Spare a thought for the poor people of the Hoover Institution, for they have to interact with him every day!
Thomas Sowell on Christmas Day, 2012: At least half of our society's troubles come from know-it-alls…. Some people seem to think that, if life is not fair, then the answer is to turn more of the nation's resources over to politicians…. The annual outbursts of intolerance toward any display of traditional Christmas scenes, or even daring to call a Christmas tree by its name, show that today's liberals are by no means liberal… the totalitarian mindset shows through…. The more I study the history of intellectuals, the more they seem like a wrecking crew….
If someone wrote a novel about a man who was raised from childhood to resent the successful and despise the basic values of America--and who then went on to become President of the United States--that novel would be considered too unbelievable, even for a work of fiction. Yet that is what has happened in real life…. After watching a documentary about the tragic story of Jonestown, I was struck by the utterly unthinking way that so many people put themselves completely at the mercy of a glib and warped man, who led them to degradation and destruction. And I could not help thinking of the parallel with the way we put a glib and warped man in the White House.
Protip for Thomas Sowell: the next time you write a Christmas message, why don't you study and copy John the Apostle?
Do you think it might help keep you from coming off as a psychotic troll?
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John bare witness of him, and cried, saying: "This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me."
And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ...