Sunday, October 16, 2016

Empty Rhetoric

All my instincts, they return
And the grand facade, so soon will burn
Without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside
--Peter Gabriel

Thomas Sowell discusses selecting candidates based on what they say and what they do when making voting decisions. He has picked a good topic.

There seems to be an entire category of people who prefer to associate with those who talk or write well. It matters not a wit what those talkers or writers actually do as long as they wax poetic in their rhetoric. These people seem easily lured by the pied pipers of politics.

Moreover, this same group seems to readily make enemies of people who speak or write words deemed 'offensive'--as if words themselves were vehicles of injury. Except in rare cases, words do no harm unless individuals choose admit the rhetoric and take it personally.

To these people, it seems, words speak louder than action.

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