Red Pill with Peter Robinson and Thomas Sowell.

 

Pearl Davis has a YouTube channel “JustPearlyThings” … She has a series of videos where she plays and discusses red pilling videos for her friend. In a recent video she asked for recommendations and promised to use a video from the most popular recommendation. Thomas Sowell won that poll, and the video selected was Peter Robinson’s 2018 interview with Thomas Sowell on the topic of “Economic Inequities”:

Published in General
This post was promoted to the Main Feed by a Ricochet Editor at the recommendation of Ricochet members. Like this post? Want to comment? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Join Ricochet for Free.

There are 30 comments.

Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.
  1. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    I know its a long video. I had posted this before I finished watching to the end.

    I’ve seen a few of Pearl Davis’s videos, She’s trying. She could (should) be much better prepared. She doesnt have facts, figures or quotes ready to go on the topic of the video… I am sure she watched the video before playing it for her friend on camera. I think it comes across like a couple of friends talking about something over drinks – neither one has hard factual points to back up what they’re saying – but they’ll blunder on anyway…Maybe there is a charm in that informality… But she could have been far more persuasive.

     

    • #1
  2. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noD
    @DonTillman

    I wrote a post in 2020 where I described the charm of “music reaction videos” on YouTube.  These are young people sharing their reactions listening to music from (dare I say…) times when music was far more musical than it is today.

    Well, I was going to post something similar about Thomas Sowell YouTube reactions, but you beat me to it.

    Indeed, people filming themselves reacting to Thomas Sowell is a thing.  How great is that?

    Many of the reaction videos are listening to an audio book, and I gotta say, Thomas Sowell’s voice is so damn cool that an audio book with a different narrator is a let down.

    So this is a reaction to the real Thomas Sowell.   And our own Peter Robinson.  Very, very nice.

    This particular one is a little heavy on the giggliness for my taste, but hey…

    • #2
  3. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    They’re both good Midwestern girls, it sounds like. Holly, Michigan is where the local renaissance festival is held.

    • #3
  4. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    They seemed to miss and misunderstand a lot, but they seem to have gotten the basics. It’s a good reminder that most folks aren’t Ricochet level.

    • #4
  5. Franco Member
    Franco
    @Franco

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    I wrote a post in 2020 where I described the charm of “music reaction videos” on YouTube. These are young people sharing their reactions listening to music from (dare I say…) times when music was far more musical than it is today.

    Well, I was going to post something similar about Thomas Sowell YouTube reactions, but you beat me to it.

    Indeed, people filming themselves reacting to Thomas Sowell is a thing. How great is that?

    Many of the reaction videos are listening to an audio book, and I gotta say, Thomas Sowell’s voice is so damn cool that an audio book with a different narrator is a let down.

    So this is a reaction to the real Thomas Sowell. And our own Peter Robinson. Very, very nice.

    This particular one is a little heavy on the giggliness for my taste, but hey…

    I very much enjoy reaction videos of music comedy and now politics!

    Honestly, anyone not watching (or listening) to Youtube videos of whatever interests them instead of regular TV or sports is missing out! 

    • #5
  6. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    I got to the part where the guest didn’t know who Thomas Sowell was and I thought “You might want to go back to your high school and slap your teachers.” When she didn’t know what Marxism was, I thought “Never mind … tell me where your high school is and I’ll do it myself.”

    Oh, and ladies? When it comes to politics, Wikipedia is garbage.

    • #6
  7. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    Percival (View Comment):

    I got to the part where the guest didn’t know who Thomas Sowell was and I thought “You might want to go back to your high school and slap your teachers.” When she didn’t know what Marxism was, I thought “Never mind … tell me where your high school is and I’ll do it myself.”

    Oh, and ladies? When it comes to politics, Wikipedia is garbage.

    I never heard of Thomas Sowell in high school. But then that was a long time ago and far away…

    • #7
  8. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    I got to the part where the guest didn’t know who Thomas Sowell was and I thought “You might want to go back to your high school and slap your teachers.” When she didn’t know what Marxism was, I thought “Never mind … tell me where your high school is and I’ll do it myself.”

