Ben Carson wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas

By Dennis Hartley

A brain is only capable of what it could conceive; and it couldn’t conceive what it hasn’t experienced.

-Graham Greene, from Brighton Rock

No one, it seems,  is exempt from Mr. Greene’s axiom, not even a brain surgeon.  Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson brought this home a few days ago in a Fox News interview, with his comments regarding what he “would have done” had he been present at the scene of the recent mass shooting in Oregon.  As I was pondering what could possibly be going through his mind, a scene from Bob Clark’s 1983 film, A Christmas Story, popped into my head:

For a guy who knows everything there is to know about the human brain, it  appears he still has much to learn about having a heart.

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