Dr. Stabby: Harriet Tubman Would Turn Over In Her Grave Over Being Made The Face Of Debt Slavery

“Harriet Tubman would likely be turning over in her grave if she knew she would be the new face of American debt slavery. She would revile the cheap trick being pulled on African Americans in getting them to support this nearly bankrupt symbol of American debt. It is amazing how, just as the currency dwindles down to near worthlessness – all of a sudden the Government wants to invoke Harriet Tubman as a symbol on the twenty dollar bill.

“Constant deficit spending has reduced the value of the dollar by almost fifty percent over the last twenty years, and promises to go even lower over the next decade. In fact, by reducing the average interest rates paid on the U.S. dollar, the Federal Reserve has in essence engaged in the most massive coin-shaving operation in world history. In most major American cities, an average family needs more than twice the average wage to live reasonably. This is nothing short of slavery by a new name, decreased purchasing power.

“The cynical pandering to race, and the exploitation of a real American hero in order to mask the highway robbery being enacted by the Fed and the U.S. Government is nothing short of a disgrace. It is one thing if they want to rob the American people blind, but quite another to do it in the name of a true freedom fighter.

“Before selling out the sacred legacy of a revered American freedom fighter, we should stop and consider whether what we are getting in return is really worth it. Some things are just not for sale. And that includes the hard-won legacy of one of America’s greatest heroes. Let us not disgrace Harriet Tubman by symbolically linking her with a nearly bankrupt instrument of slavery and debt.” – Ben Carson, writing for the Independent Journal.

  • popebuck1

    But by all means, let’s keep Andrew Jackson on the bill, when he spent his career fighting against having a central bank or paper currency at all.

    • Xuuths

      Ah, yes. Slave owner Andrew Jackson. Genocidal Andrew Jackson. Hypocrite Andrew Jackson. Bank destroyer Andrew Jackson. Censured Andrew Jackson.

      • popebuck1

        Agreed on all counts. I’m just saying, if you’re going to make an “economic symbolism” argument, then keeping Jackson has even less justification than Tubman. It just goes to show how desperate they are to find ANY reason to keep Tubman off. And none of their arguments are making one bit of sense.

        • Xuuths

          Jackson is going on the back of the $20, for some unknown reason, so they don’t really get to complain. Racists can pretend that it really is the front of the bill.

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        • Cattleya1

          What kind of dressing does he serve with his word salad? I suppose Trump would appoint him secretary of incoherence.

    • The UK is putting painter JMW Turner on its 10 GBP note, so there’s that. Not everyone links money with money portraits, LOL.

    • GayOldLady

      What Andrew Jackson did to Native Americans is perhaps the biggest slam on his so-called legacy.

  • edrex

    Seems to me like the more Harriet Tubmans you have, the less in debt you are. But I’m no economist.

    • barracks9

      I wonder if in his mind he thinks that only “those people” carry cash.

      • clay

        “Gold! it’s God’s currency.”

  • Necessitas

    Huh?

    • Soren456

      Ditto.

      (And not in the Limbaugh sense.)

  • oikos
    • CB

      Never get tired of that pic. Always makes me laugh. And so often needed.

    • Craig S

      I heart asshole bunny

  • Mark

    says the guy who is sucking money out of his pacs…..

  • Mark McGovern

    Whew; and he was a presidential candidate. The man is insane.

    • Necessitas

      I understand less after having read it than I did before.

      • oikos

        We’re all a bit dumber for having read it.

        • Necessitas

          I think it actually damaged me.

          • Bad Tom

            Perhaps you can sue. He has money from all the primary book deals and speaking fees.

          • Necessitas

            He needs a warning label…

      • Craig Howell

        As I think Mark Twain once observed: “He’s one of those people who cannot open their mouths without subtracting from the sum total of human knowledge.”

      • Steverino

        It sounds like Ron and Rand Paul must have given him the Cliff’s Notes version of Austrian Economics for Dummies, but even then he didn’t get the concepts quite right.

        • Jerry

          No, he didn’t even mention returning to the gold standard…

    • PLAINTOM

      Have you not seen the GOP Presidential candidates this year ? Scary but there were others just as crazy.

  • Good Shot Green

    He cray.

    • Gaiboi66

      You didn’t add the other “cray” you see, that makes it official!

      Oh…and diabolically so.

  • bkmn

    I wish that was all we would hear from him again.

    • 2karmanot

      Thank you. I wondered what happened to Christie.

      • clay

        Not to worry, New Jersey’s primary is coming up.

  • oikos
  • Stev84

    So why is he a Republican?

  • Christ. What an asshole.

  • Xuuths

    Such stupidity. Clear evidence of brain damage.

  • Randy Left Brooklyn

    Once again Dr. Carson demonstrates a complete ignorance of economics. If he would like to give away all of that worthless currency he should do so. To conflate the value of the currency with the person whose portrait appears on it is truly mindboggling. We have no problem getting the dollar accepted in countries around the world.

    Wages could be increased so that people get paid more than minimum wage. No new laws required.

    • Mark McGovern

      One would wonder how many Tubmans “Bathrobe Jesus” put him back…

  • Michael Smith

    If American currency is nearly worthless, then why does so much of the world still rely on it?

  • PickyPecker
    • oikos
      • ColdCountry

        That may be pushing it a bit. Well…. Maybe not….

      • Todd20036

        He was someone you loved to laugh at. Similar to Dr. Stabby, but at least Burns never ran for higher office.

        • popebuck1

          I can totally see him running for office once he got back to his practice in Fort Wayne. The mental-health discharge from the Army might hurt him in a tough race, but hell, it’s Indiana. Chances are the Democrats might not even run anyone against him.

    • Sk3ptic

      It really takes the most disgusting of human beings to argue against honoring someone on currency. Especially if that someone had a major role in making that human’s success possible.

    • Capritaur

      Rocket scientists, you’re next!

  • TexasBoy

    Having a $20 bill means you are a slave to debt?

    • clay

      It’s as if he thinks it’s a credit card.

    • BobSF_94117

      If he was going to complain about anything, you’d think he’d claim owning a $20 bill was active participation in the illicit drug economy.

    • Dead Giveaway

      No.

      The Federal Reserve, a private institution, prints money at interest to the Federal Government (and its people) to create perpetual debt to the central bank as it is impossible for the Federal Government to ever repay anything borrowed from the Federal Reserve.

      Any newly printed money (also loaned at interest) devalues all existing money. That’s what he’s referring to. It’s not about possessing $20, it’s about having her face printed on something that is essentially the modern day equivalent of slavery through perpetual debt.

      He’s not wrong, but he’s still a shithead and a psychopath.

  • PickyPecker
    • Exatron

      The easy part was getting the brain out.

      The hard part was getting the brain *out*

    • MarkOH

      Now he’s another Sarah palin

      • David L. Caster

        Virtually.

        • Chicago joe

          Oh, there’s no virtue involved there…..

    • Jerry

      No, understanding finance isn’t his strong suit either…”currency dwindling down to near worthlessness…” The value of the dollar, compared to foreign currencies, is valued higher now than when Bush was president. And the runaway inflation, constantly predicted by RWNJ “experts” since Obama became president, which would actually devalue the currency, hasn’t remotely happened.

  • The_Wretched

    Having cash is not debt. I see he’s wasted no time is getting back to being a paid shill…not that he really stopped

  • Gustav2

    This is pure Armstrong Williams.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Michael Smith

    That makes as much sense as saying that a twenty dollar bill makes you a slave to the ATM.

  • Kate

    I love the hypocrisy evident when the GOP tries to convince the masses that money is a bad thing.

    • Todd20036

      Or when they try to convince people that the democrats are doing something racist.

    • Jerry

      Well, if they succeed in convincing the masses of that, it makes their policies easier to pass, which of course transfer more money from the lower classes to the already wealthy.

  • Prion

  • Mike in Texas

    Off his meds …

  • Prion

    ..,

  • Prion

    .,.

    • NancyP

      Cute!

  • Prion

    ooops. hmmm – can’t delete posted pics in edit…

  • PickyPecker

    and now a moment for the members of our community who are true art lovers…..
    http://esq.h-cdn.co/assets/15/46/1447168931-ben-carson-house.png

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    I love it when they get their panties on a bunch over “deficit spending” while conveniently ignoring who easily tripled the deficit. But that’s ok. Hon. It is not as if you’ll ever be president.

  • Michael Smith

    Every time Ben Carson speaks, I’m reminded of the television show Scrubs and the Dr. Cox rants about how dumb surgeons are.

  • oikos
    • Michael Smith

      I stubbed my toe the other night. Clearly it was the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.

      • oikos

        Ramen!

