Skip to comments.Ben Carson: America Needs to 'Grow up' and Stop 'Being Offended by Everything'
Posted on 07/05/2020 11:14:41 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
HUD Secretary Ben Carson on Sunday urged Americans to stop being offended by everything and to grow up.
Carson, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, made the comments on ABCs This Week with George Stephanopoulos after being asked about President Trumps acceptance speech being scheduled in Jacksonville, Fla., on Aug. 27, the 60th anniversary of a KKK mob attacking mostly black civil rights protesters in that city.
Is it appropriate to be having a convention speech on that anniversary in that city? Stephanopoulos asked.
Weve reached a point in our society where we dissect everything and try to ascribe some nefarious notion to it, Carson said. We really need to move away from that. We need to move away from being offended by everything, of going through history and looking at everything, of renaming everything. I mean, think about the fact that some of our universities, some of our prestigious universities, have a relationship with the slave trade. Should we go and rename those universities?
It really gets to a point of being ridiculous after a while, he said. And, you know, were going to have to grow up as a society.
Earlier, Carson said the U.S. can only be destroyed if Americans destroy ourselves.
We have to stop putting everything into the arena of combat. Let's see if we can find a way to work together because if we don't, were doomed, he said.
Carson also pushed back on criticism of Trumps suggestion to governors of dominating the streets.
There are lots of different ways to express things, Carson said. I believe whats being said there is obviously we cannot submit to anarchy. I think we would all agree with that. We might not all express it the same way, but we would all agree with it. And weve got to begin to look at the big picture, what is the thing that were aiming to do, not what someone said this day or that day.
Stephanopoulos asked Carson, a medical doctor, if it was appropriate for Trump to hold campaign rallies again.
I think if its done in conjunction with the public health experts, which it is being done in conjunction with them, thats quite acceptable, Carson said. We do need to always, all of us, need to do what we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it is very important that we utilize what we have learned about the disease so that we can live with it, rather than allow it to dominate us and determine how were going to live.
Only certain Americans
Amen to that. Becoming acquainted and practicing stoicism wouldnt hurt the males of today.
Fixed. Who's the moron who thought Ben Carson was referring to all Americans? Clearly, he was talking about Leftist snowflakes.
Excellent point.If he were to run for the WH in ‘24 I could easily support this man.If Pence were to run I could easily support a Pence/Carson ticket.
Yes,but he’s a bit less “in your face” than the President is.
that’s fine ben- now please explain you support for black people kneeling in protest to our flag because they are offended
“Ben Carson: Trump Will Come Around on Pro-Athletes Kneeling”
Sorry ben- some kneeling athletes have come right out declared they do not respect this country or what it stands for- so why would the President even want to ‘come around’ on this kind of national disrespect?
Those People give meaning to their pitiful lives by coming up with a new outrage.
People are not offended by everything. It’s just the TV that says they are.
I wish Republicans would stop going on Steph’s show. He is not a journalist. He is a Clinton hack and Dem propagandist.
A pastor showed me a couple places in the bible spelled it out for me when I was a kid:
“For their are none righteous. No, not one.”
“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”
It’s pointless to cancel everything because the people doing the cancellations are really no better.
He is so right....
you can’t work together with commie marxists
try ‘working’ with one and you soon know why that’s a 100% truth
not just the males
the women think they can scream and attack anyone they want without consequence because vagina
enough of that shiite as well
need to practice being actual feminine women with shut mouths that don’t swear like sailors
Sorry Ben. It isnt about being offended, its about CONTROL. Being offended is the excuse.
I really like Ben. The voice of calm, yet seems to fail to understand what is really going on.
“”””asked about President Trumps acceptance speech being scheduled in Jacksonville, Fla., on Aug. 27, the 60th anniversary of a KKK mob attacking mostly black civil rights protesters in that city.”””””
President Trump, a Republican, can explain that it was democrats who were in the KKK at the time.
OK there ya go Ben, acting like the adult in the room...you just gotta stop.../s
There was only one reason I didn’t vote for Carson in 2016. While he would make a good president, Donald Trump was the president we NEEDED...Maybe we would have liked Carson...we needed Trump...
“Stephanopoulos asked Carson, a medical doctor,”
Ben Carson is not just a medical doctor. He is a specialist and a genius in his field.
AND, he should be one who has a statue in Donalds field of great Americans.
Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right.
[[Excellent point.If he were to run for the WH in 24 I could easily support this man.]]
Careful- Carson is for gun confiscation, and death panels- Yes- He actually made an argument in support of death panels- and he wants the president to ‘come around’ on the issue of kneelers in sports disrespecting this country-
Ben says many very conservative things, but then goes off the deep end, like so many do, when it comes ot important issues like guns, death panels etc- His tried to justify his views by making comments about gun control for semi automatics by claiming ‘it depends on where you live’ No Ben- the second amendment and right to effectively protect yourself doesn’t depend on where you live
The following was where carson talks about taking people off life saving devices because it’s costly and the people in essence, ‘probably won’t recover anyways’ Which is a major problem because many terminally ill people have recovered miraculously- Just because a person is declared terminal, does not guarantee they will die or never recover- Ben’s arguments are troubling- Like one ocmmenter said Carson wants these decisions made by insurance companies- Seriously?
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