Thomas Sowell is a well-known writer and thinker in economic circles. Whether one agrees with his views or not, he has seen much, written prolifically, and influenced many people to think about major social and political issues. When he says something, especially about a major social issue, it is worth looking into.
One of the points that Shoebat.com has been expressing is concern over the increase in socialist rhetoric, regardless of the emphasis (international or national), and are warning that at the current point in public discourse, the future of the US appears to be a choice between what type of socialism is going to be enforced as opposed to if socialism will be a force or not.
Sowell made similar remarks recently, saying that he believes the US may eventually do this:
Thomas Sowell, a living legend in the field of economics, says he fears the U.S. may eventually succumb to the siren song of socialism.
The author of “Basic Economics,” “The Vision of the Anointed,” “The Quest for Cosmic Justice” and numerous other books said the U.S. may very well go down a path of financial ruin due to “wonderful-sounding” rhetoric.
Mr. Sowell, a Marxist in his youth, made the remarks Tuesday while appearing with Fox Business Network’s David Asman.
“I do have a great fear that, in the long run, we may not make it,” Mr. Sowell said. “I hate to say that. The one thing that keeps me from being despairing is that we don’t know. There are so many things that we can’t possibly know. And so, we may make it, but I wouldn’t bet on it.”
The author said that time and time again, people adopt willful ignorance regarding socialism’s track record around the world.
“So many people today, including in the leading universities, don’t pay much attention to evidence,” he said. “When you see people starving in Venezuela and fleeing into neighboring countries and realize that this is a country that once had the world’s largest oil reserves, you realize that they’ve ruined a very good prospect with ideas that sounded good but didn’t turn out well.
Now it is important to note that “the answer” to this is not going to be found in economics, politics, culture, or killing people who are “bad.” The answer is found in philosophy, and specifically because of the systematic rejection of the fullness of Christian truth in its entirety and a persistent refusal to align oneself to it, instead choosing to make war against it as though it were an enemy or alien force that needed to be regulated, twisted, distorted, and eventually reduced to a social group of voluntary association with no power at all save to echo the cultural zeitgeist.
That said, now is not so much the time to attempt to change this course of events, for it has already been chosen. It is the time to make preparations for what is coming, and to be ready when nightfall arrives.