotey

“Now, think about that, this is a nation where our founding document, the Declaration of Independence talked about certain in alienable rights that come from our creator. This is a nation where our Pledge of Allegiance says we are one nation under God…This is a nation where every coin in our pocket, and every bill in our wallet says, ‘In God We Trust.’ So, are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer? Think about that.”

“We will not be blessed, and our nation will go down the tubes,” Carson said.

Speaking to the convention’s Florida delegation Tuesday morning, Carson insisted that biology trumps gender identity:

“You know, we look at this whole transgender thing. I got to tell you: For thousands of years, mankind has known what a man is and what a woman is. And now, all of a sudden we don’t know anymore. Now, is that the height of absurdity? Because today you feel like a woman, even though everything about you genetically says that you’re a man or vice versa?”

Carson continued: “Wouldn’t that be the same as if you woke up tomorrow morning after seeing a movie about Afghanistan or reading some books and said, ‘You know what? I’m Afghanistan [sic]. I know I don’t look that way. My ancestors came from Sweden, or something, I don’t know. But I really am. And if you say I’m not, you’re a racist.’ This is how absurd we have become!”

In an interview later that day with Katie Couric, Carson doubled down on these remarks, repeating his Afghan/Swedish metaphor and reasserting his belief that gender identity is prescribed by genetics just like a leopard’s spots.

“It is silly for us to engage in something that we have known for thousands of years. We have known what a man is and what a woman is for thousands of years. All of a sudden, we don’t know anymore. I said that is absurd. […] There are biological markers that tell us whether we are a male or a female, and just because you wake up one day and you say, ‘I think I’m the other one,’ that doesn’t change it. Just — a leopard can’t change its spots.”

When Couric pushed back, Carson insisted that the way people feel doesn’t change who they are and doesn’t change their genetics. When asked if there should be tolerance for transgender people, he demanded that tolerance “goes in both directions.” Transgender people don’t deserve “extra rights,” he said, because “nobody gets to redefine everything for everybody else and then make them comply to it. That’s not tolerance.”

Full RNC transcript on final page (via TIME)

Carson then took to CNN and called abortion, gay marriage evil.

photo/ Pete Linforth via pixabay

photo/ Pete Linforth via pixabay

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