Monday, January 21, 2013

Great Quote from Sowell

Thomas Sowell thinks those who claim they want social justice really want "cosmic" justice - trying to correct for something from the cosmos.  Here's a great quote, from his book "The Quest for Cosmic Justice" (p 43):

"The only clear-cut winners in the quest for cosmic justice are those who believe in the vision it projects - a vision in which those believers are so morally and/or intellectually superior to others that their own relentless pursuit of this vision is seen as all that offers some modicum of hope to those who would otherwise be victims of the lesser people who make up the rest of society.  It is a very self-flattering vision-and hence not one easily given up."

If you haven't read "The Quest for Cosmic Justice", I highly recommend it.

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