People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
Benedict Arnold was a war hero, wounded in battle -- before he turned against his country. Hitler was likewise a decorated and wounded veteran of the First World War. Being a war hero is not a lifetime "get out of jail free" card, exempting you from responsibility for what you do thereafter.
Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.
There are few talents more richly rewarded with both wealth and power, in countries around the world, than the ability to convince backward people that their problems are caused by other people who are more advanced.
Saturday, February 28, 2004
I love Thomas Sowell's "Random Thoughts" columns. Here are some gems from his latest compilation.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 8:21 AM