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The Liberal Mind

Patrice3 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 10:46 AM
It's about control. Trust fund babies, flash-in-the-pan wealthy athletes and celebrities, and even lottery winners all succeeded mainly by luck, and are easily controlled by rich parents, adoring fans and the need to be recognized. Their charitable offerings are seldom from the heart, but instead from a constant need to be noticed and accepted. Turn off the cameras and many of those good deeds would go away. Those who succeed by grinding out at work day-to-day and building a nest egg over their lifetime have demonstrated self-reliance. This is completely contrary, even contemptuous, to the liberal mindset that we all need them and their government. The have no control over us.

Have you ever noticed that people who worry about inequality seem to be focused only on certain kinds of inequality? When they obsess about the income and wealth of the top 1%, they seem to be bothered by only some of those at the top, and not others.

For example, have you ever seen Robert Reich or Paul Krugman or any like-minded complainer bemoan the huge salaries of professional athletes? What about the stratospheric incomes of rock stars? Or movie idols? Or super models?

Even more puzzling, when is the last time you saw any of them assailing worthless heirs? I...