Imagine the chagrin of all those selfless and compassionate Occupy Wall Street activists, so trenchantly tweeting and blogging away their maudlin hopes for a more hopeful world of sharing and caring, waking up in their soaked sleeping bags without their $500 Ipad or $5500 Mac top.
“Dude, where’s my I-phone?”
As an irony of fate would have it, the strident opponents of a world of private property and the rule of law have been put in the ultimate quandary: Do they file a police complaint to get their stolen gear back, or do they let the poor indigenous homeless persons keep their high-dollar stuff?
Wealth redistribution in practice, or electronic bling? Decisions, decisions.
Trusting one’s fellow man (or woman) until proven wrong is one thing, but being so disposed to believe that all people are as altruistic and unselfish as oneself is the root of many disastrous problems. It explains why the young turks trust politicians to have citizens’ best interests at heart when they call for increasing control over the economy and more wealth redistribution.
It’s not about compassion, it’s about power. And it’s also self-destructive for the country. [Continued at Political Crush]