"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday 23 October 2015


I watched the  last three and a half hours of Hillary being grilled.It was an interesting evening. Starting at 5pm with Seth Meyers guesting on Charlie Rose, ending with Bernie Sanders guesting on Stephen Colbert and in between CNN's Anderson Cooper with a panel critiquing Hillary's performance in the opportunity provided. 

T.V. Is not usually turned on in my house until 5p.m. But to-day I may watch the View at eleven to see what the women have  to say about Hillary. 

I did. Whoopee wasn't there. Joy Behar was at the end of the table.

I'm sure each program will impact on the presidential race.

We can watch a facet of history unfold before our very eyes. 

Following the cornucopia of views  I was in the kitchen chopping vegetables and listening to CNN. Ben Carson was talking. He was suggesting Hillary should  go to jail for what happened in Benghazi. 

I was dropping onions from the chopping board into hot fat.

It wasn't the first time my jaw dropped as well. Where does he come from?  He can't be as ignorant as he seems. Such a person does not aspire to be President. 

Hard on the heels,came a memory of Tommy Douglas at one of the first meetings of the New Democratic Party Riding Association in an old church in Richmond Hill in the mid-sixties. He told of introducing health care in Saskatchewan. Millions of dollars poured into the Province in the virulent battle  from the American medical community. 

Tommy Douglas would have instantly recognized what Ben Carson was about. 

I realized I'd  seen it before myself. When the British Government introduced  health care, the medical profession did everything they could to sabotage it by bankrupting the scheme. 

Drug coverage was provided from the beginning. Doctors prescribed everything and anything remotely 
connected to health.

Wigs were prescribed for bald heads. Bandages, cotton balls, aspirin,you name it, they prescribed it in vast quantities. 

Even today, eavesdropping on a conversation, at a bus stop, in a pub,or a group chatting on the street, the conversation is ninety-nine per cent likely to be sharing the latest surgical procedure. It 's 
the national pre-occupation. Even Margaret Thatcher wasn't able to change it.

So..here's my theory. Ben Carson is  the candidate of the medical and pharmacy industry.

He is not a politician. He has no interest in making America a better place. Every interview he gives,every time he speaks, he reveals himself. 

A serious candidate for public office he is not. 

No more than the Donald and I can't believe he takes himself seriously. 


Anonymous said...

Carson is supposed to be brilliant as a surgeon but he has 5 lawsuits against him. /two have been settled.
Outside of that he is totally ignorant, maybe Trump's running mate as the " token " republican black ?

Anonymous said...

He's in it for himself & just as surprised as everyone else that he's doing so well. More interested in his book sales
than in being president though.

Anonymous said...

Going to be a long, nasty race in the States, I am really pleased ours is over.

Anonymous said...

It's too bad you appear addicted to politics. If you can't find it here you have to go traipsing to the U.S. to pick up all their nut bars.

I'm sure Joy Behar and Stephen Colbert have a lot to contribute to the political discourse that ultimately elects a man or woman to the "most powerful" seat in the world. You really need Oprah Winfrey to round out the panel - "round out" being a clever-ism by way of acknowledeging her recent acquisition of ten percent of Weight Watchers. Maybe she'll bring back Fergie as an executive weight watcher. Who knows, stranger things have happened, including that idiot with the carrot/champagne coloured hair.

Anonymous said...

The frightening thing is that Trump does appear to take himself seriously,