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Ben Carson's Mask is Off

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 7/11/2015 Lev Raphael

Ben Carson has always felt fake to me.
While people have praised his warmth and talked admiringly about how soft-spoken he is, I've watched his eyes. They've felt cold to me, reminding me of people like George Bush.


The Dalai Lama, now that's somebody soft-spoken, somebody who radiates warmth in every interview. And those eyes....
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Can you imagine the Dalai Lama saying crazy things like the Holocaust being possible thanks to
gun control laws in Germany? That's been Carson's political trademark, speaking softly no matter how outrageous and implausible his statements are.
This is a man, after all, who claims the pyramids were used to store grain, despite all archaeological evidence. And that President Obama never faced tough press scrutiny.
But now that Carson's past--as he's written and spoken about it--is under press scrutiny, the facade has dropped. What we're seeing is the man behind the mask, the man I suspected might be there.
Underneath the mask is seething anger and contempt, as seen on CNN. Why else would he have been speaking all along in that unnaturally quiet voice, as if trying to lull or even hypnotize his listeners and interviewers?

Lev Raphael is the author of 25 books in many genres which you can find on Amazon.

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