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Yes really interesting character and seems to talk a lot of sense. Got a couple of his books, although to my shame haven't got around to reading them as yet. 

A rare beast, somebody from a minority that doesn't accept the narrative that the entire fault rests on repression, either historical or current. 

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8 minutes ago, gilf said:

Yes really interesting character and seems to talk a lot of sense. Got a couple of his books, although to my shame haven't got around to reading them as yet. 

A rare beast, somebody from a minority that doesn't accept the narrative that the entire fault rests on repression, either historical or current. 

Watching the William F Buckley interview on YT is excellent. His voice and manner is fantastic. Also rocking that Tiny Tempah dorky black dude look back in the eighties.

Kind of bloke who if pollitics had been his thing, would have not only made a brilliant first black president of the US but a brilliant president full stop.

 

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35 minutes ago, gilf said:

Yes really interesting character and seems to talk a lot of sense. Got a couple of his books, although to my shame haven't got around to reading them as yet. 

A rare beast, somebody from a minority that doesn't accept the narrative that the entire fault rests on repression, either historical or current. 

When I was younger it was quite common.  There were no 'ethnic minorities', just people who got on with their lives, no matter the colour of their skin.  There was even actual repression in those days, but getting on with life seemed to be more important that sitting around moaning about it.

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12 minutes ago, Fischer said:

He confuses the fuck out of SJWs.

"But he's black. He should be poor, oppressed, badly educated, and have a victim mentality."

EXACTLY

A man far ahead of his time

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On 15/05/2018 at 09:36, dgul said:

When I was younger it was quite common.  There were no 'ethnic minorities', just people who got on with their lives, no matter the colour of their skin.  There was even actual repression in those days, but getting on with life seemed to be more important that sitting around moaning about it.

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In 2011, the conservative political commentator Kevin D. Williamson, reviewing The Thomas Sowell Reader for Commentary, said

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Thomas Sowell is that rarest of things among serious academics: plainspoken. ... His plain speaking also makes him dangerous, and that danger is intensified by the fact that Sowell is black. And not just black, but unassailably black: He's Southern-born, Harlem-raised, brought up poor, and the first of his family to be educated beyond the sixth grade.

If a mad scientist were to repair to his laboratory to design a machine that would make white liberals uncomfortable, that machine would be Thomas Sowell, whose input is data and whose output is socioeconomic criticism in several grades, ranging from bemused observation to thorough debunking to high-test scorn—all of which are represented in The Thomas Sowell Reader ...

Because he is black, his opinions about race are controversial. If he were white, they probably would be unpublishable. This is a rare case in which we are all beneficiaries of American racial hypocrisy. That he works in the special bubble of permissiveness extended by the liberal establishment to some conservatives who are black (in exchange for their being regarded as inauthentic, self-loathing, soulless race traitors) must be maddening to Sowell, even more so than it is for other notable black conservatives. It is plain that the core of his identity, his heart of hearts, is not that of a man who is black. It is that of a man who knows a whole lot more about things than you do and is intent on setting you straight, at length if necessary, if you'd only listen.

 

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