Dr. Ben Carson: Send in the Clowns

by Auset Marian Lewis

The world-famous Black brain surgeon from Baltimore is nothing but a “Samuel L. Jackson-Django turncoat,” says the author. If the great Ida B. Wells encountered Ben Carson, “she probably would shoot him with her Winchester.”


Dr. Ben Carson: Send in the Clowns

by Auset Marian Lewis

Dr. Ben Carson is a well-trained plantation fox, guarding the hen house of White supremacy.”

I love America, but she done me wrong.” These are the words of an acquaintance, someone who compared America to an unfaithful lover.

I submit that American racism is not the annoying bee circling the imperial crown of Mother Liberty. No, but it is the veritable blood that courses through her veins. It is the manna of her genocidal explorations upon which she sups. Racism is the very ground upon which she built her wealth.

In that regard, it is no wonder that the struggle for freedom and economic justice in America is ever repressed and distorted under the crushing weight of a capital-engorged behemoth drunk on the spoils of a rapacious beginning. You cannot build a moral arbiter to chastise the world on the crushed bones of an immoral past. And yet, people want to ignore the past.

America…love it or leave it, you might say. Although I am a woman born from the womb of gang-rape terrorism against African descendants, born amidst the ghosts of lynched innocents in the land of twisted words, I love America.

But I cannot live in the fast-paced, techno-time-stamped present on my way to win the brass ring, and step over the inconvenient eyesore of history as though it was the stinking corpse of a homeless man who didn’t make it to the shelter on a cold, winter night. I cannot live in the reeking present and sweep America’s criminal filth under my Ikea rug.

You cannot build a moral arbiter to chastise the world on the crushed bones of an immoral past.”

Recently I was at a symposium and it was a White man from North Carolina who reminded me of our awkward roots. He pointed out that we are still on the plantation and that most poor Whites are like the plantation overseer: barely a cut above a slave, but faithful caretakers of the Massa’s criminal wealth (his dark human “chattel”). Funny, when he said that, I had a different image of the overseer. Often the cruelest of overseers was the benighted, psychologically engineered Black slave who had been thrown a few extra scraps.

That brings me to Dr. Ben Carson. Dr. Ben Carson loves America, too. He is a celebrated Black neurosurgeon, who made his people proud when he separated those Siamese twins; he did what even the great White hopefuls couldn’t. His brilliance garnered him international fame that spread from the corridors of Johns Hopkins University, a college right in my neighborhood. And wasn’t I proud. Dr. Ben was actually right up the street from me, striking a blow for the dignity of Black people, weary from the stigma of criminal thuggery, suffering from the violence of billy club justice. Dr. Ben…wow, I might even meet him one day, I thought. That was until I realized that Dr. Carson was just another benighted, grasping overseer who, rather than standing respectfully on the shoulders of those who had bravely paved his way, was trampling their memories on his carousel ride to snatch the brass ring.

Often the cruelest of overseers was the benighted, psychologically engineered Black slave who had been thrown a few extra scraps.”

It all started with his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast with the President. This respected icon of medicine criticized Obamacare, presenting some off-the-top-of-his head, lame health savings account program for newborns. It might as well have been a black-on-black, drive-by Obama hit, as far as the “if it bleeds it reads” mainstream press was concerned. The sharks circled and a media feeding frenzy ensued. Dr. Ben Carson’s stock rose and he became the next best thing. Of course, Fox news couldn’t resist this Obama hater in black face spouting some of their political quackery. He was definitely a candidate for Token Negro of the Month. Sean Hannity featured Carson (who is an Independent) on a “Saving America” special, prompting him to run for president. Not to disappoint, Carson, who was invited to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (also known as the Crazy People Action Conference,) dropped breadcrumbs leading to the Oval Office in his remarks. “In 106 days I will be retiring,” Dr. Carson teased. “I’d much rather quit when I’m at the top of my game. And there’s so many more things that can be done.”

