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CARSON: Political correctness and the slavery of Obamacare
The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2014 | Ben S. Carson

Posted on 03/19/2014 9:06:56 AM PDT by jazusamo

Speech taboos are meant to silence patriotic dissent

When I was in high school in Detroit, there was a great deal of emphasis on clothing.

As I became increasingly interested in fitting in with the “in crowd,” fashion supplanted academic achievement in my hierarchy of importance. My grades plummeted and I became a person who was less pleasant and more self-absorbed.

My mother was very disappointed, because she thought I had enough insight and intelligence to avoid the flypaper trap of acting like everyone else.

Fortunately, after wasting a year pursuing acceptance, I realized that my dreams went far beyond silk shirts and sharkskin pants. I decided to forsake the “in crowd” and redoubled my academic efforts in time to rescue my sinking grade-point average and gain admission to an Ivy League university.

To say that the “in crowd” was disgruntled when I abandoned their association would be a gross understatement. It eventually became clear to them that I would not rejoin their ranks under any circumstances, and they left me alone.

Despite the insults hurled at me, at the time of graduation, my classmates voted me “most likely to succeed.” This indicated that they knew the prerequisites for success but were unwilling to fulfill them, and they wanted others to remain shackled to their underachieving lifestyle.

Political correctness (PC) operates in much the same fashion. It is in place to ensure conformity to the prescribed expressions and lifestyles dictated by the elites.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: bencarson; carson; detroit; obamacare; pc; politicalcorrectness; popularity

1 posted on 03/19/2014 9:06:56 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: AllAmericanGirl44; Bigg Red; duckman; EDINVA; ELS; fatnotlazy; gaijin; Graewoulf; iceskater; ...
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2 posted on 03/19/2014 9:08:37 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

bttt


3 posted on 03/19/2014 9:15:47 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: jazusamo

God bless Ben Carson


4 posted on 03/19/2014 9:18:06 AM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: jazusamo

I posted this earlier today from Dr. Ben

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3134898/posts


5 posted on 03/19/2014 9:21:23 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: areukiddingme1

Bump


6 posted on 03/19/2014 9:27:06 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

And BTW, 0bama zombies voted under the same P.C. Peer pressure.

And will continue to vote for Democrats under the same pressure.


7 posted on 03/19/2014 9:54:11 AM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: jazusamo

Obamacare is the big “Federal Plantation” and Obama is the one in the big mansion.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 10:09:12 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Amen to that.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 10:14:11 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: vpintheak

I also went to high school in Detroit, in the ‘70’s.
A totally different World. How times have changed.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 10:15:27 AM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: jazusamo
Let us emphasize intelligent discussion of issues and leave the smear campaigns to those with no constructive ideas.

Sometimes I wonder if we cede the PC, word games, jingo-isms, and making fun of your opponents; can we ever win against them?

11 posted on 03/19/2014 10:22:08 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Civil service unions are the real government)
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To: jazusamo

Dr. Ben Carson: a great American.


12 posted on 03/19/2014 10:26:16 AM PDT by thejokker
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To: jazusamo

!


13 posted on 03/19/2014 10:43:55 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: theJoker

A great American indeed!


14 posted on 03/19/2014 11:27:30 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Thank you to “The Greatest Generation” you left us a joke.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 11:33:53 AM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Bookmark


16 posted on 03/19/2014 11:38:45 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: b4its2late

I like Dr. Carson, but, to be totally honest with you, I’m not sure that America is ready for another Black President. I’m not being racist, but, I’ve heard people say: “After Obama, I’d never vote for a Black man for President.”


17 posted on 03/19/2014 11:47:28 AM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Din Maker

Makes sense to me.


18 posted on 03/19/2014 11:54:38 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: oldbrowser

Maybe what we need is PH (political honesty), and to use all those same weapons against them. We’re in a war and we need to start acting like it.

In war, there’s something called “reprisals.” Reprisals are acts that would be illegal except for the fact that the enemy has committed an illegal act against you. A sort of tit for tat, illegal act in payback for an illegal act committed against you. We won’t enjoy being as obnoxious, etc., as leftists are, but we need to fight fire with fire.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 12:23:24 PM PDT by afsnco
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To: jazusamo

Sometime ago on FR there was a link to this article about “political correctness”. I liked it so much I bookmarked it. I think it’s a nice supplement to Carson’s article.

http://www.academia.org/the-origins-of-political-correctness/


20 posted on 03/19/2014 12:38:44 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: BuffaloJack

Yup. His address is:

The Man
The Big House
1600 Plantation Avenue
Washington, District of Corruption
Obamanation, PERIOD.

It is near the muddy banks of De Nile River.


21 posted on 03/19/2014 12:44:11 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Ray76

Thanks for the link, I will read it.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 12:47:31 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Ray76
Bill Lind once said, “Political Correctness is intellectual AIDS. Everything it touches it sickens and eventually kills.”

It came from this link which you might also enjoy:

PC Marxist Roots Unearthed

23 posted on 03/19/2014 2:22:21 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: jazusamo
Bill Lind I just posted on described many campuses as "Ivy-covered North Koreas.
24 posted on 03/19/2014 2:26:57 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

“intellectual AIDS” hehehehe snicker snicker snicker

I’ll check out that link.


25 posted on 03/19/2014 3:48:08 PM PDT by Ray76
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To: Din Maker

That’s pretty simplistic thinking by those people. What does skin color have to do with it? I don’t vote for left wing marxist/socialist/statist/commies no matter their color, sex, weight, height, etc.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 3:54:33 PM PDT by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: QT3.14

Good article. Same author, Bill Lind. The first paragraph really sums it up.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 9:48:11 PM PDT by Ray76 (/s)
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To: jazusamo

Thank you for the ping. Dr. Carson gives me hope.


28 posted on 03/20/2014 5:57:08 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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