GOP 2016 candidate Dr. Ben Carson was invited on to the Kelly File, Monday night to talk about his excellent USA Today oped criticizing Black Lives Matters.
The idea that disrupting and protesting Bernie Sanders speeches will change what is wrong in America is lunacy. The “BlackLivesMatter” movement is focused on the wrong targets, to the detriment of blacks who would like to see real change and to the benefit of its powerful white liberal funders using the attacks on Sanders for political purposes that mean nothing for the problems that face our community.
The notion that some lives might matter less than others is meant to enrage. That anger is distracting us from what matters most. We’re right to be angry, but we have to stay smart.
Of course, the protesters are right that racial policing issues exist and some rotten policemen took actions that killed innocent people. Those actions were inexcusable and they should be prosecuted to deter such acts in the future.
He concluded by saying:
We should have a talk with the Democratic Party. Let’s tell them, we don’t want to be clothed, fed and housed. We want honor and dignity.
We don’t want a plan to give us public housing in nice neighborhoods. We want an end to excuses for schools that leave us without the means to buy our own houses where we choose to live. We want the skills needed to compete, not a consolation prize of Section 8, Food Stamps and a lifetime of government paperwork.
Finally, we need to go over to the Republican Party. We need to tell them they have ignored us for too long. They need to invite us in and listen to us. We need to communicate and find a different way.
There are many things to be angry about when you are consumed by hopelessness. Bernie Sanders isn’t one of them.
“Whoa!” Way to lay it out,” Megyn Kelly gushed. we have been talking for months on this show about how
Some believe too few in the black community have turned and said Stop! Don’t act as victim. Don’t look squarely at the police. Start looking inward. It’s not that there’s nothing wrong with the police at all – it’s not that there’s no police brutality, but there is a major problem plaguing inner city America right now, and in too many circles has been ignored.
The former pediatric neurosurgeon said there are a lot of folks in the black community who think like he does but they are afraid to speak out. “because you’ll be called a name. You’ll be scorned. That’s what the established progressive party wants. They don’t want anybody to speak out against this. They want to demonize anybody who does because they want to maintain their power,” he explained.
Dr. Carson said he wasn’t sure if the Democrat party would be able to maintain their grasp on the black community going into the future.