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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

5 Responses

  1. Dot says:

    I’m looking forward to the next BLM episode because right now I have a negative view of that race.
    We have five races in this country, white, black, yellow, brown and red. We put the red race in reservations and in my mind they were the most welcoming. I think the yellow race contributed the most to build the transcontinental railroad.
    However, when we talk about race we can’t laud one over the other because all races contributed greatly to the formation of this country.

    Currently, California is talking about reparations to the black race because of slavery. I read that the blacks want reparations of 13 trillion for each black because of slavery. This is absolutely preposterous. I doubt they will ever acknowledge that black tribes in Africa sold them and were somehow shipped here.
    I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if the Portuguese carried a lot of them to America and took some for themselves. After all, they did travel the ocean blue. Here there is a black race that has so many positive talents and traits and can’t see it.
    My comment is probably full of flaws but it might be good for me to express my thoughts no matter how irrational.

  2. Dot says:

    I want to add one more thing. Last night my daughter told me that a dealer in cocaine was stopped by a group of four police. When the offender saw them, he took the cocaine and swallowed all of it. He died, of course. The police apparently wrote up the report but they were apprehended because they didn’t call medic first. The four police immediately quit their job. The wrongdoer was right even though he was dead. Now I don’t know what race he was. It doesn’t matter. It tells me that the police force is having a hard time doing their job of protecting the people due to the demands of those who want to justify evil.

  3. Dot says:

    I meant to write that the four officers were reprehended for not calling medic first.

  4. Jacob Johnson says:

    It’s a bit too generous to call the lot at city market thugs. It at least implies physical prowess. That gaggle of dorks, evenly divided between hopeless ectomorphs and un-reformable endomorphs, would never start anything without a ratio of twenty to one and national lawyers guild observers nosing around.

  5. Vince Cornell says:

    The end result of BLM is that it creates real animosity against black people where there previously was none (and BLM and the rioting/looting is a small minority of black folks – in fact, most of the rioters are white from what I see in pictures). That animosity will be across a wide spectrum, but even the most practical and pragmatic cannot help but start including previously unconsidered factors into all decisions. For example, if I have to flee my current state (if the liberal state government finally decides to abolish homeschooling or something like that), I will absolutely be looking hard at demographics before deciding where to flee to. Not because I don’t like black people, but because now-a-days all it takes is one solitary black person to do something illegal, resist arrest, and then get shot for violently resisting arrest to bring the hellfire raining down upon one’s community. That one incident can get homes and business burned, stores looted, tear gas in the streets, murder . . . etc. It’s like winning Satan’s Lottery. So, doing the simple math, the lower the overall percentage, demographically speaking, the less chance of that happening. It’s sad, but it’s also practical.

    The interesting thing about BLM as I’ve heard from black men is how the organization uses the death of black men as the tool to push every other agenda except for anything that actually helps black men. They’re out there fighting for LGBTQ+ causes and for black women empowerment and for climate change and, most importantly, to get Joe Biden elected, but there are lots of black men going, “wait, hold up, I thought this was supposed to be about police brutality against black men?” It’s also using black men as the name tag to associate with the violence and looting being done by a lot of privileged white kids. As one black commentator put it, “You kids are running up a lot of bills on my credit card, but at the end of the day folks are going to expect me to answer for it.”

    Also, there is all that Soros money they’ve been getting . . .

    Looking forward to the next episode!