Libertarians, Laissez-Faire Capitalists and their ilk all share some common traits...the chief one being they are convinced that they are the hardest working, toughest mofos in the world, and that everyone one else in the world who isn't as bad-ass as they perceive themselves to be are just a bunch of lazy, whiney, sissy, weenies. An example of their brand of tortured logic goes something like this: I am successful, and I worked hard. You are not successful. Therefore, you did not work hard (said the millionaire Britney Spears to pauper Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart).
Usually these guys are themselves pampered little weenies who have never experienced real hardship nor acknowledge real hardship in others, but have gained a little success, and then buy into their own hype (to paraphrase Ann Richards: born on third base, act like they hit a triple). Their smug, over-inflated sense of self worth and entitlement drives a lot of their right wing political agendas, like their attitudes toward business, taxes, the poor, minorities, women, the environment ("my water doesn't make me sick, you whiner!") and even our policies on torture.
I recently found a couple of videos that clearly show some of these guys in their natural habitat.
Fox Business Channel's Stuart Varney:
WLS's Matthew Erich "Mancow" Muller:
Mancow's little experience taught him his lesson. Maybe Varney should be forced to do his broadcasts with a Chinese accent and he'll learn his.
Robert Frank's original NY Times article.
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