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Uncle Ben Carson…The Punk

07 Oct

Now – having been in a couple of bad situations – one, as a teen involving jumping into a river into 30′ deep pitch black water with a friend to pull 2 guys out of a sunken boat, and being swept what seemed like 100 yards down steam by the current with one of the guys in tow before I could get to the surface…

I can guarantee you nobody knows what they will do when confronted with a life or death situation. If I had the time to think about it, I probably never would have jumped. Without the support of each other, neither myself or my friend may have jumped. If confronted with the same situation again – I have no idea if I would or could do something like that again. I can tell you when I got back to land…I was scared chitless and shaking like a leaf from the adrenaline crash.

The thing about folks we call heroes and courage is there is no way to predict who will do what. Those who brag about what they would do when ………. happens – are usually the first guys to fold. Looking certain death in the face isn’t something the vast majority of folks can handle, despite all the TV heroes.

So Uncle Ben talking about he would stand up to a guy with a gun pointed at his head – especially after the guy has already murdered several people…Is total bullshit. Most likely the next stop would have been the laundromat to get his pants and undies cleaned – if he survived after grovelling on his knees and fouling himself.

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2015 in Black Conservatives

 

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3 responses to “Uncle Ben Carson…The Punk

  1. Steve

    October 8, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Working in IT, I’ve been around really super-smart people who have social deficiencies; no sense of humor, taking everything absolutely literally with little to no nuance, etc. I wonder if Ben Carson suffers from the same affliction: his skills as a doctor are not questioned, but his social skills are lacking. It’s as if he is going through the motions, saying what his benefactors want him to say. He’s attempting to internalize his force-fed conservatism, occasionally regurgitating his food like an infant.

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    • btx3

      October 8, 2015 at 10:41 AM

      Some of the brightest people I’ve ever worked with in High-Tech, the Sciences, and Medical have been a few Fruit-Loops short of a full bag when it comes to social skills and interaction. It isn’t that they always don’t get it – it is just that it never rises to one of the most important things they think about. A second group are borderline savants, who are incredible in math or the sciences, but are otherwise dysfunctional. I remember one brilliant guy, for whom the company he worked for bought him an abandoned US Air Base – to give him solitude to work in. When he got older, he actually emerged from the cocoon – starting one of California’s first five star restaurants.

      Carson has an intellectual and mental blind spot. He really doesn’t know what he doesn’t know. I think he suffers from one of the types of autism.

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      • Steve

        October 8, 2015 at 1:40 PM

        Autism – my thought exactly. He is somewhere on the spectrum.

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