Thomas Sowell, “The Point Of No Return?”
Is it possible to roll back big Government and reclaim our liberty, or are we at the point of no return?
THE TASK AT HAND
It is possible but it is going to take a lot of work and time. Brainwashing the public into believing that an all-knowing and benevolent Government is where all the answers lie, has happened over multiple decades. It can’t be rolled back in a few election cycles. The public has to be educated about the superiority of individual liberty and free market capitalism over Government omnipotence and crony capitalism. The education system, the media, and pop culture have slowly eroded the ideals on which our country was founded. It is up to each of us to take on the task of reeducating the public, especially the younger generation, about individual liberty and free market economics. Start with the people you know, but don’t beat them over the head, they don’t understand these concepts. The best way to get people to open their minds is to lead them to the door and let them walk through it. They have to think they’ve figured it out on their own, or they will resist.
KNOWLEDGE IS YOUR BEST TOOL
The battle for freedom has to be fought every day. Like the minute men during the American Revolution, each of us has to be ready to defend liberty and free market economics when each opportunity presents itself. Continue to read and learn about these subjects, because your knowledge of these subjects is the most important tool you possess in the battle for freedom.
Read this article by Thomas Sowell, titled “Socialists or Fascist?”
Here are some quotes from the article.
“What socialism, fascism and other ideologies of the left have in common is an assumption that some very wise people — like themselves — need to take decisions out of the hands of lesser people, like the rest of us, and impose those decisions by government fiat.”
“The left’s vision is not only a vision of the world, but also a vision of themselves, as superior beings pursuing superior ends. In the United States, however, this vision conflicts with a Constitution that begins, “We the People….”
“…….The self-flattery of the vision of the left also gives its true believers a huge ego stake in that vision, which means that mere facts are unlikely to make them reconsider, regardless of what evidence piles up against the vision of the left, and regardless of its disastrous consequences.”
“Only our own awareness of the huge stakes involved can save us from the rampaging presumptions of our betters, whether they are called socialists or fascists. So long as we buy their heady rhetoric, we are selling our birthright of freedom.”
- Random Thoughts And Other Thoughts by Thomas Sowell. (austrianaddict.com)
- The Fallacy Of Redistribution. by Thomas Sowell. (austrianaddict.com)
- Vision Of The Anointed. by Thomas Sowell. (austrianaddict.com)