This week, Carson restated his belief that the pyramids were built by the biblical Joseph to store grain, and not by Egyptians to entomb their kings. He believes that Vladimir Putin, Ali Khamenei and Mahmoud Abbas attended school together in Moscow in 1968. He believes that Jews with firearms might have been able to stop the Holocaust, that he personally could stop a mass shooting, that the Earth was created in six days and that Osama bin Laden enjoyed Saudi protection after 9/11.
As against, say, the idea that raising the minimum wage won’t cause unemployment? Or, indeed, the belief that “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” isn’t one of the most frightening phrases in the English language?
Given that he’s not going to start building pyramids to store grain I think that first set might be the less frightening myself.