    Oh, and ladies? When it comes to politics, Wikipedia is garbage.

    I never heard of Thomas Sowell in high school. But then that was a long time ago and far away…

    Race and Economics came out when I was still in high school. The idea that a book with “race” in the title would have been introduced then was a non-starter. We had a school where the new principal would call the cops if a black kid and a white kid got into a scuffle, because riots were a serious concern to him, since he had moved to the area from the South and there had been pretty big incidents in some Chicago neighborhoods. I didn’t start reading Sowell until A Conflict of Visions came out in 1987, though I had been reading his articles since college when I still thought I was a libertarian*.

    ———————————————–

    * Capital ‘L’ withheld because those birds then and now are warped.

    • #8
  9. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    I know its a long video. I had posted this before I finished watching to the end.

    I’ve seen a few of Pearl Davis’s videos, She’s trying. She could (should) be much better prepared. She doesnt have facts, figures or quotes ready to go on the topic of the video… I am sure she watched the video before playing it for her friend on camera. I think it comes across like a couple of friends talking about something over drinks – neither one has hard factual points to back up what they’re saying – but they’ll blunder on anyway…Maybe there is a charm in that informality… But she could have been far more persuasive.

    Facts and figures only persuade people who are taught to be logical and numerate. We need to persuade with ideas

    • #9
  10. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    What kind of uninformed must you be to not know what a marxist is?

    • #10
  11. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Skyler (View Comment):

    What kind of uninformed must you be to not know what a marxist is?

    Average American of a certain age, I’m afraid.

    • #11
  12. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Skyler (View Comment):

    What kind of uninformed must you be to not know what a marxist is?

    Also, back in the 80’s I worked in a place where one of the young clerks, a high-school graduate, had no idea what I was talking about when I mentioned that little war here in the US that occurred back in the 1860’s.

    “You know, Lincoln, the slaves freed, etc?” I prompted.

    “I vaguely remember something like that,” she said. “I wasn’t that good in history.”

    In this girl in the video’s defense, she was probably born after the Soviet Union fell.

    • #12
  13. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    What kind of uninformed must you be to not know what a marxist is?

    Also, back in the 80’s I worked in a place where one of the young clerks, a high-school graduate, had no idea what I was talking about when I mentioned that little war here in the US that occurred back in the 1860’s.

    “You know, Lincoln, the slaves freed, etc?” I prompted.

    “I vaguely remember something like that,” she said. “I wasn’t that good in history.”

    In this girl in the video’s defense, she was probably born after the Soviet Union fell.

    Some people sound like they were born after the Afghanistan “withdrawal.”

    • #13
  14. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    Percival (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    I got to the part where the guest didn’t know who Thomas Sowell was and I thought “You might want to go back to your high school and slap your teachers.” When she didn’t know what Marxism was, I thought “Never mind … tell me where your high school is and I’ll do it myself.”

    Oh, and ladies? When it comes to politics, Wikipedia is garbage.

    I never heard of Thomas Sowell in high school. But then that was a long time ago and far away…

    Race and Economics came out when I was still in high school. The idea that a book with “race” in the title would have been introduced then was a non-starter. We had a school where the new principal would call the cops if a black kid and a white kid got into a scuffle, because riots were a serious concern to him, since he had moved to the area from the South and there had been pretty big incidents in some Chicago neighborhoods. I didn’t start reading Sowell until A Conflict of Visions came out in 1987, though I had been reading his articles since college when I still thought I was a libertarian*.

    ———————————————–

    * Capital ‘L’ withheld because those birds then and now are warped.

    Yes, I am Canadian. Race wasnt really an issue in high school. I dont think there where any black students in my school at all. (maybe 600 students) The largest minority would have been Asians, followed by Indians/Pakistanis and then Natives. So a book on race and economics from an American professor would have near zero impact.