He was definitely a candidate for Token Negro of the Month.”

Sorely disappointed at the Fox News sycophancy, I decided to Google the rising star to see what he was all about. Dr. Ben Carson had done a 360-degree pivot from being a neurosurgeon, poking in people’s brains, to being a political pundit, blowing people’s minds. This Johns Hopkins scientist actually does not believe in evolution saying that it reflects moral and ethical vacuity. He’s big on religion and unfortunately, like so many conservative Bible thumpers, is constantly bringing God in to, frankly, bless his mess. After reading his views on evolution, I finally conceded that the CPAC event was made for him. He couldn’t be in better company. Sarah Palin with her wacky Russia geography, wing nuts with dinosaurs in the Bible, global warming naysayers, male rape “experts” with a new view of a woman’s fail-safe reproductive organs, he was right at home.

Of course, Carson, just to be current, also weighed in on the gun debate with media charlatan, Glenn Beck. “It depends on where you live,” he said. Further, if you live “out in the country somewhere by yourself” it’s okay. In his estimation, assault weapons are fine in areas that are not heavily populated, (like urban areas), but White Timothy McVeigh rural enclaves should do fine with them. After all, they’re mostly known for murdering their family members, oh, and bombing small children in an Oklahoma daycare center.

When Herman Cain topped Clarence Uncle Thomas tokenism by breaking into song for White people with his minstrel stylings, my jaw literally dropped. But Ben Carson really caught me off guard, too. I guess it’s because I hadn’t read his book, America the Beautiful. This Samuel L. Jackson-Django turncoat with his “American exceptionalism” ideas, is walking on the graves of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Fannie Mae Hamer, Dr. King, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells, who if she were alive, probably would shoot him with her Winchester.

Dr. Ben Carson is a well-trained plantation fox, guarding the hen house of White supremacy. He is infected with the delusion of individualism and Bill Cosby boot-strapitis. He can be found on his way to the White House, tripping the political, racist land mines set for his demise. Just think, he could live in Baltimore, not far from me. Well, there goes the neighborhood.

Auset Marian Lewis has been writing and doing art most of her life. She was the first black female columnist for a Gannet newspaper in Wilmington Delaware, has won writing awards, has given political/social commentary on radio and t.v., has performed her poetry in venues from Yale University to homeless shelters in Baltimore, has been guest speaker at many events, and has given workshops on race relations and male/female relationships. Her written work reflects her political, social, and spiritual views. Adolph Hitler said, "What a great advantage for leaders that the people do not think." Auset tries to make them do just that. Her personal blog is "Words for Life."


You love America? Why?

It is a indication of mild schizophrenia to list the crimes which were committed in the creation of the USA and then say "I love America". This is a clear cut case of "mentacide" as defined by Bobby E. Wright. Just because a person got a degree and has a safe but meaningless existence on the plantation, and she can go to symposia with the descendants of the white men who brutally and mercilessly raped her ancestors doesn't mean that "America", in some abstract, is a place worthy to be loved. This so-called enlightened white man wasn't saying anything that was revolutionary. Africans in America keep falling for the oke-doke. Whenever a white person validates our oppression we think they are OK. The fact is the whites never left their cultural reality. They are very aware of their role in the European global imperial project. So when they throw you a morsel of truth you think some progress has been made. No! They are just revealing themselves and the knowledge they had all along. Do you think the white people who lynched Blacks weren't aware of their role? Do you think the white manager who refuses to hire or promote Blacks doesn't know what his/her role is? Do you think your white so-called colleagues don't know and live by the creed that "As long as everything is all white, everything is alright"?

I guess we non-white people and especially Africans in America are ALL truly victims of this white supremacist psychological onslaught, no matter how "educated" and "successful" we are.

