Ben Carson: US Is Like Nazi Germany Because Conservatives Are “Afraid to Say What They Believe”
I’d love to know exactly which conservatives are “afraid to say what they actually believe,” because when I look at Fox News and right wing media and right wing blogs, I see a whole lot of people who don’t seem the slightest bit afraid to express absolutely any reactionary, sexist, racist and/or homophobic view imaginable.
“I mean, [our society is] very much like Nazi Germany,” Carson told Breitbart News [Of course. — ed.], after declaring that we were living in a “Gestapo age.” “And I know you’re not supposed to say ‘Nazi Germany,’ but I don’t care about political correctness. You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe.”
Carson listed multiple aspects of America that he believes intimidates people into silence.
“And it’s because of the PC police, it’s because of politicians, it’s because of news. It’s all of these things are combining to stifle people’s conversation,” he said. “The reason that is so horrible is because the only way that you have harmony and reach consensus is by talking. But if, in fact, people are afraid to talk, you never reach consensus. And instead you grow further and further apart. And that’s exactly what’s happening, creating a horrible schism that will destroy our nation if we don’t fix it.”