    • #14
  15. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    TBA (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    I know its a long video. I had posted this before I finished watching to the end.

    I’ve seen a few of Pearl Davis’s videos, She’s trying. She could (should) be much better prepared. She doesnt have facts, figures or quotes ready to go on the topic of the video… I am sure she watched the video before playing it for her friend on camera. I think it comes across like a couple of friends talking about something over drinks – neither one has hard factual points to back up what they’re saying – but they’ll blunder on anyway…Maybe there is a charm in that informality… But she could have been far more persuasive.

    Facts and figures only persuade people who are taught to be logical and numerate. We need to persuade with ideas.

    Sadly no.

    people nowadays seem to think with their emotions.  

    • #15
  16. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    I know its a long video. I had posted this before I finished watching to the end.

    I’ve seen a few of Pearl Davis’s videos, She’s trying. She could (should) be much better prepared. She doesnt have facts, figures or quotes ready to go on the topic of the video… I am sure she watched the video before playing it for her friend on camera. I think it comes across like a couple of friends talking about something over drinks – neither one has hard factual points to back up what they’re saying – but they’ll blunder on anyway…Maybe there is a charm in that informality… But she could have been far more persuasive.

    Facts and figures only persuade people who are taught to be logical and numerate. We need to persuade with ideas.

    Sadly no.

    people nowadays seem to think with their emotions.

    Yes, you cant reason with the unreasonable. If they didnt reason themselves into a position they will not reason themselves to a new position.

    Also the earlier ‘red pill conversations’ were on videos by Kevin Samuels and Jordan Peterson (the Kathy Newman interview) … Who should be next? The nomination with the most likes gets to be heard from next…

    • #16
  17. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    I know its a long video. I had posted this before I finished watching to the end.

    I’ve seen a few of Pearl Davis’s videos, She’s trying. She could (should) be much better prepared. She doesnt have facts, figures or quotes ready to go on the topic of the video… I am sure she watched the video before playing it for her friend on camera. I think it comes across like a couple of friends talking about something over drinks – neither one has hard factual points to back up what they’re saying – but they’ll blunder on anyway…Maybe there is a charm in that informality… But she could have been far more persuasive.

     

    Never heard of them.  The red headed one, whichever she is, repeated a few tropes about slavery that are untrue or overstated at best.  The indentured servants, who were not all Irish, did not have it worse than black chattel slaves.  The indentured servants were set free after a number of years, usually 7, could buy themselves out, and their contract did not include all their children and heirs.  It’s an astoundingly offensive claim to make. 

    And good lord, she didn’t even know what Marxism is. That’s unforgivably ignorant.

    • #17
  18. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    I know its a long video. I had posted this before I finished watching to the end.

    I’ve seen a few of Pearl Davis’s videos, She’s trying. She could (should) be much better prepared. She doesnt have facts, figures or quotes ready to go on the topic of the video… I am sure she watched the video before playing it for her friend on camera. I think it comes across like a couple of friends talking about something over drinks – neither one has hard factual points to back up what they’re saying – but they’ll blunder on anyway…Maybe there is a charm in that informality… But she could have been far more persuasive.

    Facts and figures only persuade people who are taught to be logical and numerate. We need to persuade with ideas.

    Sadly no.

    people nowadays seem to think with their emotions.

    Inspiring ideas then, a la Reagan. People are manipulated into wanting social justice, but the human heart longs for unadulterated, non-adjectified justice. 

    • #18
  19. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    TBA (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    I know its a long video. I had posted this before I finished watching to the end.

    I’ve seen a few of Pearl Davis’s videos, She’s trying. She could (should) be much better prepared. She doesnt have facts, figures or quotes ready to go on the topic of the video… I am sure she watched the video before playing it for her friend on camera. I think it comes across like a couple of friends talking about something over drinks – neither one has hard factual points to back up what they’re saying – but they’ll blunder on anyway…Maybe there is a charm in that informality… But she could have been far more persuasive.

