Ben Carson: America today is "very much like Nazi Germany"

The former neurosurgeon and current Tea Party favorite seems to think being called an idiot is a form of oppression

Published March 12, 2014 8:42PM (EDT)

  (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)
(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

Speaking with Breitbart News on Monday, former celebrated neurosurgeon and current Tea Party darling Ben Carson once again described his political opponents as Nazis who intimidate countless Americans into surrendering their right to free speech.

In response to the Breitbart interviewer's question about what Carson means when he says Americans are living in a "gestapo age," Carson said, "I mean, very much like Nazi Germany — and I know you're not supposed to say Nazi Germany but I don't care about political correctness — you know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population."

"We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe," Carson continued, "and it's because of the p.c. police, it's because of politicians, it's because of news — all of these things are combining to stifle people's conversation."

"The reason that is so horrible," Carson said, "is because the only way you have harmony and reach consensus is by talking, but if in fact people are afraid to talk, you never reach consensus, and instead you grow further and further apart, and that's exactly what's happening, creating a horrible schism that will destroy our nation if we don't fix it."

You can watch Ben Carson argue that America will be torn apart unless people like Ben Carson can call those they disagree with Nazis below, via Breitbart:

By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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