Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Is Bad for All Americans
Much of the left has always hated men like Ben Carson, and now that he has the lead (as of this writing) in the Real Clear Politics polling average for the Republican presidential nomination, their desire to tear him down has intensified. With a recent column in Time magazine entitled "Ben Carson is Terrible for Black Americans," NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar decided to weigh in.
Sounding like a bad Elaine Benes date, Abdul-Jabbar begins his piece by asking and answering his own question – twice. He concludes that a Carson presidency would "be an unmitigated disaster." I suppose that with record numbers of Americans on welfare, record numbers of Americans not working, accumulating more federal debt than every other U.S. president combined, a perverse redefinition of marriage, granting a "God bless you" to killers of children in the womb, promoting a culture of lawlessness, inspiring hostility toward U.S. law enforcement, encouraging an invasion through our southern border, and on top of all of that, ruining school lunches for millions of American children, for Mr. Abdul-Jabbar, the last seven years constitutes something other than an "unmitigated disaster."
Abdul-Jabbar says that Carson's "repressive, muddled and pious policies and opinions often run against our Constitution." As so often is the case with liberals, he discusses none of Carson's specific policies or opinions. And it's very interesting that a follower of Islam – as is Abdul-Jabbar – is so concerned with the constitutionality of Dr. Carson's policies and opinions. As I noted earlier this year, few things in the world are more repressive than Islam and liberalism, yet Mr. Abdul-Jabbar is an eager devotee of both.
Next Abdul-Jabbar, who gained both fame and fortune only because he is 7'2" and very talented with a basketball, calls into question Dr. Carson's thinking on matters of science. Carson, a graduate of Yale and the University of Michigan Medical School, and a world-renowned neurosurgeon, draws the wrath of liberals like Abdul-Jabbar because he doesn't toe the progressive line when it comes to Darwinian evolution, homosexuality, global warming, and the like. (Abdul-Jabbar totally avoids the science of life in the womb.)
Not once, but twice, Abdul-Jabbar references the totally debunked "97% scientific consensus" canard when it comes to man-made global warming. He warns that Carson's "head-in-the-sand" thinking on the climate could prove "disastrous" when it comes to the very "survival" – "survival," mind you – of the United States and the world.
For decades, the willful moral and scientific blindness exhibited by American liberals – in other words, "head-in-the-sand" thinking – has directly led to the wanton destruction of tens of millions of American (hundreds of millions worldwide) in the womb. Likewise, for decades liberals have ignored the clear science and morality when it comes to homosexuality, marriage, and the family. Yet Dr. Carson, and the tens of millions of us who largely share his worldview, are the dangerous "anti-science" theocrats America should fear.
Generations of Americans have suffered horribly as the rotten fruit of liberalism has corrupted sound sexual morality and the family model that God gave us. None in the U.S. has suffered more under such wicked perversions than have black Americans. How tragically ironic that a so-called champion of blacks in America would turn his heart and mind from such misery. It shows the depths of the corrupting power of liberalism.
Abdul-Jabbar also makes time to quote the United Nations and the APA, promote Obamacare, attack President George W. Bush, and lament the "institutional racism" that's supposedly still so prevalent in the U.S.
The last paragraph of Abdul-Jabbar's piece contains a sentence that provides us with complete clarity when it comes to politics and the modern liberal mind. He writes, "We are always striving to do better for our people by fulfilling the promise of a democratic Eden here and now."
There is perhaps nothing that sums up modern liberalism more clearly than its dangerous pursuit of utopia. Virtually every perverse liberal policy today – their lust to maintain the "right" to kill children in the womb, their desire to destroy marriage and the family, their lust for all things homosexual, their big-government economic policies and hatred of capitalism, their lust for the environment and hatred of fossil fuels, their hatred of guns and gun rights, and so on – stems from the Darwinian notion that this life is all that we have, and everything imaginable must be done in order to fill it with as much pleasure as possible.
Ben Carson's conservatism, or rather conservatism in general – especially Christian conservatism – stands in the way of such utopian pursuits. This is why so many liberals put so much effort and energy (and anger and deception) into elections. For the most part, the hope of liberals lies only in what they can accomplish in this world. They've made a god of government. "In government they trust."
As Mark Levin wrote in Ameritopia, according to modern liberalism, a "heavenly society is said to be within reach if only the individual surrenders more of his liberty and being for the general good, meaning the good as prescribed by the state." And we all have seen "the good" that results from the edicts put forth by godless secular regimes.
Dr. Ben Carson is not bad for black Americans; he is bad for liberalism, which is good for America. It's the liberalism preached and promoted by likes of Abdul-Jabbar that's bad for the country.
Trevor Grant Thomas: At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason. www.trevorgrantthomas.com Trevor and his wife Michelle are the authors of Debt Free Living in a Debt Filled World. firstname.lastname@example.org