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Reading is time well spent.


While, no doubt, reading helped Carson attain his chosen profession, how do you explain the following if he was so well read.

 

(1) Pyramids stored grain.

(2) If JEWS were given guns, they wouldn't have been slaughtered in the HOLOCAUST.

(3) He would not advocate a MUSLIM for PRESIDENT.

(4) People go into prison straight and come out gay.

(5) Obamacare is the worst thing since SLAVERY.

(6) Because of the "POLITICALLY CORRECT POLICE", we live in a GESTAPO AGE.

 

Wonder what "well spent time" gave him that knowledge.


If I get your point, illiteracy is the key to success.


Do YOU believe the points Ben Carson made above over and over?


I do BElIEVE that learning to READ early offers GREAT promise for the FUTURE.


You ignored the question you were asked. Why is that?


Because they are a distraction from the basic, non-racist, point that early reading is a positive for children. Much like your comments about President Trump.


Evading questions again. Ben Carson's mother must have had Ben read a lot of fantasy books for him to have formed the ridiculous points that were listed. Do you believe the pionts that Ben made? If you do I can understand you not wanting to admit it.


The point is that Dr. Carson's success can be attributed to his early reading. As such, early reading is recommended to other parents. All the rest is about some posters need to interject racism and for their agent to look for a fight.

 

Let it go - we agree, early reading is a good start to a successful life - for anyone.

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@ChasKy53 wrote:

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A white person posted a meme of a black person and said liberate yourself. I didn’t bring race into it. It was already there.

 

Why are black people disproportionately poor? They aren’t reading enough? But white people do?  Really? 


Was the advise not equally good for ALL people?

 

But to continue your point - why are blacks disproportionately poor? And, might the advice offered not help?


Why wasn't a meme posted about a poor rural white woman making her children read books? 

 

Oh .......... the poor rural white woman didn't force her child to read books so he/she grew up to be a trump supporter. ROFLMAO !!!


Is it your point that it is not a good idea to get kids (of any race) started reading early?


Sorry you so easily misunderstand things or twist things that others post. Of course it is a good idea to get kids to read at an early in age.  For one thing, if more parents did that and had their kids read about trump's history there wouldn't be many trump supporters.  AND .......... they may not so easily misunderstand what others post.


Based on your second sentence, we are in agreement - that is the point of the topic. No need for the rest.

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Books transcends race.  But this meme didn't.


 


So what do you have against encouraging children of any race improving themselves?  Would you, and others, have complained if the example was a Caucasian?  Latino?   Asian?  No, just an excuse to insert political differences into a thread about improving oneself through knowledge?

 

Some apparently aren't interested in engaging in civil discussions but keeps wanting to create dissension.  I can attest to the power of books starting with kindergarten and using them to advance myself over the years and many topics instead of being rooted in singular politics like some here seems to be.

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Yes, perhaps more should go read some good books about trump and his history, then  there wouldn't be many trump supporters.

 


And what does Trump or politics have to do with a post about the power of books?  It is about knowledge and improving oneself through knowledge, not politics.

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the occasional success of individual effort does not excuse Republicans from supporting the new Jim Crow of unjust incarceration and disenfranchisement of voters

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@rk9152 wrote:

@ChasKy53 wrote:

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@nctarheel wrote:

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@Soosie wrote:

 

Reading is time well spent.


While, no doubt, reading helped Carson attain his chosen profession, how do you explain the following if he was so well read.

 

(1) Pyramids stored grain.

(2) If JEWS were given guns, they wouldn't have been slaughtered in the HOLOCAUST.

(3) He would not advocate a MUSLIM for PRESIDENT.

(4) People go into prison straight and come out gay.

(5) Obamacare is the worst thing since SLAVERY.

(6) Because of the "POLITICALLY CORRECT POLICE", we live in a GESTAPO AGE.

 

Wonder what "well spent time" gave him that knowledge.


If I get your point, illiteracy is the key to success.


Do YOU believe the points Ben Carson made above over and over?


I do BElIEVE that learning to READ early offers GREAT promise for the FUTURE.


You ignored the question you were asked. Why is that?


Because they are a distraction from the basic, non-racist, point that early reading is a positive for children. Much like your comments about President Trump.


Evading questions again. Ben Carson's mother must have had Ben read a lot of fantasy books for him to have formed the ridiculous points that were listed. Do you believe the pionts that Ben made? If you do I can understand you not wanting to admit it.


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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@rk9152 wrote:

@ChasKy53 wrote:

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

A white person posted a meme of a black person and said liberate yourself. I didn’t bring race into it. It was already there.

 

Why are black people disproportionately poor? They aren’t reading enough? But white people do?  Really? 


Was the advise not equally good for ALL people?

 

But to continue your point - why are blacks disproportionately poor? And, might the advice offered not help?


Why wasn't a meme posted about a poor rural white woman making her children read books? 

 

Oh .......... the poor rural white woman didn't force her child to read books so he/she grew up to be a trump supporter. ROFLMAO !!!


Is it your point that it is not a good idea to get kids (of any race) started reading early?


Sorry you so easily misunderstand things or twist things that others post. Of course it is a good idea to get kids to read at an early in age.  For one thing, if more parents did that and had their kids read about trump's history there wouldn't be many trump supporters.  AND .......... they may not so easily misunderstand what others post.


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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The meme and post wasn't necessarily about one race, but about a mother who encouraged her children achieve through knowledge.  It was a poster turning this into a racial thing. 

 

Books transcends race. 


You may have been right if the DON'T MAKE EXCUSES and DON'T BLAME were in the original meme but, alas and alack, they were not.


When a PERSON makes excuses and blames others for the outcome of their lack of action, that PERSON needs the advice given.

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Is there a need to turn something like this into something negative? Or something racial?  

It was already racial when the original poster added to a published meme(with no attribution I might add), the advice of DON'T BLAME and DON'T MAKE EXCUSES and, by use of Ben Carson's image, directed that advice toward one particular RACE.


To the rational, Ben Carson is a man. To the racist, hate filled left he is a black man.

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So....this meme tells black people to liberate themselves? That the disparate national poverty rate, 8% of whites and 20% of blacks, is because black people don’t read enough?  That they don’t work hard enough? That they blame other people? 

 

 

There are only two possible explanations as to why black people have much worse outcomes in every measure. ( i.e. black people are poorer than whites, black people have less education than whites, black people have higher unemployment than whites, black people own far less property and have far less wealth than whites, and black people have much worse health outcomes than whites) there are only two possibilities.

 

1. You either think it’s their there there is something inherently inferior about black people that causes such poor outcomes. (Explicit racism)

2.  You think it’s not their fault, instead it’s something about society that is causing such different outcomes based on race. (Structural racism)

 

 

So......this meme tells PEOPLE to give their kids a boost towards success in their lives by reading young.

 

Do you disagree??

 

So ........ it also tells PEOPLE to liberate themselves from poverty by reading a(sic) a young age.

 

Leave it to the racism of the left to think helping PEOPLE to succeed on their own is racism.



Too bad more parents didn't get their kids to read books about trump and his history. Then their kids wouldn't have grown up to be trump supporters. Smiley Wink

 

 


Do you really want to dodge the issue, play the (sic) game, and collect petty kudoes?

No, I simply tell the truth. That has a tendency to receive KUDOS, sorry that trump supporters don't realize that.


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