Monday, May 14, 2007

MUST READ: Thomas Sowell's The Anger Of the Left

The Anger Of The Left

That people on the political left have a certain set of opinions, just as people do in other parts of the ideological spectrum, is not surprising. What is surprising, however, is how often the opinions of those on the left are accompanied by hostility and even hatred.

Particular issues can arouse passions here and there for anyone with any political views. But, for many on the left, indignation is not a sometime thing. It is a way of life.

How often have you seen conservatives or libertarians take to the streets, shouting angry slogans? How often have conservative students on campus shouted down a visiting speaker or rioted to prevent the visitor from speaking at all?

The source of the anger of liberals, "progressives" or radicals is by no means readily apparent. The targets of their anger have included people who are non-confrontational or even genial, such as Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

It is hard to think of a time when Karl Rove or Dick Cheney has even raised his voice but they are hated like the devil incarnate.

There doesn't even have to be any identifiable individual to arouse the ire of the left.


I dedicate this post to all our Lefty posters--I hope they read it and learn something about themselves.


Anonymous Les Ismore said...

I read this with interest. And I propose that you read it also. Especially the part about tax cuts and revenues. What Mr. Sowell leaves out of this simplistic equation is what government does while the tax cuts are effective. In the Bush administrations case, they cut taxes but increased expenditures to a point that we have a budget deficit that my children, Morgan's children and everyone else's kids will be paying for well into their own tax paying lives. The reckless bushonomics of the past 7 years will go down in history as pathetic and regretable as his foreign policy.

4:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember when Thomas Sowell wrote this, just 2 short weeks ago:

"When I see the worsening degeneracy in our politicians, our media, our educators, and our intelligentsia, I can’t help wondering if the day may yet come when the only thing that can save this country is a military coup"

A real thinker that Sowell is.

5:51 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Yes, I'm sure he was anticipating a Dem in the White House...

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...

And if that happens, do you think that would be a good alternative?

9:18 AM  

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