The Pathology of the Rich Socialist
By Selwyn Duke December 13, 2009
People such as George Soros and Michael Moore certainly talk a good game, but the next Mother Teresa they are not. Mother Teresa never criticized the free-market system; wealth just wasn’t for her. Soros and Moore are quite the opposite. They will never take a vow of poverty and dedicate themselves to helping the poor. They just want our civilization to take a vow of poverty and become poor.
This has caused many to wonder: How can someone preach socialism while being the most rapacious “capitalist” imaginable? Well, I have a theory about this.
It has often been observed that those who preach liberalism the most practice charity the least, and research bears this out. For example, in a piece titled “Bleeding Heart Tightwads,” self-proclaimed liberal Nicholas Kristof wrote,
Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on donors to charity, ‘Who Really Cares,’ cites data that households headed by conservatives give 30 percent more to charity than households headed by liberals. A study by Google found an even greater disproportion: average annual contributions reported by conservatives were almost double those of liberals.
Then there is a fascinating article by Peter Schweizer, titled “Don’t listen to the liberals — Right-wingers really are nicer people, latest research shows.” In defense of this thesis, the author presents some scientific findings and then a bit of anecdotal evidence, writing,
Most surprising of all is reputable research showing those on the Left are more interested in money than Right-wingers.
Both the World Values Survey and the General Social Survey reveal that Left-wingers are more likely to rate ‘high income’ as an important factor in choosing a job, more likely to say “after good health, money is the most important thing,” and more likely agree with the statement “there are no right or wrong ways to make money.”
You don’t need to explain that to Doug Urbanski, the former business manager for Left-wing firebrand and documentary-maker Michael Moore. “He [Moore] is more money-obsessed than anyone I have known — and that’s saying a lot,” claims Urbanski.The article also cites one Linda Hirshman, who “tells women not to have more than one baby so they can concentrate on a career. ‘Find the money,’ she advises.”
Additionally, Schweizer reports on studies showing that Leftists are the embodiment of envy. This finding should come as no surprise, despite liberals’ propensity to rail against the rich and preach redistribution of wealth. Because, you see, it’s not that they care about the downtrodden so much — it’s just that they’re just insanely jealous of those who have more than they do.
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