    • Necessitas

      He needs apocaholics anonymous.

  • Megrim Twist

    That’s some End Times bullshit up in there.

  • fuow

    Wow. Just, like, wow. And this is one of the brighter rethugs.

    • kanehau

      He is?

      • fuow

        Yeah. We’re still talking single-digit IQ, though.

  • Michael Rush

    It’s possible that if she were here today Harriet Tubman would slap some sense into your ignorant ass.

  • JustSayin’

    Says the man with several million instruments of debt in the bank.

    He also fails to understand the irony that castigating deficit spending is an indictment of cutting taxes on the wealthy while demanding the middle class pay those debts for them.

  • CB

    Stupid. Just plain stupid. Oh and ignorant, hateful and media-trolling.

  • PickyPecker
    • 2karmanot

      Stabby needs a Snickers!

  • Blake Jordan

    His history as a brain surgeon was fabricated, or syphilis has eaten away at the good mind he must of had back then…

  • hdtex

    Somebody’s been to the Sarah Palin School of Word Saladry!!!

  • RealityBass

    Who is this guy again?

    • hdtex

      Nobody.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    “In most major American cities, an average family needs more than twice the average wage to live reasonably.”

    It’s almost as if living in a location where there is a high demand for things leads to higher prices… also known as capitalism. So, Carson thinks capitalism is bad?

    • Xuuths

      Does he know how stupid he sounds when he misunderstands the difference between minimum wage and average wage? They are not the same thing.

  • ExGayTherapyKills

    Remember, slaves do not own guns.

  • Oh… so that’s what an Uncle Tom looks like. I’ve always wondered.

    • JustSayin’

      In about 5 years he will look like Step n’ FetchIt.

  • RainbowPhoenix

    He’s a doctor in neurosurgery, not economics.

    • Xuuths

      Former doctor, clearly suffering from brain damage.

  • kanehau

    “It is amazing how, just as my relevance dwindles down to near worthlessness…”

    FTFY

  • Richard B

    More deep revelations from the man that enlightened us that the real reason the Egyptians built their pyramids was for grain silos.

  • billbear1961

    Oh, Jesus, just STFU!

  • Octavio

    Now Uncle Ben is a great leader of African ‘Murikuhns rights where the dig meets the nigity? Yah, fer shur. I ain’t buying it.

  • i love you more than pancakes, Joe. but really? Stabby deserves nothing. no attention whatsoever. if you see his name on some news report, read something else. he’s is a nobody now, and deserves to be treated as such. if you want drama and excitement from a powerless black person, call me! mine is much more interesting than his.

    • JaniceInToronto

      Bet you charge less for brain surgery too!

      If I was a former patient of his I’d be having my brain examined to see just what the fuck he did in there. Scary.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        If you were a former patient of his you would be rolling in your grave.

    • CJAS

      Carson has power. He serves as cover for racist Republican outrage. Thus the published editorials.

      • puppets may be paid, but they don’t have the power.

        • CJAS

          Access to the media and considerable unearned wealth and seems like power.

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    Damn. Maybe he could figure it out if he wasn’t a slave to all this right-wing, ideological bullshit…

  • JaniceInToronto

    I thought they put him back in his cage after he dropped out of the race.
    Who let him out again?

    Perhaps a kickstarter campaign to buy him a new leash is in order…

    • David L. Caster

      A large animal crate would be sufficient.

  • Luther Kreiger

    Hey Stabby the Clown! If those twenties are all so “worthless” I will gladly take them all off your hands, and at no charge! I mean, you’ve been saddled with thousands more since your “campaign,” haven’t you?

  • GeoffreyPS

    Translation: I’m going to pander to my side by accusing the other side of pandering.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    So much stupid in Carson’s word-vomit.

    I suppose this could be easily interpreted as Ben Carson supporting the Democrat’s initiative to increase minimum wage.

    And Ben honey, if American money is nearly bankrupt instrument of slavery and debt, then why don’t you give all yours to me?

  • LovesIrony

    oh come on Ben, you would almost hit Harriet Tubman with a hammer.

  • zhera

    We all know he wouldn’t have used the word ‘slavery’ in his rant if it’d been about a white person.

    Shameful.

    And he’s probably against the raise of the minimum wage, programs to help poor people and women’s rights in general. But hey, he’s a black man calling something in the modern day slavery; that must mean he’s like super smart and stuff!!1!!

