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MIKE MASTERSON: Radiating Sowell

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By Mike Masterson

This article was published May 20, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

We each have favorite writers, those whose thoughts and opinion we value for their relevance and truthful insight. While tastes will vary because of ideologies, especially the radical beliefs, I've always been drawn to those who espouse common sense backed by undeniable wisdom.

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WhododueDiligence says... May 20, 2018 at 10:29 a.m.

"The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state."
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This is bizarre hyperbole piled on top of anti-historical willful ignorance. It's amazing Sowell or Masterson or anyone else would believe such blatant nonsense. And Masterson thinks this comes from America's "unapologetic conscience." Unapologetic, yes. Conscience, no. In the real world it's clear that slaves were bought and sold and possessed and often abused without regard for the black family. Slaves died at such high rates that they were often rented--without regard for the black family--to avoid ownership risks.
This quoted statement is an attempt to reduce the family break-ups and other horrors of centuries of slavery and the Jim Crow aftermath to just another cheap, cutesy little mindless partisan political slogan.

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Kofcguy says... May 20, 2018 at 12:03 p.m.

Truth.

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Kofcguy says... May 20, 2018 at 12:07 p.m.

Thomas Sowell speaks truth. I have been an admirer for many years. I feel blessed to be alive at the same time as he. As an Army brat, I also enjoy his military stories. Even his Economics book is interesting. Very enlightening.

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mrcharles says... May 20, 2018 at 12:45 p.m.

Pure vomit.but what do you expect of analysis of a primate who thinks there are angels looking out for us. Perhaps he needs to go to children's hospital.

Cares about a creek but not people. Life is tough so once your born. If you die that's the way it's go.

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mozarky2 says... May 20, 2018 at 12:53 p.m.

"The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state."
Truer words were never spoken. Yes, slavery was truly an American Holocaust, but we took the slaves away from the democrats. Then the blacks voluntarily went back to the plantation.
Voices like those of Thomas Sowell, Candace Owens, and even Kanye West will, hopefully, lead them off of the democrat plantation for a second time, for good.

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GeneralMac says... May 20, 2018 at 1:45 p.m.

One of MM's better columns !

Thanks for sharing the wisdom of Dr Thomas Sowell with us.

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GeneralMac says... May 20, 2018 at 1:49 p.m.

and Dr Thomas Sowell could say all that w/o ending it with a deliberate , clenched mouth, arrogant monkey face made at us.

Barack HUSSEIN Obama could have learned a lot in manners and human decency by watching Dr Thomas Sowell.

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TimberTopper says... May 20, 2018 at 5:21 p.m.

LOL!, I see where the head Klansman from Harrison had to put in his regular dig at Obama. PrincessMac, since you have stated an opinion, I'll give you one back. As the value of you mental capacity is known by your words, and your hate for at least one race other than your own, is well displayed, it is my opinion that you are wasting good air. You are but a thief taking the rank of another that you have not earned, so from this day forward that thief will become "your entitlement" as you act as if you are entitled, which is worse than those you accuse of having those feelings. PrincessEntitlementMac, has a ring to it, huh.

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GeneralMac says... May 20, 2018 at 7:02 p.m.

I never once read where Dr Thomas Sowell felt it necessary to claim a Black thug as his hypothetical son just to prove he was Black.

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mozarky2 says... May 20, 2018 at 7:27 p.m.

A little off-topic, perhaps, but who cares? There always room anywhere for a hilarious story like this.
From The New York Post's editorial board:
Hillary Clinton headlined her first post-2016 fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee this week, which should help the DNC pay its bills to . . . her.
Clinton, you see, is insisting the Democratic Party pay her group, Onward Together, $1.65 million for access to the Hillary for America email list, voter data and software from the 2016 campaign. And that, The Intercept reports, is on top of the more than $700,000 the DNC has already paid to rent the list.
Indeed, the Republican National Committee notes (meow!) that Clinton only did this first fundraiser after the DNC stopped its payments to Onward Together because it’s basically out of cash.
With no more campaigns to run and a hefty personal fortune (plus a flush family foundation), Clinton could easily stop charging the party she led off a cliff, and even rebate what she has already collected — and plenty of Democrats want her to do just that.
“It would be a Christian thing to do,” at-large DNC member Brian Wahby wistfully told the Huffington Post.
But this is the same Hillary Clinton whom Democrats chose as their nominee, and she’s clearly not done making them pay for it.

And, the ultimate irony: Using the terms "Christian" and DNC member in the same sentence!

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