So, today, Ben Carson said something rather reasonable and people dog-piled him as though it was a serious gaff. He compared abortion to slavery. There was fun poked at his now repeated use of “the holocaust” and “slavery” to make extreme comparisons to certain modern institutions. I can neither affirm nor deny the aptness of those individual comparisons, but pointing out the fact that they are being made, no matter how often, does not seem to address that aptness either.
No, thankfully, there was no issue with Carson’s racial privilege stepping over its bounds. The issue was with the comparison itself being untrue and unreasonable, as I can attest to people being quick to point out on Facebook’s news feed, with many a misquote of the original transcript placed inappropriately within quotations: Read More