For your daily WTF Ben Carson news, you will learn why the Republican presidential candidate is giving country to the Confederate flag.
NASCAR made a bold and a surprising decision to ban the controversial symbol in the wake of the Charleston church shooting this year but Uncle Ben is outlining his reasoning for giving it the OK because the majority says so.
The retired neurosurgeon told the Associated Press that fans of the racing sport should keep their Confederate flags waving “if it’s private property and that’s what they want to do.”
Although he is aware that Confederate flags are “a symbol of hate” for most Black people (especially in the South) he feels that they still have reason to exist. Kind of like Nazi swastikas.
“Swastikas are a symbol of hate for some people, too. And yet they still exist in museums and places like that,” Carson explained. “If it’s a majority of people in that area who want it to fly, I certainly wouldn’t take it down.”
If the majority of people want to rebuild concentration camps and resurrect cotton plantations, we’ll have to live with that as well, huh?
Carson’s commentary on the NASCAR business comes following his endorsement from racing great Tom Petty, who unsurprisingly, is also a Confederate flag apologist.
“We’re hoping he’s endorsing the [Victory Junction] camp, we’re not necessarily endorsing him, but we are — you know what I mean?” Petty relayed to the Associated Press before posing for pictures on Carson’s campaign bus.
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