Fallout from Liberal Elitism

4 Jun

Another small bit of material from Thomas Sowell, in an essay from a few years back entitled “Human Livestock” — applicable today more than ever:

“Overcoming adversity is one of our great desires and one of our great sources of pride.  But it is something that our anointed deep thinkers strive to eliminate from our lives, through everything from grade inflation to the welfare state.

. . . . Nothing is to be earned.  ‘Self-esteem’ is to be dispensed to school children as largesse from the teacher.  Adults are to have their medical care and other necessities dispensed as largesse from the government.

. . . . This is the vision of human beings as livestock to be fed . . . and herded . . . and tended . . . by the anointed.

. . . . The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses.  It is about the egos of the elites. . . .”

Dr. Sowell is a black economist at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University.

I think he really gets to the core of issues.  What do you think?



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