Saturday, June 21, 2008

A man of integrity and accomplishments who happens to be black.


6-21-2008


Dr. Benjamin Carson is a world renowned Neuro Surgeon who recently received the medal of freedom at the White House from President Bush. The medal of freedom is the highest award that can be given to citizens. The award recognizes outstanding individuals who have been leaders in their chosen fields. Dr. Carson more then deserves the award. Just last week he led a widely covered operation to remove half of the brain that was diseased from a little girl. When I wrote the story entitled "The black man vs John McCain" in regards to Obama, I didn't use that title for tongue and cheek. There was a logical reason. You all know that I feel Obama is merely an empty suit, and he basically attracts most of the element that is wrong with the black community. Dr. Carson clearly illustrates that all black people don't think a like. Dr. Carson has accomplished so much in his career, and he is totally humble about it. In 1987, he performed the world's first successful operation separating twins joined at the back of the head.When I contrast him to most blacks, it's a difference between night and day. Listen to this video of Dr. Carson speaking at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall here in my city of Baltimore. Barack Obama could only wish he could speak as well as Dr. Benjamin Carson. If I had choose the perfect word to describe how he speaks, it would have to be "eloquence". His thought process is so precise and clear, it's amazing. With everything I said about Dr. Carson. He would be shunned by most of the black community especially the youth, because he dares address the problems of the black community and not try and either candy coat them or ignore then all together. I wouldn't call Dr. Benjamin Carson a "black leader", but I do consider him a "leader among men". I want to puke everything I hear a young black person say that he or she is "victim of society or racism". They are merely victims of their own ignorance and other people brainwashing them to believe it. Dr. Caron grew up in Detroit. Detroit is hardly the suburbs. In essence Dr. Carson grew up in adversity and overcame it through hard work. Most blacks in America never heard of Dr. Benjamin Carson and probably never will. That's pretty sad actually bordering pathetic. They all know the name Barack Obama I know. This all goes back to "the black man" vs McCain. Obama has no real accomplishments, he's candidacy is merely political affirmative action. Dr. Carson on the other hand is a well qualified and respected person in his speciality who happens to be black. See the difference? Let me put it like this. Dr. Carson is world famous in the medical field not for "WHAT HE IS" but "WHO HE IS". I might have to make a part two to this story, because I haven't even scratched the surface in regards to a "REAL ROLE MODEL". This is the differrence between "SUBSTANCE" and "HYPE".



This is Dr. Carson's bio, please tell me where Barack Obama even begins to stack up against Dr. Carson. Once again "substance" over "hype"

11 Comments:

Anonymous Big Dog said...

Dr Carson is truly an amazing man. I was at a fund raiser for Andy Harris a few weeks ago with Governor Ehrlich. They mentioned Dr Carson and had high praise for him, especially Andy who I think attended school with Ben.

Please go to my site at www.onebigdog.net and use the contact to send me your email or contact information. Would like to exchange ideas and do the blogroll thing.

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8:01 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

What these bios do not mentioned is a lot of the details surrounding his childhood. Not only was he reared in Detroit he was a troubled youth. His mother could not read but made sure that he went to school and learned how to read. he was on his way to being a serious thug, not just a fighter but with weapons. I do not remember when the turnaround came. it came through faith in Christ somehow. I do not know if the700club.com or cbn.com has that part of his life detailed on there or not. The first testimony was about the brain surgery on the little girl. The next time I think he wrote his autobiography. At that time he gave details about his childhood that absolutely shocked me because of his calm demeanor.

I do not know if you have heard of the gospel singer/songwriter Dottie Rambo or not. She quit counting the number of songs she wrote at 2500. She died in a bus accident on Mother's Day this year. Sometime in the early 90s she had a fall that ruined her back. She suffered for many years. She had a surgeon that she referred to as the demon doctor that made things worse for her. Because she had problems with prescription drugs in the past she would not take any pain meds. If I remember correctly she was able to get Dr. Carson to work on her back and got her to a point where she eventually started touring again. It had to be decent for her to be riding on a tour bus.

This man could say a few things to the gang bangers and troubled youth of today. He is a definite inspiration. Again when I heard the details about his rough childhood I was absolutely shocked. There is no excuse for anyone saying that they cannot come out of their mess.

I'm convinced that there are a lot of people like Dr. Carson out there but either they are keeping quiet or are being ignored. It is a shame. I guess if Jesse Jackson had the nerve to come against The Cosby Show because 'black people do not live like that' I should expect anything from stupid people. I was in grad school in the early 80s when I heard that stupidity. This was the beginning of the end for me when it came to him.

8:24 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

RB says;"This is Dr. Carson's bio, please tell me where Barack Obama even begins to stack up against Dr. Carson. Once again "substance" over "hype"

Come on now Tyrone, comparing a neurosurgeon to a politician is like comparing a Hollywood actor with an astronaut! Both are entirely different lines of work that lend themselves to a certain type of media exposure.

And the fact is they "both" just happen to be black. In my opinion, both men can claim personal accomplishments within their own lives and endeavors.

Dr. Carson is a very brilliant and accomplished man. It's not doubt that he is an inspiration for black youth here in Detroit and for blacks all over the world.

During his speech he states, and I quote;

"Anybody can take a "black" boy by the hand (six year old) and walk him down the streets of Baltimore, and give him a "black" history lesson that would blow his mind"!

He went on to name a number of "firsts", outlining the many accomplishment and contributions made to this country by blacks over the years.

I have often heard some black conservatives say that the term "first black this, or first black that" is superficial and should not necessarily carry a distinction in America. Fortunately, Dr. Carson realizes the importance of his role model within America and the black community. A product of humble beginnings, Dr. Carson is a true success story.

By the same token, Barak Obama is also a product of humble beginiings. Contrary to your beliefs, or how you may view his politics, it is indeed quite an accomplishment to become a U.S. senator, particularly if you "happen to be black"!

3:09 AM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

big dog"Dr Carson is truly an amazing man. I was at a fund raiser for Andy Harris a few weeks ago with Governor Ehrlich. They mentioned Dr Carson and had high praise for him, especially Andy who I think attended school with Ben"

Yes he is big dog, welcome to my blog by the way. I'm also very pleased that Andy Harris beat Wayne Gilchrest, and I wish him all the luck this november. It feels weird calling Bob Ehrlich "former governor". I pray he decides to run again for Govenor, he and Steele were basically the only good thing I could recall about the state house. Andy, Bob and Ben are three extrodianary people.

Big Dog"Please go to my site at www.onebigdog.net and use the contact to send me your email or contact information. Would like to exchange ideas and do the blogroll thing"

I will big dog and thanks

big dog"God Bless, Another inhabitant of the People's Republic of Maryland"

lol lol, so true, so true.

1:40 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

pamela "What these bios do not mentioned is a lot of the details surrounding his childhood"Not only was he reared in Detroit he was a troubled youth. His mother could not read but made sure that he went to school and learned how to read. he was on his way to being a serious thug, not just a fighter but with weapons. I do not remember when the turnaround came. it came through faith in Christ somehow

Thats what fascinates me the most pamela is his childhood and upbringing. From what I've read, Carson is a faithful evangelical conservative. That explains why he has such a moral, upstanding presence about him. His mother made it her mission to make sure that Ben make education his top priority eventhough see couldn't read herself. She's a remarkable woman in her own right. Ben had everything possible going against him growing up and he overcame it. It just goes to show that it is indeed possible, and there are many stories like Ben Carsons. The black blame others establishment doesn't want those stories heard for obvious reasons.

pamela"This man could say a few things to the gang bangers and troubled youth of today"

gang bangers don't have strong parental figures in their lives. They definitely don't have an sort of spirtual guidance or awarness pamela. I seriously wonder would the gangbangers and young thugs even listen. They will probably look upon Dr. Carson as being a man who's "out of touch" or a "sellout".

1:56 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

P Allen"Come on now Tyrone, comparing a neurosurgeon to a politician is like comparing a Hollywood actor with an astronaut! Both are entirely different lines of work that lend themselves to a certain type of media exposure."

Actually, your wrong Allen. It's not a matter of comparing the professions of two people, I'm comparing the achievements, upbringings, values, morals etc of two men. There are politicans who have accomplished many times over what Obama as yet to accomplish. If I wanted to compare "apples vs apples". Both do receive two completely different types of media exposure, I agree for all the wrong reasons.

P Allen"Anybody can take a "black" boy by the hand (six year old) and walk him down the streets of Baltimore, and give him a "black" history lesson that would blow his mind"!

He's right allen. He also said that blacks have contributed much to make this country great. Notice Carson acknowledge the greatness of the Untied States. What is the percentage of blacks that think America is a great country compared to the percentage of blacks that believe "America is a mean country" "America is a racist country" "the US KKK of A" etc. What message is blacks receiving Allen? Carson's again was right. There are many black CEO'S of fortune 500 companies. There are many self made millionaires who are black. There are many black professionals in corporate America, but their stories are never heard of. All we hear is that America is so bad towards blacks without any evidence to support that type of a claim. Its like the accolades of blacks are ignored but the supposite oppression is magnified.

