Thomas Sowell today:
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, â€œprogressivesâ€ 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 doesnâ€™t even have to be any identifiable individual to arouse the ire of the left. â€œTax cuts for the richâ€ is more than a political slogan. It is incitement to anger.
Thomas Sowell two weeks ago:
When I see the worsening degeneracy in our politicians, our media, our educators, and our intelligentsia, I canâ€™t help wondering if the day may yet come when the only thing that can save this country is a military coup
Keep in mind that the Sowell’s military takeover will be more in sorrow than anger… not that that will make the bayonets any less pointy.