Sad, sad indeed

Where to begin? I have to ask, who died and made Auset Marian Lewis the spokeperson of blacks in this country? I've been seeing this pseudo-intellectual, unoriginal, banal, tired rage against Dr. Ben Carson now for weeks since the threatened media establishment deemed him Runaway slave, threat level: Severe. It's pathetic how so many in the left within the black community fall right along with their white Prog Lib masters, as they sit back with a shrewd smile (the white massa) while the typical aggrieved, race-hustler (appointed by him of course and paid by him) to tear apart one of the most amazing black men, nah, most amazing man, nah...I know, one of the most amazing humans living right now.

And you all get together to sneer and hate and point fingers--ooh, he's a Christian--and, so are the vast majority of black people in this country--all factions. Truth is, no one worships as passionately and fervently as my black brothers and sisters do. Faith, or 'bible-thumping' as you very cleverly and creatively wrote (never heard that one before)  is what gave your ancestors under the scorching sun on the cottonfields and under the threat of his master's whip the STRENGTH to live against and eventually to confront their oppressers.  The rest is history as they say.

The author is another in a long line of wanna-be elitists who live to sneer at others and fluff their feathers with an upturned, snobby nose--I'm better than you because I don't believe in any supernatural being. They are driven by hate and live to divide people--particularly in the black community where there is enough strife as it is.

Can I ask why black peolpe sit and take this crap? Is the black hard left the new wanna-be slave party, seeking to intimidate individual free thought? Or are they like North Korea, where everything is controlled by the state and if you don't cry over Kim Jong's death you'll be taken into custody for questioning? Can you really be this averse to the idea of freedom that when you see and hear Dr. Carson you choose to hate on a brother for thinking differently, being different? Don't enough blacks kill each other on the inner city streets and in tribal warfare across Africa? Now you must attack a man for having his own mind and his own conclusions from which you--and your throwback notions on race relations--were never part of? Auset?

Read Dr. Carson's entry over at Achievement dot org. (from the very prestigious Academy of Achievement). Notice that's achievement, not cheap racial demagoguery. Dr. Ben Carson is NOT the first black man to separate craniopagus twins--he was the FIRST human to do it along with other higly-specialized procedures for the treatments of severe epilepsy. This man has saved so many white lives, been the boss of so many whites, directed them and told them what to do, taught them--in essence, he's been their master. Is this what you truly are hatin' on? That you can only get so far with spewing an old, stuck-in-the-mud ideology you feel frustrated and powerless and have to attack a brother who just happens to be an internationally-acclaimed surgeon with over 50 honorary degrees, medals, humanitarian awards etc. This is the agitated state of the black left circa 2012 with a black man and woman in the WH? Sad. Tell me, is it just jealousy masked as political indignation?

Truth is, Dr. Be Carson has no need to kiss white a**---WHITES KISS HIS A**. And he doesn't need to kiss grievance-mongering black a**es neither. He is a supreme individual at the height of human excellence. So he doesn't think just like you black leftists--well, boohoo, get over it. Stop throwing philosophical tantrums under the guise of looking out for the peeps. You want to talk about looking out for the peeps? How's the Carson Scholar's Fund working out for ya? How many thousands of black children have been blessed with an academic boost and Carson scholarship, inspiring them for life? Have you contributed anything a tenth as meaningful to your culture, race, people? Auset?

The nerve of the author. Such inferior intellect--yes, it is, the hallmark of an inferior intellect is intolerance and exclusiveness of certain thoughts, ideas and opinions  . Their thoughts are extreme and dangerous--not to mention detrimental to the black community that suffers enough as it is and often feels shunned from society, understandably.

The 'delusion of individualism'--lol, what utter tripe, Auset, go to North Korea, please, I beg you. You'll feel right home--except when you aren't allowed to use the internet and get thrown into jail for not towing the political line. And forget about reciting your little poems if they haven't been approved by the ministry of thought. You almost sound like you wish to do that to Dr. Carson. It really burns you that someone could be that successful and revered the world over  while never having uttered a word of complaint or made a big racial stink about really bad circumstances in their life? Oh, I know. 