  • Treant

    Oh, heavens. No, I’m pretty sure Harriet Tubman would be happy we honor her work and her life by putting her on the money–money which is no longer used to buy and sell people wholesale.

    That latter point would probably be far more important to her than any recognition, since she didn’t seek much of that in her life.

  • Gaymurcan

    First, he doesn’t really know who Harriet Tubman is. Second, he never refuses money in any form no matter who’s portrayed. Third, he’s irrelevant.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Ben, don’t like deficit spending? Then raise taxes back to where they were 20 years ago.

    • clay

      The Dollar is back to the most valued large currency in the world, but he’s squacking about it being worthless.

  • jayjonson

    For someone who thinks American currency is worthless, he spends a lot of time collecting it, conning poor people to send money to support his delusional campaign. Since American money is worthless, he should at least give his book away instead of charging for it.

    • clay

      makes me wonder what HIS debt load is?

    • Reality.Bites

      Bernie’s campaign was delusional. Carson’s was a deliberate scam

  • TJay229

    .

  • Steverino

    Carson is confused. The proposal isn’t to put Tubman’s portrait on a credit card, and one would think he would be more worried about a move toward a cashless society possibly making the new $20 note obsolete even before it hits the BEP printing presses.

  • Still crazy after all these years. . . .

  • The_Wretched

    Not to comment on his appearance or anything but his nails are perfect.

  • Merv99

    It’s sobering to think that this kook was once the GOP frontrunner. That being said, the the inflation statistics used to set interest rates do seem to systematically underweight segments such as housing. Interest rates should be much higher right now.

    • sherman

      Michelle Bachmann and Herman Cain were once GOPpy frontrunners, and Sarah Palin was their VP nominee.

      The Republicons set the bar so low all it takes is a pulse.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I just….nope……

    http://i.imgur.com/oP0adX1.gif

  • Ben Carson is certifiably bat-shit crazy.

  • shellback

    Jealous much?

  • Henry Horton

    Right on Dr. S. (This oughta get my fag card rescinded!)

  • KnownDonorDad

    Money’s only good when you get lots of it in a vanity run for POTUS.

  • Rod Steely

    He really is a complete idiot isn’t he?

    • David L. Caster

      Seems to be. He’s almost certainly on drugs.

      • Rod Steely

        Drugs would make sense. I go with idiot!

  • Traxley Launderette

    Ben Carson, stop saying things.

  • Is he just making sh*t up or is he getting help?

    • David L. Caster

      I’m guessing it’s the help.

    • Friday

      Two writing styles in that piece. Someone’s using him for a talking head.

  • what the actual, white jesus, Fuck did i just read?

  • Hank

    Poor, poor Benny…. he is OFF his MEDS again!!! (Does anyone think, that his monotone OVERLY calm demeanor was Natural???)

  • coram nobis

    The Yankee dollar seems to be doing pretty well of late.

    http://www.federalreserve.gov/Releases/H10/current/

  • BearEyes

    he should be complaining about the ongoing destruction of the middle class since Reagan instead

  • MrRobotoLA

    If he’d like to transfer some of his millions worth of debt slavery into my bank account, I’ll happily relieve him of that moral burden.

    • GayOldLady

      Man, that’s a great point. Go ahead Ben, if you don’t want that money we’ll gladly take it.

  • GayOldLady

    OK, is there any remaining reason to doubt that Ben Carson is an idiot savant who’s addicted to Ambien?

    • Friday

      The fact there’s two writing styles in that piece he ‘wrote?’

  • Balderdashing

    Harriet told him so through his Ouija board, so it must be true.

    • lymis

      Yes, but he thought she said “debt” when she really spelled “idiot.”

  • Porkie

    Let me guess ..’Cause Harriet Trubman did not believe that black people should be paid for their labours…cause balancing a household budget is so dificult it should be left to white folks?…..I am pretty sure he’s about as wrong as wrong can be.

  • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Wait, what?

    • RyanInIllinois

      All this points out to me is that all of the great Republicans have been dead for at least 100 years.

    • Sk3ptic

      A meme created by some drooling dipshit who never got the memo that 19th century Republicans and Democrats essentially traded ideology over the very issues Harriet Tubman represents.

    • Friday

      I really don’t know how these eedjits think not-being-as-racist in other centuries somehow justifies trying to be *more* racist now.

