We all know people who are brilliant in one aspect of life and absolute ninnies in others. They thrive if they stay in their lane, and crash when they don’t. I’ve met some surgeons who were brilliant with a scalpel and hopeless with people, the fictional Dr. House is just an extreme example. They should stick to the operating theatre as they say in Woody Olde England. It’s increasingly obvious that Dr. Ben Carson fits the bill and should stick to what he knows best: cutting people open and helping them instead of putting his foot in his mouth. I think the Doc needs a footectomy or some such shit.
Even in a campaign silly season that includes the Insult Comedian and Gov. PBJ, Ben Carson says more stupid shit than the average Oval One wannabe. His latest assault on logic and common decency involves the subject of guns. Here are two examples courtesy of Charlie’s shabeen:
“I’m glad you asked that question. Because not only would I probably not cooperate with him, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me,” Carson said. He speculated that he would have organized a response. “I would say, ‘Hey guys! Everybody attack him! He may shoot me but he can’t get us all!'” Carson exclaimed.
Ben Carson again weighed in on the Oregon shooting, writing that he had operated on victims of gun violence “but I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away.”
The first statement is nutty, but the second is utterly incoherent. What the fuck does it even mean? Has Doctor Carson performed the world’s only self-lobotomy? He certainly says a lot of amazingly stupid shit even for someone pandering to the knuckledraggers of the Right. The higher he rises in the polls the more he casts off empathy and human decency as if they were bloody gloves. This is a good Christian physician?
As much as I like my self-lobotomy theory, that’s not it. Ben Carson is the epitome of someone with narrow brilliance who is a raging nincompoop in other aspects of life. His skill as a brain surgeon is as incontestable as his candidacy is lamentable. Dr. Carson should drop his Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson fantasies before someone takes him seriously and gets hurt.
Brain surgeon, heal thyself.