Watch: Carson Tell’s ABC’s Stephanopoulos ‘Stop Being Ridiculous’ And ‘Grow Up’
During an appearance on “This Week” with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Carson was asked about the decision to hold the Republican convention in Jacksonville, Florida on August 27th, with is the 60th anniversary of “Ax Handle Saturday” when a KKK mob attacked mostly Black Civil Rights protestors.
Below is a partial transcript:
STEPHANOPOULOS: And finally, sir, the president’s convention — acceptance speeches, now it’s scheduled for Jacksonville on August 27th, which is the 60th anniversary of Ax Handle Saturday when a KKK mob attacked mostly Black Civil Rights protestors.
Is it appropriate to be having a convention speech on that anniversary in that city?
CARSON: You know, we’ve reached a point in our society where we dissect everything and try to ascribe some nefarious notion to it.
We really need to move away from that. We need to move away from being offended by everything, of going through history and looking at everything, you know, of renaming everything — I mean, think about the fact that some of our universities, some of our prestigious universities, have a relationship with the slave trade.
Should we go and rename those universities?
It really gets to a point of being ridiculous after a while. And, you know, we’re going to have to grow up as a society.
Carson hit the nail on the head we can’t be outraged about everything, the fact that social justice warriors “cancel” the cartoon paw patrol is a fantastic example. Carson hit a home run when asked by Stephanopoulos about what more can be done.
STEPHANOPOULOS: And that then — that leads to the next question then. What are we aiming to do right now? So many Americans look at what’s happening and see systemic racism across the board. We’ve seen those sweeping changes that have started to take place now in the country in response to these protests. What more needs to be done right now?
CARSON: Well, I think we obviously need to acknowledge that there is a reason that the protests are going on, there’s no question about that. But it also means we need to open the discussion. We need to listen to the police as well as to the protesters. We need to look at what is happening in these communities where protests are going on.
Peaceful protests, no problem whatsoever. Destroying the livelihood, the businesses of people who live in those neighborhoods who’ve worked hard, in many cases, all their lives to establish them, that’s very, very bad. And, you know, we need to talk about that also.
And talk about, you know, what makes sense. Does it make sense to allow anarchists to just take over things and destroy things at will? Of course it doesn’t. And we all need to talk about that. Does it make sense to allow rogue police to move from one precinct to another? Of course it doesn’t. Does it make sense not to use the technology that we have to help us to be able to investigate? No, it doesn’t.
These are all things we need to do and we need to make them regular and pervasive throughout our society.
“We need to move away from being offended by everything, of going through history and looking at everything, of renaming everything,” Carson says when asked if it’s appropriate for Trump to deliver convention speech on anniversary of “Ax Handle Saturday.” https://t.co/Hmthh6KSEx pic.twitter.com/gwAEqBi9fr
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