In Ben Carson’s new book, he describes how he stabbed a schoolmate in the abdomen for razzing him. Carson says he had a lot of anger issues and after the stabbing he learned to be calmer. The victim was probably calm for a few weeks himself. Carson’s new book is titled, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future.
“A classmate came along and began to ridicule me. I had a large camping knife in my hand and without thinking, I lunged at him, plunging the knife into his abdomen.”
Carson talked to Matt Lewis over at the Daily Caller about the incident:
I had real anger issues. I would just fly off the handle and really become quite irrational and try to hurt people with baseball bats, hammers, whatever. In this particular case, I happened to have a large camping knife. And, you know, one of my friends angered me. And I just lunged at his abdomen with the knife. Probably would have seriously injured or killed him, but he happened to have on a large metal belt buckle under his clothing, upon which the blade broke.
And, of course, he fled in terror. But I was more horrified than he was, because I realized that I was trying to kill somebody over nothing — and that I would never realize my dreams of becoming a physician. And I would end up in jail, reform school, or the grave. And I just locked myself in the bathroom and started praying …
The book also includes a few statements you don’t normally hear from a conservative, including lamenting about the amount of gay bashing that goes on this country. He also said that he identifies with Trayvon Martin:
“I can remember times when I would be walking in a white neighborhood and in short order a police car would show up, undoubtedly summoned by a concerned onlooker.”
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