Thursday, April 09, 2009

Four Wise Comments

A commenter says - - -

We have now reached the truly dangerous point where we cannot even be warned about the lethal, fanatical and suicidal hatred of our society by Islamic extremists, because to do so would be politically incorrect and, in some European countries, would be a violation of the law against inciting hostility to groups.

The same commenter says - - -

Perhaps the scariest aspect of our times is how many people think in talking points, rather than in terms of real world consequences.

And this - - -

Barack Obama's favorable reception during his tour in Europe may be the most enthusiastic international acclaim for a democratic government leader since Neville Chamberlain returned from Munich in 1938, proclaiming "peace in our time."

And this - - -

How a man who holds the entire population of a country as his prisoners, and punishes the families of those who escape, can be admired by people who call themselves liberals is one of the many wonders of the human mind's ability to rationalize. Yet such is the case with Fidel Castro.


Perhaps you know or have guessed the comments are Thomas Sowell's. But their knowledge of history and good sense reminded me of the comments readers frequently make here.

Sowell's comments are found in his latest column - "Random Thoughts" - where, among other thoughts not mentioned here, there's one on how President Obama might reduce the national debt and another with some homey advice for Treasury Secretary Geithner.

Sowell's wise and always worth reading.

Hat tip: BN


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link to Sowell's musings. I think that he is right that Geithner should not make any plans for a permanent move to the DC area.

Anonymous said...

For a "first black president", Mr. Sowell would have been an excellent selection.