Auset--Do you hear yourself? 'Minstrel', 'token negro', 'uncle tom'. You sound exactly like the proverbial white racist southerner you loathe. Your loathesome words are the new 'massa's' whip used to keep free-thinking blacks in line. The Democrat Party is not a religion, or cult, or tribe or gang--stop treating the philosophy as such. You thrive on hate; he thrives on love. Look where he is compared to you. I know it burns, like Prometheus Fire.

And yeah, I can't believe my intelligent, critical-thinking black brothers and sisters just sit back and take this crap and denigration of such a fine man with impeccable character. He's not calling anyone lazy--his biggest passion is the unleashing of the human potential--not human hate. There's nobility in that. He can go off into the sunset with his wealth after conquering his profession and the world, but he won't. He wants to give back. Benjamin easily could've given in to the hate in his youth and succumbed to the dire proverty and violence in Detroit. He chose a different path--the smart one. Not the stupid. 'Well-trained plantation fox"? Now that is f*cking stupid. I mean, beyond asinine and ridiculous. I'm laughing.

Lastly, I want say that I do truly love my black brothers and sisters with all my heart. You have indeed suffered, but so have many other races and classes of people throughout history and time. Your culture, your talents, your gifts--so much about the black race and its contribution to society makes this country absolutely rich and wondrous I get choked up thinking about it. You are MEANT to be here to make this country strong and vastly improved than what it is now. Use the opportunities available to you to enrich your life, your community, your sense of healthy mental well-being. We all have gifts. You can't nurture them if you're stewing in hate and anger.

"There is NO such thing as an average human being. If you have a normal brain, you are superior." ~ Dr. Benjamin S. Carson


What nonsense

" to tear apart one of the most amazing black men, nah, most amazing man, nah...I know, one of the most amazing humans living right now."

Your argument is irrelevent. You repeat this throughout your response. We can praise the man, as the author did, for his amazing skill as a neurosurgeon AND confront his PUBLIC political positions, which harm black, brown, and working class people.

"And you all get together to sneer and hate and point fingers--ooh, he's a Christian--and, so are the vast majority of black people in this country--all factions. Truth is, no one worships as passionately and fervently as my black brothers and sisters do. Faith, or 'bible-thumping' as you very cleverly and creatively wrote (never heard that one before)  is what gave your ancestors under the scorching sun on the cottonfields and under the threat of his master's whip the STRENGTH to live against and eventually to confront their oppressers.  The rest is history as they say."

You clearly missed the point (on purpose?) of the author. I find it strange that you have never heard the term "bible thumper" before. It refers to someone who constantly uses what the bible to reaffirm their own political beliefs. For example, you can look at Dr. Ben's take on gay marriage. "Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn't matter what they are. They don't get to change the definition." That is an example of a bible thumper. NOWHERE did the author make one comment about Christians or Christianity in general so your comment is mute. If you actually read the article you would see that he commented on Carson not believing in evolution, which is pure stupidity regardless of his brilliance within the surgeical or medical realm. Your point about slavery is irrelevant and has nothing to do with the arugments of the author. 

It would take a long time to deal with every absurdity in your nonsensical rant. So often to you rely on logical fallacies and made up generalizations about the author and the far left. 

I think you are struggling with some basic concepts here. I think it might be somewhat on purpose. 

You fail to understand the point the author is making about depending on "individuals" as the best route to combat structural racism. You argue that the mere fact that people like Carson and even Obama are where they are they help young black men and women succeed. That is nonsense. While it does offer some level of inspiration it does little to create real oppurtunities for the majority who are trapped in racist capitalist America. That has been shown by you know reality. Beyond just that when one of these token black people behave in a way and act in a way that reaffirms the dominant racist, sexist, homophobic, and classist society it is a disgrace that should be confronted in the exact same way BAR does on a regular basis. The only one doing a disservice to black people here is those who uphold this individualist line of thinking. 

Forgive me for thinking your last paragraph is pulled out of your ass. The author and people like him represent the tradition of people who have actually struggled for black people in this country. Of course they have hate and anger in them. They have hate and anger towards racism. They (and I) love people but you are damn sure I am going to resist and not sit back and ignore the oppression and violence that racism (and sexism, homophobia, etc) forced upon millions in this country. I, unlike you, will not rely on tokens to lull me into complacency. 

PLEASE stop trying to make some false equivocation between the authors position and North Korea it only serves to make your arguments appear that more absurd. 




Nonsense is Subjective

Clearly, you agree with the knee-jerk racist, Auset. Your mind is made up. Good for you. My comment is for the open-minded and undoctrinated blacks still making their way up in the world, looking for a moral compass--and thinking CRITICALLY.

Uh, re the 'bible-thumper ' deal. I was being sarcastic--next time I'll put a sarc tag in really HUGE font so you can't miss it, but thanks for the groundbreaking treatise on 'Bible-thumping' phraseology. Cheesy cliches are the hallmark of a lazy mind, particularly in written expression. Just having some fun at Auset's expense (lots of fun to be had for sure). Tell me, sagacious one, you think Auset's poems and Liberal Plantation writings are helping the black community? How? Go on, keep knocking the brother down awarding scholarships to inner city blacks and underprivileged kids if it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Why not? You've got a badass, cliche-spouting poet who speaks to the darkest whims of your bitter soul.

Out of my ass? Sure, I speak from my heart, but since you don't like the other things I wrote contradicting your world view, my intentions are immediately suspect.

Paranoid. Close-minded. Indoctrinated. Angry. Blissfully living on the Progressive Plantation--not a good way to live if you want to thrive. Happy withering!



You wanna do funny?

Here's a pic of President Obama with former KKK leader and recruiter, the late Democratic Senator Robert Byrd. Obama EULOGIZED him at his funeral in 2010. Byrd was the longest serving Senator in history--he was around in 1964 and FILIBUSTERED AGAINST passage of the Civil Rights Act on the senate floor. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/061020/061020_byrd_hmed_11a.grid-6x2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.nbcnews.com/id/15348258/ns/politics/t/grayest-congress/&h=316&w=474&sz=19&tbnid=H6C93N4I7T6QSM:&tbnh=87&tbnw=130&zoom=1&usg=___uR2lYP9bnW7l0Ul1bf_l65M58Q=&docid=sux_nVGLcinv0M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ohNWUZvhKOjA4AOQ1YDICQ&ved=0CF8Q9QEwDQ&dur=3639

Again, let me reiterate this: DEMOCRATIC Senator Robert Byrd, who early in life recruited memebers into the KKK (this is the organization that terrified blacks for decades, murdering and mutilating young black men) is your party's longest serving senator and our first black president was quite chummy with him. Obama actually said this at his funeral:

I was saddened to hear this morning that the people of West Virginia have lost a true champion, the United States Senate has lost a venerable institution, and America has lost a voice of principle and reason with the passing of Robert C. Byrd.

Senator Byrd’s story was uniquely American.  He was born into wrenching poverty, but educated himself to become an authoritative scholar, respected leader, and unparalleled champion of our Constitution.  He scaled the summit of power, but his mind never strayed from the people of his beloved West Virginia.  He had the courage to stand firm in his principles, but also the courage to change over time.

He was as much a part of the Senate as the marble busts that line its chamber and its corridors.  His profound passion for that body and its role and responsibilities was as evident behind closed doors as it was in the stemwinders he peppered with history.  He held the deepest respect of members of both parties, and he was generous with his time and advice, something I appreciated greatly as a young senator.

We take solace in the fact that he is reunited with his wife of nearly 69 years, Erma; and our thoughts and prayers are with their daughters, their grandchildren and great grandchildren, and all the people of West Virginia who loved Robert C. Byrd.

Laughing now, Cynical?


Didn't you know, you're not allowed to say anything negative about the heralded Dr. Paul. Seriously - it's not funny! (sarcasm)