With all the Donald Trump hoopla sadly nowhere near subsiding, the rise of Trump's fellow Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has been a bit of a surprise. Though his recent attempts at procuring some sort of seemingly unlikely cosign from Kanye West have dominated headlines, his continued thoughts on Adolf Hitler and company should obviously take greater precedence. Delivered with his unique brand of lackadaisical indifference, Carson's latest thoughts on Hitler reflect an unsettling pattern for the esteemed neurosurgeon and not-esteemed politician.
"If people don't speak up for what they believe, then other people will change things without them having a voice," Carson said during a campaign event in New Hampshire, according to CNN. "Hitler changed things there and nobody protested. Nobody provided any opposition to him." Carson also took aim at the fact that many people believe that a Hitler situation could never happen in America. "I beg to differ," Carson retorted. "If you go back and look at the history of the world, tyranny and despotism and how it starts, it has a lot to do with control of thought and control of speech." When reporters asked Carson to elaborate on who exactly was "Hitler" in his comparison, Carson declined. "I'm not going to go into that that. I think that example is pretty clear."
Perhaps feeling that a simple Hitler reference wasn't quite enough to inspire his fellow Republicans to really get their heads in the game, Carson then transitioned into a criticism of "political correctness," suggesting such attitudes would eventually inspire the rise of a Hitleresque regime. "That's the problem that I have with political correctness," said Carson. "It keeps people from expressing themselves. And it's the expression, the conversation, that leads to solutions. Keeping everybody silent while you change the fabric of society is not what America was supposed to be about."
Thankfully, Carson's statements were delivered while debuting facial expressions such as this: