The outrage-police set their sights on Dr. Carson for his remarks at a recent rally where he said that all lives matter. The Republican presidential candidate said, “Of course all lives matter. I don’t want to get into it, it’s so silly.” This has angered the Black Lives Matter activists.
Chuck Todd asked Carson about this on Meet the Press. Todd put words in Carson’s mouth by asking about Carson calling the Black Lives Matter movement silly. Carson quickly pointed out the discrepancy in Todd’s question.
Well, you know, I don’t recall calling it silly, but what I called silly is political correctness going amuck. That’s what’s silly. When, you know, I guess it was Martin O’Malley who said, you know, “Black lives matter, white lives matter.” He got in trouble for that and had to apologize. That’s what I’m talking about is silly.
Of course all lives matter, and of course we should be very concerned about what’s going on, particularly in our inner cities. It’s a crime, you know, for a young black man, the most likely cause of death is homicide. That is a huge problem that we need to address in a very serious way.
Todd continued asking Carson about the police’s treatment of people of color. Carson responded with a common sense answer.
“One of the things that I always like to point out to people is how about we just remove the police for 24 hours. Can you imagine the chaos that would ensue? And the vast majority of police are very good people. Are there bad apples? Of course.
But if you hire a plumber and he does a bad job, do you say all plumbers are bad? Let’s go out and kill them? I don’t think we do that. We need to be a little more mature, but certainly in cases where police are doing things that are inappropriate, I think we ought to investigate those promptly and justice should be swift.”
What would you say to social justice warriors in the media, like MSNBC’s Toure, who refer to Carson as a token Republican? Please comment below.