Dan Gainor

The left is constantly arguing for so-called "fair trade" to make up for previous unfair financial practices. "We need economic justice," they scream.

I agree. It's time for those greedy ingrates to pay their fair share.

I mean the third world of course. For too long the United States has carried the third world on its back, providing jobs, emergency aid and never-ending charity. Throw in a world's worth of technology, countless vaccines, food and military aid and it's no wonder that the world was even more messed up before 1776. Count the contributions of the rest of the developed world, the third worlders look even greedier.

How do these money grubbers repay us? They want more.

It's like an epic game of extortion. Third world nations call us "exploiters." They act like spoiled children demanding more goodies and threaten to hold their breath if the rest of the world doesn't do as they demand. Lately, those demands have come in the form of increased aid, especially in climate change bills.

India just announced it's not going along with global warming weenies. But those same eco-nuts will want the U.S. to ship money and technology to India, while cutting our own emissions and jobs. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton groveled to the Indians, laying the groundwork for shipping even more goodies abroad, claiming "we along with other developed countries have contributed most significantly to" climate change.

She left out that we, along with other developed countries, have contributed most significantly to everything - freedom, art, computers, space travel and medicine to name a few. When you work for the Apologizer-in-Chief, blaming America gets easier.

Former Vice President and would-be eco-fuehrer Al Gore is one of many on the left who want America to fork over tons of green to make up for our green failings. Gore said recently that the cap-and-trade bill roaming through Congress would "drive the change" "through global government and global agreements."

Global government. The mere term gives liberals goose pimples as they envision a multi-hued global entity running every aspect of our lives. This is the "Star Trek" future where even the evil Klingons finally see the error of their ways and become multicultural.


Dan Gainor

Dan Gainor is The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow and director of the Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute.
 

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