On the “vision of the anointed” (ct)

A general characteristic of the “vision of the anointed” is that within its framework a single cause is chosen to be imposed as the most important of the day only because of circumstantial preferences, personal history, and other limitations. This is evident not only in the fact that a particular “cause” many times is shown to be in contradiction with the advertised intentions, but also in contradiction to all the other proposals of the same group or individual. That does not matter for the “anointed”, because there is a pre-established commitment embedded into the proposed initiative or regulation. (Reference: Thomas Sowell, The Vision of the Anointed, Basic Books, 1995)