Allen "I have often heard some black conservatives say that the term "first black this, or first black that" is superficial and should not necessarily carry a distinction in America. Fortunately, Dr. Carson realizes the importance of his role model within America and the black community. A product of humble beginnings, Dr. Carson is a true success story. "

In reality it was the "black community" that almost took away his protential growing up in Detriot Allen. It was his mother that kept him from being a victim of his enviroment. Carson in the video talked about how the things he mentioned can be applied to all people regardless of race. You left that part out Allen. Black history does have a purpose in America, because it does show that blacks have taken a role in making our country great. Most blacks don't even know much about the contributions of blacks in America even WITH a black history month. Hell for that matter, they don't know much if any about U.S History in general. In 2008, however I don't pay much attention to the titles of "the first black person to do this or that". You want to know why I don't acknowledge Obama being "the first black or biracial"candidate to win a major parties nomination? It's not a major feat in my book. There are thousands of black politicans throughout America from the cities, states,and congress. With that being said, how many blacks have run for president Allen? Also, what prevented any black politican from running for President to be the "first"?

P Allen"By the same token, Barak Obama is also a product of humble beginiings. Contrary to your beliefs, or how you may view his politics, it is indeed quite an accomplishment to become a U.S. senator, particularly if you "happen to be black"!"

Barack Obama is a product of humble beginings? Can I laugh now. I don't recall Obama growing up in an impoverished warzone metropolitan city. I must have missed that. I do recall when Dr. Carson received the medal of freedom, his mother was in the audience clapping. When Barack Obama beat Allen Keyes for his Senate seat "cough", Obama acknowledge everybody including Jerimiah Wright in his acceptance speech, but he left out one person. He didn't mention the one person who actually raised him. That person was his grandmother. He thanked the likes of Jerimiah Wright and forgot his own grandmother? It all come down too character once again. This is the comparrison I was talking about.

2:32 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

RB says;"Actually, your wrong Allen. It's not a matter of comparing the professions of two people, I'm comparing the achievements, upbringings, values, morals etc of two men. There are politicians who have accomplished many times over what Obama as yet to accomplish. If I wanted to compare "apples vs apples". Both do receive two completely different types of media exposure, I agree for all the wrong reasons."

As I said before, becoming an elected official (elected by the American people) is an achievement in itself.

Neither Obama or Dr. Carson were born with a "silver spoon" in their mouths, or received college legacy admissions. That being the "humble" beginnings I was referring to. Each used their god given talents in pursuing (and achieving) an education at the finest universities this country has to offer. Both have received a social status that's granted them world wide recognition in their professions.

Values are basically a personal choice, which in essence is why we debate. You might consider mine more of a "liberal" ideal. Whereas you have professed "conservative" values and ideals.

Morals are more so based on what and individual or group would view as right and wrong. There is more of a social element to morals than just that within a persons values. Varied and judgemental, morals can take different forms in this society, and in others. The many different religious beliefs are proof enough.

Thus, another persons morals "can" be perceived, then judged according to your own beliefs.

You see Obama as "immoral", whereas I don't. Obama's values are not the same as yours, so you judge him as such. I do remember a quote concerning another persons morals, I can't remember who said it...

"Beware of transgressing another person's morals, because this is how they will judge you."

But I think you're wrong except for one point. I'll grant you that "morally" Dr. Carson could have an edge. Yet, for one reason, and one reason only. That is that politicians "LIE." In my lifetime I have yet to have known a politician that will not either bend, twist, hedge, waver or just outright fabricate, to get elected or stay in office. Yet for politics and those who involve themselves in the game, it's just part of the game.... "the nature of the beast!"

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Chilerkle said...

Barrack Obama's only saving grace for most people is the color of skin!
Proves how shallow all the fanfare for Obama really is.

I'm really disgusted by a lot of supposedly proffessed Christians wanting to vote for him because he shares their pigmentation.

I feel rather saddened about that!

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Chilerkle said...

I'd rather have Dr. Carson be the first Black President than that vile Cur Obama!

1:02 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

chilerklee"Barrack Obama's only saving grace for most people is the color of skin!
Proves how shallow all the fanfare for Obama really is."

That's the problem chilerkle. The Obama cultist can't be honet with themselves. Liberals have always been shallow like that. It's actually nothing new. Back in 2004 if someone asked a John Kerry supporter why they are voting for him, the typical answer was "Anyone but Bush". I asked Obama cultist what made Obama any better then John Edwards. None of them could tell me. All they could say is that Obama is about "change". There wasn't a dimes worth of difference between Obama and all the other democrat candidates that ran in the Democrat primary except for Obama's skin. I guess we all are suppose to ignore the obvious. lol

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tyrone,
Dr. Carlson is speaking about you when he talks about tomorrows leaders. Keep letting all who will listen, we are God fearing Americans first,conservatives second. We haven't any particular color and share the same desires to be great. Your work is important and needed.
Tim Thielen, Tallahassee, Florida

11:54 AM  

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