“I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.”―Thomas Sowell, Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays
The socialist logic: take other people’s stuff if they have more because it’s unfair that they have more and they must have taken it unfairly. Yet, these same fools would fight tooth and nail to keep theirs were the roles reversed.
Then there’s the fact that the top 10% pay just almost all the taxes in this country. Then there’s the fact that the top 1 percent account for 1/3 (likely more) of all philanthropic giving, and 86% of charitable donations at death come from the wealthy 1.4% of Americans.
Insane ideas never hold up to scrutiny, which is why the proponents of these ideas so actively try to censor and silence others. They avoid debate and instead yell and scream and call names. This is because they can’t intelligently explain their logic—because there is none—and so they resort to name calling, projection, deflection, and otherwise bad thinking.
I found some quotes from the author of this book, Osho, and shared them. Then some people responded negatively about the man, saying he was this or that. I guess there’s a documentary about it. I guess there was controversy about him. So i decided to investigate his message a bit more. I don’t care about what others peoples opinions of him are and I certainly don’t care what the government or governments has to say about him. In fact, it has only made me more curious. And since now reading two of his books, I will end up reading them all because what he has to say is incredible and needed.
The lesson here is twofold:
1. Don’t listen to other’s opinions on something you haven’t investigated yourself
2. Don’t fall into the likability bias of having to like a messenger to be able to hear the message.