Black People : Uncommon Knowledge: Thomas Sowell on the Vulgar Pride of Intellectuals

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    This is an excellent video for those who really understand what's being said.
     
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    I made it to the first 10 minutes. I'll come back later and watch a few minutes more. The conversation was not so much "boring" as "so what?"

    But then this was only the first 10 minutes. Other than "like" can anyone say what THEY got out of it?
     
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    exactly.
     
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    Euuuu, the "Vulgar pride of the intellectual." :lol:
     
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    I just finished checking your profile.. (http://destee.com/index.php?members/kadijah.35973/) .. and it seems that almost every one of your posts is chock full of conflict and division and drama or some sort of criticism of black people.. whether it be the person in the subject of a thread.. or the thread creator. It appears that you are here to disrupt and to spread your disdain. Of course, that's nothing new.. any site aimed at black people is a target for disruption.

    The tag line for destee.com says, "We Are About Loving, Encouraging, Embracing, Teaching and Building With Black People. No Hate Allowed"

    That pretty much covers why I'm here.. why are you here?
     
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    Though Thomas Sowell’s perspective is somewhat relevant isn’t he very obviously an intellectual too as exemplified by his contrast of Schlesinger with Ronald Reagan re the collapse of the Soviet Union which was not simply Marxism failing, which is what people who have never been there believe, don’t they?

    The Humpty Dumpty that was the Soviet Union was repeatedly knifed in the back and then executed wasn’t it, because as a Marxist monolith it had very efficiently stifled the aspirations of a new generation of very very greedy internal PARASITES whose only goal was extravagant wealth, or have you missed the manner in which Oligarchs have subsequently seized and literally become billionaires by grabbing state assets?

    Didn’t Gorbachev and his clique of the USSR’s socio-economic elite/leadership become entranced by the West’s mass media hype/spin/propaganda onslaught [as underlined by the way they pillaged Ethiopia only to subsequently betray/sell out Menghistu’s nuclear bomb program/ambition to militarily secure the African continent to the West] while being unable to restrain/control/marginalize or stop the so very very rabid/elitist capitalists as opposed to Marxists/Socialists that evolved from the Communist system’s 65 years of administrating the USSR?

    While being shown around Moscow in 1992 [by easily the most self centred/elitist capitalist PARASITE that I’ve ever known/a Russian associate/friend] I was genuinely amazed by him pointing out the location of the black market warehouses for various goods.

    When I challenged him as to why these so obviously subversive enterprises were so widespread can you imagine my surprise when he said, “We have to bribe officials to create the shortages because within the SYSTEM we can’t make any BIG MONEY”?

    Despite Stalin’s widespread culls/attempt at social engineering isn’t it obvious that new generations of predatory capitalist sharks had evolved and were covertly/overtly stabbing the USSR’s attempt at Marxism in the back [whereas aren’t Cuba’s and China’s PARASITES still slashing away in hope TODAY]?

    Had Thomas Sowell actually been there [as opposed to so staunchly projecting and promoting 10th or 100th hand information which is exactly what most INTELLECTUALS do], maybe he wouldn’t be completely ignoring the fact that the USSR’s attempt at state communism didn’t so much“implode” as usually projected and promoted in the West’s mass media, wasn’t it mugged and repeatedly knifed/murdered by elitist extremely greedy internal PARASITES [one of whom I know personally]?

    Isn’t Medvedev Putin’s puppet as opposed to anyone else’s and did the USA/Western Power Elite truly intend to ease the pressure on Russia’s finances when they decided to pillage Iraq in 2001, with the subsequent increase in oil prices giving Putin [fits in where exactly/for or against the current status quo] the option to pay most of the Scumbags he was probably going to have to exterminate to GO AWAY abroad [but they always have to behave wherever they are as they KNOW the penalty for subversion is death]?

    Isn’t ANYONE who genuinely believes they are not programmed;
    graphically illustrating that their programming is COMPLETE?
     
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    To share knowledge, certainly not to pretend knowledge I don't have nor to swap ignorances. Your comments and downright nastiness simply because I asked a question that anyone who has watched the video could answer in a couple sentences :thinking: is hardly about "love, encouragement, embracing".... and certainly not about teaching (except hate for people who aren't knee-jerk or hi-five from the safety of the herd) NOR building with black people. Take heed to the "No hate allowed," for when you figuratively..... and arrogantly... throw another's (not even opinion) QUESTIONS into the trash, you are exemplifying hate personified.

    And since YOUR negativity has spilled over into hate..... :wave:
     
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    This is excellent...I agree with Thomas Sowell....I think that people overall just want to have a higher purpose...It's like a struggle to one up one another.

    I know of people who have degrees and want to shove all this so-called knowledge they have down your throat because of some paper that they have.
     
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