Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Verbal Dexterity of the LEFT

Verbal dexterity plays a key role in insulating the vision of the anointed from the vicissitudes of mere facts.  Through the magic of definitions, no one can ever catch AIDS by “casual contact” and no one will ever be murdered by a “homeless” person.  Any newly discovered way by which someone catches AIDS will then be removed from the category of “casual contact” and any homeless person who commits murder will thereafter be referred to in the media as a “transient” or a “drifter”—but not “homeless.

Thomas Sowell, "The Vision of the Anointed," pg.243

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