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Fox News contributor and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson on Monday compared American society to Nazi Germany.
“I mean, [our society is] very much like Nazi Germany,” Carson told Breitbart News, after declaring that we were living in a “Gestapo age.” “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 listed multiple aspects of America that he believes intimidates people into silence.
“And it’s because of the PC police, it’s because of politicians, it’s because of news. It’s all of these things are combining to stifle people’s conversation,” he said. “The reason that is so horrible is because the only way that 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.”
Just a month ago, Carson said at a fundraising event that America could become the next Nazi Germany because progressives want to “fundamentally change who we are.”
The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday issued a statement saying that they fact-checked Carson’s claim and found that, “America is actually NOT like Nazi Germany.”
“However, Carson (a retired neurosurgeon & Fox News contributor) IS being tested by the Republican National Committee as a top-tier presidential candidate in 2016,” DNC Press Secretary Michael Czin wrote in an email statement. “Welcome to the future of the Republican Party.”
Watch the interview via Breitbart TV: