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More wisdom in random thoughts

30 Dec 2014 1 comment

Dr. Sowell serves us some pithy observations that deserve serious consideration here.  Some of the better ones to whet your appetite:

It tells us a lot about academia that the president of Smith College quickly apologized for saying, "All lives matter," after being criticized by those who are pushing the slogan, "Black lives matter." If science could cross breed a jellyfish with a parrot, it could create academic administrators.

Has anyone asked the question, "How could so many people across the country spend so much time at night marching, rioting and looting, if they had to get up and go to work the next morning?"

Hillary Clinton’s idea that we have to see the world from our adversaries’ point of view — and even "empathize" with it — is not new. Back in 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain said, "I have realized vividly how Herr Hitler feels." Ronald Reagan, however, made sure our adversaries understood how we felt. Reagan’s approach turned out a lot better than Chamberlain’s.

There are few modest talents so richly rewarded — especially in politics and the media — as the ability to portray parasites as victims, and portray demands for preferential treatment as struggles for equal rights.

If anyone in the mainstream media is at a loss for what New Year’s resolution to make, try this: Stop "spinning" or censoring stories about race, and try telling the plain truth, if only for the novelty of it.

Stupidity on display…

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

A poignant reality check

16 Dec 2014 1 comment

 

Cf. Dr. Sowell’s more verbal reality check here.