Ignorant People with Impressive Degrees – Today’s Quote

Ignorant People with Impressive Degrees – Today’s Quote

Someone summarized Barack Obama in three words — “educated,” “smart” and “ignorant.” Unfortunately, those same three words would describe all too many of the people who come out of our most prestigious colleges and universities today.

President Obama seems completely unaware of how many of the policies he is trying to impose have been tried before, in many times and places around the world, and have failed time and again. Economic equality?  That was tried in the 19th century, in communities set up by Robert Owen, the man who coined the term “socialism.”  Those communities all collapsed.

It was tried even earlier, in 18th century Georgia, when that was a British colony. People in Georgia ended up fleeing to other colonies, as many other people would vote with their feet in the 20th century, by fleeing many other societies around the world that were established in the name of economic equality.

But who reads history these days?  Moreover, those parts of history that would undermine the vision of the left — which prevails in our education system from elementary school to postgraduate study — are not likely to get much attention.

The net results are bright people, with impressive degrees, who have been told for years how brilliant they are, but who are often ignorant of facts that might cause them to question what they have been indoctrinated with in schools and colleges.

Dr. Thomas Sowell, American Economist, Social Commentator, and Author via Fact-Free Liberals

Andrew’s Note:  Bright but ignorant people with impressive degrees will be the ruin of us if we aren’t careful…

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2 Responses to “Ignorant People with Impressive Degrees – Today’s Quote”

  1. Grumpy G says:

    Too much emphasis on the Won, and the likes. They, despite all that they are doing to harm the country are NOT the problem; they is simply a symptom. The problem is the society that elevates people like him, and those described in the above post, to positions of power and influence. They are signs of a weak and corrupt culture. This culture is as much a threat to the prepared as a natural disaster, or calamity. Don’t be engaged only on the political front, but on the cultural front, as well.

  2. Jay (IRS, please don't audit me now) says:

    we’ve heard for years now that our President is highly intelligent. I don’t see it. I have worked with intelligent people and those with advanced degrees (note that I differentiate the two). Sowell nails this bully to the wall. Obama has bullied and guilted himself into getting a pass.
    I fear we will all suffer for the president’s brilliance.

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