Nothing could be more jolting and discordant with the vision of today’s intellectuals than the fact that it was businessmen, devout religious leaders, and Western imperialists who together destroyed slavery around the world. And if it doesn’t fit their vision, it is the same to them as if it never happened.
Tag: Thomas Sowell
(1930- ) American economist, turned social theorist, political philosopher, and author. He is currently Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
I don’t understand how people who cannot predict the weather five days in advance can predict the climate decades from now.
The limits of their compassion
No matter how much people on the left talk about compassion, they have no compassion for the taxpayers.
No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems — of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind.
Inflation is in effect a hidden tax. The money that people have saved is robbed of part of its purchasing power, which is quietly transferred to the government that issues new money.
Don’t use kids as guinea pigs
Teachers who think that they have a right to use other people’s children as guinea pigs for social experiments should be fired.
Any politician that can be elected only by turning Americans against other Americans is too dangerous to be elected.
A dangerous sign of the times
One of the most pathetic — and dangerous — signs of our times is the growing number of individuals and groups who believe that no one can possibly disagree with them for any honest reason.
Education has been replaced by ideological indoctrination
Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today, but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination.
The benefits and hypocrisy of playing the slavery card
One of the many sad signs of our times is that people are not only playing the race card, they are playing the slavery card, which is supposedly the biggest trump of all. At the so-called “million man march” in Washington, poet Maya Angelou rang all the changes on slavery, at a rally billed as forward-looking and as being about black independence rather than white guilt. Meanwhile, best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza was being denounced in the media for having said that slavery was not a racist institution.Continue reading “The benefits and hypocrisy of playing the slavery card”