If you have your eyes open, you will see what is going on. If you do not see what is going on around you, why should I bother to point this out? The first problem is you do not see it, or you see it but you do not notice it. Perhaps there are problems, and maybe you should be noticing these problems. But you don’t care. So, then, if I point out the problems, you are going to resent me for intruding upon your life. We cannot convince them through reasoning – if most persons are not paying attention in the first place.
Those persons who have an open mind would already be aware of the issues and problems.
Here is something very interesting that I copied from “RealClearPolitics”:
CARSON: No, what I am saying, and to me it doesn’t sound like a conflict statement at all. I said that people in Nazi Germany did not, most of them, believe in what Hitler was doing. But instead of protesting, instead of registering their displeasure, they simply decided to go along to get along. That is a very dangerous thing to do.
CUTTER: And is it happening —
CARSON: And I was using that as an example of how dangerous that can be. And I’m making a point to the American people that if, in fact, you feel differently about what’s going on, you should not be shut up. You need to talk about —
STRICKLAND: Doctor, no one is being shut up in America. You’re on FOX News. You write books. Newt talks, Stephanie talks, I talk.
CARSON: What is that?
STRICKLAND: I don’t engage in political correctness. Maybe you do. But, Doctor, these are your quotes. You said, “We live in a Gestapo age, and we’re” — this is a quote — “we’re very much like Nazi Germany.” And then you write a book about America the beautiful. That seems to be such a contradiction. CARSON: Did you read the book?
STRICKLAND: I have not read the book, no.
CARSON: I rest my case.
CARSON: You don’t even know what the book is about.
STRICKLAND: The fact that I haven’t read your book?
CARSON: Because you’re making these claims and then using the fact that I write a book to back up your claims and you haven’t even read the book.
Thank you for your apparent clarity on this, Ben, but, first of all I would like to point out that it wasn’t “dangerous” to go along with the German Nazi program, and Adolph Hitler. I think one might also say it was “dangerous” to go against him. Do you understand, Ben? The point was to keep Germans scared and submissive. Ben Carson is apparently posing as the “true rebel” here. This is a person who “went along.” He joined to establishment, and renounced his blackness, did he not? In Nazi Germany, however, it wasn’t so easy to renounce one’s Jewishness.
When Carson says “We live in a Gestapo age,” he is allowed to say it. No one is stopping him, but we have no idea what he means. No one is shutting up Ben Carson. The problem is that we have no idea what he is talking about. He knows very well he will be permitted to draw out the line of reasoning he chooses to draw out. Everybody has to say something, and Carson seems to be quite brilliant. He may be quite intelligent, but Hitler was intelligent too. So, to parrot a few lines I see above, “what is that?” It is a world of disinformation, propaganda. Carson has not been tested. Where is the test of his ideas? What is his message anyway? No one seems to know. Only if he were to become president would anyone even have a chance to find out what he would do. Otherwise, he is just an engaging chatterer, who makes a certain group of persons sound respectable. I do not think a very large group, but Donald Trump seems to like him; he was one of the chosen and now he can put his ideas into action as part of the housing department of the U. S. government. The head of it.
The policies of someone like Carson or Trump have not been tested yet. I have not heard from the Housing Dept. or the EPA. Those departments apparently are less newsworthy. State we hear a little from. Russia and the U. S. seem at odds. This is what I get from the New York Times. I will go search the “Times” for articles on housing and environmental protection, now.
We will have to see what these men do. And what is Ben C. doing over at the Department of Housing? Has he come up with any policy? I really doubt it.