When capitalism comes under attack by none other than Hollywood stars, in the name of popularity, it’s time for individuals to question the perpetrators. When the most successful people on the planet enjoy the rewards of wealth through hard work and capitalism, but go on record as pro-communists or anti-capitalists, it begs the question. Are they useful idiots or simply the ring leaders who think Americans are all useful idiots?
Wikipedia defines the term “useful idiot” as “…. a pejorative term for people perceived as propagandists for a cause whose goals they are not fully aware of, and who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause.”
Step back and analyze Michael Moore. The man is worth $50 Million yet he claims that capitalism is evil and that he doesn’t like the free market system. He didn’t seem to have a problem with profit and the free market when he produced films for profit over the years. He made a nice chunk of change spewing out the hatred of capitalism while taking money from taxpayers to offset production costs for his movie, “Capitalism: A love story”. Where’s the taxpayers’ share of the profits, eh?
Then there’s Sean Penn, clearly in the 1% and a man whose worth is over $150 million dollars. Say that out loud. He protests against world capitalism yet continues to make money guilt free. Rumor has it that when dining out, Sean Penn tips almost nothing or rounds out the tip to $0. Clearly if he were interested in making a statement, he would tip generously. Is Sean Penn a useful idiot or a leader of communism exploring the idea of one day being in the global 1%?
When liberals realize that communism began as an idea by the 1%, they will not be so quick to support it. The way communism takes over is, the wealthy don’t run from communism, they run for office. They seize the opportunity to delegate control, shield themselves and reap the benefits of wealth, all to themselves. It would then be clear to see how the 99% would serve great as useful idiots, while the 1% rule. How would Americans feel seeing Michael Moore and Sean Penn as government leaders acting as if they care about the 99%? Keep in mind, the 99% ranges from the poor all the way to the successful business man who has a savings; a far cry from the 1% who can use their money as toilet tissue.
Is it a wonder that most of our leaders and politicians are in the 1%? Are they doing their best to preserve capitalism and the free market? They are clearly not average Americans. In the early days of America, those that ran for office were of the people; farmers, teachers, welders, shop owners. Representation is supposed to be a cross section of the people. Even when jurors are selected for jury duty, the representation is a sample of the people. How are these politicians (listed below) average Americans who understand the everyday toils of overregulation, tax burdens and crime? How many of these folks take the train or bus into work? Politics is a sport and a past time for them.
Nancy Pelosi-- worth $35 million
The late Ted Kennedy-- was worth $450 Million
Bill Clinton & Hillary Clinton combined—worth $100 Million
John Kerry--worth $194 Million
Mitch McConnell--worth $17 Million
John McCain & Cindy McCain-- worth a combined $110 Million
Michael Bloomberg—worth $31 Billion
Arnold Schwarzenegger-- $300 Million
The solution lies in loyal conservative Republicans. This is a very rare breed these days. RINOs (Republican in name only) are running around with American flags on their lapels pushing liberal agendas while winking to the public and kicking their liberal friends under the table signaling cooperation. Today's Democrats have sputtered off towards the communists in high speed and DINOs (Democrats in name only) are as extinct as dinosaurs are.
As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, invest some time in reading before bed about what makes America great. Once exposed to the truths about freedom and opportunity, the blinders fall off. Capitalism has helped more people out of poverty than any other system in the world. No system is perfect but capitalism gives everyone a fighting chance.
· The 5000 Year Leap by Cleon Skousen
· Shadow World by Robert Chandler
· Witness by Whittaker Chambers