    Facts and figures only persuade people who are taught to be logical and numerate. We need to persuade with ideas.

    Sadly no.

    people nowadays seem to think with their emotions.

    Inspiring ideas then, a la Reagan. People are manipulated into wanting social justice, but the human heart longs for unadulterated, non-adjectified justice.

    I think this is the reason why the democrat establishment politicians are so old – their last inspirational leader was JFK. The people who would have been inspired by him are now in their 70s… Were as the republicans last inspirational leader was Reagan.

    Nancy Pelosi for example – worked in the JFK white house…

    • #19
  20. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    Skyler (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    I know its a long video. I had posted this before I finished watching to the end.

    I’ve seen a few of Pearl Davis’s videos, She’s trying. She could (should) be much better prepared. She doesnt have facts, figures or quotes ready to go on the topic of the video… I am sure she watched the video before playing it for her friend on camera. I think it comes across like a couple of friends talking about something over drinks – neither one has hard factual points to back up what they’re saying – but they’ll blunder on anyway…Maybe there is a charm in that informality… But she could have been far more persuasive.

     

    Never heard of them. The red headed one, whichever she is, repeated a few tropes about slavery that are untrue or overstated at best. The indentured servants, who were not all Irish, did not have it worse than black chattel slaves. The indentured servants were set free after a number of years, usually 7, could buy themselves out, and their contract did not include all their children and heirs. It’s an astoundingly offensive claim to make.

    And good lord, she didn’t even know what Marxism is. That’s unforgivably ignorant.

    The red head is Pearl Davis. I think she’s 25.

    As soon as her channel gets big enough she’ll be cancelled. She’s not big enough yet.

    • #20
  21. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    Yes, you cant reason with the unreasonable. If they didn’t reason themselves into a position they will not reason themselves to a new position.

    Bring back the trivium!

    • #21
  22. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    What kind of uninformed must you be to not know what a marxist is?

    Also, back in the 80’s I worked in a place where one of the young clerks, a high-school graduate, had no idea what I was talking about when I mentioned that little war here in the US that occurred back in the 1860’s.

    “You know, Lincoln, the slaves freed, etc?” I prompted.

    “I vaguely remember something like that,” she said. “I wasn’t that good in history.”

    In this girl in the video’s defense, she was probably born after the Soviet Union fell.

    Right.  They were born in 1995 and 1997.

    • #22
  23. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    Arahant (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    Yes, you cant reason with the unreasonable. If they didn’t reason themselves into a position they will not reason themselves to a new position.

    Bring back the trivium!

    The Rock band?

    yea yea I get it, I could have used some trivium back in the school days…

    • #23
  24. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    I could have used some trivium back in the school days…

    Even those who got it could have used more.

    • #24
  25. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    Arahant (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    I could have used some trivium back in the school days…

    Even those who got it could have used more.

    Yea, no copy books anymore. Even less today. Its like they’re deleting everything that would be considered a classical education.

    • #25
  26. Quietpi Member
    Quietpi
    @Quietpi

    This is, I think, somewhat useful, in a scary, even discomfiting way, of the level of education / ignorance of the very people who are the most important for us to reach.  

    It’s also a great illustration of how somebody like Sowell can make things clear, even obvious, to very ignorant people.  He isn’t just a brilliant economist; he’s also a brilliant communicator.

    • #26
  27. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    Another video, very cringe reaction, but its the Larry Elder vs Dave Rubin discussion from 2016-ish…

    Again its amazing what they dont know – and the things they think are true…

    • #27
  28. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    Again its amazing what they dont know – and the things they think are true…

    They are cute, young skulls full of mush.

    • #28
  29. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    Arahant (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    Again its amazing what they dont know – and the things they think are true…

    They are cute, young skulls full of mush.

    And the rich red head (maybe blonde) is paying the black lady to be there and give those reactions.  So what’s the point?

    • #29
  30. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Skyler (View Comment):
    So what’s the point?

    Eye candy.

    • #30
Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.