I just got a post up about The Trudget and Rethuglican “compassion”, and then I see this little gem from Ben Carson, who seems to think that poverty is a state of mind, rather than a very concrete situation of having no money and no resources. When it comes to Carson, Fucking Idiot is not enough of a descriptor.
During an interview with Sirius XM radio on Tuesday, Mr Carson suggested people are poor because they learned the “wrong mindset” from their parents.
The retired neurosurgeon oversees a department that manages housing for the country’s low-income population.
His comments quickly drew sharp criticism on social media.
“I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind,” he said in an interview that aired on Wednesday.
“You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there.
“And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they’ll work their way right back down to the bottom.”
Has someone been giving poverty-ridden peoples ‘everything in the world’? I haven’t heard anything to that effect. Most people who find themselves in poverty simply want the basics, along with opportunities to get out of perpetual poverty. Unfortunately, Amerikkka is set up to keep poor people poor, and keep the filthy rich sucking the marrow out of everyone else’s bones.
Ben Carson, there simply is not enough Fuck in the universe for you.
BBC News has the full story, along with some choice responses which were tweeted.