In a previous post, I provided evidence that Ben Carson is an anti-science religious nutcase.
Here is more evidence that Ben Carson is a genuine nutcase…his obsession with and admiration for W. Cleon Skousen, an anti-communist crackpot from the 1950s:
Ben Carson’s Love Affair With a “Nutjob” Conspiracy Theorist
A top GOP presidential contender has embraced the dark, paranoid, and crazy worldview of a far-right pseudohistorian.
—By David Corn | Tue Sep. 29, 2015 5:00 AM EDT
Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and political novice near the top of the GOP presidential polls, does not spend much time and energy promoting specific policy stances. He has soared to a statistical tie with Donald Trump by emphasizing his outsider status and calling to revive America, deploying general right-wing rhetoric that resonates with social conservatives. At the recent Republican debate, he said, “The thing that is probably most important is having a brain.” But he has provided one important clue as to his fundamental political worldview, by repeatedly endorsing a far-right conspiracy theorist named W. Cleon Skousen, who was characterized in 2007 by the conservative National Review as an “all-around nutjob.” Skousen came to prominence in the 1950s as a virulent anti-Communist crusader; he later claimed that a global cabal of bankers controlled the world from behind the scenes, and he once wrote a book that referred to the “blessings of slavery.”
[Read the full article by David Corn in Mother Jones:]
Ben Carson Explains How Gay Marriage Is A Marxist Plot To Impose The ‘New World Order’
SUBMITTED BY Miranda Blue on Friday, 6/27/2014 10:41 am
In his keynote speech at the National Organization for Marriage’s March for Marriage gala last week, Dr. Ben Carson explained how Marxists are using LGBT rights to destroy American unity and impose the “New World Order.”
Carson said he knows about this plot from reading right-wing conspiracy theorist W. Cleon Skousen’s book “The Naked Communist.”
[Go to the following URL to watch the video of Ben Carson spewing his nutcase conspiracy theories inspired by Skousen’s book:]
Ben Carson: To Know Obama, Read ‘Mein Kampf’
SUBMITTED BY Brian Tashman on Tuesday, 9/9/2014 3:30 pm
In an interview with Newsmax host J.D. Hayworth today, Ben Carson said that if people want to know the truth about President Obama, they should simply “read ‘Mein Kampf’ and read the works of Vladimir Lenin.” “Mein Kampf,” of course, was written by Adolf Hitler and is filled with anti-Communist diatribes.
Carson, a likely Republican presidential candidate who is obsessed with the conspiracy-theory-laden book “The Naked Communist,” strongly hinted in the interview that he believes Obama is a communist.
Carson has previously claimed that Obama wants to turn America into Nazi Germany and a Gestapo-like state, warning that “we live in a Gestapo age.”
[Go to the following URL to watch the video of Ben Carson spewing his nutcase conspiracy theories. In the video clip Carson starts his comments by urging people to read The Naked Communist by W. Cleon Skousen.]