Friday, October 14, 2005

Neil Boortz steps in doo-doo

Boortz, a "libertarian" basically said...

"Neal Boortz said that in times of disaster we should save the rich people first." Well, hell, yes, we should save the rich people first. You know, they're the ones that are responsible for this prosperity. I mean, you go out there and you look at this vast sea of evacuees, OK? You want to get an economy going in some city? Well, who you gonna take back? The people who own businesses? Or the people that sit around waiting to get their minimum wage job, work 'til Friday, get a paycheck and then not show up again until the following Wednesday?

Note that:

1. Boortz assumes there's no middle class. Got that folks? He thinks you're either rich or you're poor. Do you feel rich? Do you feel like if you don't work your butt off that you might be poor? (This is a good topic for a Buddhist post on wealth, but I'll note that and go on...)

2. Everyone who flies coach can see what model Boortz is using.

3. Note the Newspeak: "You know, they're the ones that are responsible for this prosperity." Prosperity? I paid $50 for a doctor visit and an antibiotic on a co-pay; 3 years ago it cost me $20. Gasoline? Heating? Prosperity? I don't think violence is ever the answer but in a more informed society I'd expect people to be storming the barricades over the prosperity we'll have if current trends continue.

Do you all want to fly coach the way it is today?

The middle class is threatened in America with extinction. This is the agenda of the Bush regime. It's not an exageration to say that. What is most odd about Boortz's remark is that he already assumes this extinction has taken place. It is not the rich, it is the middle and working classes that "create wealth." The rich just profit from it.


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