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Ben Carson speaks to HUD employees, March 6, 2017 (Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images)

Well, that didn’t take long.  Ben Carson completes his first full week as secretary of Housing and Urban development (HUD) and  the snowflakes are in full freak-out mode.

The proximate cause of the latest meltdown is Ben Carson’s speech to HUD employees in which he said, “That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

The echoes of Carson’s speech had scarcely died away before the hue and cry went up from the liberals on social media, all of whom, it seems, just knew that Carson was talking nonsense.

I’d reproduce a few of the responses, but most are R-rated and not appropriate for this blog. Which, without going on a tangent, is another thing that kills me about the snowflake SJW crowd, they very often presume to lecture you about their righteousness in F-bomb laden tirades.

They find it almost impossible to talk in a civilized manner, all the while telling you how stupid and ignorant you are. And what is more, the irony of all this is lost on them.

One of the few celebrity reactions that’s printable came from Whoopi Goldberg suggested that Ben Carson watch Roots.

But while the critics are quick to point fingers, they’re slow to do the basic intellectual work of attempting first to understand what Carson said. Why bother?, seems to be their attitude. It’s just obvious Carson’s a fool who doesn’t even know the difference between a slave and an immigrant.

But have any of the critics ever considered the definition of an immigrant? Most probably haven’t. But Ben Carson has.

As the New York Times reports, Ben Carson said in a radio interview defending his remarks that “You can be an involuntary immigrant…An immigrant is a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.”

Dr. Carson is exactly right. That’s the basic definition of an immigrant, a person who comes to permanently live in a foreign country. It says nothing about whether their coming is voluntary or not. As such, it can be applied to slaves.

In the future, perhaps the SJW crowd would do well to reach for their dictionaries before hitting the send button on their Twitter app.


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