Whatever happened to the America that sought out and fought for the next big thing? The America that championed the best and the brightest? The America that rewarded those people who achieved things? As America begins its quickened pace towards socialism/communism Comrade Obama and his minions have come out swinging at their rivals in the capitalist system. Hell 50 years ago people thought we would all be zooming around in flying cars and now we wounder if we can even drive cars anymore.
Going back to the idea of unearned guilt I talked about yesterday the biggest unearned guilt trip in this country is the guilt the rich must pay simply for being rich. Here we have Bank Of America selling off thier privet jets in attempts to "scale back cost." Fair enough if we have to save cost but how much of the decision to sell the privet jet is a function of the outrage the government now generates over anything they deam "extravagant." Are we becoming the country that is so jealous that we can not allow people to spend their own money how they want? The difference here is that of course B of A took government TARP funds but what about the 400 plus lobbyist and Obama supporters who flew privet jets to the coronation? Where is the outrage for those rich people? It's not there because those rich people are different., they are the new elite, the governmental leverage brokers.
As further evidence of the guilt we are supposed to have I had to laugh at this story of Bill Gates releaseing a swam of mosquitoes at a meeting where he was talking about world malaria relief. "There is no reason only poor people should be infected" he said. Yea Bill there is a reason only poor people should be infected. Rich do gooders like you wont allow them to use DDT to protect themsevles from the little parasites, instead you go around trying to guilt trip the rest of the world to give you money to fight for a cause we can't over come with the cave man technology of netting over peoples beads.
What about our defenders? The people who are supposed to be for limited government and constitutional rights? Turns out they hired Joe the plumber to come to Washington to help them forum opposition to the new stimulus package. Joe may be a good guy and smart as a whip but your telling me we need this guy to come give ideas? We don't have some one who o, I don't know, went to collage to fight our fights? The truth is we don't, this is because they had to wait for some one like Joe who actually may have an little portion of actual belief and confidence in principle.