- The Washington Times - Monday, July 13, 2020

Economist and libertarian conservative philosopher Thomas Sowell warned Sunday that the country could reach the “point of no return” if presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins the election and ushers in the radical left.

“If the election goes to Biden,” Mr. Sowell told Fox News, “there’s a good chance that the Democrats will then control the two branches of Congress and the White House. And considering the kinds of things that they’re proposing, that could well be the point of no return for this country.”

The Hoover Institution senior fellow expressed disbelief that “adult human beings” in the Democratic Party had openly supported the Defund the Police movement, calling it “utter madness.”

“What is frightening is how many people in responsible positions are caving into every demand that is made, repeating any kind of nonsense that you’re supposed to repeat,” Mr. Sowell said. “I do believe that we may well reach a point of no return. I hope that, of course, will never happen. But there is such a thing as a point of no return. The Roman empire overcame many problems in its long history but eventually it reached a point where it could no longer continue on, and much of that was from within, not just the barbarians attacking from outside.”

Mr. Sowell also said that Democrats pushing the concept of systemic racism in the U.S. reminded him of the propaganda tactics of the Nazis.

“It really has no meaning that can be specified and tested in the way that one tests hypotheses,” he said of the phrase “systemic racism.”

“It does remind me of the propaganda tactics of Joseph Goebbels during the age of the Nazis, in which he was supposed to have said people will believe any lie if it’s repeated long enough and loud enough,” he added. “And that’s what we’re getting. It’s one of many words that I don’t think even the people who use it have any clear idea what they’re saying. Their purpose is served by having other people cave in.”

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