Pictured (l to r): Aristotle, Alexander the X
Shorter Thomas Sowell, National Review:
“I once knew a promising young black bumbler whose professors wrote his Ph.D. He became Grand Wizard of the AfriKan KKK. Derrick Bell, in re: Obama.”
We need to rename Godwin’s Law Sowell’s Law because Thomas was calling Americans NAZIs long before the internet was!
Talk about your wingnut welfare Queen. They guy’s got an intellect of clay, but his every post is carried by three or four giant wingnut blogs. Maybe if I became a cough syrup addict? I’d love to be so revered.
Damn you, toma. I actually went and read Sowell’s “thesis” and have become disoriented. Suddenly, it’s 1960 again.
You have to love the argument by anecdote so many of our conservative hired brains embrace: “I once knew a black guy that some nice white people tried to help, and he went on to become an asshole that didn’t even say ‘thanks’ — therefore, we must impeach Obama because racism is a thing of the past”
It must be grueling for Sowell. Writing all those columns trying to convince his readers that the opinions they already have are just perfect.
The practical idea behind the ‘shorter’ is to have the captain regale you of the flora and fauna so you don’t have to get off the boat. Now you’ve got a belly full of rotten mangos and bad snapshots of the locals.
I like that Sowell has gotten so lazy. His post doesn’t even connect his targets. It’s like, “Got to tell you, some black people are jerks. My secretary is black, too.” You’re supposed to hate his secretary, I suppose. The National Review is built on fancy thinking, most of it pioneered in the 60′s, ergo your flashback/unpleasantness.
I thought you were pulling the liebrul media trick of mischaracterizing the avuncular Thomas’ argument to make him look like a dim-witted Republican hack — and lazy to boot.
But you weren’t. Now I have to live with my regret.