Ben Carson’s campaign strategy thus far seems to be pretty simple: Say something stupid, repeat it 40 times, go on television, make a fool of yourself, give a reporter a great story making you look like an idiot. That was never more obvious than when Dr. Dumb showed up to be eviscerated by Wolf Blitzer on CNN for an entire week’s worth of stupidity.
Wolf dragged Carson through the mud for nearly 20 minutes, leading him into more dumb answers about his recent remarks on the UCC shooting, rushing the gunman, and how he managed to survive an imaginary close-call at Popeye’s by pointing to the guy who really had the money.
During that segment, Carson didn’t merely reiterate his silly statements of the previous week, he added some fresh material for the press — and anyone who studied history in high school — to tear into pieces. Carson turned to the ridiculous gun nut talking points about Hitler. Yes, that ever-present name in the battle to keep everyone armed would never have been able to kill six million innocent people had he not enacted strict gun-control measures first.
According to Carson:
I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. I’m telling you there is a reason these dictatorial people take guns first.
And I think the likelihood that Carson has ever studied anything other than what was necessary to complete his medical training. As the Anti-Defamation League and Mr. Hayes, my 11th grade history teacher pointed out, “The small number of personal firearms available to Germany’s Jews in 1938 could in no way have stopped the totalitarian power of the Nazi German state.”
But alas, they tend to hide those kinds of facts in books.
TIME ran a piece on Carson and his idiotic statements, which attracted the attention of funny-man and notable Jew, Seth Rogan. Rogan didn’t mince words when he responded to Carson via Twitter:
Fuck you @RealBenCarson.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 9, 2015
Rogan got some great replies from fans along with some hate mail from some true ‘Murican patriots, who think he should go back to Canada because apparently only American Jews are allowed to be offended by idiocy. The true buffoons were those who buy into the propaganda — you know, like the type Hitler sold — and came rushing to Carson’s aid:
No, there was no connection there at all. They called the SS soldiers “Stormtroopers.” They came in the middle of the night by the hundreds with automatic weapons and armored vehicles and cleared out Jewish neighborhoods in hours. The idea that Hitler could have been stopped by a few handguns and rifles is as preposterous as the idea that the morons who think they’re a “militia” could stop the US armed forces.
Rogan’s sentiment was crystal clear. It couldn’t have been said any better.