  • 2karmanot

    Is Dr. Stabby working the Catskills now?

  • SilasMarner

    Man, this fool just HAS to get his face and name in the news by saying anything stupid and crazy. SMH

  • Gene Perry

    A little ironic, perhaps, that a woman who most likely actually had a $20 bill in her own pocket will now have her pix on one!

  • Cherry

    So he gives away his book and did not make a salary when he was a doctor? What the hell is he talking about? He doesn’t use 20’s?

  • Mark_in_MN

    So, clearly the crazy wasn’t an act to become president.

  • PLAINTOM

    If putting Tubman’s face on the twenty is somehow insulting HER then aren’t we insulting all the old dead white guys by keeping their likeness on currency. Logic dictates we remove all the old dead white guys so we won’t be insulting them. More importantly we need to remove ” In God We Trust ” from the currency since this is a obvious insult to the God.

  • Ninja0980

    How could someone so stupid become a brain surgeon?

    • Reality.Bites

      You’re acting as if he actually wrote that

  • Veylon

    Although he kind of has a couple points, I have to wonder why he’s a member of the party that’s nostalgic for slavery. There’s a good chunk of Conservatives that would view Tubman as a thief.

  • BobSF_94117

    I don’t see Stabby throwing away all the symbols of debt slavery he has in his possession.

  • CottonBlimp

    Jesus, Ben, they’re just updating the 20 dollar bill. This isn’t fucking political.

  • Jafafa Hots

    I’m starting a petition to have Ben Carson’s image put on the face of Chuck E Cheese tokens.

    • Deacon Phreque

      Sign me up!

  • Professor Barnhardt

    If he thinks his twenty-dollar bills are worthless, he can send them to me.

  • 1Truth1

    Carson is just an old fashioned sell-out racist dick.

  • Macbill

    Carson can give me all those crumby paper money thingies he has in his wallet and I’ll get rid of them for him.

    • djcoastermark

      Give me enough so I can fill my grain silo pyramid thingy up.

  • No, Mental Ben. If a person were capable of post-death rotation, she would’ve spun like a top to hear an African American man — a man who is not a slave, a college educated surgeon and a man of privilege — describe access to health insurance to be equal to slavery itself.

  • The stupid is strong with this one……

  • Deacon Phreque

    I wonder what tune Ben would sing for us if we slapped some chains on him? What an idiot.

  • JVB

    Uncle Tom here needs to STFU.

  • Chris Baker

    If you don’t want your worthless money, please send it my way. Thanks!

  • Acronym Jim

    Personally, I think Tubman would be spinning in her grave because Carson is being held out by the Republicans as a deep thinker. Heck, she would probably be spinning in her grave because today’s Republicans are her era’s states-righters.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Um…no. No, I don’t think Ms. Tubmann would be mad. Also, why does Dr. Stabby hate our great nation? Maybe he should move.

  • delk

    You know Ben, before you destroyed your reputation ran for president the average person may have given a fuck about what you think.

  • M Jackson

    Dr. Mumbles has his priorities in order with this one. After all, the value of our currency is of utmost importance to a worthless grifter.

  • Gianni

    Dear Ben, You continue to make an awful lot of noise, but little sense. This is much ado about nothing. You’re seriously reminding me of our National Twit – Sarah Palin. She likes to regularly spout off about things she really knows little of, but the news thinks is worthwhile reporting. You two should get together and pop off at the same time. Now, THAT back and forth inane yammering would be worth watching just for its entertainment value. Who could sound more stupid? We could vote online.

  • You know what, this isn’t even worth mocking.

    I can’t wait for my new twenties and Jackson’s ass better not be on it.

  • JT

    Harriet Tubman would turn over in her grave at the thought of a black guy making such a buffoon of himself and opposing what he should support and supporting what he should oppose.

  • Guess

    I propose Grace Jones instead, to promote being a Slave to the Rhythm.

  • Benjemimah Carson

    Harriet Tubman would cut you, fool.

  • Matthew Delemos

    Has he been licking his Klingon Jesus painting?

  • CCleverly

    Your making no cents Stubby.

  • Robincho

    For something “dwindling down to near worthlessness,” Stabby certainly grubs around and grifts for his share of it. And these cannot be his words written for the Independent Journal. This is the douche who can’t recognize that “poverbs” is misspelled when it’s etched into granite on the mantel in his own fucking house. And he has no fucking idea who Harriet Tubman even was…

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