Once again, a pearl of great price from Sowell.
One of the problems of many fundamentally decent people is that they find it hard to understand people who are not fundamentally decent, or whose moral compass points in a different direction from theirs.As I've said many times ... and as BO said in his "Dreams" book, I think he has been VERY successful relative to his objective of tearing down "The Colonial Powers / Western Civilization" ... Sowell just says it better:
As for Barack Obama, you cannot judge any President's competence by the results of his policies, without first knowing what he was trying to achieve. Many wise and decent people assume automatically that President Obama was trying to serve the interests of America. From that standpoint, he has failed abysmally, both at home and abroad. And that should legitimately call his competence into question.
But what if his vision of the world is one in which the wealth and power of those at the top, whether at home or internationally, are deeply resented, and have been throughout his life, under the tutelage of a whole series of resenters? And what if his goal is to redress that imbalance?
Who can say that he has failed, when the fundamental institutions of this country have been successfully and perhaps irretrievably undermined, and when the positions of America and its allies on the world stage have been similarly, and even more dangerously, undermined around the world?
As for Barack Obama, you cannot judge any President's competence by the results of his policies, without first knowing what he was trying to achieve.
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